The Predator director Shane Black celebrated the first day of filming by giving us a glimpse at our plucky young killers, plus the adorable kid who might be the key to saving us all.
Partial cast… beautiful human beings, good people. Also, killers. Cameras roll today. Follow me on Twitter for updates. Wish us luck. pic.twitter.com/vYGgGesW0Y
— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) February 20, 2017
Details are being kept tightly under wraps for The Predator. The only thing we have confirmed is that Jacob Tremblay, the kid from Room, is playing the son of Holbrook, an ex-Marine who discovers the violent aliens. A previous report from The Hollywood Reporter said Tremblay’s character was autistic and could help fight “due to his preternatural ability to learn languages.” However, that’s been removed from the article, so either his character’s being changed, or that wasn’t supposed to be revealed yet. We also know it will be rated R (surprise surprise) because, as Black put it:
And, just to be clear… PG-13 is for pussies. Spines bleed… a lot.
— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) February 18, 2017
In the meantime, revel in how cool these guys look. The cast includes Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Sterling K. Brown (The People v OJ Simpson), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), and Thomas Jane (The Expanse). I’m especially digging Munn and Key, who look ready to ambush the camera with their fierceness.
The Predator is set to come out February 2018. [Twitter]