Newswire: What worked for Alien will work for Predator, according to Shane Black

In a recent interview with IGN, writer-director Shane Black talked about the importance of maintaining a sense of mystery around the alien hunter in his Predator sequel, because that’s exactly what Alien did:

The worst thing you could hope for in one of these is a shot in bright sunlight of a field and the Predator just kind of walks on and “hello”—you want to do … I keep going back to Ridley Scott, the way he captured the alien in [Alien]. The sense of mystery and portent. If we could just cut into a little piece of that—that sort of vibe—and then I think there’s humor to be had too.

No one is likely surprised to learn that Black wants to add a dash of humor to The Predator, but his reference to Ridley Scott might confuse those who heard Black’s Predator co-writer, Fred …

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