The merciless alien warriors are returning to Earth soon in The Predator, so be afraid – and grab some popcorn!

A fourth take (not counting crossovers) on the tale of army dudes battling horrendous extra-terrestrials, this one gains a definitive article and has Shane Black – Lethal Weapon writer and The Nice Guys writer/director – calling the shots, and it looks, well, pretty gruesome. Fans rejoice!

As for the story, a young boy accidentally triggers the return to Earth of the universe’s most lethal hunters. They’re apparently now stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. It’s a bit like a DIY Jurassic World – although we’d probably rather see dinos taking over the streets than these menaces. Anyway, it’s up to a motley crew of ex-soldiers and a science teacher to prevent the end of the human race – and send that kid to the naughty corner.

The Predator stars Olivia Munn, Yvonne Strahovski, Jacob Tremblay (the kid from Room), Thomas Jane, Sterling K. Brown, Boyd Holbrook, Edward James Olmos, Keegan-Michael Key and action stalwart Jake Busey, and is set to take over Australian cinemas on September 13.

Take care, this trailer requires a LANGUAGE WARNING.

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