The Predator teaser trailer: Shane Black attempts to bring a classic back to life

With James Cameron back working on The Terminator franchise, Ridley Scott still labouring away with more Alien films and now the re-appearance of The Predator, it's a little worrying how few new iconic sci-fi stories are being put into production. Shane Black is heading up the re-boot of this franchise, having appeared in the 1987 original as Hawkins.

We know what to expect from these films but if he can provide the right level of tension and some good set-pieces, it could turn out to be a worthwhile venture. Although news that most of the third act was re-written and re-shot recently should temper expectations.

To get an early idea, check out the teaser trailer for The Predator above which has just been released by 20th Century Fox.

The universes' 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.

Black is also involved in the script, with a cast featuring Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Jane, Jake Busey, Edward James Olmos, Trevante Rhodes, Augusto Aguilera, Alfie Allen, Olivia Munn, Yvonne Strahovski, and Jacob Tremblay.

The Predator lands in UK cinemas on September 14th 2018.

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