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Art and Making of The Predator Cover Shows New Predator Design

The cover for the upcoming book “The Art and Making of The Predator,” which features the conceptual and practical design work from the movie, has been added to the book’s listing on Titan Books’ website.

It’s unknown if this will be the final cover art, but featured in the image is a look at one of the new Predators from the film. Based upon the armor, this is not the same Predator as those that were leaked a while back. We’ve also confirmed this is the case with one of our sources.

 Art and Making of The Predator Cover Shows New Predator Design

One notable feature is the singular wrist-blade design, similar to the ones the “Super-Predators” used in the 2010 film, Predators. In our interview with StudioADI last November, we asked if any elements from Predators would influence what we’d be seeing in The Predator, and naturally, creature designers Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis were coy about that info.

The art book is slated to be released on September 18th, right after The Predator opens in theaters.

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  1. Petr Švancara
    Oops, I made a mistake. There was even more Predators from the second film. City Hunter, Elder, Borg, Boar, Stalker, Warrior, Snake, Guardian and Shaman. 9 Preds from the P2 if Im right. Lol, we got less Predators with each movie, interesting fact.
  2. Petr Švancara
    BigDaddyJohn - Nothing new for me, I know bro. But we still cant be 100% sure about them until we see the movie. So, there isnt anything confirmed or official here. Maybe there are more of them, even if we dont know that yet. For example, how many Predators we have in first AVP? I think that there are technically 7 of them. The first three from ancient times, after them another three in modern time, plus the Elder Pred in the end, the rest of them in the end I really dont count, lol. Its a highest number yet, but their quality was really low, I was hardly dissapointed when I see the Scar Predator's face for the first time, I hate that plastic feeling, it hurts.
  3. BigDaddyJohn
    germanator2 - People are saying this should be the captured Pred, not the upgrade. The upgrade Pred should be more different, bigger, heavier and I guess propably with totally unique, new face design. Well, If the film makers doesn't change anything, because we still dont know exactly how many of them are in the movie. +Plus, this image can be also only a nonexistent concept, something like an early version of first Predator costume, final version can be different. . this is still only a picture after all, we dont know yet. Oh, and btw. Oliwia Munn and Shane Black share some pictures, videos on their instagram profiles, if I'm right. Nothing important, just photos from the set, but I like the forest environment around them. Its one of the first thing I like about this movie, lol. Im still super worried about everything.

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  4. Petr Švancara
    germanator2 - People are saying this should be the captured Pred, not the upgrade. The upgrade Pred should be more different, bigger, heavier and I guess propably with totally unique, new face design. Well, If the film makers doesn't change anything, because we still dont know exactly how many of them are in the movie. +Plus, this image can be also only a nonexistent concept, something like an early version of first Predator costume, final version can be different. . this is still only a picture after all, we dont know yet. Oh, and btw. Oliwia Munn and Shane Black share some pictures, videos on their instagram profiles, if I'm right. Nothing important, just photos from the set, but I like the forest environment around them. Its one of the first thing I like about this movie, lol. Im still super worried about everything.
  5. germanator2
    I like the design here. It's a little different, but change is good and the spirit of the original design is still there as well. It is said that this is the "Upgrade" Predator, as they call it in the script, something similar to the Berserker Predator. I do like the design better than the Super Predators from Predators. I don't mind the single wrist blade either. It seems more practical anyway. You can get a cleaner cut with one than with two. Despite what many have said about the script, my interest is definitely piqued here. Hope the trailer comes out soon
  6. newagescamartist
    Speaking of Robocop, a new one with Peter Weller would make me absolutely geek out. Huge potential there with the right script. Weller's biggest gripe was the suit, and I'm sure with modern technology they could make the suit more user friendly. Someone needs to get this greenlit.
  7. Dan
    I don't think predator franchise needs a reboot.
    The new movie was announced in 2014 june and we got if four years later and 8 years after Predators.The movie completes very slowly.If they decide to reboot that would be a few years again but thats right Petr that we haven't seen the film so we first have to see how it works.
    That universe building for this franchise could also work with Holbrook's character if the movie is successful.
    Josh Brolin was also rumored for the  role of McKenna next to Franco, Affleck and  Del Toro if I'm right.
    I'm still wondering how Del Toro's McKenna could have been.
  8. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Petr I think your underestimating what can be done if the right director/cast comes along with the right creativity , I agree reboots and remakes usually fail , but not always . I used many great examples to show this point . There is a lot of room with predator to work around , and as iv said there's no reason why it can't work . I only feel a remake is crucial in order for more connected sequels and creating a rich universe. As I have said out of the four films , one was a success the rest are questionable. So clearly the current formula isn't working . There has to be point when you accept new life needs to be injected into it , I.e a fresh take.
  9. Petr Švancara
    Jesus. No one here is touchy, everyone see the potential. But you should rather start think about possible damage that such a reboot could do. Most of us have fear about this movie just because the script, and you dont have any fear when you're already talking about reboot. Funny, you just 100% believe in the quality and success of the possible reboot. . but, what do we gonna do if its gonna be a bad reboot, huh? There are still low number of good remakes against the higher number of bad remakes, facts. And by the way, sometimes you cant just recreate something that is totally unique and almost perfect in its core. Sometimes its impossible to even try that. Same like old classic music, Bethoven or Mozart, why we dont have such a talens now?
  10. Petr Švancara
    Predator dont need to be there for a new audience, there are tons and tons of fans that still remember the first movie. I know there are bad reboots and good reboots. But, let's just look at the new rebooted Robocop, Is there anyone, even only one person who like this new latest version of Robocop? Latest Robocop movie created mainly for new audience totally ruined the seriously respected original, original Robocop same as Predator is just untouchable. . no one should ever try to fight with it. Predator doesnt need any story that will be connecting all the movies strictly together. Predator story is story about conflict, and this concflict is always happening somewhere else on the planet depending on where our Predator goes. Each conflict is different, location, environment, players and even the Predator itself is not the same one each time. We should have some connectivity between the movies yeah, I agree. But I think that we already have some connection. We have something like CIA, a company that study Predator's global activity on the Earth (P2 reference) and that should be enough. Of course that all that people who survived against the Predator cant be just in one group against him, that will be stupid, especially when all the people have different nationality. But, I am in love with this actual concept that we already have. I will rather stay with this. We really dont need that much any human characters to be there in order to connect these films all together, especially when we dont have the same actors like before (Im talking about you Arnold). I know that Dutch could be there, sure. . but if you want a real connection, than Dutch should be played only by Arnold once again. In this case. . reboot doesnt fix anything, reboot actually only damage the small connection that we already have here.
  11. ELDERCLANLEADER
    There is a point in remaking / rebooting predator though , right now we have four films , one is great the rest are questionable and none of them are coherent, and as good as the first was , it was made without a sequel in mind ,  none of them link together to create a story of any worth or emotional clout or weight . The first was a straight up 80s action movie , it didn't need to rely on a complicated story , and that's fine but as soon as you turn it into a franchise you need a story that links everything together , and predator just doesn't have this .  This is the ONLY reason why I think a remake is needed , so you have a strong starting point to create worthy sequels in the future , and develop strong characters,  and not just half baked creature features , but can carry a story that the viewer can emotionally invest in and feel part of. People need to get of their bike , stop being so touchy and see the potential. The original predator will always be there regardless , it's not going anywhere , it will always be iconic , but remaking the original in order to flesh out a universe for the franchise and bringing it to a new audience is the kind of thing this franchise needs badly. And I fail to see why this is bad for a franchise that has already become jaded and neglected.

     It needs better foundations , in order to build a better sky scraper.. so to speak..
  12. newagescamartist
    I'm with Petr. No point whatsoever remaking Predator. It's pretty much a perfect movie. The music, the visual effects, the cast, the acting, the direction, the pacing, the well placed humor...it's a masterpiece.
  13. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Petr eveything in the media these days are repeats of yesteryear , to me spiderman 2 was a ciniematic masterpiece , Tobey nailed spiderman , does that mean I don't like Tom holland ? Of course not, deadpool was a modern masterpiece, are you telling me ryan Reynolds will be the only person to play deadpool ?    . Arnold hasn't shown much love to predator , I don't understand why some people are so touchy about him being recast . Yes the original was a classic and is iconic , but that doesn't mean it can't be improved and modernised , with a background story fleshed out this time round. I hate to say it but reboots and remakes by Hollywood , book writers and most of media is nothing new , how many times has universal rebooted and remade the mummy ?  How many films about titanic was made by Hollywood before we got to James Cameron's ? How many times has Shakespeare's plays been retold and modernised ?I totally understand what makes a masterpiece petr , I'm just not close minded on what can be achieved.
  14. Flap Jack
    Disney/FOX deal isn't even done yet.. It will actually take a couple of years if (with question mark) they close it - so let me be very clear here. Disney still does not own FOX and it's assets.
    So they don't have even remotely any saying in Predator franchise.. There is even big possibility that Disney won't even be allowed to buy FOX (regulations and so on)..

    Unfortunatelly english is not my native language but i hope you guys understand this

  15. Petr Švancara
    Dan - I agree, no reboot, but continuation with Arnold in it, with proper introduction - Arnold is pure Gem, we know how serious he can be, his Age thanks to him also isnt that big deal.
  16. Petr Švancara
    No, I absolutely disagree, First Predator film portrait the Dutch in the best possible way, no one ever will be capable to replace one of the Arnold's best role, practically role from the best years of his entire life (same as Terminator) At this point. . anyone who has the same opinion about this is for me a person that I have zero interest to communicate, we cant be sure about the actuall quality of THIS movie. . and there are already people that will rather believe in the quality of any possible reboot? I have strong feeling that this idea must be suported only by a bunch of younger people or something, no one in my age will ever suport this BS. Sorry guys but this is dull idea, someone here really dont understand the term of word "masterpiece". Thats the word I used with the context with first Predator.
  17. Dan
    If Arnie gets a great direction he is not cheesy.
    That what could work really cool with Black if he's got a more serious role in the second half of the movie than a cameo.

    In the new Terminator Tim Miller and James Cameron will make Arnie great again.I hope.
  18. ELDERCLANLEADER
    This is why I think a remake is needed , what predator lacks more than anything is a story that has a beginning middle and an end. Arnie just isn't quite what he once was , I would rather see someone else play Dutch altogether,   build a brand new story out of him , that has continuation and weight and make a trilogy ,
  19. Petr Švancara
    Hom much cheesy is small child with Predator helmet on its face, I mean. . everything we know about this movie so far do not sound seriously like something most of us wants, it sound more like a comedy if not a tragedy, I dont think that Arnold could made it even worst, lol. But I understand your point about his recent roles, question is how bad the movie really is, it could be only rumor.
  20. Nice find dan
    it would be nice if arnold was at the area52 place with the high death toll that fred decker indicated is having reshoots at .
    Maybe arnold surveys the after math or helps kill the predator doing all the slaughtering
  21. Dan
    Arnold's new Terminator's filming delayed from late march to mid june so he's got time to film a few scenes for The Predator so he has time if they decided to have him in the movie.
    I would like to see him playing the veteran Dutch.
    There's so much could be about him and what happened with him in the last 30 years.
  22. Petr Švancara
    I will rather somehow continue with it, with that what we have. Nothing is so bad here, nothing is damaged, standalone Predator movies are so far good, I really dont want to see any reboot in the style of making another military group in the jungle again, or another cop story like in the second movie, I think that "reboot" should be rather another good continuation. Because there really isnt much for rebooting here, personaly Im gonna start thinking about any reboot only when Shane's upcoming Predator end up being the worst of the all four movies. . I still hope that leaked script was just a joke, even when I dont trust this theory that much, because Predator is in part of my heart. At this moment, a tons of my friends just cant believe how bad that script sound, trailer or teaser is hardly needed here. I was never in my life so nervous about any other movie as I am now. Yeah, its very important for me.
  23. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Of course a new remake would respect its source material , but loads and loads of masterpieces have been rehashes , scarface was a remake yet it's Iconic, King Kong is definitely a masterpiece , how many great batman films are there ? I'm talking to you mr Tim burton!  ;) 2017's IT is a remake and it's another masterpiece , all these films respected their source material. My point is a predator remake in with the right director could very definitely work. Now Disney own the predator franchise this may become a reality , perhaps that's why fox have been so leaky and careless , because they don't care anymore it's not their loss ? It's now disneys .
    Hypothetically speaking there's nothing to stop Disney incorporating Predator into marvel , they could even just pull the plug on the film altogether if they wanted to . Sad but true because what's to stop them ?
  24. Petr Švancara
    ELDERCLANLEADER - A Predator reboot or remake? Are you serious? Reboots are vital if you want to do something better or different against the original that was somehow destroyed or totally forget by audience, I mean. . mostly the reboots are trying to fix something that was a previous disaster. There are only two movie reboots that I respect, Peter Jackson's King kong and Dawn of The Dead, these two movies respected their original and their new versions is even better. Of course you never cant beat the classic, but why reboot a Predator? We have only three standalone Predator movies (I dont count AVP) and these three movies are fairly done. First one is masterpiece, and second one is slightly behind it, the third one is ok (by the way I love all of them somehow) so. . why reboot such a short franchise already? Maybe after the fourth one from Shane we could start think about it. . depending on the overall movie success, I mean. . if we really ended up with a young boy wearing a Predator eguipment. . maybe that we really should reboot it in order to forget this latest crazy story, but why reboot it right now? We should rather continue with the established Predator franchise forward. . but it seems that even this is not true - judging by the leaked script. . we can say that this movie will try to change fundamental ideas way too much and too hard (without any fear behind it) so. . maybe that you have right even if I dont want to accept that, but only if the Shane's film really will be that bad. There is still a small chance that the so called leaked script could be just a bad joke, you know. . just maybe. Oh, and I agree with you on the Dark Knight trilogy as you said, but still. . I dont like reboots and remakes in general, on the other hand. . look on the new Ghostbusters, new Total Recall or new Conan, reboots are not always the best idea.
  25. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Usually I'm against it , as I think normally it's a cash in , but I think predator is different, it needs a reboot, I honestly believe the Disney take over will prove to be the best thing for predator/alien in the long run . But I think they should scrap the current universe and build a new one centred around Dutch , from the ground up in order to create worthy sequels that are coherent.

    As iv said batman has been rebooted and turned out to be an absolute gem with the dark knight trilogy, the new planet of the apes comes to mind here too ,  I see no reason why predator can't do the same .
  26. Hollywood
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    Hollywood -You act like they should do everything what fans want
    No, not really, especially since many fans don't agree on a lot of things. I simply pointed out why it's not ridiculous to give Arnold a cameo - because it was actually a popular opinion.

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    yet they still made pretty nonsense things judging by the script, things that fans never ever want or even think about. I will rather see Arnold in the lead role instead of Predators in human cargo pants, do I need to continue?
    How about the actual choice of Arnold or Boyd Holbrook, though? I honestly feel we have enough old guy action movies lol there's always the expendables and Bruce Willis' next sleepwalk if that's what people are looking for.

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    You are still forget on the fact that Arnold was asking Shane if they want to change the scenario in order to give him more potential in it, so Arnold propably has that time for it, why he will be asking in the first place if he will be busy?
    I didnt forget, the point was he will do work as long as he's in the central role, the quality of which is questionable. I'm sure people will say Arnold being the main character would've been better no matter what but I'd disagree based on his recent work. If he'd rather do Killing Gunther or something instead of a cameo in a Predator film there's no big worries for him or Shane.

    True they wanted Del Toro first but they clearly see something in Holbrook (there's a story Fox is giving him the green light to star in and write a thriller called 'Thirst'), plus I think he was good in Logan. He wasn't the standout in Narcos but he also wasn't an issue for me with the way he looks.

    He was good in Narcos, I only say he wasn't the standout because I'm a big fan of Pedro Pascal. I watched the series before Boyd was announced as the lead here though so maybe I'll rewatch and pay better attention haha
  27. Petr Švancara
    And yes, Boyd Holdbrook is just a baby for me, I dont have anything against him as a person. But his face and overall look just doesnt convince me that he can fit in this movie, especially as the lead actor. How many movies that guy has behind him? I dont even think that he has that much experience as an actor. They wanted the Benicio Del Toro previously instead him, and I think that was far better and convincing idea, I was dissapointed when they said tha Benicio dont be in it.
  28. Petr Švancara
    Hollywood -You act like they should do everything what fans want, yet they still made pretty nonsense things judging by the script, things that fans never ever want or even think about. I will rather see Arnold in the lead role instead of Predators in human cargo pants, do I need to continue? You are still forget on the fact that Arnold was asking Shane if they want to change the scenario in order to give him more potential in it, so Arnold propably has that time for it, why he will be asking in the first place if he will be busy? Another fact is, that they dont want to change the story just for Arnold, so. . I dont need to think anymore about anything here, actualky everything is obvious.
  29. Hollywood
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    for example replace our baby Boyd Holdbrook and add Arnold instead in it

    Boyd Holbrook is 36 years old, how is he a baby? Arnold is 70 and was/is busy making Killing Gunther, Triplets, and a journey to China movie (all great scripts simply because he is in a central role). There was a poll here on whether or not fans wanted him in a central role, and as you can see 65% did not choose that option:

    Should Arnold Schwarzenegger star in the Predator Sequel?

    Yes, as a cameo appearance. (51%)
    Yes, as a central role. (35%)
    No, not interested. (14%)
    Total Voters: 6,841

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/polls/

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    Why they decided to offer Arnold only a tiny, silly quick cameo in the end of movie is beyond my understanding.
    Well it was the most popular choice of 6,841 fans  :P
  30. BigDaddyJohn
    Why bitch about fox? Adi created this atrocity. Single blade is trash and the party city armor is just hilarious. A majority of people here say you can't judge until you see it this film will be a disappointment on the Paul Anderson avp level.

    Should be interesting to see the reactions when we first see the naked Predator-Human hybrid upgrade thing...

    He's not that naked  :laugh:
  31. Petr Švancara
    Since the Arnold Schwarzenegger is not in the politics anymore, they should and could do a story more focused on his "Dutch" character somehow, for example replace our baby Boyd Holdbrook and add Arnold instead in it. That possibility was 100% here before they even finish their final version of scenario. Why they decided to offer Arnold only a tiny, silly quick cameo in the end of movie is beyond my understanding.
  32. PredatordiedwithKevin
    Why bitch about fox? Adi created this atrocity. Single blade is trash and the party city armor is just hilarious. A majority of people here say you can't judge until you see it this film will be a disappointment on the Paul Anderson avp level.
  33. Oh my god
    You guys are so dramatic the world is ending sky falling
    I am excited for this movie no matter what. At somepoint if they keep making predator films something good will come out of it.
    The dark knight made me realise this
  34. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Also I forgot to mention , if Arnold won't come back as Dutch , maybe Disney should reboot predator and start from scratch, so a new Dutch can be in sequels ? remake the original and start from there as your starting point and start building a coherent storyline that is worthy of sequels , i know that by me saying the original should be remade will not make me many friends here , but it is the only way predator can get out of the hole it's in , in terms of true franchise story telling and strong character development .

    Maybe it's time ? What else could hurt this franchise  anymore than things have done ? now it has nothing to lose , a new remake might just work .. maybe .

    Ironically the dark knight trilogy was a reboot , so it can be done , that's why I have faith the formula could fit nicely with predator . It's dying for a nolan like director , a strong cast , a realistic premise  and a marvel styled budget .
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