From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a 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.
Initial release: September 13, 2018 (Germany)
Director: Shane Black
Based on: Characters; by: Jim Thomas; John Thomas
Film series: Predator
Screenplay: Shane Black, Fred Dekker, Jim Thomas, John Thomas
The more I hear about Shane Black’s The Predator, the more I am assured it is going to be a batshit roller-coaster-ride straight into hype town that may just kill me with delight. I accept this truth because I’ve always known Jacob Tremblay would be involved in my death. According to our own Haleigh Foutch, early footage from The Predator is a hilarious, bloody good time. That’s on top of a stacked cast that includes Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key, a script and direction from the man behind Lethal Weapon and Kiss, Kiss, Bang Bang, and the inclusion of a Super Predator, which is like if instead of a Predator hunting Arnold Schwarzenegger the Predator shared a medicine cabinet with Arnold Schwarzenegger. And now, the first confirmed sighting of the Preda-Dogs. They are dogs that are also Predators, and nothing in this world has filled me with more joy.
It’s not an exact representation of what these bad guys will look like in the film, considering the first look is part of a new Funko Pop collection [via BMD]. But man oh man, do I love what I’m seeing. Look at them. They look like Yoda’s crackhead younger cousin. They look like a Goomba from Mario had aggressive sex with the brain part of Krang. Do the dogs have dreadlocks? Shane Black, you beautiful man.
Check out the collection below, which also features Tremblay wearing a Predator helmet, God help us all. The Predator-also starring Thomas Jane, Yvonne Strahovski, and Boyd Holbrook-hits theaters September 14. Here’s the official synopsis for The Predator:
Carcharocles megalodon is the scientific name with which one of the largest and fiercest predators that has ever existed in the history of the Earth is known. This giant shark measured up to 14 meters in length, had teeth larger than the palms of human hands and was fed, as one does not want the thing, of a few sandwiches called whales. Researchers believe it went extinct two million years ago, but Hollywood has revived a copy in a tape that has been the blockbuster of the US summer (in Peru premieres on August 16). “Megalodon” is starring actor Jason Statham and has as a point of tension in the plot the panic that spreads in an observation submarine attacked in the depths of the sea by one of these creatures in the XXI century.
There is the film, of course, its special effects and the licenses that were taken to make fiction sustainable. But there is also the hallucinatory premise of real background: the existence of the animal. To talk about the latest and the remains found in Peru, Somos spoke with Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, head of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology of the Natural History Museum of the National University of San Marcos. “It was indeed one of the greatest predators that has existed in any of the world’s seas in all of history. A huge shark that lived during the Miocene, specifically in the period between 14 million years and two million years ago, “he explains.
Although the animal has had a presence in all the oceans, it is in Peru that important remains have been found for research. “Here is an incredible variety of fossils in the area of Ocucaje (Ica) and Sacaco (Arequipa). In fact, these southern deserts are considered some of the richest marine species in the world. ” Salas-Gismondi also indicates that our sea has been classified as one of the seven most dangerous in the world due to the presence of extraordinary predatory creatures in the past. Thus, it is known since 2010 that the Livyatán, a huge carnivorous sperm whale, about 14 meters long, also inhabited the megalodon.
The expert and also researcher of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia tells Somos that there are no complete fossils of the creature that is the protagonist of this story because the sharks have a cartilaginous skeleton, which is not preserved. However, teeth have been found separately. “Each one can measure up to 14 centimeters. The edges resemble the saws of a knife to cut meat. It is difficult to calculate how many you had, but you can talk about hundreds, fifty of them functional at the same time. “
Key fact below: the only complete jawbone of a megalodon on the planet could now be stored in one of the warehouses of the Natural History Museum in Jesús María. “It’s inside a rock that has not been cleaned yet. Mario Urbina found it in Ocucaje in 2017 thanks to the support of the French Research Institute for Development. This is older than the remains of the megalodon to which we refer, but the shape of the teeth is the same. We estimate that it dates from about 20 million years. We suspect, then, that it would be the mandible of an ancestral form of the megalodon. We are excited about what we could study, “he says. And, why has not the fossil been examined yet? Salas -Gismondi explains that the rock is very hard and the cartilage very fragile, so they need foreign specialists to attend the work. “The ideal would be to ally ourselves with an institution that helps us prepare this fossil to see how well preserved it is. To evaluate it could give us new lights for the knowledge of this impressive animal “. Paleontologists of the world, you know. Peru needs partners.
Ahead of Shane Black’s The Predator hitting theaters, we take a look at the events of the book set in the run up …
Everyone’s favorite alien hunter is set to make his big screen return in Shane Black’s The Predator. It makes sense Black should be the man to resurrect this particular ’80s icon; In addition to Black’s healthy filmography of writing / directing classic action thrillers (Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang etc) I have also played the Jungle Hunter’s first onscreen victim Hawkins in the original Predator. The Predator will bring new additions to the franchise’s mythology as the hunters upgrading their abilities through DNA splicing, but at its core, it’s still a story about a group of soldiers facing off against the universe’s most lethal taxidermist.
For many, the Predator series is something of a mixed bag with the original considered a classic, while opinions on Predator 2 and Predators can be split. There’s also Alien vs Predator and its sequel Requiem, which are both movies that many agree exist. Time will tell which end of the spectrum The Predator falls on, but for those fans looking to get their feet wet, Titan Books have just published a prequel tie-in novel dubbed Hunters And Hunted by author James A. Moore.
The book details the efforts of a group of soldiers called The Reapers, who are part of Project Stargazer, a government task force seeking to capture Predator and study its technology. Sadly for them the government has lost faith in the operation since the last sighting of the creatures was way back in Predator 2. While those in charge of Stargazer struggle to keep it afloat, the sudden appearance of an especially brutal Predator gives the Reapers the chance to put their training to use – but it will be an even tougher fight than they expect.
Movie prequel tie-in novels can be a hit and miss affair. They can be gems like War For The Planet Of The Apes: Revelations or duds like Alan Dean Foster’s Alien: Covenant – Origins. The trouble stems from the fact the books can not contradict anything in the movie – or explore something that might appear in later movies – and often there is not much that needs to be filled in narrative-wise anyway. This is somewhat true of The Predator: Hunters And Hunted, since it does not reveal much that that shocking ahead of the movie.
This Thursday afternoon, the IDB published Paolo Guerrero’s contract with Inter de Porto Alegre. With this the player of the Peruvian team is qualified to play with the red team the Brasileirao from this Sunday.
However, the ‘Predator’ will not appear on the field this weekend, since the same player declared at a press conference that he asked for a few more days of training to arrive in the best state. In addition, the Peruvian striker did not train today because he traveled to Rio de Janeiro to resolve some personal issues.