Some movement on the inevitable like Disney’s Predator reboots has reportedly found its protagonist in Legion star Amber Midthunder. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), this in particular Predator project has been in the making for a number of years. Production will finally begin in Calgary, Alberta, starring Midthunder, according to a new report from DiscussingFilm.
No details about the character’s plot or character have been revealed Amber Midthunder will play, but the story will reportedly follow “a Comanche woman who goes against the gender norms and traditions of her tribe to become a warrior.” Patrick Aison writes the screenplay. His previous work includes Treadstone, Jack Ryan, and served as an advisor on Midthunder’s show Legion.
Midthunder is best known for her role as Kerry Loudermilk in the Marvel and FX series Legion, however Roswell, New Mexico fans will also know her as Rosa Ortecho. She also appeared with Liam Neeson in The sniper and will reunite with the actor in the upcoming movie The Ice Road. That film, which follows an ice diver who leads a rescue mission to rescue trapped miners after a diamond mine collapses, will be released on Netflix on June 25.
This was reported in 2019 Dan Trachtenberg directed a new movie called Skulls for Fox and Disney. It was later revealed that the project was intended to be part of the Predator franchise, and Trachtenberg said the plan was to develop the film without any clear references to it Predator. Now that the cat is out of the bag, it is unclear whether Skulls is still meant as the title, or if it becomes something like that Predator: Skulls or something completely different.
“This was supposed to be a surprise,” the director tweeted in November. “I’ve been working on this for almost 4 years now. I’m very sad that what we had in store to discover this movie will no longer happen. It’s a bummer. But also … YAY!”
As this project has been in development since 2016, it is not directly associated with Shane Black’s The predator, which was released in 2018. It remains to be seen if that movie ever gets a sequel, but producer John Davis has said that The predator lends itself to a trilogy with the hope that Black will return to direct a possible sequel. Nothing is currently in the works, but since the movie is the highest grossing part of the franchise, anything is possible.
“I’d like to say we have a trilogy planned, but I’m taking one day at a time,” Black told Variety in 2018. “In motion picture terms, that’s one movie at a time.”
The original for some Predator Will Always Be the Best, directed by John McTiernan, the sci-fi action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves and Sonny Landham, after a rescue team stalked by a deadly alien hunter. The film was an instant hit with fans, launching the popular franchise that Trachtenberg will explore next.
Trachtenberg’s Predator is produced by John Davis under his Davis Entertainment banner. 20th Century Studios will develop and distribute the film through Disney. This news comes from DiscussingFilm.