Prey is a 2022 American science fiction horror action film based on the Predator franchise. The reboot of the Predator franchise has gone better than most people had expected. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison the film was released on August 5, 2022. The story revolves around Naru, a skilled Comanche warrior, who is protecting her tribe from a humanoid alien that hunts humans for sport.
A new behind-the-scenes video is released from the sets of Prey revealing a personal and close-up look at the iconic Predator design.
The practical look of Predator is more terrifying
In this day and age of VFX and CGI, some artists like to do it the old-fashioned way and Prey’s Predator design was practical. Not just the practical suit, but even the Predator’s expression and the mask have so much movement which at first glance seems like the work of VFX, but is not so.
The recent behind-the-scenes video from the sets of Prey revealed a more up-close look of the Predator and it looks terrifying.
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Some fans after seeing the video said that the look in itself is so amazing that there would have been no use of CGI. That the practical look is superior and the artists have done a great job.
All are praising the artists for their hard work. Prey overall has the best predator looks which is carefully thought of.
Well, I wouldn't say never because there are probably visible gaps in that practical look. Just a small touch of CGI is okay to complete the set imo.
— Mal✌️Obsessed with Stories 🤣 (@KamalAdnan1999) August 15, 2022
CGI could never create this level of realistic artistry. Props to the Director and the Producer for going with practical effects
— Don Jay (@BobatheFett_1) August 15, 2022
Prey’s Predator look was designed to look more feral and animalistic
Prey was something new and unique in the predator franchise. The plot and characters were completely different from the previous Predator films. The design of the predator went through many processes to get its final form which would fit the setting of the movie.
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The director of the movie, Dan Trachtenberg said that he wanted to make the predator much more feral and animalistic to fit the overall setting.
“I really wanted to make this version of the Predator so much more feral and ferocious and animalistic, from its movements to its silhouette and its design,”
Tom Woodruff Jr., the creature designer, and puppeteer spoke about the complicated process of delivering the most acclaimed creature designs the Predator franchise has ever seen. He said that they wanted it to be primitive and different from the previous designs.
“Some of our earliest conversations with Dan were about making this Predator super slim with some kind of weird camouflage and different from the reptilian thing we’ve seen before.”
“When we started working on the Predator’s instruments, we had some designs come through that looked a little more homemade. The idea was that the Predator also had primitive weapons that evolved.”
Concept artist and creature designer Michael Vincent talked about the physiological changes he made to Prey’s Predator design.
“Adapted to a drier climate… thinner, waxier dreads, thicker oral tissue, & scalier skin for moisture retention, favors crushing bite for different diet…”
Prey is available to stream exclusively on Hulu.
Source: Culture Crave