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Fox to reboot 'Predator' franchise with Shane Black

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If it bleeds, you can reboot it.

That is Fox’s thinking as they are prepping another “Predator” reboot with “Iron Man 3’s” Shane Black, this according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

The trade reports Black is set to pen the treatment before passing it over to Fred Dekker, who will write the screenplay.

Aside from writing the treatment for the reboot, Black will also be in the director’s chair.

The original “Predator,” directed by “Die Hard” helmer John McTiernan, released in 1987 and is one of the quintessential 80s action movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura. Black also starred in the original film in a minor role.

The original “Predator” followed a group of commandos on a mission in the Central American Jungle who are picked off one by one by an alien.

Fox has done their best to keep the franchise alive with a Schwarzenegger-less sequel in 1990, a crossover with its other “Alien”/horror franchise, 2004’s “Alien vs. Predator” and a Robert Rodríguez produced semi-reboot, “Predators.”

John Davis, one of the producers for the original film, is on board to produce the reboot.

Neither plot details nor release info has been reported.

One has to think this reboot is a ways away as Black after the monster success that was “Iron Man 3,” has become a hot commodity. Black is currently developing “Doc Savage” at Sony and “The Nice Guys,” which is eyeing Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe for the leading roles.

Are you guys ready to “get to the choppa” one more time or do you think Fox should just sit on the franchise? Sound off in the comments below.


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