The ‘Predator’ Reboot’s Synopsis Just Dropped, And It Sounds Like a Creepy Bloodbath

We’re already terrified.

The Predator
The Predator

We know Shane Black’s The Predator is coming, and we had an idea as to what it’d be about. But the finer details about the movie’s storyline have been kept close to the vest. Until now.

In an appearance at CinemaCon Thursday, Black unveiled the trailer for his new movie. And until the trailer is publicly released, the second most important reveal is the movie’s synopsis.

Cast of The Predator

20th Century Fox dropped the synopsis and it sounds like a pretty original take:

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, 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 young 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.

At CinemaCon Black reportedly revealed the movie is set in the 1990s and falls between Predator 2 and the 2010 Predators. The footage showed a little boy playing with a spaceship that controls the real Predator craft. He unwittingly causes a crash, and the Predators are loose on the Earth. Twitter reactions from attendees seem pretty telling about the nature of footage.

One thing we’ll always miss from any Predator movie aside from the original? Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course. 

The Predator premieres September 14, 2018.