The Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham blockbuster has locked in a date as The Predator and Iron Man 3 director is linked.
The 46-year old is set to take on the role of his father's son on screen after Gary Busey's portrayal of Peter Keyes in the 1990 sequel.
As the superstar was on the press circuit for Aftermath, the 69-year old was quizzed about his potential return to 3 major franchises in the works.
Shane Black's hotly anticipated fourth installment from the science fiction franchise has showcased an inaugural image fresh from the set.
The filmmaker has taken to social media to show off the new faces that will take the franchise forward in 2017, arguing that the R rated flick won't be for the faint of heart.
While it won't be the biggest acquisition or the most high profile, the director is ensuring the reboot for 2017 looks the part as cinematographer Larry Fong signs on
Unlike the 1990 instalment that flopped with critics and moviegoers, the next sci-fi thriller feature has ruled out one possibility about the plot.
The director has told the press that the upcoming action blockbuster will be an enjoyable romp by avoiding a lot of the pitfalls of recent dark pictures.
With a director and co-writer on board to search for leading roles, the action sequel will be shown on the biggest of big screens.