After the troubled production and mixed reception surrounding Shane Black‘s The Predator, fans of the Yautja and their spine-ripping exploits might be understandably concerned about the future of the franchise.
With the recent announcement of a brand new Predator film from 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg – which is reportedly set to star Legion‘s Amber Midthunder – things are looking considerably more promising. Today, a new interview with producers John Davis and John Fox at Collider has dropped a few hints that sweeten the pot.
In their interview with Collider writer Jeff Sneider, Davis and Fox revealed that Trachtenberg’s Predator film will be officially titled Skull and is well into production, with Davis telling Collider that Trachtenberg is “probably three-quarters of the way through” production.
While Amber Midthunder’s casting was reported on earlier this month, it’s still yet to be officially confirmed by 20th Century Studios. However, Davis did confirm that Skull will “boast a female hero” and that “it actually has more akin to The Revenant than it does any film in the Predator canon”, adding: “you’ll know what I mean once you see it (…) you can use your imagination. It is…early”.
The script for Skull comes from writer Patrick Aison, who previously penned episodes of Wayward Pines, Kingdom, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne spin-off Treadstone. Aison was also a consultant on the first season of FX’s Legion, which could potentially lend weight to the rumours of Amber Midthunder starring.
Although no official release date, production stills or trailer have blessed our timelines yet, it sounds like we might not be too far off a big info-dump on this latest instalment as production quietly steams ahead. Get your digital camouflage ready, folks!