Surprise news about the Predator that nobody saw coming, how…incredibly on-brand for the big guy. Deadline reports that 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg has been tapped by 20th Century Studios to helm a fifth Predator film. Patrick Aison, most known for TV series like Jack Ryan and Kingdom, is on script duties.
Trachtenberg is an interesting choice to helm a Predator movie. 10 Cloverfield Lane is fantastic, but it’s also largely confined to one underground bunker, with the tension coming more from claustrophobia and paranoia. There is, however, one heck of a fight between Mary Elizabeth Winstead and an alien during the films’ third act, so it’s not a huge stretch to imagine Trachtenberg taking on the iconic sci-fi creature. (Also, what is John Goodman if not Hollywood’s most dangerous hunting machine?) The director has also tackled an episode of Amazon‘s The Boys and a pretty gnarly episode of Black Mirror, the Wyatt Russell-starring “Playtest.”