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11 items from 2017


‘Game of Thrones’ Star Alfie Allen Joins ‘The Predator’ Reboot

21 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Game of Thrones” star Alfie Allen is joining Fox’s “The Predator,” a reboot of the alien action franchise that launched in 1987.

Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are returning for the reboot as well. Fox has already scheduled “The Predator” for a Feb. 9, 2018, opening.

Major plot details are being kept under wraps other than the movie being set in suburbia. “Narcos” star Boyd Holbrook replaced Benicio del Toro as the lead back in October. The cast also includes Jacob Tremblay, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia MunnSterling K. Brown, and Keegan-Michael Key.

The original “Predator” was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura as commandos attempting to rescue hostages while being stalked in a jungle in Central America by a fearsome extra-terrestrial, played by Kevin Peter Hall.

Alfie Allen, who »

- Dave McNary

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‘The Predator’ Director Shane Black Reveals the Tough, Surely Doomed Cast

20 February 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The original 1987 Predator is one of those movies that I can’t stop watching once I see a frame of it. If John McTiernan’s action/horror/science fiction classic is on a screen near me, I will be drawn into its gravitational pull. There’s a special power in how it builds an atmosphere of macho excess before quickly nicking the […]

The post ‘The Predator’ Director Shane Black Reveals the Tough, Surely Doomed Cast appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Neca Reveals Predator 30th Anniversary Action Figure Collection

10 February 2017 12:09 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although it may be hard to believe, it's been nearly 30 years since Dutch urged Anna to "get to the chopper!" This June, Neca will pay tribute to John McTiernan's seminal action horror film with a 30th anniversary Predator action figure collection.

From Neca: "Introducing a special action figure collection celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the classic Predator movie! We’ve brought back some out-of-production fan favorites for those who missed out the first time around and given them various upgrades – plus we’ve included one all-new figure, the Jungle Demon! Everything comes in new collector-friendly 30th anniversary window box packaging with foil accents. All Dutch figures feature the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger and have over 20 points of articulation. All Predator figures feature brand new bodies with over 30 points of articulation, retractable wrist blades and articulated shoulder cannons.

Jungle Disguise Dutch: Comes with torch, spear, bow and arrows.

Jungle Encounter »

- Derek Anderson

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/Filmcast Ep. 403 – 20th Century Women

31 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

David, Devindra and Jeff discuss their reactions to the Oscar nominations, praise Jeff Nichols’ new film Loving, and recommend the absurd and zany Baskets. Also, check out Kyle Hillinger’s new film project here, see Jon Stewart’s takedown CNN’s tendency to leave it there, and watch John McTiernan’s latest video. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us […]

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- David Chen

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‘Predator’ Reboot Adds ‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay

25 January 2017 10:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jacob Tremblay is joining Fox’s “The Predator,” a reboot of the alien action franchise that launched in 1987.

Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are returning to produce the reboot as well. Fox has already scheduled “The Predator” for a Feb. 9, 2018, opening.

Major plot details are being kept under wraps. “Narcos” star Boyd Holbrook replaced Benicio del Toro as the lead back in October. The cast also includes Trevante Rhodes, Olivia MunnSterling K. Brown, and Keegan-Michael Key.

The original was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura as commandos attempting to rescue hostages while being stalked in a jungle in Central America by a fearsome extra-terrestrial, played by Kevin Peter Hall.

The Predator” is expected to begin production in Vancouver in February.

Tremblay, who’s now 10 years old, »

- Dave McNary

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F This Movie! Fest 6 Lineup Includes The Monster Squad, Predator, Robocop

20 January 2017 3:40 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Start stockpiling popcorn and reserve a spot on your couch for a full day, because the F This Movie! podcast (hosted by Daily Dead’s Patrick Bromley) has announced the lineup for their sixth F This Movie Fest, and it’s going to pack quite the genre punch.

Taking place on Saturday February 11th, the sixth F This Movie Fest lineup includes The Princess Bride, Predator, Raising Arizona, RoboCop, and The Monster Squad.

The communal viewing experience kicks off at noon, and fans from around the world can interact with each other from the comfort of their own homes by tweeting comments accompanied by #fthismoviefest.

You can read the full details below, and be sure to visit F This Movie! online for more information on this event as well as insightful cinematic discussions.

From F This Movie!: “The world’s only all-Twitter film festival returns!

You knew it was coming, »

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John McTiernan's first project in 14 years is an awesome video game ad

18 January 2017 6:51 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

John McTiernan is back…sort of!  The director of hits like Die Hard, Predator and The Hunt For Red October hasn’t given us any kind of project in well over a decade, but that hiatus is over (sort of) and the acclaimed director has graced us with his most recent project: a commercial for the video game Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Watch it below! Okay, I know it’s... Read More »

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‘Die Hard’ Director John McTiernan Returns After 14 Years With ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ Trailer

18 January 2017 4:45 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After 14 years of cinematic silence due to no shortage of legal troubles, Die Hard director John McTiernan is back. And if you did a double take upon reading the title, rest assured your eyes have not deceived you. Taking an… alternate route for his return, McTiernan made a quiet splash when he directed a recent live-action trailer for the new video game Ghost Recon Wildlands. Not since 2003’s Basic has McTiernan explored the visual medium of storytelling, making his chosen method of re-acquaintance slightly befuddling.  At the same time, the minute-and-a-half runtime permits nothing except lean, concise visual engagement. The build-up is strong, and the execution is slick and proficient.

While one may have hoped for news of a Die Hard reboot with McTiernan helming, or just an original feature project all together (like the seemingly stagnant Red Squad with Nicolas Cage), it is better to have some McTiernan than none. »

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John McTiernan's first film in 14 years is Ghost Recon promo

17 January 2017 12:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matthew Byrd Jan 18, 2017

Die Hard director John McTiernan was the man behind a videogame promo released earlier this year...

Director John McTiernan may have three excellent action films on his resume (Die Hard, Predator, and The Hunt For Red October), but that resume only consists of 11 feature length movies. In fact, the last film we received from the legendary director was 2003's Basic. Since then, McTiernan's career has gone as silent as the Red October (partly due to his incarceration, which he continues to protest). 

As such, you would think that the first John McTiernan directed live-action piece in 14 years would be a cause for uproarious celebration that would have genre fans lining up around the block. Instead, that release took the form of a Ghost Recon: Wildlands trailer quietly uploaded online earlier this year. 

Yes, it turns out that the incredible live-action short intended to promote Ubisoft's next entry »

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Keegan-Michael Key Joins Fox’s ‘Predator’ Reboot

6 January 2017 10:29 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Keegan-Michael Key is joining “Moonlight” star Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn on Fox’s “The Predator,” a reboot of the “Predator” alien action franchise that launched in 1987.

Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are producing. Fox has already slotted “The Predator” for a Feb. 9, 2018 opening.

Plot details are under wraps other than the usual plot of an extraterrestrial monster facing off against earthlings. “Narcos” star Holbrook replaced Benicio del Toro to become the first major casting, announced in October, and Rhodes came on board this week.

The original was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura as commandos attempting to rescue hostages while being stalked in a jungle in Central America by a fearsome extra-terrestrial, played by Kevin Peter Hall.

Key is best known for the Comedy »

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‘Moonlight’ Star Trevante Rhodes Joins ‘Predator’ Reboot

5 January 2017 12:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moonlight” star Trevante Rhodes is joining Boyd Holbrook on Fox’s “The Predator,” a reboot of the “Predator” alien action franchise that launched in 1987.

Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are producing. Fox has already slotted “The Predator” for a Feb. 9, 2018, opening.

Plot details are under wraps. Rhodes will portray the best friend of Holbrook’s character. “Narcos” star Holbrook replaced Benicio del Toro to become the  first major casting, announced in October.

The original was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura as commandos attempting to rescue hostages while being stalked in a jungle in Central America by a fearsome extra-terrestrial, played by Kevin Peter Hall.

Rhodes stars as the lead character Chiron as a drug dealer in the final portion of “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins. The film also stars Mahershala Ali, »

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