Footage of Jean-Claude Van Damme as the Original Predator

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies, Nerdery, Puppets, Tech
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Seen here in the red suit used to create the cloaking effect, a young JCVD dressed as a giant bug looks more like a refugee from some aborted live-action version of Ralph Bakshi's Wizards than the iconic dreadlocked spacehunter who would go on to face Arnold.

A newly released video from creature FX supervisor Steve Johnson and Stan Winston's son Matt shows the costume in action, and reveals the bullet we dodged (can you imagine NECA making 50+ variants of that as toys?). Van Damme, of course, went on to never wear masks again, focusing instead on making his actual face look like one.



via ComicBookMovie

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