Regardless of what you think of Predator 2, or Predators, or the Alien vs Predator films, with Shane Black attached, you have to admit you are excited for what is to come in the Predator universe. Not much has been known about Black’s film, which he co-wrote along with Fred Dekker, which serves as sequel to the original film. We have seen a few set photos, a poster, and a motion poster. But that is about it.
However, thanks to Thomas Jane, we are getting a look into what the film is exactly about. Speaking with ShadowNation on DenOfGeek, Jane said about the plot of the film:
“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever. But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the VA hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, PTSD…soldiers. We’re at the VA hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out…this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this…somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get thrown onto the bus to go down to the hospital and they throw this other guy on the bus too. And he’s a guy they’ve actually marked to kill him because he’s seen a UFO, he’s seen the Predator ships come down so they lock him up and throw him in with us lunatics. They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy. But, of course, we take the bus over and we’re all like “fuck that man, let’s go kill these fucking Predators ourselves” and we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there’s these aliens out there. So that’s kinda cool!”
To add to his thoughts on the plot of the film, Jane also gave us my favorite piece of news out of the Predator Camp:
“[It] has that kind of Shane Black humour. We had a blast. It was funny. You know the Predators, they looked…you know they didn’t fuck those up. They’re still Predators and they’re pretty much the same Predator as always. I think it might be great.”
PredatorS, S, plural! Hopefully we get what we were promised with Predators! Thomas Jane stars alongside Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen, and Edward James Olmos. The Predator is set for release on August 3, 2018.