In an interview with Collider producers John Davis and John Fox revealed that Dan Trachtenberg‘s upcoming Predator movie will be titled Skull.
The fifth film in the franchise will be an origin story about the Predator’s first journey to this planet.
Davis said during the interview:
The film will boast a female hero, “which I always think is interesting,”
“It goes back to what made the original Predator movie work. It’s the ingenuity of a human being who won’t give up, who’s able to observe and interpret, basically being able to beat a stronger, more powerful, well-armed force.”
During the interview it was also revealed that Trachtenberg is “probably three-quarters of the way through” production – no release date has yet been given.
Check out the full interview here.
It has previously been reported that this latest installment “will follow a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior.”
Amber Midthunder, best known for her roles in Legion and Roswell, has reportedly been cast in the lead role in the forthcoming Predator sequel – this is currently unconfirmed.
“The story will follow Kee, a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior.
Many years ago – in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands – the Comanche people had a well-defined society and gender norms. Kee is very close to her younger brother, Taabe, who is being groomed as a leader. As capable as any young man in the tribe, Kee has always been a teacher and source of inspiration for Taabe. In the Comanche way – she is Patsi – the elder sister that has helped to shape him. Kee is a truth-teller and has insight that others do not. A tomboy, she wants to prove herself in the masculine world of the Comanche.
When danger threatens them all – Kee sets out to prove that she is as capable as any young warrior.”
Fox made its last entry in the 2018 thriller The Predator. That film was directed by Shane Black, who played one of the original cast members in the 1987 film that kicked off the series and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Black played one of the team of commandos who winds up being tracked and killed in gory fashion by the extraterrestrial hunter.
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