Fresh off the news that the film will have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, a new TV spot for The Predator has been released online. The film hails from director Shane Black (The Nice Guys), who co-wrote the script with Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad). This is a legitimate sequel to the previous two Predator movies, but also moves the franchise in a new and exciting direction as it introduces the concept of the “Super Predator,” which is essentially a normal Predator who’s been doping so he can hunt and kill with even greater success.
The story finds a ragtag group of individuals squaring off against the murderous species, led by an ex-sniper with PTSD (Boyd Holbrook). This TV spot actually does a pretty great job of teasing the atmosphere of the film, with Black’s signature sense of humor and fun really making this stand apart from your average blockbuster. There’s a joy to the whole proceeding that looks delightful, and Sterling K. Brown appears to be a potential breakout here, delivering Black and Dekker’s lines with a tremendous smoothness and ease backed by a charming swagger. I can’t wait to see this thing.
Check out the new The Predator TV spot below. The film also stars Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski, The Predator opens in theaters on September 14th.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.