Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are returning to produce the reboot as well. Fox has already scheduled “The Predator” for a Feb. 9, 2018 opening.
Major plot details are under wraps. “Narcos” star Holbrook replaced Benicio del Toro to become the first major casting, announced in October.
The original was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura as commandos attempting to rescue hostages while being stalked in a jungle in Central America by a fearsome extra-terrestrial, played by Kevin Peter Hall.
“The Predator” is expected to begin production in Vancouver in February. The cast also includes Sterling K. Brown and Keegan-Michael Key.
Tremblay, who’s now 10 years old, will play Holbrook’s son. He broke out in 2015’s “Room” opposite Brie Larson.
Tremblay will be seen next in a pair of dramas — Lionsgate’s family drama “Wonder” opposite Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson and in Focus Features’ “The Book of Henry” with Naomi Watts.
Tremblay is repped by UTA, Canada’s Play Management and Jackoway Tyerman.