Writer-director Shane Black who made headlines yesterday when it was announced he will write and direct the reboot to the 1987 action classic, “Predator,” revealed today he has already decided to cast former NBC host Chris Hansen in the iconic role of commando leader, Dutch, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original. According to Black, there’s nobody better to take on one of the most notorious cinematic villains of all-time than the former host of “To Catch a Predator.”
“Chris Hansen’s put down more predators in his day than Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Glover, and Adrien Brody combined,” Black told Hollywood & Swine. “In my reboot, Hansen’s character lures the predator to Earth under the guise that he’s going have sex with an underage girl. Armed with only a female sidekick who sounds and looks like a thirteen-year-old, a tray of chocolate chip cookies, and a team of sheriff’s deputies, he sets a trap that even the deadly alien hunter can’t get out of.”
Black also revealed the reason he decided to cast Hansen in the role of Dutch, was that the former television personality was fired from NBC last year after ironically being caught on camera having extramarital affairs, so he’ll be able to start shooting right away.