As The Predator gets closer to its production date of February 2017, Shane Black has been busy filling out the remaining cast and crew positions. Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn will lead the cast, and now the reboot/sequel has found its cinematographer. This latest addition should give film fans a better idea of what this film is going to look like; and if his past work is anything to judge him by, it's going to be gorgeous. DCEU cinematographer Larry Fong has joined the crew of The Predator.
/Film has the scoop and they've reported that Larry Fong will serve as the cinematographer of The Predator. Fong is a favorite of Zack Snyder, and he's worked with the director on 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While Snyder tends to produce pretty divisive films, the one thing they have in common is that they all are visually incredible, and much of the credit for that goes to Larry Fong.
Larry Fong first got his start with J.J. Abrams through the Super 8 Film Festival and went on to be director of photography for the pilot of Abrams' TV series Lost. He was nominated for an ASC Award for his work on the episode. Fong would go on to serve as DP for eight more episodes of Lost. His other work includes Now You See Me and most recently Kong: Skull Island, a film that's gotten a lot of praise for the way it looks in the trailers. Fong has a resume of visually stunning work, and it's a major win for The Predator now that he's on board.
The details surrounding Shane Black's The Predator have been tightly guarded, but the film will serve has a soft reboot of the franchise. The events of the first Predator film from 1987 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger will be referenced in the film, meaning that it's also a sequel. Black has said that the movie will "stand on its own two feet" but that it will acknowledge that it's 30 years later in the continuity. Shane Black has also said that the film will more than likely be rated R. Who wants to see a PG-13 Predator movie, anyway?
It was initially rumored that the film would take place in the suburbs, but Shane Black has since debunked that rumor. The film will star Boyd Holbrook, who is replacing Benicio del Toro after the actor dropped out. Olivia Munn will be playing a strong supporting role. Other than the fact that the Predator will once again be on the hunt for humans, little else is known about this movie. The Predator will make its way into theaters on February 9, 2018.