Hollywood sci-fi action film ‘The Predator’ to debut in Chinese mainland

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/10/24 18:38:41

Chinese poster for The Predator Photo: IC

The latest reinvention of the classic sci-fi franchise Predator, 20th Century Fox's 2018 film The Predator will hit Chinese mainland theaters on Friday, its Chinese distributer announced at the film's premiere in Beijing on Wednesday.

Directed by Iron Man 3 director Shane Black and a cast of stars that include Boyd Holbrook and Jacob Tremblay, the film focuses on a group of ex-soldiers who work together with a scientist to fight against the lethal alien intruders known as Predators, who have come back to Earth stronger and more intelligent after years of evolution.

This is the first time that a Predator film will have a wide release in the mainland.

The first film in 1987, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, still remains a haunting memory for many Chinese movie lovers born in the 1980s and 1990s.

The film's Chinese ambassador, Taiwan actor and singer Jiro Wang, attended the premiere on Wednesday to share his love for the franchise as a hardcore fan.

"I fell in love with the alien hunters starting from the 1987 film," Wang said, while showing off a small Predator statue that he and his team designed.

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