9. Shane Black was killed first for a reason
Shane Black (pictured, far left) had a small role in the film as Hawkins, a commando in Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer’s (Schwarzenegger) crew who gets killed very early on. It turns out producer John Davis, who is also producing the new sequel/reboot for Black, wanted Black’s writing skills more than his acting skills. Black had recently written Lethal Weapon, which turned out to be a huge success. Unfortunately for Black, he was more interested in acting in Predator.
“I met Shane on that movie” Davis said to The Hollywood Reporter. “Shane was a really great writer and we wanted him to do a rewrite on the [Predator] script. So we put him in the movie, because he’s an actor. And we got him down there, and we asked him to do a rewrite, and he said he was an actor in the movie and not a writer. So he was the first person we killed. He got killed seven minutes into the movie.”
Black will get the chance to make his own Predator movie now, rewrites be damned.
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