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‘Predator: Hunters II’ Writer Chris Warner: The Horror News Network Interview

If you were lucky enough to be in a comic shop in the summer of 1989, amid all of the X-Men and Batman titles on the shelves, was issue one of Dark Horse Comics’ Predator.   The comic, released years before the eventual Predator 2, served as a direct sequel to the Schwarzenegger classic, and drew fans in with the now iconic cover by artist Chris Warner.

Fast forward almost thirty years, and Warner has returned once again to the property that made him famous with a sequel to his popular Predator: Hunters mini-series.  Warner took some time from his schedule to discuss the original Predator comic book , his news series, as well as what is essential when writing a Predator story. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: August 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of August 2018! read more

New Line Moves ‘The Nun’ to September

New Line Cinema is moving The Conjuring Spin-off The Nun to a less competitive fall release date, praying that lightning strikes twice for the company on September 7th.

Last year, New Line debuted It on the same weekend in September and laughed like an evil clown all the way to the bank, as the film dominated the fall box office.  While The Nun will certainly do less business at the box office than It did, the move is a smart one for the company.   The Nun was originally scheduled for a mid-July release, sandwiched between Ant Man and the Wasp, the fourth Purge film, and the recently rescheduled The Equalizer 2. read more

‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landam Passes Away

Horror News Network has confirmed that actor Sonny Landham has passed away in Lexington, Kentucky. The actor who is best known to horror fans for his role in the classic Predator. Prior to playing Billy, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s elite soldiers, he appeared in 48 hours and had smaller roles in other films like Poltergeist and The Warriors before his notable performance in the 1987 classic film.

Many fans will remember Landam’s memorable scene going one on one with the alien in Predator, where his bad ass character stood tall to avenge the death of fellow soldier Dillon (played by Carl Weathers). In his later years, he made a run for Governor of Kentucky. Sonny Landham was 76. read more

New Predator movie lands Benicio Del Toro?

Superstar actor Benecio Del Toro is said to be in talks to star in the next entry into the series which began with the 1987 classic Predator. The Predator, is set to be directed by Shane Black based on a script by Black and his frequent partner Fred Dekker.

While some sites are reporting this film as a remake, Shane Black told Collider back in June that this is not the case. Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, adding that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.” read more

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 Early Review

Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1 Review

Writer: Jon Layman

Artist: Chris Mooneyham

Publisher: Dark Horse/IDW

Release Date: July 27th, 2016

Rating: 6 out of 10

Synopsis: 80’s sci-fi/horror icons and the top cop from Megacity One thrown down in this messy mash-up!

Our Thoughts: I have never been a fan of cross-overs between two companies or intellectual properties.  Even as a young reader of comics, I was never interested in seeing Superman meet Spider-Man because I knew that it wouldn’t last.  I was (and still am) a big fan of continuity within an established universe.  You can imagine that the last few years have been difficult for me as a long time comic book reader, bearing witness to multiple “new universes” and a wiping away of years of continuity and story lines. read more

First Look at New PREDATOR Film!

 

The official facebook page for the ‘Predator’ series posted a new photo teaser for the upcoming film.  

 Fred Dekker has written the screenplay and Shane Black is directing the film.   It is unclear if the film will be a sequel, however it appears to be a reboot, with the title ‘The Predator,’ as opposed to ‘Predator 4’ or the like.

There is no release date for the film as of yet. The last film, ‘Predators,’ from Nimrod Antal, was released in 2010, and fans have been waiting eagerly for another film. read more