Shane Black’s reboot of 1987’s Predator, The Predator, will world premiere during this year’s Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). In an official statement, Midnight Madness Programmer Peter Kuplowsky gushed:
“This year’s Midnight Madness slate promises another idiosyncratic confluence of established and emerging genre filmmakers. To complement some of the buzziest provocations on the festival circuit, I have sought to curate an eccentric array of World Premieres that demonstrate the dexterity of genre cinema as a canvas for both sublime satisfaction and stunning subversion. That includes the section’s two much-anticipated sequels, The Predator and Halloween, each of which boldly and brilliantly builds upon its mythic iconography to thrilling and surprising effect.”
The announcement coincides with the release of a new TV spot for The Predator, both of which feature the intergalactic game hunters’ signature thermal vision. Give it a look-see below.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
The Predator’s sizable ensemble cast includes Thomas Jane, Jake Busey, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Augusto Aguilera. Look for it to invade US theaters beginning September 14th.
Words: Josh Millican (@josh_millican)