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Jake Busey Talks The Predator Deleted Scenes

In the lead-up to The Predator’s release, one of the aspects I was really looking forward to seeing how it panned out was the inclusion of Jake Busey as Sean Keyes, the son of Predator 2’s Peter Keyes. Aside from the Predator and the occasional mention of Dutch, the Predator films have never really contained through-lines so it was something I was eager to see!

Unfortunately his screentime was minimal. In a new interview with Media, Entertainment, Arts WorldWide, Jake Busey revealed that there were additional scenes of Sean that were cut during the edit, including a scene that referenced Peter Keyes himself.

On describing the tribute scene, which we did not see on the film, Jake explains that it was that moment when Olivia Munn, who plays Casey Bracket, is scrolling through the tablet. Right after Sterling K. Brown, who plays Traeger, talks about the operative who saw the aliens, Gary’s picture would pop on the tablet and Sterling would cite him as “one of the founders of the Stargate.”

“It was the moment in the lab when she looks at the picture of my dad, as Peter Keyes, and then looks up at me, and gets this look of recognition on her face,” describes Jake. “The audience would have gotten to see my dad and me in the same frame and the tongue in cheek aspect of it, that both of us were of the same age when we filmed the Predator movies,” he adds.

Gary was 46-years-old when ‘Predator 2’ was filmed and Jake was 46 last year. “A timeline would be established for the fans who would’ve been glad that my dad’s character was back. I was really excited,” he shares. “The reason why they cut it all out is because they did not understand how cool it was,” says Jake. The “they” referred to here is the studio, which was Fox.

 Jake Busey Talks The Predator Deleted Scenes

Busey also told MEAWW about another scene featuring Sean Keyes during the decontamination sequence that was also cut from the film.

“You know in the decontamination chamber, where Olivia and I go right after her character is introduced, I just had a fun moment where I pretended I was getting electrocuted, like I just go into convulsions and waved my arms around; it was a funny moment where the crew members laughed and scared the crap out of Olivia,” says Jake. “It was really a funny moment and the audience applauded, but the scene was cut,” he adds.

Like the majority of the scenes cut from The Predator, neither of these scenes have been included with the home releases of The Predator. Fans have started a petition to try and see the Emisary Predator’s return in a new cut of the film. If that’s something that interests you, be sure to check that out!

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  1. Voodoo Magic
    I generally can divorce the actor from the character, even with Arnold. But I understand why some folks can't. I imagine now that he's older, it's much easier for him to blend into different roles. But I worry that if he continues to do Terminator films, we're going to get used to the old terminator look and it's going to make things difficult again.

    Aside from Maggie, has he really found a definitive dramatic role of any kind? I don't remember any (off-hand) that really stand out to me that aren't action or comedy related in some way. I'd really like to see him handle some mainstream heavy drama, even just once.

    I generally can divorce the actor from the character, even with Arnold. But I understand why some folks can't. I imagine now that he's older, it's much easier for him to blend into different roles. But I worry that if he continues to do Terminator films, we're going to get used to the old terminator look and it's going to make things difficult again.

    Aside from Maggie, has he really found a definitive dramatic role of any kind? I don't remember any (off-hand) that really stand out to me that aren't action or comedy related in some way. I'd really like to see him handle some mainstream heavy drama, even just once.

    I thought Arnold was very good in Aftermath which was 100% a drama. Not a single punch thrown.

    And unfortunately, it''s based on a sad, true story.

    https://youtu.be/ZN8toxhSn9Y
  2. Huggs
    I can never fully divorce Arnold Schwarzenegger from any of his characters, I'm always aware I'm watching him.

    I generally can divorce the actor from the character, even with Arnold. But I understand why some folks can't. I imagine now that he's older, it's much easier for him to blend into different roles. But I worry that if he continues to do Terminator films, we're going to get used to the old terminator look and it's going to make things difficult again.

    Aside from Maggie, has he really found a definitive dramatic role of any kind? I don't remember any (off-hand) that really stand out to me that aren't action or comedy related in some way. I'd really like to see him handle some mainstream heavy drama, even just once.
  3. Wysps
    I was surprised by Travente Rhodes. When I first read the script, and even after watching the trailers, I had a different impression of his character than what was actually brought to life in the end. Would have to say favorite characters are between Traeger (despite “the laugh”) or Nebraska (honestly have nothing negative to say save for how he could have lasted till the very end.) Never liked Munn’s character...
  4. Still Collating...
    IMO, Arnold is always fun to watch but most of the cast of Predator were just as charming. I did not get that from The Predator. I did not like Munn in this at all, neither the acting, nor the character. Sterling K. Brown was the most fun and Trevante Rhodes was surprisingly sympathetic compared to the other characters. Really liked those two.
  5. SiL
    He'd done two Conans, The Terminator, The Running Man and Commando before that at least (I am too lazy to look up the release dates of Red Sonja and Raw Deal).
  6. TheSailingRabbit
    Dutch really didn't stand out in the original. He's kinda the blandest apart from Poncho.

    He's just bad ass at the end.

    Whaaaaaaa???

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger exuded charisma out of his pores in the '80s. The camera loved Dutch. The man had a radioactive core, that hundreds of other bodybuilding actors tried and couldn't tap into.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/DyQKMifcrF39u/giphy.gif

    And we all thought saying Predators is better than Predator 2 was a sin against Voodoo . . .
  7. Voodoo Magic
    Dutch really didn't stand out in the original. He's kinda the blandest apart from Poncho.

    He's just bad ass at the end.

    Whaaaaaaa???

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/3ohhwDPNqOCQpD6ezK/giphy.webp

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/DelectableHatefulAfricanmolesnake-max-1mb.gif

    Arnold Schwarzenegger exuded charisma out of his pores in the '80s. The camera loved Dutch. The man had a radioactive core, that hundreds of other bodybuilding actors tried and couldn't tap into.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/DyQKMifcrF39u/giphy.gif

  8. Voodoo Magic
    But Traeger is the most engaging character in the movie exactly because he is unsympathetic and not decent, the most entertaining presence.

    I have to agree with you there brother. Traeger was the only character with gravitas, with on screen presence. The only performance really fun watching in my opinion.

    Both are fine actors, but Sterling K. Brown to Boyd Holbrook is like Noomi Rapace to Katherine Waterston in these respective films. One radiates the screen - the other is radiated by it.

    I thought Holbrook was solid. There's nothing wrong with the acting. It's what they've been asked to do that's the problem. It's probably like the Star Wars Prequels in that regard.

    No, just like Waterson, Holbrook can definitely act, and the role didn't do him any favors I agree. I was just talking screen charisma. Je ne sais quoi. Something indefinable that makes someone stand out from the rest of the character actors.

    I have to agree with you there brother. Traeger was the only character with gravitas, with on screen presence. The only performance really fun watching in my opinion.

    I found the entire cast to be fun myself. They were largely the only thing that kept the film fun for me.

    Others were worried about her, but Olivia Munn did a good job in my opinion. Casey is my second favorite behind Traeger, then followed by Nebraska.
  9. Highland
    But Traeger is the most engaging character in the movie exactly because he is unsympathetic and not decent, the most entertaining presence.

    I have to agree with you there brother. Traeger was the only character with gravitas, with on screen presence. The only performance really fun watching in my opinion.

    Both are fine actors, but Sterling K. Brown to Boyd Holbrook is like Noomi Rapace to Katherine Waterston in these respective films. One radiates the screen - the other is radiated by it.

    I thought Holbrook was solid. There's nothing wrong with the acting. It's what they've been asked to do that's the problem. It's probably like the Star Wars Prequels in that regard.
  10. Voodoo Magic
    But Traeger is the most engaging character in the movie exactly because he is unsympathetic and not decent, the most entertaining presence.

    I have to agree with you there brother. Traeger was the only character with gravitas, with on screen presence. The only performance really fun watching in my opinion.

    Both are fine actors, but Sterling K. Brown to Boyd Holbrook is like Noomi Rapace to Katherine Waterston in these respective films. One radiates the screen - the other is radiated by it.
  11. Whiskeybrewer
    Yeah he's shot in the background, and the last you see of him is him telling Munn's character to go after The Fugitive.

    Wow and they really cut alot of bits, why werent these little bits on the DVD/Blu-ray?
  12. SiL
    It was a cartoon. I actually think some of the jokes would have landed , like "the predators cooler" had we not already been through the funnies before. The lab scene should be serious, then your jokes fire to cut the tension.

    To be honest though I had the same problem with Iron Man 3 so my hopes were super low. I know people like that movie, but I just couldn't concentrate or better, I kept getting thrown out the cinema for the gag.
    I hadn't seen IM3, so I was going by previous Black movies -- where he had straight characters to offset his loonies. This was just all shit talk, all the time. That's not what 80s movies were about -- even the ones Black was personally responsible for.
  13. The Cruentus
    I think his character could have been interesting but he disappears as soon as the Predator escapes. And unlike Traegar, Keyes seemed sympathetic and more decent compared to him.

    But Traeger is the most engaging character in the movie exactly because he is unsympathetic and not decent, the most entertaining presence. Why does a character need to be decent and sympathetic? What makes that type of character more interesting? Decent and sympathetic people are your family, friends, the people you encounter every day. That just sounds boring, and also the exact opposite of Peter Keyes, who was one of the most entertaining characters in Predator 2, again, because he was unsympathetic and an asshole.

    Ever seen American Psycho? Taxi Driver? Monster (2003)?

    I found Traegar to be too cartoonish though. Peter Keyes was not a complete a**hole as he did save Harrigan's life when he didn't have to.
    Having Sean Keyes be sympathetic and decent when he is part of shady group adds layers. It shows that not everyone there is mad scientist or complete unethical.
  14. Highland
    I think Traeger could have worked better had not everything and everyone around him been also a one liner. The whole lab scene sums it up, when you start with the security guard taking the piss out the elevator, then everything from then in the lab is just a piss take, so nothing is actually a piss take because the whole movie is just one giant living piss take. So it's not funy or cool anymore, it's annoying.
    That actually really threw me off. I thought Olivia Munn would be the "straight" character to everyone's antics at least, but no -- she just talks the same as everyone else. You need a "straight" character to offset the witty quips, otherwise the whole thing turns into a cartoon.

    It was a cartoon. I actually think some of the jokes would have landed , like "the predators cooler" had we not already been through the funnies before. The lab scene should be serious, then your jokes fire to cut the tension.

    To be honest though I had the same problem with Iron Man 3 so my hopes were super low. I know people like that movie, but I just couldn't concentrate or better, I kept getting thrown out the cinema for the gag.
  15. SiL
    I think Traeger could have worked better had not everything and everyone around him been also a one liner. The whole lab scene sums it up, when you start with the security guard taking the piss out the elevator, then everything from then in the lab is just a piss take, so nothing is actually a piss take because the whole movie is just one giant living piss take. So it's not funy or cool anymore, it's annoying.
    That actually really threw me off. I thought Olivia Munn would be the "straight" character to everyone's antics at least, but no -- she just talks the same as everyone else. You need a "straight" character to offset the witty quips, otherwise the whole thing turns into a cartoon.
  16. Highland
    I think Traeger could have worked better had not everything and everyone around him been also a one liner. The whole lab scene sums it up, when you start with the security guard taking the piss out the elevator, then everything from then in the lab is just a piss take, so nothing is actually a piss take because the whole movie is just one giant living piss take. So it's not funy or cool anymore, it's annoying.

    Imagine in Predator everyone is Hawkins.....
     
    I mean even the Predators are dishing out gags...
  17. SiL
    Traeger was just obnoxious

    As opposed to what other character in the movie?

    And also...what other character in another Predator movie?
    Are you just asking about obnoxiousness or the rest of my post you decided to cut out of the quote? I'm lost. Did I compare him to anyone else?

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    I think I need more evidence of what you take as being so self-serious when it comes to this franchise. The original movie is two degrees short of being a straight up satire of 80s action movies.
    Of 80s action movies, sure. But it takes the concept of an intergalactic space hunter seriously. It doesn't keep winking at the audience about how silly the whole setup is. Once the Predator guts Hawkins, shit gets real.
  18. Hudson
    I think his character could have been interesting but he disappears as soon as the Predator escapes. And unlike Traegar, Keyes seemed sympathetic and more decent compared to him.

    But Traeger is the most engaging character in the movie exactly because he is unsympathetic and not decent, the most entertaining presence. Why does a character need to be decent and sympathetic? What makes that type of character more interesting? Decent and sympathetic people are your family, friends, the people you encounter every day. That just sounds boring, and also the exact opposite of Peter Keyes, who was one of the most entertaining characters in Predator 2, again, because he was unsympathetic and an asshole.

    Ever seen American Psycho? Taxi Driver? Monster (2003)?
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