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THE PREDATOR (2018): Jake Busey Reveals He Will Play Peter Keyes’ Son

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Jake Busey Confirms He Will Portray Peter Keyes’ Son In The Predator

Starship Troopers actor Jake Busey says that his character in The Predator is the son of Peter Keyes from Predator 2.

Such a casting will not be a surprise to those familiar with the original character, who was played by the actor’s real life father Gary Busey. The role went through a number of iterations in pre-production before the producers settled on Busey’s version. Initially, it was hoped that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be able to reprise his role as Dutch from the first Predator movie for the sequel. When that didn’t work out, the character was rewritten as a secret agent hunting a Predator in Los Angeles before finally being realized.

In addition to Troopers, Busey is also known for appearing in Contact as the deranged fanatic who tries to sabotage Jodie Foster‘s character’s search for alien life.

Per Superheorhype, the source of this story:

“[Shane Black] called me and he said ‘Hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son,’” Busey said. “And so as much as I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played. And I don’t think there would be any other forum where I would do that. I think this is the one thing.” He also added, “If you liked the very first movie a lot, you’ll really like this one.

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