The Predator is back – and it’s more lethal than ever before!
The Predator, the highly anticipated reinvention of the Predator franchise by Director Shane Black, is hitting theaters this month and audiences are in for some truly impressive VFX. Just ask the enthusiastic crowd from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where The Predator had its world premiere as the Midnight Madness opening feature.
Led by MPC FIlm’s VFX Supervisors Richard Little and Arundi Asregadoo, the team created 500 shots for the film, the majority of which required hero animation for the Predator and additional work on the Predator Dogs, FX effects, and a CG swamp environment.
According to Little, “The Predator was a very collaborative and creative experience. Working closely with the Director Shane Black and VFX Supervisor Matt Sloan to help to bring the new vision for the Predator franchise back to the screen was fantastic.”
The film walks a delicate line between being an homage to the action films of the 80’s and something that feels new and fresh – “augmented by some strong visual effects artistry,” says The San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic. Be sure to order the biggest bucket of popcorn and settle in for an adrenaline filled hunt where only a ragtag crew of soldiers and a quirky science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.