Beyond Trachtenberg’s hiring, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Disney is already rebooting Predator. Disney is well known for its interest in IP and the studio is finally starting to get around to utilizing some of the bigger franchises obtained in the Fox deal.
According to Deadline, 20th Century and Disney have hired Dan Trachtenberg to direct Predator 5. Trachtenberg is best known for his work on 10 Cloverfield Lane, with his most recent credit being the director of The Boys pilot episode for Amazon Prime Video. The new movie is based on a script by Patrick Aison (Jack Ryan). Predator 5 will reportedly take the franchise in a new direction and not build off the ending of The Predator.
The Predator franchise has an iconic creature at its core and none of the sequels have yet to bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch, although he was offered a cameo in The Predator. But, Trachtenberg and Disney can help return the franchise to its roots and possibly connect Predator 5 to past entries.