While Predator may seem to have it all -- big biceps, bigger guns, wildly libidinous Tyrannosauruses -- the only song and dance it had was the one that pencil-pushing Dillon was doing for the government. Oh snap! Well now it has plenty of those too, thanks to Predator: The Musical
Conceived by a group of dudes who met as castmates in the also-awesome stage adaption Point Break Live, PTM's an ambitious, melodious reworking of the 1987 classic that aims to "not only explore the relationship between film and theater, but also between family, friends, and adversaries", though no word on the relationship between governor and longtime maid. The writers crafted the script from scratch, complete with new dialogue and additional character backstory, while taking great care to leave in place such memorable lines as "Get to the chopper!" and "If it bleeds, we can kill it", an utterance originally attributed to William Faulkner (dude straight hated periods!). Action sequences take place throughout the theater and incorporate the audience, and the original musical numbers cover a wide range of genres, from the Joan Jett-style punk anthem "I Ain't Got Time to Bleed", to the over-the-top, Lady Gaga-esque "Jungle Heat", though who could blame Upton Sinclair for getting randy after endlessly writing about packing meat
To up the production value they've painstakingly made a cast replica of the alien's head and helmet, and even snagged wrist blades from the dude who designed the weaponry for the actual film, though clearly not all of the guns, as the biggest ones were provided by Dillon and Dutch.