Initial reports suggested that Shane Black’s upcoming “Predator” movie is set to be a reboot, but this doesn’t seem to be the case according to the director. Speaking to Collider in a recent interview, the “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” and “Iron Man 3” helmer set out to put the record straight himself, saying that “he and [Fred] Dekker are actually envisioning an ‘inventive sequel’ with this iteration, which is to say it’s really not a reboot at all.”

Ugly bugger!

Ugly bugger!

Black added:

“As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,”

“Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” While he didn’t like reboots in general, the director said he could “really get behind inventive sequels,” adding that he liked “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”

Black is directing and writing the treatment for the film, which will then be scripted in full by Fred Dekker (with whom Black worked on Monster Squad). Fox-based John Davis, who produced the original 1987 sci-fi actioner with Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon, is producing the reboot.