Bringing his brand of testosterone-soaked hilarity to the 70s cop genre in The Nice Guys this week we get a reminder of exactly why director Shane Black has the reputation which precedes him.

There is another film on Black’s horizon however, one which could be the shot in the arm for a flaccid action series. During the junket for The Nice Guys, Stefan Pape asked director Shane Black about his next project, The Predator.

Always candid and interesting Black talks about where exactly the film will sit inside the Predators universe and how it fits in with past movies. It’s hard not to get excited about a new Shane Black entry into a franchise, particularly one which has needed a fairly substantial dose of the darkest comedy.

Here’s Black on The Predator,