Dan Trachtenberg To Direct New Standalone ‘Predator’ Movie ‘Badlands’ As 20th Ce

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Quote from: Kailem on Feb 20, 2024, 08:43:15 PMI like to think I had 100% creative input with Badlands. Is it a coincidence that just a couple of weeks ago during Hick's AVP stream I was telling him how good a "Predator vs cowboys in the Old West" movie would be, and barely a few days later we hear about a new Predator movie  codenamed "Badlands?" I think not.

Clearly Dan was in that chat too and was like "that's an amazing idea! Get Dane on the phone immediately! This movie needs to happen RIGHT NOW!!"

I'm sure my cheque will be arriving in the mail any day now

I'll also be throwing in my avatar as inspiration while we're at it  :laugh:  :laugh:


BigDaddyJohn


Mike’s Monsters

Quote from: Kailem on Feb 20, 2024, 08:43:15 PMI like to think I had 100% creative input with Badlands.

We know for a fact that they listen to you and our gaming streams after they added Godzilla & Kong to COD when we had been saying it needed it for months! These big companies really need to put us on the payroll.

Kailem

This is true! For ages we were like "what's the point of these big maps if they're not going to add giant monsters?", and then they did! They really do just need to make it official at this point.

Immortan Jonesy

How about the Predator against cyborg samurai geishas from a futuristic Japan. Maybe there is pollution, hence the title 'Badlands'.


Scott Conover

Scott Conover

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Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 20, 2024, 10:43:15 PMHow about the Predator against cyborg samurai geishas from a futuristic Japan. Maybe there is pollution, hence the title 'Badlands'.

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That sounds cool but I'd rather they do a mad max or dredd type setting tbh. I want the eventual predator v samurai movie to be as classic and basic as possible, similar to The Last Samurai, Seven Samurai or the upcoming Shogun. With the history/luck this franchise has, I doubt we'd ever have a rapid enough release schedule to get a Futuristic Japan movie AND feudal Japan movie anytime soon. It would be one or the other.

Mr.Turok

If there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

Nightmare Asylum

Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.

Mr.Turok

Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 12:41:55 AM
Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.
Predators was full of ideas that weren't fully cashed in. A collection of good ideas just weakly tied in one another and never explored again. 

Nightmare Asylum

Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 01:55:38 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 12:41:55 AM
Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.
Predators was full of ideas that weren't fully cashed in. A collection of good ideas just weakly tied in one another and never explored again. 

Yep. I really like the bones of what the movie seems to want to be, and the first half has a fair amount going for it in what it's setting up (though it really doesn't have that OOMPH that you'd expect something with this concept to have propelling it), but in the second half it kind of just unravels and deflates and what it did have going for it kind of just peters out.

Can't bring myself to hate it, there's good stuff in there but overall there's not enough to it to really elicit any kind of real emotion out of me, but it does bum me out to think about how it never really amounts to the sum of its parts, because the parts that it does have going for it, in theory, could have been a cool direction for this franchise could have taken.

Ah well. At least we have Prey now!

Mr.Turok

Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 02:09:47 AM
Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 01:55:38 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 12:41:55 AM
Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.
Predators was full of ideas that weren't fully cashed in. A collection of good ideas just weakly tied in one another and never explored again. 

Yep. I really like the bones of what the movie seems to want to be, and the first half has a fair amount going for it in what it's setting up (though it really doesn't have that OOMPH that you'd expect something with this concept to have propelling it), but in the second half it kind of just unravels and deflates and what it did have going for it kind of just peters out.

Can't bring myself to hate it, there's good stuff in there but overall there's not enough to it to really elicit any kind of real emotion out of me, but it does bum me out to think about how it never really amounts to the sum of its parts, because the parts that it does have going for it, in theory, could have been a cool direction for this franchise could have taken.

Ah well. At least we have Prey now!
It is the mid of all Predator films. I don't hate it because it's bad as the production, acting, atmosphere, and soundtrack is great. I hate it as I keep on thinking of what it could have been. It's not like The Predator where everything about it was just trash with it's story and writing, thus easily ignored.




razeak

razeak

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Quote from: [cancerblack] on Feb 20, 2024, 08:21:26 PM
Quote from: Mike's Monsters on Feb 20, 2024, 07:53:56 PMI don't have any creative input on Romulus

I question how much impact I specifically had on that much myself, think late stage focus group more than consultant. Although I'm fairly confident I'm one of the main reasons what I dubbed the "chibi dropship" was scrapped entirely for the film accurate one that eventually came out, I was not polite about the first design and wouldn't drop it lmao  :laugh: .

QuoteBut you hit the nail on the head with that last sentence!

It's a jungle out there.
You deserve a medal.


Quote from: Kailem on Feb 20, 2024, 08:43:15 PMI like to think I had 100% creative input with Badlands. Is it a coincidence that just a couple of weeks ago during Hick's AVP stream I was telling him how good a "Predator vs cowboys in the Old West" movie would be, and barely a few days later we hear about a new Predator movie  codenamed "Badlands?" I think not.

Clearly Dan was in that chat too and was like "that's an amazing idea! Get Dane on the phone immediately! This movie needs to happen RIGHT NOW!!"

I'm sure my cheque will be arriving in the mail any day now.
I wrote a silly fan script a few years before Superman Returns when I was in college. It was posted on a script website. Bro. I REALLY feel like I got to see some of that on film lol. Not impossible to be coincidental, but we were not just in the ball park, but in the infield.

David

Great news! I know about it since it was revealed here, dont know why I share my comment only now.

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