The tight angles in John McTiernan’s Predator (1987) communicate so much about the closeness of the jungle, the anxiety, the desperation, the heat. The characters are out in the middle of a vast wilderness but the photography is claustrophobia in motion.
Today is the 30th Birthday of one ugly mother$&%*er! On June 12, 1987, PREDATOR was released theatrically!
I still can’t believe that
Jean-Claude Van Damme
was the first choice to suit up as the PREDATOR! Footage of the
Belgian actor performing in costume does actually exist. Rumor has it, the original alien suit was hotter than a Mickey Mouse costume in July in Disney World. Stan Winston was called in to re-design the creature. Kevin Peter Hall replaced JCVD and the rest is history!