IESB have just posted up an interview they did with Nimrod Antal, director of Predators. I believe this was done sometime ago (around the leak about Fishburne being cast):
“Well, Predator 2 was closer to the original film than what the AVP films later became so I was more the AVP films that we were dismissing and it was an aesthetic, it was based on the designs, they kept on getting bigger and bigger and longer and longer swords and blades and the weapons became slightly cartoonish by the end there so we wanted to just bring it back and I think science fiction, the best science fiction is grounded science fiction, it’s science fiction you can believe and you buy into and so far as design and everything else that’s what kept us grounded as well.”
He talks about the casting, the effects, some of the techniques. It’s an interesting read. Check it out. Thanks to Darkoo for the news.