Shane Black had to re-shoot the climax of The Predator because daytime isn't scary

Defying the example set by any number of brightly-lit horror films—including the original Predator, which demonstrated some of its title character’s nastiest capabilities in the middle of a jungle set smack in the middle of the day—Shane Black has revealed that he re-shot the ending of his upcoming The Predator at…

Blood, bullets, and "yo mama" jokes abound in The Predator red-band trailer

It’s entirely possible that we’re just desensitized after decades of constant exposure, but the red-band trailer for The Predator, released earlier this morning, doesn’t seem all that violent. Sure, there’s the guy hanging by his heels from a tree, split open with his guts hanging out like a deer carcass being …

Shane Black tweeted out a picture of The Predator…probably

We’re less than six months out now from the release of Shane Black’s The Predator, the Lethal Weapon writer’s new effort to inject a little menace back into the fight against the infamous extraplanetary hunter. To commemorate the film’s rapidly approaching release, Black released a photo from the film’s set last…

Edward James Olmos signs on to Shane Black’s The Predator

Though he missed the stylish catalog photo and the surly field trip, Edward James Olmos has joined the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator. That comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says that Olmos—like a lot of the people in the movie—will be “a military character.” We don’t know anything about him beyond that,…

Thomas Jane is being pursued by Shane Black’s The Predator

According to The Hollywood Reporter, former Hung star Thomas Jane has joined the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator, meaning the guy who once played The Punisher is now going to be on the run from a relentless murder monster of a different sort. Of course, we don’t actually know who he’s playing, so he could be on the…

In praise of Shane Black, the godfather of all badass Christmas action movies

Every year, at some point someone trots out the old chestnut that Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie. And it is, objectively speaking, a truly great one. (No one ever picks Prometheus, strangely.) But a new video essay explores the actual inspiration for Die Hard’s Christmas setting: writer-director Shane Black,…

Shane Black’s The Predator won’t be hunting in the suburbs after all

The Predator movies have been set in such varied locales as Los Angeles, the fictional Val Verde, and that unknown jungle in which Adrien Brody woke up in Predators. But Shane Black’s sequel promised a far more exotic setting—the suburbs. At least, that’s what reports indicated last week, when we first learned that…

Benicio Del Toro is in talks for Shane Black’s Predator reboot

Like a well-camouflaged hunter of some sort that is silently stalking its prey through a jungle, director Shane Black’s Predator reboot is still shrouded in secrecy. We know it’ll probably be called The Predator, we know it might feature Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and we know it might pull an Alien by showing the…

The Predator sequel has put Shane Black in the mood for another Monster Squad movie

Shane Black’s been hard at work watching Ridley Scott movies to prepare for his “inventive” Predator sequel, which will be set in the present day, before all those Predators made trouble for Walton Goggins and Topher Grace. Black did appear in and do some uncredited script work for the original Predator movie, so he’s…

The 50 best comedies since 2000

Sixteen years in, our new millennium looks like a banner age for big-screen comedy, as eclectic as any that came before it. This is when Will Ferrell transformed the multiplex into a deliriously Dadaist screaming match; when Edgar Wright and David Wain perfected the art of the spoof, even as the Epic Movie crowd…