Predators: Video Q&A With Special Effects Legend Greg Nicotero

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Last week, HeyUGuys were invited along to Robert Rodriguez Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas by Twentieth Century Fox for a very special trip to find out how their latest home entertainment release, Predators was created. We got to chat with the awesome production team at Troublemaker Studios, looking at everything from how they made the posters to how they created a real life alien planet out in the back lot – and all this in a little over a year.

In this interview you can find out all there is to know about the special effects legend that is, Greg Nicotero who has worked with Robert Rodriguez on all his movies + Steven Spielberg & Quentin Tarantino to name but a few. I contemplated editing this video down into a 5 minute vid but the man is so interesting that I thought you might as well have the whole thing. If you’d rather
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Gregory Nicotero On Set Interview Predators (Knb Efx Group)

If you’re a fan of makeup/creature/special effects in movies, you really should know who Gregory Nicotero is. That’s because since 1985 when he worked on George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, Nicotero has worked on over 100 movies and the company he formed with Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger (Knb Efx Group) has worked on over 400 film and TV projects. While I’d love to list the highlights, his resume is so insane you need to click over to IMDb and check it out.

So why am I talking about Greg Nicotero? Because when I visited the set of director Nimród Antal’s Predators last December in Austin, I was able to speak with him along with a few other online reporters. While the cast of Predators were guarded when answering some of our questions, Nicotero was willing to talk about everything. We talked about the
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