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Audiences Divided Over The Predator’s First Test Screenings

20th Century Fox is beginning to court The Predator out of hiding.

Nine months ahead of release, and exactly 30 years since the launch of John McTiernan’s cult classic, the Powers That Be have begun hosting test screenings for Shane Black’s starry reboot. And let’s just say that early reactions are all over the place.

As reported by MovieWeb, prominent YouTuber ‘Mr H Reviews‘ posted a video concerning these leaked previews, though it’s since been pulled offline. With that in mind, and before we get into the nitty-gritty, we should stress that Fox’s screenings were allegedly held in secret, so there’s no way of telling if these knee-jerk reactions are legitimate.

Nevertheless, they do make for interesting reading, with many admitting that it took some time to adjust to The Predator‘s comedic leanings. This is a Shane Black gig, after all.

Just last week,
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Alien: Resurrection Art Pieces Featured in New studioADI Collection from Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.

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Makeup effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. have brought some of cinema's most iconic creatures to life over the decades, including their ambitious work on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. Now, over 20 years after the respective releases of the third and fourth Alien films, studioADI and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products are teaming up to launch a new collection of art pieces based on their iconic Xenomorph creations:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (November 20, 2017) For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been responsible for 3 decades of iconic Creature Characters from the Alien and Predator franchises to the recent smash hit horror film It. Today Woodruff and Gillis announced The studioADI Collection, art inspired by
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The Predator Test Screening Reactions: Is It Good or Bad?

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The Predator Test Screening Reactions: Is It Good or Bad?
It sounds like the first reactions to Shane Black's The Predator are in and they're incredibly divided. Fox reportedly starting holding test screenings of the highly-anticipated movie last week and, though people who get into these test screenings generally have to sign some form of non-disclosure agreement, some reactions have leaked online. Some fans reportedly love the new, very comedic take on the franchise, while others absolutely hate it and warn to "avoid it at all costs."

The reactions come to us via YouTuber Mr. H, who has been covering The Predator pretty closely. He's reportedly managed to dig up some reactions from those who attended one of the test screenings and there doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground. Those who saw the movie either love Shane Black's very different approach, or they really hated it. Looks like we could have a divisive movie on our hands,
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The studioADI Collection Lauches With Stunning Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection Pieces

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A new line of impressive looking movie collectibles, straight from the VFX masters that helped bring them to life is launching next month with something for Aliens fans to drool over.  Come inside to learn more! 

If you're looking for high quality movie collectibles, it doesn't get much better than art pieces crafted/designed by the award winning VFX team responsible for bringing iconic movie characters to life in the first place.  So it's really cool to hear that studioADI, which was founded by Oscar winning VFX artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. back in 1988 are now developing high end art/collectibles for movie lovers to bring into their homes.  

They're kicking off the collection with pieces based on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, going so far as to utilize the original creature molds to craft each one (made to order).  Orders will begin on December 1st, and while
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Edward James Olmos Says Shane Black’s The Predator is Really Funny, Yet Deadly

When we first heard that writer-director Shane Black (Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Band, The Nice Guys) and his main collaborator Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad) were going to be taking on a big-budget reboot/sequel of Predator we were excited as hell. As we’re sure you were as well. We knew the film was […]

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The Predator Star Promises Huge Laughs and a Crazy Story

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The Predator Star Promises Huge Laughs and a Crazy Story
It's been quite some time since we've seen a new movie in the Predator franchise, but that's all going to change next year. The Predator is set to arrive on August 3, 2018, and is going to take the franchise to some pretty interesting places. Namely, the suburbs. Now, star Edward James Olmos reveals that director Shane Black has made The Predator really funny, in addition to being full of deadly alien action. Here's what he had to say about it in a recent interview.

"I haven't seen any of it, but it's gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don't get me wrong. You're gonna be inside of it. But the characters are... what he did, Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he's a great director,
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Shane Black’s new ‘Predator’ Movie Is Going To Be Funny, Says Co-Star Olmos

Actor Edward James Olmos has been out and about doing the press rounds on Pixar’s new animated feature Coco, and whilst promoting that movie, he has been speaking about his upcoming projects, one of them being the sequel/ reboot The Predator. The film, which is due in cinemas next year, is written and directed by Shane Black, and Olmos has been speaking of the tone of the piece. It sounds like we’re in for something special. He spoke with Cinema Blend.

“I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did – Shane is an incredibly gifted writer,
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Edward James Olmos says Shane Black’s The Predator “is gonna be funny”

While doing the press rounds for Pixar’s Coco, Edward James Olmos has backed up Thomas Jane’s comments from a couple of weeks ago by stating that Shane Black’s The Predator ‘is gonna be funny’.

The Blade Runner and Battlestar Gallactica veteran was talking to Cinema Blend when he spilled the following details:

“That’s an interesting story. I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did — Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he’s a great director, and so he ended up getting an incredible ensemble, and when I reached it they had already
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Predator 2 Was Originally Set During World War II And Featured Nazis

Predator 2 was a pretty strange movie. Transporting the alien hunter into the urban jungle was a logical step for a sequel, but the bizarre voodoo subplot, replacing Arnie with Danny Glover and the addition of Gary Busey resulted in a rather confused and ambling cinematic experience. Critics and fans agreed, too, with the film failing to meet box office expectations and suffering vicious reviews.

This makes it all the more frustrating to hear screenwriter Jim Thomas explain the initial plans for the project, revealing the following:

“We had an idea where at the end [of Predator], with the burned up clearing where the explosion happens. Predator 2 pens there. Predator’s invisible feet come into view and a hand plunges down into the dust, into the ashes, and brings up the Predator’s arm and then activates the computer and gets a readout to see everything that had happened up to that time,
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Predator 2 Was Supposed Take Place During WWII

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Predator 2 Was Supposed Take Place During WWII
Predator in World War II? It may sound crazy, but it almost happened. Predator is celebrating its 30th birthday this year and, all these years later, it's still one of the best action movies ever made. Unfortunately, the sequels haven't really lived up to the legacy of the original and, specifically, Predator 2 made some weird choices. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't come back and, instead, Danny Glover, Bill Paxton and Gary Busey did their best to fill the shoes as the franchise made its way to the mean streets of L.A. Writer Jim Thomas recently talked about a scrapped idea at a Predator screening that would have seen Schwarzenegger return. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We had an idea where at the end [of Predator], with the burned up clearing where the explosion happens... [Predator 2] opens there. Predator's invisible feet come into view and a hand plunges down into the dust,
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The Predator Reboot Will Contain A Lot Of Humor

The Predator may be one of the fiercest (and ugliest!) movie monsters in film history, but come 2018, a ragtag squad of jaded, shellshocked soldiers will be primed and ready to exterminate the extra-terrestrial threats when they arrive on our doorsteps. And that’s threats plural.

For in Shane Black’s sci-fi reboot, a number of hunter-aliens descend upon a suburban setting to begin their killing spree. But it looks like they’re about to meet a strong and, crucially, human resistance. As Thomas Jane revealed to Shadow Nation recently (via Bloody Disgusting), The Predator chronicles the story of war veterans pulled into a brutal, interspecies brawl, while there also appears to be elements of a UFO conspiracy thrown in for good measure.

But alongside all that, there will also be a healthy dose of humor. Or at least, that’s according to Edward James Olmos, who recently told Cinema Blend
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Culture Dump #16: Why did the ‘Predator’ franchise miss the mark?

Xenomorphs weren’t the only extraterrestrial terror hunting humans throughout the eighties. Not long after James Cameron pulled the trigger on his testosterone-charged sequel Aliens, Director John McTiernan introduced us to a new intergalactic hunter with Predator in 1987. Two war movies, two alien franchises, two very different legacies. However as Predator closes in on its thirtieth birthday, it’s hard not to think the series somehow failed to capitalise on its full potential. With Shane Black’s upcoming retooling The Predator all that could change - but what went wrong during those intervening years that set the Predator so off course?

Maybe it can all be traced back to one single event: the mishandling of the film’s original sequel. The late eighties were good for John McTiernan. Having unleashed Predator onto audiences he doubled-down on the machismo theme with Die Hard a year later. However when the time came
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Predator: 9 Unforgettable Moments from Alan Silvestri’s Soundtrack

With the Arnie classic enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, Sean Wilson unpacks the secrets of Predator’s genre-defining score…

It’s a very good time to be an Alan Silvestri fan at the moment. Not only is the veteran Back to the Future composer assigned to both Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (both released next year), but one of his pivotal soundtracks is now back in the spotlight.

Composed in 1987 Predator remains one of the defining moments of Silvestri’s career, not to mention one of the most memorable soundtracks for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. The film itself, currently enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, needs little introduction: an unfeasibly macho, jungle-based thriller about a group of highly skilled military operatives who are picked off one by one by a camouflaged alien killer from another world.
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Thomas Jane discusses the plot of The Predator

The story of Shane Black’s upcoming The Predator has been pretty short on details up to this point. All we really know about the film is that it takes place in a suburban area as a group of soldiers try to take down the new Predator. Now, however, star Thomas Jane (The Expanse) appeared on the Shadow Nation podcast and revealed a lot of details on his and the other soldier’s backstories.

“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever,” Jane said. “But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the Va hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, Ptsd… soldiers. We’re at the Va hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out…this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this…somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get
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Details Surface for Shane Black's The Predator

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Everyone is anxious to see how a new Predator film will turn out, especially with Shane Black at the helm. And now, we have some plot details.

Regardless of what you think of Predator 2, or Predators, or the Alien vs Predator films, with Shane Black attached, you have to admit you are excited for what is to come in the Predator universe. Not much has been known about Black’s film, which he co-wrote along with Fred Dekker, which serves as sequel to the original film. We have seen a few set photos, a poster, and a motion poster. But that is about it.

However, thanks to Thomas Jane, we are getting a look into what the film is exactly about. Speaking with ShadowNation on DenOfGeek, Jane said about the plot of the film:

“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever. But we’re all
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Thomas Jane Reveals New ‘The Predator’ Plot Details

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When Shane Black is making a Predator film, folks are going to get excited about it no matter what, but until recently, that hype as existed in a void of knowing pretty much nothing about the film itself. We knew Black co-wrote The Predator with The Monster Squad helmer Fred Dekker and that the film would acknowledge the events of the original films (making it more of a sequel than a hard reboot), but when it comes to official details, we've mostly been in the dark. Fortunately, star Thomas Jane revealed a treasure trove of new plot information …
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‘The Predator’ Plot Details Revealed by Star Thomas Jane

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‘The Predator’ Plot Details Revealed by Star Thomas Jane
Shane Black starred in John McTiernan’s original sci-fi classic Predator back in 1987, and now he’s continuing the franchise as the director and co-writer of The Predator, an upcoming sequel that will see a new batch of humans face off against the high-tech alien hunters. 20th Century Fox has done a good job of keeping the plot […]

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The Predator Plot Finally Revealed, and It Sounds Insane

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The Predator Plot Finally Revealed, and It Sounds Insane
While some small tidbits have leaked about The Predator reboot story, the full picture has yet to be revealed. Many fans are clinging to the idea that it will be set in suburbia. While that may be partially true, this isn't a tale of Predators creeping around a cul-de-sac. Star Thomas Jane has finally opened up about the real story at the heart of this new sci-fi thriller. And it sounds so crazy, it might just be one of the best movies of 2018.

The Predator will finally be in theaters next summer, and it's been described as a big budget tentpole that is supposed to reignite a franchise for 20th Century Fox. Shane Black, who co-starred in the original, is directing this time. And it sounds like he's made something unique in this saga of hunters from Outer Space who hope to bag the human race as trophies.

Thomas Jane,
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New Story Details For The Predator Point To A UFO Conspiracy

The Predator may be one of the fiercest (and ugliest!) movie monsters in film history, but come 2018, a ragtag squad of jaded, shellshocked soldiers will be primed and ready to exterminate the extra-terrestrial threats when they arrive on our doorsteps. And that’s threats plural.

For in Shane Black’s sci-fi reboot, a number of hunter-aliens descend upon a suburban setting to begin their killing spree. But it looks like they’re about to meet a strong and, crucially, human resistance. As Thomas Jane revealed to Shadow Nation (via Bloody Disgusting), The Predator chronicles the story of war veterans pulled into a brutal, interspecies brawl, while there also appears to be elements of a UFO conspiracy thrown in for good measure.

In fact, as Jane alludes to below, those soldiers quickly take matters into their own hands once shit hits the fan:

We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever.
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22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe

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22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe
Marvel Entertainment brought the idea of a shared cinematic universe to the forefront with the multibillion-dollar McU. In the years since Robert Downey Jr. first suited up as Iron Man, Warner Bros. has worked to catch-up with their Dceu. Universal ventured into shared cinematic universe territory with their cache of classic monsters, sticking Dr. Jekyll squarely into their rebooted Mummy movie. But did you know 20th Century Fox had their own secret shared cinematic universe going back in the '80s, stretching across multiple franchises, with over 20 films and counting?

It all starts with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Communist dictators and related thugs were often the villains in the TV shows and action movies of the '70s and '80s. But given the sensitive nature of international relations, not every movie was willing to go full on Red Dawn and point the cinematic finger at the Soviet Union or Cuba.

So
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