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New Predator Film ‘Skulls’ Pre-Production and Filming Dates Revealed!

It appears the next film featuring our favorite intergalactic hunter is already in pre-production Predator fans and we know when they’ll be filming!

Since November last year, fans of the Predator franchise have been brimming with excitement after learning that a fifth Predator film was in the works, written by Patrick Aison and to be directed by Dan Trachtenberg. Currently titled simply as “Skulls”, this new Predator film produced by Davis Entertainment would follow a young Comanche woman (and her younger brother) on her journey to becoming a warrior in a time before Europeans had encroached their lands. And it appears at least one Predator will arrive to test her mettle!

Alien vs. Predator Galaxy exclusively broke the news last month that “Skulls” was tentively scheduled to start filming this May 2021 in the Calgary, Alberta area of Canada. And now we have more specific details to add!

 New Predator Film 'Skulls' Pre-Production and Filming Dates Revealed!

According to the Local 212 chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), this new Predator film is currently in pre-production, and slated to begin filming on the 31st of May with an end date of the 13th of August!

For anyone not familiar with the IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is a union that represents workers in the entertainment industry. Everywhere in the motion picture industry, IATSE members are union-trained in the film production latest technologies and safety techniques.

And on their Local 212 website, they have revealed the following “Skulls” schedule:

 New Predator Film 'Skulls' Pre-Production and Filming Dates Revealed!

So hopefully it won’t be long now Predator fans, until we can treat you with behind-the-scenes updates and photos as this new Predator film goes into production!

Now it’s also noteworthy that Alec Gillis, co-owner of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. has currently revealed on his Instagram page that Studio ADI is currently “looking for mechanics, fabricators, hair/fur, mold makers, sculptors, seaming and more” for current and upcoming projects.

 New Predator Film 'Skulls' Pre-Production and Filming Dates Revealed!

Considering Studio ADI has done Predator work in the past for “Alien vs. Predator”, “Alien vs Predator Requiem” and “The Predator”, could this call for new workers be in any way connected to the upcoming production of “Skulls”?

We’ll find out as news develops, so be sure to keep your targets set on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for all the latest Predator 5 news! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube to get the latest on your social media walls. Be sure to join in with fellow Alien and Predator fans on our forums as well!



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  1. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: ace3g on Apr 14, 2021, 06:32:41 PM
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Apr 14, 2021, 02:09:27 PM
    Quote from: ace3g on Apr 14, 2021, 03:20:39 AM
    ** More scouting photos (This is from Jeff Cutter who was the cinematographer for 10CL, most likely will be cinematographer for Skulls)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNnx6QrBdsE/

    Nice! Jeff did put a #skullsmovie hashtag in that post so I would say it's confirmed!  :)

    Yep, When I saw Cutter captioned the post with "scouting! Excited to be in the great outdoors with @dannytrs (aka Dan Trachtenberg the director) I knew I had to post.

    Skulls has the potential of really being something beautiful!

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ThFCg0tBDck/maxresdefault.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/72/5e/60/725e60baeb3182e4600d6084211c824f.jpg

    https://d2srzup4zjpshy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/24154722/bright-countryside-dawn-302804.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkLbHbwUcAA4wSV.jpg

    https://travellemming.com/wp-content/uploads/alberta-road-trip-itinerary.jpg
  2. ace3g
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Apr 14, 2021, 02:09:27 PM
    Quote from: ace3g on Apr 14, 2021, 03:20:39 AM
    ** More scouting photos (This is from Jeff Cutter who was the cinematographer for 10CL, most likely will be cinematographer for Skulls)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNnx6QrBdsE/

    Nice! Jeff did put a #skullsmovie hashtag in that post so I would say it's confirmed!  :)

    Yep, When I saw Cutter captioned the post with "scouting! Excited to be in the great outdoors with @dannytrs (aka Dan Trachtenberg the director) I knew I had to post.
  3. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Kradan on Apr 13, 2021, 09:18:37 PM
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Apr 13, 2021, 01:36:11 PM
    ADI isn't pricey comparably.

    So you think they'll be back ?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuLE9zCVMAADrvJ.jpg

    Yes.

    https://i.ibb.co/Z8zf6B7/Screenshot-20210414-092930-Gallery.png

    Quote from: goose_3387 on Apr 14, 2021, 10:12:19 AM
    Such beautiful scenery. Please make the cinematography great in this film...

    Yessssssss! Even if you have a mediocre script, it's been my experience that great cinematography (and a great score) can really elevate the material! Now get Alan Silvestri back, Dan! :)

    Quote from: ace3g on Apr 14, 2021, 03:20:39 AM
    ** More scouting photos (This is from Jeff Cutter who was the cinematographer for 10CL, most likely will be cinematographer for Skulls)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNnx6QrBdsE/

    Nice! Jeff did put a #skullsmovie hashtag in that post so I would say it's confirmed!  :)
  4. ace3g
    Quote from: Whos_Nick on Apr 14, 2021, 03:17:00 AM
    Scouting

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNoWdGip6Qa/

    Was just about to post this and with Jason Nolan heading the scouting department we should get some great locations like he found for The Revenant.

    Quote from: ace3g on Apr 09, 2021, 12:56:35 AM
    The DGC updated the production information for Skulls -- The Location Manager is Jason Nolan.

    https://www.dgc.ca/assets/Uploads/ProductionList-04082021.pdf

    Some of the movies he has worked on

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0634280/

    ** he was the LM for The Revenant

    *** found his IG - https://www.instagram.com/justnolan/

    No recent posts

    ** More scouting photos (This is from Jeff Cutter who was the cinematographer for 10CL, most likely will be cinematographer for Skulls)



  5. Voodoo Magic
    I presume the budget will not be huge. How can it not be? No physical or cg sets required with beautiful landscapes of Alberta and mobile Comanche buffalo hide tipis. They're not paying big cast salaries with named talent. ADI isn't pricey comparably. Unless they plan to have vast scenes of hundreds of horseback Comanche warriors, or plan to take Kee back to the Yautja Prime homeworld for a 30 minute finale, I think a lower budget is a given.  :)
  6. Mr.Turok
    Quote from: Huggs on Apr 03, 2021, 06:37:06 PM
    Fear not. If they're any good at their craft, the disappointment won't even show.
    One way, yes, their performance can blow over any criticism thrown at them. Skulls can be that breakthrough for them.

    On the other hand, people can stomp on saplings before they can grow into trees and seeing how the internet can spread lies faster than the truth it can be harmful in that way.

    Maybe we should keep any audition info and other tidbits like this to a secret just in case we unintentionally mess things up?
  7. SiL
    I feel bad for these actors. These audition tapes absolutely should not be public and now it's getting posted everywhere. This is going to sting their career prospects - not kill, necessarily, but certainly not help.
  8. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: ace3g on Apr 03, 2021, 03:56:25 AM
    Another website taking credit for our research...

    https://www.reelanarchy.com/audition-tapes-for-predator-5-skulls-surface-online/

    Published a day after I posted the 2nd audition tape.

    Well that stinks.

    I was apprehensive to put those auditions on our news page myself because these actors are not stars. I didn't want to see either of these ladies chastised for their performances, or perhaps for letting their auditions go public even.

    In a semi-related note, I've always have been meaning to tell you ace that you've been amazing updating all these threads (not just this one) with new movie news, etc. and constantly giving this community something to talk about. Mucho appreciation to you! 👏👏👏
  9. Voodoo Magic
    Ugh. I know it's really more the norm these days, but I really hope, especially with this assumingly low budget, there's only one writer i.e. Aison credited for the Skulls script, other than Dan joining in perhaps. I'm a big believer of the whole too many cooks spoil the broth analogy.

    What I found strange was Patrick worked on four different shows and only wrote one episode in each of them. It's been my experience that a writer is asked back to do one or two more episodes once they're in the roster pool, unless he's just writing pilots. But to be fair, I haven't done that research yet.
  10. ace3g
    Quote from: KiramidHead on Mar 30, 2021, 07:45:42 PM
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Mar 30, 2021, 01:04:17 PM
    In the prism of confidence and concerns, while I unfortunately personally lost my faith in Producer John Davis and ADI, Dan Trachtenberg and his vision is what's giving me the most hope that he can be ultra focused, guide the people around him, and deliver something really special to the fans. We need a clear vision and someone who knows exactly what they want. And I'm feeling Dan might be that type of guy to deliver. (fingers crossed)

    Writer Patrick Aison is the real wildcard to me though. The man has wrote four singular episodes for four singular different shows. He's produced more shows than he's written. And suddenly he's writing a feature film? So is that concerning? Yep. But there has to be a first, right? Every accomplished screenwriter needs to write their first produced screenplay sometime, so I'm trusting in Dan here.

    At least with this film, it appears to be more likely it's a standalone entry than Predators and The Predator, and will likely not be setting up any sequels. 🤞

    If I've learned anything from doing my podcast, it's that more often than not, the vast majority of a writer's work remains unproduced.

    yep, a writer you see credited for a major film/TV series wasn't the only writer to contribute to the script.
  11. KiramidHead
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Mar 30, 2021, 01:04:17 PM
    In the prism of confidence and concerns, while I unfortunately personally lost my faith in Producer John Davis and ADI, Dan Trachtenberg and his vision is what's giving me the most hope that he can be ultra focused, guide the people around him, and deliver something really special to the fans. We need a clear vision and someone who knows exactly what they want. And I'm feeling Dan might be that type of guy to deliver. (fingers crossed)

    Writer Patrick Aison is the real wildcard to me though. The man has wrote four singular episodes for four singular different shows. He's produced more shows than he's written. And suddenly he's writing a feature film? So is that concerning? Yep. But there has to be a first, right? Every accomplished screenwriter needs to write their first produced screenplay sometime, so I'm trusting in Dan here.

    At least with this film, it appears to be more likely it's a standalone entry than Predators and The Predator, and will likely not be setting up any sequels. 🤞

    If I've learned anything from doing my podcast, it's that more often than not, the vast majority of a writer's work remains unproduced.
  12. Danversity
    Quote from: ace3g on Mar 29, 2021, 10:33:54 PM
    Back on topic, thanks to Whos_Nick - kept Vimeo as a resource.

    Actress Stefany Mathias posted various audition takes for Aruka (Kee and Taabe's mother); scene is between Aruka and Kee.

    Her IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558774/

    Intro video:

    https://vimeo.com/529058582

    Audition:

    https://vimeo.com/529173358

    https://vimeo.com/529059494

    https://vimeo.com/529175860

    She's good, but I'm really paying attention to the lines to get a grasp at the dialogue. I really like it. Obviously this is tailored for the audition, probably, but it gives a solid idea of the dialogue and the tone of the characters
  13. Wysps
    Quote from: ace3g on Mar 29, 2021, 10:33:54 PM
    Back on topic, thanks to Whos_Nick - kept Vimeo as a resource.

    Actress Stefany Mathias posted various audition takes for Aruka (Kee and Taabe's mother); scene is between Aruka and Kee.

    Her IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558774/

    Intro video:

    https://vimeo.com/529058582

    Audition:

    https://vimeo.com/529173358

    https://vimeo.com/529059494

    https://vimeo.com/529175860




    Thanks for sharing  :)

    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Mar 30, 2021, 09:12:09 AM
    The healer vs hunter indeed seem to be a thing in this, could be interesting and used in a nice fitting way for a predator movie. Hope they pull it off.

    Reminds me of the 'lover vs fighter' trope.  It's a little simplistic, but I can dig it if done well.
  14. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Tetsujin on Mar 30, 2021, 02:42:09 PM
    https://theronin.org/2021/03/30/the-last-of-us-series-from-hbo-expected-to-shoot-in-calgary/

    QuoteWe've also learned that 20th Century Studios' Predator 5 aka Skulls is said to be wrapping production in Calgary tomorrow after spending a month filming there (could end up shooting elsewhere). Oddly enough, there hasn't been any actual cast announcements concerning the film that is being directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) and it's unclear what they were shooting in Alberta this month.

    +

    https://twitter.com/DannyTRS/status/1376853960070328329

    Nah. Too soon. Casting calls officially occurred in February. This looks like that that website took Dan's tweet and extrapolated it to they're already filming versus being in pre-production.

    Too many sources including official industry in these threads are pointing to a May 31st shooting date. Even the Calgary Herald three days ago.

    "Projects that have been slated for Calgary include Billy the Kid, a western set to start filming in June. The fifth instalment of the Predator feature-film series, which is operating under the working title Skulls, is set to begin filming May 31."

    https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/alberta-lifts-per-project-caps-on-film-and-television-industry-aims-to-attract-big-budget-series

  15. Tetsujin
    https://theronin.org/2021/03/30/the-last-of-us-series-from-hbo-expected-to-shoot-in-calgary/

    QuoteWe've also learned that 20th Century Studios' Predator 5 aka Skulls is said to be wrapping production in Calgary tomorrow after spending a month filming there (could end up shooting elsewhere). Oddly enough, there hasn't been any actual cast announcements concerning the film that is being directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) and it's unclear what they were shooting in Alberta this month.

    +

    https://twitter.com/DannyTRS/status/1376853960070328329
  16. Voodoo Magic
    In the prism of confidence and concerns, while I unfortunately personally lost my faith in Producer John Davis and ADI, Dan Trachtenberg and his vision is what's giving me the most hope that he can be ultra focused, guide the people around him, and deliver something really special to the fans. We need a clear vision and someone who knows exactly what they want. And I'm feeling Dan might be that type of guy to deliver. (fingers crossed)

    Writer Patrick Aison is the real wildcard to me though. The man has wrote four singular episodes for four singular different shows. He's produced more shows than he's written. And suddenly he's writing a feature film? So is that concerning? Yep. But there has to be a first, right? Every accomplished screenwriter needs to write their first produced screenplay sometime, so I'm trusting in Dan here.

    At least with this film, it appears to be more likely it's a standalone entry than Predators and The Predator, and will likely not be setting up any sequels. 🤞
  17. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: ace3g on Mar 29, 2021, 10:33:54 PM
    Back on topic, thanks to Whos_Nick - kept Vimeo as a resource.

    Actress Stefany Mathias posted various audition takes for Aruka (Kee and Taabe's mother); scene is between Aruka and Kee.

    Her IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558774/


    That's awesome Ace! So now we have the mother's name... Aruka!

    I thought Stefany did a nice bit of acting here, all things considered. Nice audition. I did catch on that her dialogue was not exactly the same Mother/Daughter dialogue we heard in the Kee audition, which is interesting.

    Very nice find brother! Filming is only two months away now! 👍

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