Screenwriter Patrick Aison, known for his work in titles such as Jack Ryan, Kingdom, and Treadstone, is writing the script of the latest unnamed Predator outing.
Deadline reported that the film will not pick up from where the Shane Black-directed 2018 installment left off. Black also had a supporting role in the first Predator movie that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and released in 1987.
Revelation too early
Director not happy with the reveal
However, Trachtenberg is not happy with the media breaking the news too early as it has spoiled his plans for the big reveal.
Trachtenberg tweeted, "Been working on this for almost 4 years now. I am very sad that what we had in store for how you could discover this movie will no longer happen. It's a bummer. But also...YAY!"
Director says the news was meant to be a 'surprise'
What was the first film about?
The first film released in 1987 and dealt with a brilliant blend of muscles and extraterrestrials.
Schwarzenegger and his team of commandos reach Central American forests to rescue a foreign cabinet minister and his associate who are held hostage by insurgents.
However, the rescue team faces the wrath of the invisible and infallible alien which then kills them.
How successful was Arnie's 'Predator'?
With a modest budget nearing $18M, the film earned over $98M and has often been called one of the greatest action flicks by Schwarzenegger.
Then came the 1990 sequel Predator 2, followed by Predators in 2010, and The Predator in 2018, respectively.
The alien has also appeared in the crossover franchise AVP, with Alien Vs. Predator (2004) and Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).