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THE PREDATOR (2018): Olivia Munn Signs Onto Action Reboot

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Olivia Munn Joins The Cast Of The Predator

X-Men: Apocalypse star Olivia Munn is set to play a role in 20th Century Fox‘s planned reboot The Predator.

Munn is set to star alongside Boyd Holbrook, who is widely recognized for his role in Narcos. Although the film is commonly referred to as a reboot, the studio is emphatic that it takes place in the same universe as the first two Predator movies:

Munn will be playing a scientist opposite Holbrook’s special forces commando. The trade has also revealed that the harsh setting where all the action and terror will play out will be… suburbia. Yes, it will be a Predator slicing and dicing his way through schoolyards, church picnics and Walmarts. Didn’t see that coming!

Titled The Predator, the sci-fi action franchise sequel/reboot is to be directed by Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys’ Shane Black from a script by his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker, and based on a story that the pair wrote together. Filming is expected to begin in February 2017.

Details on the film are still under wraps, but producer John Davis previously said: “The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you, you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’”

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