It has been five years since the release of Predators, but the series is still far from dead. Last year it was announced that Fox would be rebooting the Predator franchise with Shane Black at the helm. There has been virtually no information since then. In a recent interview with Collider, producer Jim Davis confirmed the project is still in the works.
“The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh,” said Davis. “I’m telling you, you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.'”
“I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius. It’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again.”
This would seem to echo blacks previous statements on the new Predator film. When the film was announced, he said that he was looking to create an “inventive squeal.”