Olivia Munn is in talks to join Shane Black’s “The Predator,” 20 Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi series, TheWrap has learned.
Munn would play a scientist opposite Boyd Holbrook, who is playing a special forces commando.
Shane Black, who had a small role in the 1987 film, is directing the movie, which hasn’t released plot details yet. Fred Dekker wrote the script. Producing are John Davis, Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original film. “The Predator” is set to hit theaters on Feb. 9, 2018.
Black, best known for creating the “Lethal Weapon” series, last wrote and directed last summer’s “The Nice Guys,” a period thriller that starred Russell Crow and Ryan Gosling.
The original “Predator” starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a special forces team tasked with rescuing hostages from guerilla-controlled territory in Central America. There, they encounter the title character, an advanced and aggressive form of extraterrestrial life. Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura played fellow commandos, and Kevin Peter Hall played the Predator.
Munn was last seen as the mutant Psylocke in Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” last summer. She will next be seen in ensemble comedy “Office Christmas Party,” from Dreamworks.
Munn is repped by CAA and Atlas Artists.
“The Predator” is eyeing a February start date.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about Munn.