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The Predator “The Official Movie Special” Behind The Scenes Book Released

A new behind the scenes book for The Predator released today from Titan Books. Similar to last year’s Alien Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition, this book titled: The Predator: The Official Movie Special mainly features interviews with the cast and crew, but also included are a nice bunch of new unseen photos and concept art. You can order the book through Amazon (US / UK)

 The Predator "The Official Movie Special" Behind The Scenes Book Released

Check out a few scans below:

Among these images is a torso stand in for the “Upgrade” Predator in the film. This was likely used for lighting reference for the CGI artists to work with in post-production rather than as a planned practical effect of any kind. The Upgrade design appears slightly different here than what we see in the final film.

We also can see some concept art of the Project Stargazer facility, as well as the military guarding a Predator ship; likely from a scene that was cut from the film.

I would assume we’ll find plenty of other new photos and concepts in the more comprehensive behind the scenes book for the film landing next week: The Predator: The Art and Making of the Film. (Amazon US / UK)

Keep checking in with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on The Predator! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Alien and Predator fans on our forums!



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  1. ace3g
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn9uptJnNrk/?tagged=thepredator

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn85TAoHgOX/?tagged=thepredator

    QuoteMe and pizza face😂 Sometimes we get to work together 😋 @rhysstunts ....
    #thepredator #stunts #film #vancity #partnerincrime

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    Quotetrevoraddiewhiteninja Thank you @momothesafetymonkey for letting me be the crazy pred dog on The Predator. First action figure. @bonafideblack @keeganmic


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    QuoteThe new Predator film comes out in theatres today here's Lars and I protecting the snack tent.
    #stunts
    #film
    #predator
    I'd follow you into hell @1stuntman2mastiffs 💜


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  2. Wysps
    Quote from: RidgeTop on Sep 19, 2018, 04:53:19 PM
    Quote from: Jango1201 on Sep 19, 2018, 02:53:52 PM
    Was there ever an explanation on the fugitives armour? If there wasn't I'd love to know what the thought process was behind it. The armour grew on me a lot but was just wasted in the film. I thought it would at least help in his mission and fight against the Assassin.

    They mention that briefly:

    https://i.imgur.com/gfkv2ko.jpg

    Also, it seems this book was completed before the reshoots, as I haven't seen any mention of them and they discuss scenes and characters as if they are still in the film. Case in point: Keegan-Michael Key discussing the "Emissary" Predators.

    https://i.imgur.com/No8OJ8Q.png
    https://i.imgur.com/RUn2xDt.jpg

    Kinda sucks that "two of the most intriguing characters in the whole piece" were cut from the film entirely.

    This makes me even more curious to understand how the two emissaries went from important and lore-rich roles to essentially Upgrade fodder.  What happened throughout the creative process that led to this change?  Those excerpts make it seem as though at one point, the two held a lot of promise - like initially they were supposed to have more of a role in the movie - more than riding to their deaths.  Was it too controversial to show Predators doing something other than hunting?  Also makes me wonder if there was more to the two that we didn't read about, that ended up actually being filmed...and ultimately tossed.         
  3. oldnorse
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnt07JYlQBR/?taken-by=jasonverners

    His text:

    "So unbelievably stoked to annouce that I am a Creative Consultant for The @predator! The hardest secret to keep was being apart of such a massive project with this amazing cast and crew. Thanks to Shane Black for bringing me on board and all of the cast and crew for treating me so well, and a special shout-out to @alfieeallen for being such a great student of magic throughout the shoot. There is a moment of magic in the film that will make you smile, and it is in theatres today!
    Also! Huge thanks to @thezone913 for having me on air yesterday to announce the film, I had a great time, as always. xx
    #magician #illusionist #consultant #thepredator #predatormovie #predator #predator2018 #20thcenturyfox #shaneblack #alfieallen #vancouver #yvr #hollywoodnorth #setlife"
  4. RidgeTop
    Quote from: Jango1201 on Sep 19, 2018, 02:53:52 PM
    Was there ever an explanation on the fugitives armour? If there wasn't I'd love to know what the thought process was behind it. The armour grew on me a lot but was just wasted in the film. I thought it would at least help in his mission and fight against the Assassin.

    They mention that briefly:

    https://i.imgur.com/gfkv2ko.jpg

    Also, it seems this book was completed before the reshoots, as I haven't seen any mention of them and they discuss scenes and characters as if they are still in the film. Case in point: Keegan-Michael Key discussing the "Emissary" Predators.

    https://i.imgur.com/No8OJ8Q.png
    https://i.imgur.com/RUn2xDt.jpg

    Kinda sucks that "two of the most intriguing characters in the whole piece" were cut from the film entirely.
  5. Jango1201
    Was there ever an explanation on the fugitives armour? If there wasn't I'd love to know what the thought process was behind it. The armour grew on me a lot but was just wasted in the film. I thought it would at least help in his mission and fight against the Assassin.
  6. Wweyland
    I hope the book covers some of the chaotic production as well.
    It is mindboggling for me to understand why they choose to focus on the CGI mediocrity that was the Upgrade Predator in the second half of the film when they had a great looking and acting Fugitive Predator on their hands. What a wasted opportunity and mess of a film.
  7. RidgeTop

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    A new behind the scenes book for The Predator released today from Titan Books. Similar to last year’s Alien Covenant: The Official Collector's Edition, this book titled: The Predator: The Official Movie Special mainly features interviews with the cast and crew, but also included are a nice bunch of new unseen photos and concept art. You can order the book through Amazon (US / UK)

    Check out a few scans below:

    Among these images is a torso stand in for the “Upgrade” Predator in the film. This was likely used for lighting reference for the CGI artists to work with in post-production rather than as a planned practical effect of any kind. The Upgrade design appears slightly different here than what we see in the final film.

    We also can see some concept art of the Project Stargazer facility, as well as the military guarding a Predator ship; likely from a scene that was cut from the film.

    I would assume we’ll find plenty of other new photos and concepts in the more comprehensive behind the scenes book for the film landing next week: The Predator: The Art and Making of the Film. (Amazon US / UK)

    Keep checking in with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on The Predator! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Alien and Predator fans on our forums!

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