Davis and Fox shared the news in an interview with Collider.
Entitled ‘Skull‘, the new Predator film will follow a female lead during the alien species’ first journey to Earth.
Comparing it to The Revenant, Fox said the new film “goes back to what made the original predator movie work”.
“It’s the ingenuity of a human being who won’t give up, who’s able to observe and interpret, basically being able to beat a stronger, more powerful, well-armed force.”
Davis was equally as enthused about the new film, labeling the director “brilliant”.
“Watching the dailies, you just understand how his vision is completely unique.” Said Davis. “He’s got his own language and it’s fresh and it’s cool, and it’s interesting.”
“We started conceiving this movie while we were shooting the last Predator movie.” Davis added. “Emma Watts [then president of Paramount] was really instrumental here. She said, ‘you know what, let’s put this into development now and let’s push on this now. Let’s go for this now’.”
Information on the film’s plot and cast have been kept tightly under wraps, with Davis admitting that work on the film was done with “secrecy”. He said Skull’s official rating could range from R to PG-13, depending on the edit.
Davis was confident the new installment would rival the 1987 original, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I think this is a worthy complement to the first one. It’s going to be as good.”
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