When it was announced Jake Busey had joined the cast of The Predator, there was a lot of speculation he could be playing the son of (real-life dad) Gary Busey’s Predator 2 character, Peter Keyes. Turns out, those theories were right on the money.
While speaking with The Red Booth, the Starship Troopers star confirmed that yes, he is indeed playing the son of Peter Keyes in Shane Black’s Predator movie, which was co-written with Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3, Star Trek: Enterprise). Here’s what Busey said:
“[Shane Black] called me and he said ‘Hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son.’ And so as much as I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played, and I don’t think there would be any other forum where I would do that. I think this is the one thing.”
Starring Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Alfie Allen and Yvonne Strahovski, The Predator takes place in a suburban setting where an alien hunter starts hunting a group of unsuspecting humans.
It’s also a sequel to both Predator and Predator 2, and Busey said: “If you liked the very first movie a lot, you’ll really like this one. This one has a lot of essence of the first movie.” Now, that sounds like sweet, sweet music to my ears.
The hunt for The Predator will be on when the movie opens in theaters on Aug. 3, 2018. Did you guess correctly Jake Busey was playing the son of Gary Busey's character?