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Author Topic: The Predator Behind-the-scenes Thread  (Read 43900 times)


Kailem
Oct 17, 2018, 06:05:34 PM
Reply #136 on: Oct 17, 2018, 06:05:34 PM
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That concept art for Stargazer base looks really cool. It's a pity we didn't get to see more of it throughout the film or during Fugitive's breakout.

That pic with the Predator overseeing the guy firing the weapon still just seems odd to me though. :laugh:



skull-splitter
Oct 18, 2018, 11:02:04 PM
Reply #138 on: Oct 18, 2018, 11:02:04 PM
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https://www.artofvfx.com/the-predator-matt-sloan-overall-vfx-supervisor/
The more I read of the making of the movie, the more I shake my head in disbelief. How can so many talented creative people end up with such an uncreative narative on why they changed the looks, the lore and the feel of the Predator and why they felt the need to do so other than it being just... different.


spinksy
Oct 19, 2018, 03:58:07 PM
Reply #139 on: Oct 19, 2018, 03:58:07 PM
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https://www.artofvfx.com/the-predator-matt-sloan-overall-vfx-supervisor/
The more I read of the making of the movie, the more I shake my head in disbelief. How can so many talented creative people end up with such an uncreative narative on why they changed the looks, the lore and the feel of the Predator and why they felt the need to do so other than it being just... different.

this.......


BigDaddyJohn
Oct 19, 2018, 05:19:56 PM
Reply #140 on: Oct 19, 2018, 05:19:56 PM
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Well, Black wanting to do his take of the predator, and Fox being what they are, this was doomed to be a problematic movie to say the least...


Voodoo Magic
Oct 19, 2018, 06:01:37 PM
Reply #141 on: Oct 19, 2018, 06:01:37 PM
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Some executive at Fox figured Shane Black was the right person for the job because #1. he had a small acting role in the first Predator and #2. wrote a draft of Predator (that was never used). Genius!

Fox Executive #1: Hey, if 'The Predator' makes enough money in China and we start looking at sequels, Bill Duke is a writer & director too, so he can do the next one!

Fox Executive #2: Genius!

((High fives))


BigDaddyJohn
Oct 19, 2018, 06:17:08 PM
Reply #142 on: Oct 19, 2018, 06:17:08 PM
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Some executive at Fox figured Shane Black was the right person for the job because #1. he had a small acting role in the first Predator and #2. wrote a draft of Predator (that was never used). Genius!

Fox Executive #1: Hey, if 'The Predator' makes enough money in China and we start looking at sequels, Bill Duke is a writer & director too, so he can do the next one!

Fox Executive #2: Genius!

((High fives))

Maybe Duke's take on the predator will have Preds in suits in Harlem during prohibition  :laugh:


Naginata
Oct 19, 2018, 09:18:00 PM
Reply #143 on: Oct 19, 2018, 09:18:00 PM
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^ OR it could be a Predator hunt IN Harlem DURING prohibition, which would actually be pretty badass.




SiL
Oct 20, 2018, 01:34:30 AM
Reply #146 on: Oct 20, 2018, 01:34:30 AM
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Some executive at Fox figured Shane Black was the right person for the job because #1. he had a small acting role in the first Predator and #2. wrote a draft of Predator (that was never used). Genius!
Or cos made a Marvel movie that grossed over a billion dollars :P


AVP-CAPCOM
Oct 20, 2018, 08:22:48 AM
Reply #147 on: Oct 20, 2018, 08:22:48 AM
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Or cos made a Marvel movie that grossed over a billion dollars :P

IMDB just hasn't been the same since they deleted the social media elements and comments section.

I cringe when 30-something man-child YouTube reviewers tell Millennials of Shane Black's previous work, even I have no interest in watching as a 80s/90s kid, but forget the elephant in the room.

IRON MAN 3
Director- Shane Black
Budget- $200 Million
Box Office- $1.215 billion
Critical response- 80% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.2/10 IMDB
17th Highest Grossing movie of all-time.


Leemour84
Oct 20, 2018, 10:55:27 AM
Reply #148 on: Oct 20, 2018, 10:55:27 AM
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If I was an executive at fox and I heard Shane Black was gonna do a new film the first thing I’d say is oh it’s gonna be a funny take on it, I’d have asked Blomkamp to prove himself by making PREDATOR 4 then if it’s a critical and commercial success then he can do ALIEN 5.


Voodoo Magic
Oct 20, 2018, 12:15:21 PM
Reply #149 on: Oct 20, 2018, 12:15:21 PM
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Or cos made a Marvel movie that grossed over a billion dollars :P

IMDB just hasn't been the same since they deleted the social media elements and comments section.

I cringe when 30-something man-child YouTube reviewers tell Millennials of Shane Black's previous work, even I have no interest in watching as a 80s/90s kid, but forget the elephant in the room.

IRON MAN 3
Director- Shane Black
Budget- $200 Million
Box Office- $1.215 billion
Critical response- 80% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.2/10 IMDB
17th Highest Grossing movie of all-time.

You do realize that movie would have made tons of cash no matter who directed it right?

And I didn't know directing the money-in-the-bank "Iron Man 3", the sequel starring the most popular star in the mcu Robert Downey Jr., the one film that directly followed only the hottest Marvel event film yet, the first "Avengers", the the one that most mcu fans (like myself) considered a misstep, I didn't know directing that movie made Shane the right fit for "The Predator"!  It might prove he's the right fit for another Marvel film, but Predator? And to co-write it too?

It's probably why I didn't know the director of the wonderful James Bond film "Casino Royale", Martin Campbell, made him the right fit for "Green Lantern" either!  Oh.. wait.  :P

Look I had fun watching "The Predator", will buy it on blu-ray too, but it's not the great film the franchise needed unfortunately. And that falls mostly on Shane.

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