Boyd Holbrook and Trevante Rhodes were both cut from the 2017 film Song to Song.
While filming Boyd Holbrook pitched his script for The Thirst to John Davi.
The high school is named after the Predator producer Lawrence Gordon.
The film's premiere was at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018.
Steve Wilder Striegewas was initially cast as a minor character in this movie, but 20th Century Fox removed his scenes when actress Olivia Munn informed that he was arrested, charged, and registered as a sex offender in 2010 after facing allegations that he attempted to lure a 14-year-old female into a sexual relationship via the internet.
Shane Black said that the rough cut was so dark, it was nicknamed the "Night Cut" and led to reshooting the third act.
Shane Black wrote Thomas Jane's character Baxley with Tourette's symptoms as Black has Tourette's.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Benecio Del was replaced by Boyd Holbrook.
The opportunity to return as Dutch was turned down by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Shane Black was cast in the original film, with the hope that he would re-write the script during production. However, he chose not to do so and the script was not rewritten.
Shane Black confirmed via Twitter that the film will be rated R.
Jake Busey plays the son of Peter Keyes, the government official from Predator 2 who died during the hunt for the Predator. Peter Keyes was played by Gary Busey, who is Jake's father in real life as well.
"The Predator" initially conceived as a reboot of the "Predator" film franchise, until Shane Black came aboard and confirmed he would be making a sequel instead.
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