Shane Black Has Revealed That ‘The Predator’ Will Not Rely On CGI | Film News
Yesterday evening (April 23), Shane Black piqued the interest of cinema lovers that aren’t drawn to over-CGI’d blockbusters by saying he’ll be leaning on practical effects as much as he can. Specifically, he sent out this tweet:
I am standing on set next to a 7-foot tall gentleman in a Predator suit — so no, it is not all CGI.
— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) April 23, 2017
CGI isn’t all bad, of course, but there’s a discernible difference between the real and the animated that the human eye can pick up, even if we don’t notice it consciously. Black’s decision to emphasise as many practical effects as he can follows in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, and J.J. Abrams who all made similar vows on their recent films, which all turned out rather well.
Black made his big screen debut in Predator as part of the team led into the jungle to take down the alien beast, and in the 1987 flick the Predator was played by seven foot two Kevin Peter Hall. It seems like Black is using inspiration from early experience to recreate the iconic foe.
However, there is some bad news; it was announced a couple of days ago that the release date for The Predator has been pushed back from February 9, 2018 to August 3, 2018. We’re unsure as to why, though giving Black and co. more time to hone the project into the film they aspire it to be can’t be a bad thing.