the predator to use practical effects

The temptation to rely on CGI is huge these days, but director Shane Black is trying to buck that trend.

For his take on The Predator, the fourth installment in the Predator franchise following Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), and Predators (2010), he will be revisiting the practical effects that made the first film so iconic. That means getting a 7-plus-foot actor to don a heavy rubber suit in the jungle heat.

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Deadpool 2 Release Date

This morning 20th Century Fox caught everyone off guard by announcing new release dates for all four of the developing Avatar sequels that will start shooting this summer. But that wasn’t the only release date news the studio had to offer.

Fox has also confirmed the release dates for all of their Marvel movies in 2018, which includes X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2 and New Mutants. In addition, they’ve also shuffled the dates for The Predator, the delayed Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the remake of Murder on the Orient Express, and the spy thriller Red Sparrow. Plus, they’ve also given a release date to Steven Spielberg‘s next movie.

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sterling k brown the predator

Sterling K. Brown is a busy man. When he’s not winning Emmys for his incredible work on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson or making it clear that he wouldn’t say no to playing Green Lantern in the DC Extended Universe, he’s starring on the critically acclaimed series This is Us and  simultaneously filming Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and Shane Black‘s The Predator. I’m surprised he found time to stand still for a few minutes, let alone share a few fun details about what Black is doing with the latest entry in the Predator series.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Predator

One of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favorite catchphrases is “I’ll be back,” but it sounds like that won’t be the case when it comes to reprising his role as the action hero Dutch in writer/director Shane Black’s upcoming revamp of The Predator. After teasing the possibility of a return to the franchise, the actor seems to have made his decision. Read why Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be in The Predator below.
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edwards james olmos the predator

Stand and salute, soldiers: an Admiral has just come on deck. Veteran actor and Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos has joined the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what Adama would look like having his guts torn out by an vicious alien hunter, you just might get your chance to find out. Read on to find out what kind of character he’ll play in the new film. Read More »

Kong Skull Island Trailer

In today’s edition of sequel bits:

  • The new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales international poster.
  • Jokes about a Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly) prequel to Kong: Skull Island.
  • M. Night Shyamalan provides an update on Split 2.
  • Director J.A. Bayona and executive producer/co-writer Colin Trevorrow enjoying themselves on the set of the Untitled Jurassic World sequel.
  • A theory about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘s Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
  • Seth Rogen on why a Sausage Party 2 is unlikely.

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the predator cast

Last month, filming on The Predator commenced and director Shane Black revealed our first look at the cast. It was a impressive line-up of folks – this could be the most talented group of people to ever get picked off one-by-one by a powerful alien who intends to mount their skulls on the wall of its spaceship.

Now, Black has shared another image from the set and it features a few actors who weren’t present for the initial group photograph. Specifically, it offers our first look at the characters played by Thomas Jane and Alfie Allen.

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the predator Yvonne Strahovski

When Shane Black revealed the cast of The Predator in a photo on Monday, one thing became abundantly clear: there was only one woman in that line-up of well-dressed and generally handsome gentlemen. But now, we know that Olivia Munn won’t be the only woman on the alien hunter’s to-kill list. She’s getting some company in the form of Yvonne Strahovski.

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Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy (Reek) in Game of Thrones

Today’s turning out to be a big day for Game of Thrones alums. First the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, was spotted in the first official cast photo from the Han Solo movie, and then Ramsay Bolton, a.k.a. Iwan Rheon, was announced as one of the leads in Marvel’s Inhumans TV series. Not to be outdone, Ramsay’s former victim Reek — that is, Alfie Allen — has also just scored a splashy new gig. He’ll be going up against the Predator in Shane Black‘s sequel to the 1987 classic.  Read More »

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the predator cast

The original 1987 Predator is one of those movies that I can’t stop watching once I see a frame of it. If John McTiernan’s action/horror/science fiction classic is on a screen near me, I will be drawn into its gravitational pull. There’s a special power in how it builds an atmosphere of macho excess before quickly nicking the whole thing, taking deranged pleasure in watching an ensemble of tough guys get completely obliterated for by an alien for two hours.

So while the Predator itself is important in a Predator movie, its victims are even more important. So when director Shane Black (of The Nice Guys and Iron Man 3 fame) reveals the cast of the latest sequel, we should take note. Are we going to like these people enough to watch them get blown to pieces by an extraterrestrial menace that sees them as nothing more than trophies to be mounted on a spaceship wall?

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