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Director Shane Black Discusses ‘Upgrades’ for ‘Predator’ Costume Design

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Director Shane Black Discusses ‘Upgrades’ for ‘Predator’ Costume Design

Director Shane Black (“Iron Man 3”) has started discussing his updates to the “Predator” costume for the upcoming film — which he’s co-writing with “Monster Squad’s” Fred Dekker — confirming that there will be changes, but clarifying that story is what’s most important for his retooling of the franchise.

At a press event for his film “The Nice Guys,” Black told ComingSoon:

“It’s not to ‘improve,’ it’s make it fun, make it different, make it organically different…So what’s the extension of it that makes sense, that’s exciting? There have been a lot of changes to Stan’s design over the years. These different Predator movies have done different things. Ultimately it’s not about design to me, it’s about the story you want to tell. There are people who are always going to agonize over Iron Man, what color his suit is. Maybe this weapon does a new thing, but if the story is not good I don’t give a sh*t what color the suit is. In ‘The Predator’ we’re doing a lot of upgrades to what you would consider to be the traditional Predator technology and look, but hopefully the story is what’s going to drag people in, not just the attention to the minutiae.”

The site also notes that at the same junket Black told JoBlo that his “Predator” film is looking to start production this September or October, for a March 2, 2018, theatrical release.

Not much has been revealed from Black’s ‘Predator,” except a teaser poster that was released earlier this year. The film will reportedly “reinvent” the franchise, and is rumored to involve Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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