Shane Black infused new energy into the "Iron Man" series thanks to his bold directing and story choices in "Iron Man 3." Now, he's set to do the same for another familiar franchise: "Predator."
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Black is attached to direct a reboot of the '80s action series for 20th Century Fox, and will also oversee writing on the project. Black will pen a story treatment, then pass off scriptwriting duties to his "Monster Squad" co-writer Fred Dekker.
Original producer John Davis is also on board to produce the remake.
Black rose through the Hollywood ranks right around the time the first "Predator" was made in 1987, thanks to his successful "Monster Squad" and "Lethal Weapon" scripts. THR reports that the director even had a small role in the original "Predator" -- which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura -- that was given to him as a bribe to coax him to rewrite the script. Black turned producers down.
Now, it seems they've made him an offer he can't refuse, and no doubt having complete control over the script and director's chair is a large part of it. THR's report gave no indication as to when a rebooted "Predator" might make its debut, but noted that Black is quite busy right now, so the project is probably a ways off.
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]