As Shane Black is hard at work on the rebooted continuation of the Predator series, entitled The Predator, it looks like we have a former Wolfman in talks to take on the alien threat.

Benicio del Toro is currently in talks to head up the new film as new hero lead “Quinn MacKenna” (a tentative name for the character), which Black will be directing and co-wrote with Monster Squad collaborator Fred Dekker. del Toro is also signed to reprise his role in Soldado, the sequel to the sleeper hit Sicario, which is being directed by Stefano Sollima.

Black played Hawkins, who was the first victim of the monstrous alien in the 1987 original film and would go on to write the original Lethal Weapon and the hit Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He is also developing a big-screen adaptation of 1930’s pulp comic icon Doc Savage, which will star Dwayne Johnson as “The Man of Bronze”.

The Predator is scheduled to be released in 2018.

H/T: /Film, Dark Horizons