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THE PREDATOR (2018): Benicio Del Toro In Talks To Star

Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro eyed for The Predator. The Academy Award-winning Traffic and Sicario star is in the midst of negotiations with 20th Century Fox to act in the planned remake.

Should Del Toro join the project, it will be yet another foray into the science fiction genre for the Usual Suspects actor. Departing from the more dramatic roles he portrayed for most of his career, Del Toro has appeared in such action-packed productions as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and is set to act in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Slated to be directed by Shane Black, The Predator is a reboot of the long-running franchise:

A casting rumor from a month ago purported that James Franco was being eyed for a role in the film — but that’s yet to be confirmed.

Black previously indicated that he hopes to reintroduce “a sense of mystery” to the franchise with his reboot, which is simply called “The Predator.” He said, “We’re going to get a great cast and we really just write it and write and write it.”

Co-writer Fred Dekker compared the film to James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi opus, “Aliens.” “If you think of the first ‘Predator’ as ‘Alien,’ ours is much more ‘Aliens’…It’s not ‘Ten Little Indians,’ it’s not, ‘Let’s kill off all of our characters,’ because we have a lot of characters, from a lot of different worlds and ideologies. I don’t mean other planets. It’s a lot of people doing a lot of things in a lot of locations.”

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