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Predator: Dark Ages Trailer – Predator Fan Film

June of 2014 saw the announcement of an ambitious Predator fan film, Predator: Dark Ages. A month later the film was successfully funded via Kickstarter. In the months since the team behind the Predator fan film have released various pictures of the project and now they’ve released a teaser trailer for us all to enjoy:

“Our Predator fan film is set in the Dark Ages, it is a period in history where mankind was plagued by disease and famine, as well as having to live and die by the sword.

Our film follows a group of war-torn Templar knights who have returned from the Eastern lands, back to England, only to find that the enemy is now a lot closer and a lot more deadly than before. 

Throughout time the Predator has always looked for the greatest warriors to fight in battle, and with this short film we will see him put to the test against the some of the best history has ever seen, the Templar Knights.

Their battle with the Predator is the thing Myths and Legends are made of.”

I think the film looks fantastic and I’m excited to see more of it. In a recent update the team stated that they “have finished the colour grading process of post production, and are now onto VFX and Audio (sound design, score etc)!” If you don’t already, be sure to give them a Like on Facebook and follow this fantastic looking Predator fan film project.



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  1. Corporal Hicks
    They responded to your critique on Facebook btw Darkness:

    QuoteThanks for the kind words and we're so happy he liked it. Hopefully will go down as well tomorrow at the premiere. A good point too about the voice waves. We was hoping to do one final thing regarding that but alas it wasn't meant to be. You'll see tomorrow we've actually removed for the same ressons.
  2. The Alien Predator
    I see what you mean. Maybe he was recording and uploading the voices to process and utilize in a future hunt, who knows?

    I agree with you on the Predator vision in the first film, while it may be a classic, the effects really improve in later films. "Predators" shows just how detailed their vision really is, even Berserker's unmasked vision can see in far greater detail than the first Predator could. I think that in-universe, Anytime's vision would've been pretty "detailed" (still tricky for the human eye to follow) but the effects couldn't show it that well at that time.
  3. Darkness
    To be honest if you look back at the original Predator, the vision mode effects weren't that great - they were a lot more refined in Predator 2. Those movies and AvPs do have the voice mimic thing on the vision mode too but it's not every single shot and it generally looked better in the movies.

    I think they could have got away with not including the voice graphics in this as the Predator really wasn't interested in what they were saying.
  4. The Alien Predator
    Quote from: Darkness on May 21, 2015, 06:03:04 PM
    Holy moly, that was absolutely top notch. Everything about it was just superbly done. Camera work, actors, effects, music. It's very faithful to the first Predator. In terms of practical effects, it possibly is the best fan film we've seen (still have a soft spot for Redemption and its CGI work). The small bits of CGI were well done too. The only slight nitpick is that the vision mode shouldn't have the voice waves on the side but other than that, they did an amazing job.

    I am curious about the voice wave in the vision mode that you mention. Maybe it was just some original idea the guys behind the film had. Perhaps it's an app the Predator downloaded for his mask.  :P

    But seriously, maybe the Predator could've been "measuring" something else in the environment that just seems like a voice wave to us? I have yet to see what it looks like, if it's the thing in the films that you see on the side everytime the Predator analyses voices or imitates them, then I see what you mean. Especially if it's just there at random for no reason at all. Still could have a quick in universe explanation as some alien measuring device that uses a similar measuring display to the voice stuff the mask deals with.

    I am so looking forward to Monday now. Thanks for letting us know, Hicks. I have been hyped for this.
  5. Darkness
    Yeah, you should totally hold off and savour the moment for the big screen. We need to sort out our interview with these guys. I actually want to know now how it was all made and what went on behind the scenes.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Darkness on May 21, 2015, 06:03:04 PM
    Holy moly, that was absolutely top notch. Everything about it was just superbly done. Camera work, actors, effects, music. It's very faithful to the first Predator. In terms of practical effects, it possibly is the best fan film we've seen (still have a soft spot for Redemption and its CGI work). The small bits of CGI were well done too. The only slight nitpick is that the vision mode doesn't have the voice waves on the side but other than that, they did an amazing job.

    Glad to hear it's good. I expected it to be. I'm trying to hold out until Saturday to see it.
  7. Darkness
    Holy moly, that was absolutely top notch. Everything about it was just superbly done. Camera work, actors, effects, music. It's very faithful to the first Predator. In terms of practical effects, it possibly is the best fan film we've seen (still have a soft spot for Redemption and its CGI work). The small bits of CGI were well done too. The only slight nitpick is that the vision mode shouldn't have the voice waves on the side but other than that, they did an amazing job.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    For those who donated via Kickstarter the film will be available online on the 22nd of May. The film will also be being shown at MCM Expo London on the 23rd. Not sure about for everyone else. Within a few weeks I believe.

    Luckily the Mrs wanted to go to MCM Expo so I'll be heading down there.  :)


    Oh and here's their new poster:

    https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11156268_656117334518559_3997468369809458491_n.jpg?oh=df0056fa110780129b981ef3b6c21d22&oe=55E22044


    http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/2015/05/05/predator-gets-medieval-for-fan-film-premiere/

    Announcement about the MCM Expo. They'll be a Q&A with the film makers after.

    They'll also be giving away some free t-shirts, I'll be trying to snag one of those mother truckers (I like t-shirts)

    https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1795568_666029163527376_1914111748077393697_n.png?oh=33e4158d4b40aad4f55c14900655e674&oe=55E012B7


    https://soundcloud.com/juaniglesias/predator-dark-ages-myth-of-the

    Here's a little teaser of the score for the film.
  9. Anonymous
    Predator and Terminator are my 2 favorite characters ever. Love the Alien as well! But just love Predator! It's so cool to see him in MKX owing head to head with fighters that will give him a hard battle. Also can't wait for Terminator: Genisys!!!!
  10. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Darkness on Mar 26, 2015, 07:48:10 PM
    I'm still not totally sold on the medieval setting but it's shaping up to be one of the better Predator only fan films out of the small number that we have. I think I just have unrealistic expectations of fan films after AvP Redemption. It takes a lot to get my motor running.

    The setting is one of the most interesting things about it. I genuinely think this will surpass Redemption - as good as it was - as this has professional actors, actual locations and a better suit. Don't get me wrong, I still love Redemption but I think this will be fantastic.
  11. Darkness
    I'm still not totally sold on the medieval setting but it's shaping up to be one of the better Predator only fan films out of the small number that we have. I think I just have unrealistic expectations of fan films after AvP Redemption. It takes a lot to get my motor running.
  12. Mike
    I meant it comes after Alien but before Aliens. Anyway can't wait to see this new film and awsome a new Predator movie is in the works too.
  13. Mike
    That looked pretty cool, like the wide angles I will love to see this film. This is as close to the origional ideal of Predator 2 sequel back then. Set in the 17th century with Pirates. I still love that ideal. The new film Predator 4 or reboot is said to take place in between the events of Predator and Predator 2. Kinda like Alien Isolation comes after Aliens but before Aliens. I can't wait to see this cool film.
  14. Corporal Hicks
    To be honest, I'd been expecting quality from them since the start. They've been posting up various pictures and stuff over on their Facebook page and it looks great. We should be having the guys on for a podcast at some point prior to release.
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