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Shane Black

Shane Black [5]

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Born:December 16, 1961 (57)
Filmography Rating:6.76 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.33 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.75 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:63.16%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Predator [1987](26) => Hawkins
RoboCop 3 [1993](32) => Donnelly
Last Action Hero [1993](32) => Writer
Iron Man 3 [2013](52) => Writer / Director
The Predator [2018](57) => Director / Writer

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AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem [2007]
  • At the cemetery sequence, the man with a gun stands in front of a tombstone with the name "HAWKINS" on it. Hawkins was one of the soldiers of Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) on the first Predator movie, played by Shane Black, today a screenwriter ([Lethal Weapon] franchise) and director (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang).
    Iron Man 2 [2010]
  • Writer Shane Black recommended that Tony Stark's characterization be inspired by [?] J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who led the team that developed the atomic bomb. After witnessing his creation's destructive potential, Oppenheimer defamed himself as "the Destroyer of Worlds" and sank into depression.
    Iron Man 3 [2013]
  • Shane Black admitted that Jon Favreau gave him tips and advice during filming (for which he was very grateful and thankful) though noted that this film would have a "different feel" from the other two.
    Spectre [2015]
  • Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, [?] Danny Boyle, Shane Black, Christopher Nolan, and [?] Nicolas Winding Refn, were all considered to direct before Sam Mendes agreed to return after directing Skyfall. Regarding Nolan, associate producer Gregg Wilson has said: "Christopher Nolan would be a 'dream' choice for a future Bond director. We would of course be interested to have a discussion with him. We would like to do the same type of movie. It would be a dream to be with Nolan. But we always have an open mind when it comes to directors."
    The Predator [2018]
  • The film was directed and co-written by Shane Black, as a sequel to Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010). Shane Black had played Hawkins in the original film.
  • The film was originally conceived as a reboot of Predator (1987), until Shane Black came aboard and confirmed he would be making a sequel instead, as he wanted to continue to explore the "Predator" mythology.
  • Shane Black wrote Thomas Jane's character Baxley with Tourette's symptoms because Black has Tourette's.
  • After the success of Iron Man 3 (2013), Shane Black was approached by 20th Century Fox with an Iron Man 3 (2013)-sized budget to direct a new "Predator" movie, and he could not resist.
  • Shane Black revealed that the rough cut was so dark, it was nicknamed the Night Cut and led to reshooting the third act.
  • Shane Black was cast in the original film, with the intention that he would re-write the script during production. However, he chose not to do so and the script was not rewritten.
  • Directed and written by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the movie has attracted some derision especially in the UK for being "a Black & Dekker film" - which sounds like Black & Decker, the manufacturer of DIY power tools and accessories.