MovieHole caught up with KNB’s Howard Berger whose company are doing the special effects on Predators. He basically just says they’re going to be faithful to Stan Winston’s work in the original movies.
“I just saw some photos today and they look absolutely fantastic!”, says Berger, who got his start working with Stan Winston on films like “Predator” and “Aliens”. ”˜’Greg [Nicotero] is supervising and masterminding that one. So we’re in pre-production on [it] right now…
…we wanted to have the Predator look as it did in the original film. We went back and looked at the original. I actually worked in the shop with Stan Winston on the first film. It was great to be able to go back to the series having not been involved in any of the sequels, and it was also great to be able to make sure we built them as Stan Winston did… They look really fantastic. There’s a whole bunch of cool [Predator’s] in the film, and everyone’s going to be very happy that we’ve been very faithful to the Stan Winston designs. It’s out next year. It’s shooting very soon.’’
In related news, Big Island Weekly spoke to Ron Schmidt, the unit production manager on Predators, about shooting in Hawaii. Casting still hasn’t been completed and sets haven’t been finished. He says the story takes place with nine characters running through the jungle escaping the predator. Thanks to Darkoo for the news.