Black notes that this is just a partial cast of good people who are also killers.
Previously, Shane Black clarified that this will be a sequel and not a reboot of the franchise:
“I think it’ll be interesting to get a group of credible guys—the hallmark of the first one is you have guys together that are kinda funny and self-referential and also very tough.
I don’t know that we’re going to deviate over much from that, but there are at least a couple of factors that we’ve deliberately chosen to make it not just that group of buff, tough guys.”
Additionally, the director confirmed that the film will not be PG-13, it will be R-rated.
Filming has begun in Vancouver, British Columbia with Larry Fong as cinematographer.
The cast also includes 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) and Thomas Jane.
Produced by John Davis, Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver.
Screenplay was written by Shane Black and Fred Dekker.
The Predator is set to be released on February 9, 2018.