Boasting an ever-growing acclaimed cast, the upcoming “Predator” reboot — simply titled “The Predator” — is looking better and better.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, comedy icon and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key is joining the cast of Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming reboot of the thriller classic “Predator.” The role will be a departure from Key’s sketch comedy roots. He’s most famous for playing the often more manic half of “Key and Peele” on Comedy Central.
While Benicio Del Toro exited as the film’s lead, “Narcos” star Boyd Holbrook will head the new installment along with Trevante Rhodes (fresh off his breakout performance in Oscar-bound “Moonlight”) and Olivia Munn (“X-Men: Apocalypse”). Munn will be playing a scientist along with Holbrook and Rhodes’ ex-Marines who take on the titular Predators.
Director Shane Black will be bringing back his darkly comedic/ultra- violent touch to the franchise along with original producers John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon. “Tales from the Crypt” writer Fred Dekker penned the script.
The new iteration of “Predator” will see the super-skilled hunting race prey on a suburban neighborhood. While we don’t know what Key’s role will look like yet, one can only hope it’ll involve him going all Luther on some Predator butt.
For a taste of Key’s comedic stylings, check out the sketch below:
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