Predator Returns to its Roots for Reboot

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Predator Returns to its Roots for Reboot

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The new Predator movie will return the titular alien hunters to their original design, says the movie's make up artist.

The movie buffs amongst you are probably already aware of this, but the hunters in Predator looked different from those in Alien vs Predator, and for the reboot of the franchise, Predators, award-winning make-up artist Howard Berger, whose credits include Army of Darkness, Kill Bill and Sin City, is keen to go back to the series' roots.

"We wanted to have the Predator look as it did in the original film. We went back and looked at the original. I actually worked in the shop with Stan Winston [who designed the original Predator] on the first film. It was great to be able to go back to the series having not been involved in any of the sequels, and it was also great to be able to make sure we built them as Stan Winston did."

Normally the word reboot sends chills up the spines of fans, as directors miss the the point of the original source material, but the Robert Rodriguez's sequel is characterized by it's desire to respect and expand upon the 1987 movie. Will it pay off and be one of the few franchise jumps-starts that is actually worth watching? Let's hope so.

Source: Film Junk

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I really hope they a great job of this. With the new games, Ridley Scott eyeing up a new Alien movie there could be some life left in both franchises.

Predator is one of the best political action movies ever made.

There are also rumours of Arnie being involved. But that always happens

Blah, for some reason I thought this thread would be about reboot of the Reboot series. If you know what I mean.

Still, that's cool. I can't say that I've really touched either Predator or Alien franchises after watching their first movies (although I did catch a glimpse of a few Predator vs Alien or whatever they're called and in my opinion they sucked horribly). Returning to the roots, yay. Angry dudes gunning down a whole jungle with machine guns!

Another reboot eh? Batman Begins and The Hulk really has the film industry thinking Reboots are the way to go. I'm not sure how to feel about this one. I'd like it to be good, but I feel like the trailers will be the best part of the movie.

E-mantheseeker:
Another reboot eh? Batman Begins and The Hulk really has the film industry thinking Reboots are the way to go. I'm not sure how to feel about this one. I'd like it to be good, but I feel like the trailers will be the best part of the movie.

Gonna go with this. What's with all the reboots lately?

Lono, it's not Ridley Scott, it's his brother who's redoing Alien. I'd be more happy with this new Predator if they stopped doing "reboots" and just did another movie that doesn't conflict with what's been established as canon in the books and films. They don't have to involve the Xenos, the Predators had their own novels, comics, and storyline.

E-mantheseeker:
Another reboot eh? Batman Begins and The Hulk really has the film industry thinking Reboots are the way to go. I'm not sure how to feel about this one. I'd like it to be good, but I feel like the trailers will be the best part of the movie.

Hulk really? I was disappointed with that, but I never really liked the hulk.

I suppose it's easier then thinking of original ideas, make some ticket sales from the old die-hard fans straight away.

Geeeeeez is EVERYTHING getting a reboot now? What are they going to be rebooting next? Weird Science? The Outer Limits? The Twilight Zone? Full House?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? XÞ Feel free to stop me anytime.

they better not disappoint me.
Build up my hopes on making a film as good as the old ones.
or the odd one nowadays.

Wait, they're making new Predator and Alien movies? Haven't the countless sequels been enough to prove that we don't need anymore of them?

I wish they could just end the Predator series. The first two movies were great but the predator vs alien movie was horrible which I see it as a sign saying that I shouldn't expect anything good to come from this movie.

With Troublemaker Studios involved I'm actually a bit excited about this.

great, another remake

nilcypher:

Robert Rodriguez's sequel is characterized by it's desire to respect and expand upon the 1987 movie.

Anyone else heard Yahtzees' words about Monkey Island and them wanting to "respect" the original game reverberate around their head when they read that sentence?

I hope they do a good job with this, and I hope they don't just stick to the "look" of a Predator and ignore everything else..

*sigh*
hen will the reboots, remakes and sequels ever end?

Predator doesn't need a reboot, or a remake, or anything redone at all actually, stay away from remasters as well. It was a perfectly good 80s action movie that ended before it had a chance to get stale (I choose to refuse to accept AvP). Any attempt to further it will end in failure, I don't care who's involved.

messy:

E-mantheseeker:
Another reboot eh? Batman Begins and The Hulk really has the film industry thinking Reboots are the way to go. I'm not sure how to feel about this one. I'd like it to be good, but I feel like the trailers will be the best part of the movie.

Hulk really? I was disappointed with that, but I never really liked the hulk.

I suppose it's easier then thinking of original ideas, make some ticket sales from the old die-hard fans straight away.

In terms of being better than the original, The Hulk reboot was a success. The original Predator didn't have any glaring problems, the series just went sour after a while, so I guess they're going for a Batman begins situation. I'm not too hopeful though

Why tha fuck does everyone need to get back to the old shit every fucking time?

I loved the newer Predators. They were much cooler than the old ones, in my opinion. Unless they have a valid cosmetic reason to go back to the old, and not just playing off the nostalgia, they should stick with the newer design.

Isn't this actually a sequel, considering it's supposed to "expand on the original"? Or do we use the word "reboot" on any sequel coming out a significant number of years after the original now?

What's the differamce between the recent and old predators anyway?

i don't know i guess it was a subtle difference though predator only had 2 films im sure if they did one more predator film it wouldn't ruin the franchise because with predator you can do allot with and it could be good.

we will just have to see what does happen with it.

I love the Predator films, even the sub-par AVP films (though what I did like about the AVP movies was the use of real actors-in-costumes whenever they could instead of it all being CG, definitely more tangible, more visceral that way.) I'll see this reboot, no reason for me not to.

Whatever they do, it will suck. Nothing beats the first Predator.

Why everyone thinking Arnie should get involved? Seriously, his character had to drop a tree on his predator to stop him. Danny Glover went toe to toe and kicked his predator's ass! I want Danny in on this one, and if this new one pays heed to the first Predator movies, and doesn't even give lip service to the AvP trash, then I will be happy.

I really look forward to this concidering that the AvP movies where entirely crap.

GET TO DA CHOPPAH!

I'm not hopeful. Reboot screams fan wank to me, trying to do too much with the predator rather than the hunter/killer that made the first film work. If the film is a success it will work because of the interaction between the prey charecters rather than the director getting a semi everytime there is a shot of Predator.

canadamus_prime:
Geeeeeez is EVERYTHING getting a reboot now? What are they going to be rebooting next? Weird Science? The Outer Limits? The Twilight Zone? Full House?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? XÞ Feel free to stop me anytime.

WOAH, back that up a second...

Outer Limits? Are you talking about the 90's/00's being a reboot of the original (what was it, 70's?), or are they doing a new series?

Gorbek:
What's the differamce between the recent and old predators anyway?

Aside from a shitty plot for the AvP movies, which was a total ripoff of a good plot from the AvP novels, there really wasn't anything different about the AvP and classic Predators. Some people just didn't like the crossover (too fucking bad to them) or the whole showing of their planet/ships/society.

I can live with the AvP stuff and would look forward to a re-make of Predator. However, the major hope I have is that the new film doesn't tone down the violence, the blood and the script to fit a 15 certificate / age rating.

Don't water it down for the kids - make it an ADULT film! :)

Gunner 51:
I can live with the AvP stuff and would look forward to a re-make of Predator. However, the major hope I have is that the new film doesn't tone down the violence, the blood and the script to fit a 15 certificate / age rating.

Don't water it down for the kids - make it an ADULT film! :)

There's no such thing as 15 year movie rating in the US. It's PG-13 or R (17 and up only).

Byers:

Gunner 51:
I can live with the AvP stuff and would look forward to a re-make of Predator. However, the major hope I have is that the new film doesn't tone down the violence, the blood and the script to fit a 15 certificate / age rating.

Don't water it down for the kids - make it an ADULT film! :)

There's no such thing as 15 year movie rating in the US. It's PG-13 or R (17 and up only).

I didn't know there was no middle ground between a PG-13 and an R rated film in the States. In that case, I think the new Predator film should shoot for an R rating. You've taught me something today. :)

Lono Shrugged:
Predator is one of the best political action movies ever made.

"political action"...I would have thought First Blood would fill that slot...

Amnestic:
Gonna go with this. What's with all the reboots lately?

They are desperate...and in this economy, you wanna go with a sure moneymaker...

MelasZepheos:
Predator doesn't need a reboot, or a remake, or anything redone at all actually, stay away from remasters as well. It was a perfectly good 80s action movie that ended before it had a chance to get stale (I choose to refuse to accept AvP). Any attempt to further it will end in failure, I don't care who's involved.

I agree...but speaking on who is involved...

Rodriguez will be writing/producing...but still...who the hell is this Antal Nimrod? (how unfortunate...the last name is like slang for simpleton...)

I mean, the only American film he has released here is Vacancy...what?! Why this guy!!?!

Am I the only one who, upon seeing the article title, imagined an episode of Reboot where the User tries to install a corrupted copy of AvP?

I'ma see if I can contact Ah-nold to reprise his role.

*calls Ah-nold*

Hello, would you like to be in the new Predator movie? Uh huh. Uh huh. Well, what do you mean you have to govern California? Oh, is it a new comedy movie of yours? Uh huh. But, but, I don't understa...but, you've married into the Kennedys...this can't be real...but, but, but- *brain explodes*.

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