The one part of this story that I don’t understand is why France gets a restored version of ‘Predator’ before the United States?
Darkhorizons is reporting that a new 2K restored version of ‘Predator’ will have a limited release in France on August 17.
Directed by John McTiernan, ‘Predator’ was originally released in June of 1987 on a budget of $15 million. The film went on to gross $98 million worldwide.
No blu-ray announcement was made at this time.
Shane Black is working on ‘The Predator’ with a release date of February 9, 2018. Black wants to make ‘The Predator’ to bring back the event film.
“We live in a culture where everyone’s like, “[I want to] know everything about it before it comes out, and I want to be able to see every moment, and I’m gonna go back and forth on the goddamn YouTube channel and get every goddamn moment and every Easter egg.” [But] I’ll tell you a little bit about it. It’s an attempt to event-ize the Predator and make it more mysterious. The Predator has been so overdone in a way — very low budget with a guaranteed return, every couple of years there’s a knock off churned out. It’s gotta get to the point where people buy their tickets in advance instead of saying, “Oh honey look, another Predator movie. Nah, no, Adam Sandler’s got this thing on TV let’s do that instead.” I want people to say, “The Predator is coming, I know it’s coming, we want to see it, it’s mysterious, interesting, it’s got the same sense of wonderment and newness that Close Encounters had when that came out.” That’s what we want. That’s very impossible to achieve, but we’re going to try,” said Black to The Play List.
Production on ‘The Predator’ should begin early in 2017 to meet the February 2018 deadline.