Just a matter of weeks into production for the upcoming blockbuster, Shane Black has released an image of six men charged with stopping The Predator. The movie will be the fourth of it's type in the franchise, as 20th Century Fox narrowed in on their casting earlier this year.
Spotted in the image riding the minibus is Logan star Boyd Holbrook (Quinn McKenna), Trevante Rhodes (Nebraska Williams), Keegan-Michael Key (role not yet known), Thomas Jane (unknown), Alfie Allen (former marine) and another unconfirmed member believed to be Augusto Aguilera. The director had the following message on social media to go alongside the picture:
"Stone killers with serious acting chops, but which of them will be chopped... by THE PREDATOR? (See what I did there?)"
TR Too Squeamish For Original Thriller
Speaking with Yahoo! in the wake of his casting in the flick with the likes of Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown and Jacob Tremblay, Rhodes admitted that the 1987 original with Arnold Schwarzenegger had him hiding behind his couch as a young boy in utter agony.
“I was really squeamish growing up — not too fond of blood and guts,” he remarked. “I saw the first one when I was young, and liked it, but I was like, ‘I can’t watch any more of these!'”
While that was the case in his developing years, the actor said he couldn't turn down the chance to work with the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys filmmaker. Linking up with some big names in the business.
“We form a bit of a motley crew,” explained Rhodes, “It’s what you expect a Shane Black move to be, set in the world of the Predator.”
Oscars Confusion Had Cast Looking For Answers
Having a part in the $1.5m title Moonlight, Rhodes had the unusual honor and embarrassment of going on stage after La La Land had to awkwardly hand the trophy for Best Picture over at the Oscars. Even his co-stars for The Predator wanted to know what it was all about.
“I feel like you can’t say congratulations without also saying, ‘What happened up there?' That’s going to be the conversation for the rest of the year.”
Only given a short glimpse to enjoy the moment, Rhodes said that an actor's work is never done as he gears to transition from an emotional drama to a gory rollercoaster ride.
“It was hugs and everybody going, ‘We’re so happy for you,’ and then we were back to business. You gotta get back to work!”
The Predator will open in the US February 9, 2018.