Thomas Jane has been talking about his upcoming movie The Predator and has revealed rather a lot about the film’s plot. Check out what he said below.
I am very excited for Shane Black’s Predator movie. We haven’t really seen a good Predator movie in a long time since the original Predator movie to be exact, which Black starred in. Since then, he’s made a name for himself as a writer/director with films like The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He wrote the first Lethal Weapon and Last Action Hero. He’s obviously a very talented bloke and looks like the perfect fit for the Predator movie. One of the film’s stars, Thomas Jane, appeared on the Shadow Nation podcast and revealed rather a lot about the film’s plot. Have a listen to the podcast below.
Just in case you don’t have time to listen to the almost 2-hour long show, here’s a written transcript of what the actor had to say about The Predator’s plot (via AVP Galaxy):
“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever. But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the VA hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, PTSD… soldiers. We’re at the VA hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out…this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this…somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get thrown onto the bus to go down to the hospital and they throw this other guy on the bus too,” the ex-Punisher revealed.
He continued: “And he’s a guy they’ve actually marked to kill him because he’s seen a UFO, he’s seen the Predator ships come down so they lock him up and throw him in with us lunatics. They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy. But, of course, we take the bus over and we’re all like “fuck that man, let’s go kill these fucking Predators ourselves” and we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there’s these aliens out there. So that’s kinda cool!”
Despite being slightly hazing on the film’s exact plot, he went on to reassure listeners that his performance and the film are going to be brilliant.
“I can just say I had a blast. We had a great cast, with this terrific ensemble with all these great actors. And Shane Black, he wrote and directed it so it has that kind of Shane Black humour. We had a blast. It was funny. You know the Predators, they looked…you know they didn’t fuck those up. They’re still Predators and they’re pretty much the same Predator as always. I think it might be great. I tell you the acting is going to be pretty good…I’m going to be good in it!”
The Predator boasts a stellar cast with Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Edward James Olmos, Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key and Alfie Allen all taking part in the Predator-related fun.
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You can watch Thomas Jane right now in Netflix’s 1922.