According to Deadline, 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg is to direct the fifth installment in the Predator series for 20th Century Studios.
The plotline is currently being kept under wraps, though it looks like the movie will be retconning parts of the fourth Predator film, titled “The Predator.” The Predator is directed by Shane Black, with Black and Fred Dekker as writers. Black had a supporting role in the original film, while John Davis returns as producer from the first three installments. Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, and Sterling K. Brown, it follows a group of PTSD-afflicted soldiers and a scientist who must team up to fight off an invading pair of Predators and discover their plans for mankind.
Predator is a science fiction action anthology media franchise centered on the film series depicting mankind’s encounters with a race of extraterrestrial trophy hunters known as the “Predator.” Produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the series began with Predator (1987), directed by John McTiernan, and was followed by three sequels, Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010), and The Predator (2018), directed by Stephen Hopkins, Nimród Antal, and Shane Black, respectively. The series has led to numerous novels, comics, and video game spin-offs such as Predator: Concrete Jungle (2005) and Predator: Hunting Grounds (2020), both of which received generally mixed reviews. The Alien vs. Predator franchise combines the continuities of the Alien franchise with the Predator franchise and consists of two films as well as varying series of comics, books, and video games.
As previously mentioned, Trachtenberg will be directing the fifth Predator movie, with Patrick Aison set to write the script.