It’s common knowledge that Shane Black reshot the final act of ‘The Predator‘ and now the director has shared that the changes were to make the film scarier. While initially reported as shoots being done for the movie’s 3D release soon was shown that quite a bit more was happening behind the scenes.
When Black was in post-production, he realized that the grand finale which pit our last human survivors against the Predator had been shot during the day. Anytime that darkness can be used to instill an extra layer of thrill in a movie like this it should probably be used.
According to Black:
“The first time we shot the third act, it was daytime. It’s all this spooky stuff but then its bright sunlight. It just didn’t work. So I said ‘Ummm, can we do this again at night?'”
Thankfully, he ended up getting his way. I think we can all agree that this is the proper way to use not just a Predator but this genetically modified one which the trailers have hinted it.
Black continues to explain:
“… bigger, meaner and nasty as hell… it’s ten feet tall and midnight black, bristling with spines, skin thickened with chitinous organic armor – the product of harvesting DNA from the deadliest creatures on every world its hunted. The ultimate expression of Predator dominance. It is, it’s fair to say, one giant, ugly motherfucker.”
Following Shane Black’s logic do you agree that it was worth reshooting the final act of the film? Do you think the time of day will have the proper impact to deliver a thrilling finale? Share your thoughts below!
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
‘The Predator’ will be hunting your local theater on September 14th, 2018!