It’s the Fourth of July. Happy Birthday, America. And to celebrate, the world has a little present for all of us, a shiny new trailer for a 2K restoration of Predator.
John McTiernan’s macho 1987 man-versus-alien actioner may be one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s quintessential cinematic moments, but it’s also not the kind of thing you generally think of as getting this treatment. Elaborate restorations of this ilk tend to be reserved for niche art house fare from critically revered auteurs, not a muscle-bound sci-fi joint from the guy who directed Die Hard.
But I couldn’t he happier about this. Predator is one of my all-time favorites, and this transfer looks incredible, sharp and crisp and gorgeous. If nothing else, this will be one hell of a way to get psyched for Shane Black’s (The Nice Guys) impending addition to the franchise. Let’s hope that lives up to the original, because none of the other have thus far.
Here’s the rub about this The Predator re-release. Right now it’s slated to hit theaters on August 17, in France. As far as the rest of the world goes, who knows? I’m sure it will hit U.S. shores and elsewhere eventually, but for now, we’ll have to wait. Check out the trailer below and try not to drool on your keyboard.