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[Exclusive] The Predator Is Coming To Calgary! Predator 5/Skulls Slated To Begin Filming In May!

Predator fans certainly have something to look forward to this year! Hot on the heels of the recent news revealing some insight into the two main characters featured in the upcoming Predator 5 (also known as Skulls), Alien vs. Predator Galaxy have now exclusively learned that the Dan Trachtenberg directed film is tentatively scheduled to begin shooting in just a few months.

 [Exclusive] The Predator Is Coming To Calgary! Predator 5/Skulls Slated To Begin Filming In May!

Produced by Davis Entertainment, the 5th Predator film is slated to begin filming in the middle of May 2021 in Calgary, Canada!  And along with this tentative production slate, we also have another peek into the story of the film via this production synopsis:

“The story will follow Kee, a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior. Many years ago – in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands – the Comanche people had a well defined society and gender norms.  Kee is very close to her younger brother, Taabe, who is being groomed as a leader.  As capable as any young man in the tribe, Kee has always been a teacher and source of inspiration for Taabe.  In the Comanche way – she is Patsi – the elder sister that has helped to shape him.  Kee is a truth teller and has insight that others do not.  A tomboy, she wants to prove herself in the masculine world of the Comanche.  When danger threatens them all – Kee sets out to prove that she is as capable as any young warrior.”

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  1. Mr.Turok
    My biggest concern right now is the trailers in the future. Unfortunately trailers tend to spoil and if this is supposed to be a stealth Predator film, I don't want the trailer to show nothing of it. Even if people know, keep denying right up to the release of the film. Not everyone follows AVP or films just like we do, the general audience knows nothing usually so whoever produces those trailers better stay away from any Predator footage..
  2. Voodoo Magic
    To me it all hinges on how well it's executed, multiplied by how it fits in the context of the other films.  Like if Kee punches a Predator in the face sending it tumbling backwards, all while Dutch's punch could only make a Predator turn its head? Well start your engines folks and watch the sh*t storm begin.
  3. BigDaddyJohn
    Yeah I expect this kind of criticism that you pointed out ironically to appear more and more, soon as things will unravel. First pictures of actors etc... The uproar could be big for this one.

    I choose to stay optimistic personally.
  4. MudButt
    but we can’t have 2 kids kill a predator without guns that would be dumb. why’s it gotta be a female lead, so forced with the PC crap..


     ::)

    hopefully we see a couple of set photos though.
  5. BigDaddyJohn
    Brolin comment, I sorry know nothing about this movie. Thought he could be a white antagonist or something like in sicario

    The production synopsis says "in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands", so it at least appears that there will be no colonists. :)

    I wonder if they'll stick to it though... I keep thinking it'll be a safer bet for the studio to include european presence.

    Yeah, unfortunately, perhaps? But I'd be happy if they didn't. Films like Rapa-Nui and Apocalypto come to mind. I guess we'll see.

    Yep I'm with you on that one. Good ol survival with no guns !
  6. Voodoo Magic
    Brolin comment, I sorry know nothing about this movie. Thought he could be a white antagonist or something like in sicario

    The production synopsis says "in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands", so it at least appears that there will be no colonists. :)

    I wonder if they'll stick to it though... I keep thinking it'll be a safer bet for the studio to include european presence.

    Yeah, unfortunately, perhaps? But I'd be happy if they didn't. Films like Rapa-Nui and Apocalypto come to mind. I guess we'll see.
  7. BigDaddyJohn
    Brolin comment, I sorry know nothing about this movie. Thought he could be a white antagonist or something like in sicario

    The production synopsis says "in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands", so it at least appears that there will be no colonists. :)

    I wonder if they'll stick to it though... I keep thinking it'll be a safer bet for the studio to include european presence.
  8. Billiken
    Hmm. Josh Brolin as a Comanche? I seem to remember reading he was from Swiss descent.

    In regarding to casting news, I suspect the likely casting of unknown young actors for the lead roles of Kee and Taabe, with the latter being an underage child, isn't going to be generally sought out for some splashy headlines. I wouldn't be shocked if nothing breaks on casting before filming begins honestly, if all the Comanche actors are generally unknowns.

    But the good news is, we've been learning bits of info since our report that is confirming Skulls appears to be still moving along and on track, with filming to commence this year. :)

    Brolin comment, I sorry know nothing about this movie. Thought he could be a white antagonist or something like in sicario
  9. Voodoo Magic
    Hmm. Josh Brolin as a Comanche? I seem to remember reading he was from Swiss descent.

    In regarding to casting news, I suspect the likely casting of unknown young actors for the lead roles of Kee and Taabe, with the latter being an underage child, isn't going to be generally sought out for some splashy headlines. I wouldn't be shocked if nothing breaks on casting before filming begins honestly, if all the Comanche actors are generally unknowns.

    But the good news is, we've been learning bits of info since our report that is confirming Skulls appears to be still moving along and on track, with filming to commence this year. :)
  10. Voodoo Magic
    I’m confident they will make this rated R. I think Disney knows they would piss the fans off if they get accused of ‘’watering it down’’. That’s why they made Alien an FX on HULU series versus green lighting a 150 million PG-13 Alien movie.

    Hmm. Well, come to think of it, FX is a non premium traditional cable channel here in the U.S. with commercial interruptions. So there has to be some limitations on what they show on there, right? We actually may be getting a PG-13 Alien series here, or one with content of a soft R.

    They make shows for FX and shows for FX on Hulu. Also, FX really pushes the limit on what can be done on TV. Some of their shows are as violent as an R Rated film.

    I'm not certain what you're saying here though. Hulu is a streaming platform for FX shows. Even the FX shows like The Shield that aired before the streaming deal, now streams on Hulu. But since the FX on Hulu deal agreement, shows will still stream on Hulu after they air on FX broadcast television first.

    FX exclusively produced 4 shows for Hulu under the FX on Hulu brand. A Teacher, Mrs. America, Devs, & The Old Man (coming later this year). They were developed for the linear FX channel but became Hulu exclusives.

    https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/fx-hulu-disney-mrs-america-american-horror-story-1203397601/

    Im not 100% sure if Alien will be FX proper or exclusively produced for Hulu by FX but there is a difference from what I understand.

    Oy, well that certainly can get confusing. Thanks for the details MudButt!
  11. MudButt
    I’m confident they will make this rated R. I think Disney knows they would piss the fans off if they get accused of ‘’watering it down’’. That’s why they made Alien an FX on HULU series versus green lighting a 150 million PG-13 Alien movie.

    Hmm. Well, come to think of it, FX is a non premium traditional cable channel here in the U.S. with commercial interruptions. So there has to be some limitations on what they show on there, right? We actually may be getting a PG-13 Alien series here, or one with content of a soft R.

    They make shows for FX and shows for FX on Hulu. Also, FX really pushes the limit on what can be done on TV. Some of their shows are as violent as an R Rated film.

    I'm not certain what you're saying here though. Hulu is a streaming platform for FX shows. Even the FX shows like The Shield that aired before the streaming deal, now streams on Hulu. But since the FX on Hulu deal agreement, shows will still stream on Hulu after they air on FX broadcast television first.

    FX exclusively produced 4 shows for Hulu under the FX on Hulu brand. A Teacher, Mrs. America, Devs, & The Old Man (coming later this year). They were developed for the linear FX channel but became Hulu exclusives.

    https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/fx-hulu-disney-mrs-america-american-horror-story-1203397601/

    Im not 100% sure if Alien will be FX proper or exclusively produced for Hulu by FX but there is a difference from what I understand.
  12. Voodoo Magic
    I’m confident they will make this rated R. I think Disney knows they would piss the fans off if they get accused of ‘’watering it down’’. That’s why they made Alien an FX on HULU series versus green lighting a 150 million PG-13 Alien movie.

    Hmm. Well, come to think of it, FX is a non premium traditional cable channel here in the U.S. with commercial interruptions. So there has to be some limitations on what they show on there, right? We actually may be getting a PG-13 Alien series here, or one with content of a soft R.

    They make shows for FX and shows for FX on Hulu. Also, FX really pushes the limit on what can be done on TV. Some of their shows are as violent as an R Rated film.

    I'm not certain what you're saying here though. Hulu is a streaming platform for FX shows. Even the FX shows like The Shield that aired before the streaming deal, now streams on Hulu. But since the FX on Hulu deal agreement, shows will still stream on Hulu after they air on FX broadcast television first.
  13. MudButt
    I need to get caught up in Hawley's Fargo. I loved season one, but haven't seen beyond that.

    Season 2 is perfect. Season 3 is awesome. Unfortunately I didn’t get into season 4, may try again though.

    FX has a solid track record. I’m pumped for their line up this year. I imagine we’ll be seeing Alien late next year, they’re trying to get content out for FX on Hulu ASAP.

    So we might be seeing Skulls and an Alien show within a few months of each other. See.. I brought us back on topic  :laugh:
  14. MudButt
    I’m confident they will make this rated R. I think Disney knows they would piss the fans off if they get accused of ‘’watering it down’’. That’s why they made Alien an FX on HULU series versus green lighting a 150 million PG-13 Alien movie.

    Hmm. Well, come to think of it, FX is a non premium traditional cable channel here in the U.S. with commercial interruptions. So there has to be some limitations on what they show on there, right? We actually may be getting a PG-13 Alien series here, or one with content of a soft R.

    They make shows for FX and shows for FX on Hulu. Also, FX really pushes the limit on what can be done on TV. Some of their shows are as violent as an R Rated film.
  15. Nightmare Asylum
    Language, absolutely, and what violence was there was pretty shocking from what I remember, though it wasn't a constant focus (a lot of the show was much more introspective, but also dripping in what some would consider a very technological horror) - but even cable can do grisly violence these days. No explicit sex scenes/nudity (though there was a fair amount of sex, we didn't see every inch of the participants' bodies), but then, the Alien movies never had any real nudity until Covenant.

    Thematically, though, it was very "adult" science-fiction and the tone certainly reflected that.
  16. Voodoo Magic
    Well that's hopeful. I'm not familiar with that show, but did you think it went far beyond modern broadcast limits in any of the categories that might apply, i.e. language, violence, sex, gore?
  17. Nightmare Asylum
    Hmmm. Intetesting, I was under the impression that FX on Hulu was straight up streaming.

    I did watch Devs (excellent sci-fi series from Alex Garland) last year on Hulu, which is apparently part of that FX on Hulu program, and that one felt very R-rated to me. Nothing about it seemed censored or reigned in.
  18. Voodoo Magic
    I belive the Alien series is part of "FX on Hulu" rather than regular FX. So it is a streaming series debuting on Hulu, but retaining the FX branding.

    But that isn't what FX on Hulu has been though...

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    FX on HULU

    The new streaming home of FX Networks

    Watch FX on Hulu Exclusives like Devs, Mrs. America, A Teacher and The Old Man. Stream the Latest Seasons of current and new FX Original Series, after they air on FX and FXX.

    Now you can enjoy Past Seasons of acclaimed and award-winning shows including American Horror Story, Archer, Atlanta, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, What We Do in the Shadows, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Fosse/Verdon and The Shield.
    https://www.fxnetworks.com/fx-on-hulu
  19. Voodoo Magic
    I’m confident they will make this rated R. I think Disney knows they would piss the fans off if they get accused of ‘’watering it down’’. That’s why they made Alien an FX on HULU series versus green lighting a 150 million PG-13 Alien movie.

    Hmm. Well, come to think of it, FX is a non premium traditional cable channel here in the U.S. with commercial interruptions. So there has to be some limitations on what they show on there, right? We actually may be getting a PG-13 Alien series here, or one with content of a soft R.
  20. MudButt
    I’ve been out of the loop on this but the premise is fresh and I’m glad they’re gearing up to film this in summer. We might get a Fall/Winter release next year  8)

    I’m confident they will make this rated R. I think Disney knows they would piss the fans off if they get accused of ‘’watering it down’’. That’s why they made Alien an FX on HULU series versus green lighting a 150 million PG-13 Alien movie.

    While I definitely just want to see a bunch of bad ass commandos get picked off again, the franchise needs to evolve and do something different and this looks like a step in that direction. I’m excited to see casting announcements and some set photos  :laugh:
  21. Voodoo Magic
    In regards to its rating, while I'd love it to have an R rating, the quality of script, cast and direction takes precedent in my line of concerns. In the wise words of Yoda: Make a great film, gore does not. And I would assume the majority that prefer AvP over AvPR would probably tend to agree.

    The Skulls general premise sounds like a good start to me though and a back to basics approach, but of course, we'll see how it all shakes out. 🤞

    Well....could Deadpool succeed without the R rating that the character and his stories are known for? Taming them down would have taken alot of what the character is, a ranchy, violent, and very dorky/dizy mercenary with a heart of gold. It seems Ryan Reynolds, the writers, and even the fanbase believed so.

    Well, I haven't read all of them, but I've read my fair share of Deadpool comics and they weren't as raunchy as that movie. You'd be more likely to spot a censored sign over his dialogue and watch him hit a villian with it.  :)

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    I mean, if the Predator wasn't allowed to have scenes where spines and skulls are ripped out or chests blown apart from plasma bolts, would it still be a Predator film that is true to its violent nature? Would Predator and Predator 2 still be memorable if it weren't for the shocking action and brutal nature of the Predator as it hunted our human characters and antagonists? Plus I don't think using AVP is a good example as while AVP is preferred over AVPR, its not saying much as the film itself is being compared to a sequel that is just objectively not executed well in many areas. Even with AVP itself, its not exactly one of objectively top quality either compared to Alien or Predator.

    The script, cast, and direction of course needs to be there, but to tame the nature of the Predator isn't exactly something that many people will favor.

    PG-13 AvP we still got violent kills. Even a chestburster. Just not much gore. Don't get me wrong, I want Skulls to be filled with gore too, very much so, but it is lower to me in priority under cast, script and direction.

    I remember people being concerned over Terminator 3 possibly being rated PG-13, but that film ultimately rated as an R didn't fix things. Nor was Terminator Salvation PG-13 rating their problem in my opinion. So rating, while important to me, ranks lower on the totem pole.  :)
  22. Mr.Turok
    In regards to its rating, while I'd love it to have an R rating, the quality of script, cast and direction takes precedent in my line of concerns. In the wise words of Yoda: Make a great film, gore does not. And I would assume the majority that prefer AvP over AvPR would probably tend to agree.

    The Skulls general premise sounds like a good start to me though and a back to basics approach, but of course, we'll see how it all shakes out. 🤞

    Well....could Deadpool succeed without the R rating that the character and his stories are known for? Taming them down would have taken alot of what the character is, a ranchy, violent, and very dorky/dizy mercenary with a heart of gold. It seems Ryan Reynolds, the writers, and even the fanbase believed so.

    I mean, if the Predator wasn't allowed to have scenes where spines and skulls are ripped out or chests blown apart from plasma bolts, would it still be a Predator film that is true to its violent nature? Would Predator and Predator 2 still be memorable if it weren't for the shocking action and brutal nature of the Predator as it hunted our human characters and antagonists? Plus I don't think using AVP is a good example as while AVP is preferred over AVPR, its not saying much as the film itself is being compared to a sequel that is just objectively not executed well in many areas. Even with AVP itself, its not exactly one of objectively top quality either compared to Alien or Predator.

    The script, cast, and direction of course needs to be there, but to tame the nature of the Predator isn't exactly something that many people will favor.
  23. Voodoo Magic
    In regards to its rating, while I'd love it to have an R rating, the quality of script, cast and direction takes precedent in my line of concerns. In the wise words of Yoda: Make a great film, gore does not. And I would assume the majority that prefer AvP over AvPR would probably tend to agree.

    The Skulls general premise sounds like a good start to me though and a back to basics approach, but of course, we'll see how it all shakes out. 🤞
  24. Mr.Turok
     
    I wouldn't mind it if Ian came back but I'd be more than willing to see Bryan Prince again. He definitely brings the character to life in a way past actors haven't, he really does a great job on Fugitive. He's probably the closest to KPH at least for me.
    I just keep thinking about the thumbs up scene and I get sad.


    As far as ratings go I suspect that Disney+ will get it but with the franchise being on Hulu they wont be dead set on PG-13. PG-13 has happened before, it's just down to the film itself. If it doesn't need an R-rating if it just doesn't need it. I don't need it to pull out all the stops just to get an R, it just needs to be a good film first.

    I don't even see them pulling back to PG-13, Deadpool already ensured that an R rating can work and The Predator proved that people shied away from the film for its quality and not the rating.
  25. SuperiorIronman
    I wouldn't mind it if Ian came back but I'd be more than willing to see Bryan Prince again. He definitely brings the character to life in a way past actors haven't, he really does a great job on Fugitive. He's probably the closest to KPH at least for me.

    As far as ratings go I suspect that Disney+ will get it but with the franchise being on Hulu they wont be dead set on PG-13. PG-13 has happened before, it's just down to the film itself. If it doesn't need an R-rating if it just doesn't need it. I don't need it to pull out all the stops just to get an R, it just needs to be a good film first.
  26. Voodoo Magic
    No more head turns, I have all the praise in the world for Ian Whyte's performance as The Last Engineer, but his Predator performances don't outclass Brian A Prince's Fugitive.

    Wait, have you just said something good about The Predaotr ?


    She loves The Predaotr!
  27. Wysps
    No rating confrmed for now, but it's a widespread fear among fans from what I can see. A legitimate question also.

    Not going to lie, it does make me a bit nervous too.  I don't think that it's a given with younger actors, but with some of the other elements and Marvel peeking into the picture for the printed media...  I hope they comment on this sooner rather than later so I can check my expectations  :-X
  28. Wysps
    Kind of late to the party, but the choice of setting is kind of confusing me  ???

    Did they mention anything about rating - are we to assume this is going to be R or is there a chance they'd change this to PG-13?  Cause idk, the synopsis (brother/sister, possibly young adult actors) is giving me slight PG-13 vibes (I understand that this could just be paranoia speaking.)

    That aside, dang they're really moving with this one. 
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