An honest and legit decision has been made in regards to the Robert Rodriguez reboot Predators. The original film featured the alien design of the late great Stan Winston, a look that has undergone several changes over the years. According to an article over at Moviehole, Winston’s original design will be honored in the new film, and Predator fans everywhere will be more than pleased with the improvements.
Moviehole sat down with Howard Berger, the head of the shop in charge of Predators‘ visual effects to discuss the old and new look of the film.
“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 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,” said Berger. “They look really fantastic. There’s a whole bunch of cool [Predator's] in the film, and everyone’s going to be very happy that we’ve been very faithful to the Stan Winston designs. It’s out next year. It’s shooting very soon.”
I need a Predator photo now! Hopefully, his description serves true because the original design for the alien was amazing. Who would have thought that a creature with dreadlocks would turn out to be one of the most popular sci-fi villains in cinematic history?
Are you excited about the use of Stan Winston’s design in the upcoming Predators?