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Author Topic: Martin Whist - The Predator Production Designer  (Read 2967 times)


Corporal Hicks
Jun 01, 2016, 07:09:54 AM
Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2016, 07:09:54 AM
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I love Dekker's announcement.

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Very pleased that Martin Whist has joined the team as Production Designer of THE PREDATOR. (P.S. I am not holding the ROBOCOP remake against him.)

 :laugh: He also worked on Cabin in the Woods which I think it one of the best films of recent years.


Valaquen
Jul 27, 2016, 03:26:10 PM
Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2016, 03:26:10 PM
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Fred Dekker wrote Robocop 3. That's all I'll say :P


me
Jul 27, 2016, 03:58:43 PM
Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2016, 03:58:43 PM
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I would go with Legacy.  Keep The Predator in "the family" so to speak.  They learned from the master.


Scorpio
Jul 27, 2016, 05:13:01 PM
Reply #4 on: Jul 27, 2016, 05:13:01 PM
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If Legacy is working on the effects, that's definitely good.  Hopefully they can fix some of the problems.  Stan Winston's predators looked the best but there were times when the rubber suit was obvious (the medkit scene, for example) and in Predator 2 some of the animatronic effects for the predator face looked a little strange in closeups.

I actually don't have too many nitpicks with ADI's or KNB's work.  The suits did look a little too bulky at times.  They also can't seem to get the predator faces right (one exception is the AVP Elder Predator which looked badass).  It's particularly noticeable with the classic predator, as you can directly compare.  Wolf and Berserker are great, though.

If they can at least top Wolf or Berserker, because that set the bar for the sequels (the original is unlikely ever to be topped nor P2).


Denton Smalls
Jul 27, 2016, 06:44:10 PM
Reply #5 on: Jul 27, 2016, 06:44:10 PM
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also worked on Cabin in the Woods which I think it one of the best films of recent years.

Cabin in the Woods was sooo good.




skull-splitter
Jul 27, 2016, 10:59:05 PM
Reply #8 on: Jul 27, 2016, 10:59:05 PM
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Seeing Cloverfield and Super 8 both had weird but generic looking creatures and Robocop 2014 was better than I expected but failed to make an impact design-wise because of the generic issue again, this does not bode well IMO.


SiL
Jul 30, 2016, 10:42:58 AM
Reply #9 on: Jul 30, 2016, 10:42:58 AM
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Production designer isn't in charge of creature design. Both Cloverfield and Super 8 had creatures designed by Neville Page who's big on ... things that look like Clover and the Super 8 thing.


Mister Skeezler
Jul 31, 2016, 08:09:17 PM
Reply #10 on: Jul 31, 2016, 08:09:17 PM
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Oh wow, I had no idea Neville Page worked on those. He headed up Prometheus' creature design too, didn't he?


Corporal Hicks
Aug 01, 2016, 07:50:23 AM
Reply #11 on: Aug 01, 2016, 07:50:23 AM
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He was on the team. He did work on the Trek reboot as well iirc.


SiL
Aug 01, 2016, 10:51:53 AM
Reply #12 on: Aug 01, 2016, 10:51:53 AM
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Which also had Clover/8mm-looking things.


Corporal Hicks
Aug 01, 2016, 11:13:16 AM
Reply #13 on: Aug 01, 2016, 11:13:16 AM
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Indeed. That big red thing.


SiL
Aug 01, 2016, 11:24:18 AM
Reply #14 on: Aug 01, 2016, 11:24:18 AM
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Neville Page is a talented artist but dang does he lack some creativity.


 

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