It looks like the upcoming Shane Black directed Predator film, titled The Predator may have found its big star. According to rumours, Benicio Del Toro is being scouted to star in the film.
The Predator is said to be direct sequel related to the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. And it will have elements that will stick true to that original film.
Del Toro is a perfect fit for a film like The Predator, especially following his impressive roles in actioners like Sicario and his outlandish portrayal of The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy.
An actor the calibre of Del Toro could be what a franchise like Predator needs following several less than successful incarnations over the years. None of which measured up to the success of the 1980s classic at all.
In the early 90s a sequel starring Danny Glover was produced, which garnered lukewarm success. Other incarnations included a pair of disappointing Aliens V Predator films. Just several years ago, Predators starring Adrien Brody hit cinemas and garnered modest returns. Let’s hope The Predator manages to revitalise this misused franchise.
The Predator is scheduled for a release in early 2018.