The Predator is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Shane Black.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Friday, August 31, 2018 released the trailer:
The Predator | Final Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

A Predator ship crash-lands on Earth. Army Ranger sniper Quinn McKenna and his team are attacked by the Predator on a hostage retrieval mission. McKenna incapacitates the Predator and has parts of its armor mailed off to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. At the behest of government agent Will Traeger, he is captured and held for examination. Traeger also takes the Predator to a lab for experimentation and observation, recruiting evolutionary biologist Casey Bracket to study it. The Predator awakes, breaks out of its bonds, kills lab workers, but spares Bracket before leaving. McKenna is bussed off with a group of other government captives, including former Marines Gaylord "Nebraska" Williams, Coyle, Baxley, Lynch, and Army helicopter pilot Nettles. Seeing the Predator escape from the lab firsthand, they take over the bus. Taking Bracket with them, they head over to McKenna's estranged wife, Emily, where he expects to find the Predator armor he mailed off. However, McKenna's autistic son Rory has gone trick-or-treating while wearing this armor in hopes of avoiding detection from bullies. McKenna and the others find his son just in time to stop a pair of Predator Dogs from ambushing the boy. The Predator chases them into a nearby school. They start to give the Predator's armor back when another, larger Predator arrives and kills the first. They flee, and the second Predator sets out to retrieve the lost technology. Bracket concludes that the Predators are attempting to improve themselves with the DNA of humans and, presumably, other planets' inhabitants. The team flees to an abandoned barn, but Traeger finds them, captures them, and shares his theory that the Predators anticipate that climate change will end their ability to retrieve human DNA for further hybridization, so they are scrambling to retrieve it before it is too late. Seeing Rory drawing a map to the spaceship, Traeger takes the boy away to go to the ship. The team escapes and goes after him with the help of a brain-damaged Predator Dog.


Boyd Holbrook
Quinn McKenna, Emily's estranged husband, the father of Rory and an Army Ranger Captain and sniper
Trevante Rhodes
Gaylord "Nebraska" Williams, a former Marine officer
Olivia Munn
Dr. Casey Bracket, an evolutionary biologist
Jacob Tremblay
Rory McKenna, Quinn and Emily's troubled son
Sterling K. Brown
Will Traeger, a government agent and Director of the "Stargazer Project"
Keegan-Michael Key
Coyle, a Marine veteran
Thomas Jane
Baxley, a Marine veteran from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars
Alfie Allen
Lynch, a former Marine
Augusto Aguilera
Nettles, a former Huey helicopter pilot
Yvonne Strahovski
Emily McKenna, Quinn's estranged wife and the mother to Rory
Brian A. Prince
Predator/Apex Predator
Jake Busey
Sean Keyes, a head scientist, the son of Peter Keyes (played by Busey's father Gary Busey in Predator 2)
RJ Fetherstonhaugh
Agent Church, Traeger's right-hand man
Peter Shinkoda
Dr. Yamada, a scientist for the "Stargazer Project"
Mike Dopud
Dupree, an operative of the "Stargazer Project"
Niall Matter
Sapir, an operative of the "Stargazer Project"
Françoise Yip
Cullen, an operative of the "Stargazer Project"
Lochlyn Munro
Lt. General Marks, a United States Air Force general


The film The Predator was scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on September 6, 2018 (TIFF), on September 13, 2018 (Germany) and on September 14, 2018 (United States).

The duration of the film is 107 minutes. With a budget of $88 million, the film grossed over $160.5 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Predator got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

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Wikipedia: The Predator (film)