Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Disney Stalking "Predator"

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios continues developing director Dan Trachtenberg's "Predator" feature, to be produced by John Davis, while screenwriters Jim and John Thomas, who wrote the script for the first film in the franchise, look to regain sole copyright ownership of their original creation:

"... the new film will focus on the technologically-advanced alien who stalks and hunts other species as sport, set during the US 'Old West' before the arrival of colonial settlers, with an 'all native' cast.

 "Characterized by its trophy hunting of other species for sport, the creature was introduced in 1987 as the main antagonist in the film 'Predator'. Predator creatures returned in the sequels 'Predator 2' (1990), 'Predators' (2010) and 'The Predator' (2018), as well as crossover films 'Alien vs. Predator' (2004) and 'Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem' (2007). 

"The Predator has also been the subject of numerous novels, video games and comic books, both on their own and as part of the Alien vs. Predator crossover imprint. 

"Although a definitive name for the species is not given in the films, the names 'Predators', 'Yautja' and 'Hish-qu-Ten' have been alternatively used in the expanded universe.

"Created by brothers Jim and John Thomas, the Predators are depicted as large, sapient and sentient humanoid creatures who possess advanced technology, including active camouflage, directed-energy weapons and interstellar travel..."

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