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BIG BUDGET: Shane Black’s THE PREDATOR Sequel To Film in Vancouver This Fall

Updated: New filming dates – October 17th, 2016 to February 8th, 2017.

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The latest sequel to the Predator movie will be the next big-budget feature to film in metro Vancouver. Shane Black (Iron Man 3/The NiceGuys) is writing and directing a sequel that gets back to the roots of the franchise.  He should know how it all began. He had a role in the first one with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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What made the original Predator special was the way it built up the human characters first — a team of elite ex-soldiers hired by the American government to extract hostages in South America. Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the gang seemed unstoppable killing machines until the creature started picking them off one by one. Only a bloodied and battered Dutch remained standing at the end.

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In recent interviews, Shane Black says he wants The Predator to be more akin to what Ridley Scott has done with the Alien/Prometheus franchises, making the new movie an event with a great cast that people would want to buy tickets for a month in advance.

“I keep going back to Ridley Scott, the way he captured the alien in that first movie. The sense of mystery and portent. If we could just cut into a little piece of that – that sort of vibe – and then I think there’s humour to be had too. And tonal shifting. I’m just having a ball. I’m getting more excited by the day, 30 years later working on this damn thing.” — IGN.

The Predator is expected to film from [October 17th to February 18th next year] in metro Vancouver with the production code OLLIE, according to today’s Directors Guild of Canada -BC Production List.


1 thought on “BIG BUDGET: Shane Black’s THE PREDATOR Sequel To Film in Vancouver This Fall”

  1. Awesome!! Filming has been going on for the past month righ next to my house. Very awesome seeing all the tanks and gear on the streets. Looking forward to catching this film.

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