Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has been recruited to revamp the Predator film franchise.

The moviemaker will write and direct the update of the 1980s sci-fi blockbuster, which featured Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura.

Ironically, Black appeared in a minor role in the original 1987 movie.

Since that film, there have been three Predator-related films - a sequel in 1990, a spin-off in 2010 and two Alien vs. Predator movies in 2004 and 2007.