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Rumour of possible Predator "re-start"


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Kachi Khatri

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Posted February 11 2005 - 08:44 AM

Predator Scoop

Latino Review Reports:

Without getting my own ass in trouble, here's a smallish bit of news. Twentieth Century Fox are in talks with Johnny McTiernan to do a new Predator film - not a sequel, not a remake, not a prequel; more of a restart. There's talk - based on a treatment that's floating around the traps - that it might fix on Dutch's (the guy from the first film, Arnie played) grown-up commando kid.

John Cena's (one of Vince McMahon's kids) name has been branded about for the lead - but it's early days. They apparently want to coax JMT away from The Thomas Crown Affair sequel, have offered him this hoping it'll do trick.



What is this...following the footsteps similar of Batman restart? Even if they get the original director. Yet why remake such a fantastic film?

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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted February 11 2005 - 08:55 AM

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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Jesse Blough

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Posted February 11 2005 - 08:57 AM

First it was "Re-imagining" now it's "Re-Starting"... Means the same thing as "Remake" in my eyes.

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   stephen la

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Posted February 11 2005 - 09:26 AM

I guess after AVP they need a restart to forget avp ever happened.. sort of like batman did after georg clooney

#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Ernest Rister

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Posted February 11 2005 - 03:44 PM

Clooney was a good Batman, he was just cast in a really bad Batman film.

#6 of 14 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted February 12 2005 - 12:08 AM

Hopefully this is JUST a rumor and it will never see the light of day. If not, let's cross our fingers that John McTiernan will have enough sense to steer WAY clear such an idiotic idea. Predator is a fantastic piece of filmmaking and he should leave his involvement at that. Signing onto some lame Hollywood project to "re-start" (apparently the latest synonym in L.A. for creative vacuum) the "franchise" to "leverage the brand-name" yada-yada-yada would be a big mistake. Let it be John.

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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Andy Sheets

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Posted February 12 2005 - 12:30 AM

I don't get it. If it's going to be about Dutch's kid, that just makes it a sequel, not a "restart" or whatever.

#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Simon Massey

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Posted February 12 2005 - 08:08 AM

I also dont understand this. Why not just make a sequel to Predator 2 ? There's nothing that needs restarting. Its not like they need to use the same cast. Not sure where they could go with this anyway...

#9 of 14 OFFLINE   CaseyL

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Posted February 12 2005 - 09:17 AM

If it's going to be a "Restart" shouldn't that sever all ties to any previous Predator Fims?

#10 of 14 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted February 12 2005 - 09:50 AM

What Andy said.

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Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted February 13 2005 - 03:44 AM

I always thought they should do a period piece showing the things hunting guys in Vietnam or WW2 (The Philippines or Africa) or The Old West etc. etc. The first two films were set up with this "they've been coming hear a long time" idea so I think it would be cool to follow through with that and show some stories from the past.
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#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Richard Fernandez

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Posted February 13 2005 - 05:18 AM

Yeah, what Kevin said.

#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted February 13 2005 - 05:28 AM

I agree with Kevin. A smart script(s) could really play with that concept and make a great film or series of films. The WWII idea (Phillipines, Iwo, etc) would be a GREAT film if done right. This idea is not a reimagining, or restart...it's a reTREAD. By the by, one of the best Predator stories I ever read was when a Predator came to Gotham City. Sounds like a cheesy crossover, but it was extremely well-done, gritty and realistic. Take care, Chuck
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#14 of 14 OFFLINE   Aaron Thorne

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Posted February 13 2005 - 06:02 AM

No...

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