Berger On “Predators”, McKellen On “Hobbit”

Howard Berger from VFX House KNB tells Moviehole that the upcoming Robert Rodriguez-directed “Predators” reboot will follow the original film’s creature design very closely:

“We wanted to have the Predator look as it did in the original film. We went back and looked at the original. I actually worked in the shop with Stan Winston on the first film. It was great to be able to go back to the series having not been involved in any of the sequels, and it was also great to be able to make sure we built them as Stan Winston did” said Berger.

Meanwhile Ian McKellen talked with Rotten Tomatoes at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain where the actor said he’s looking forward to getting to play Gandalf’s earlier pre-death incarnation again in “The Hobbit”.

“Grey Gandalf is my favorite. Peter Jackson’s too, we always preferred Gandalf the Grey. Peter liked him because he got down and dirty. He slept in the hedgerows; he was closer to the earth and not quite so spiritual. He’s also funnier — he’s got more variety to him. We thought there was more scope in that Gandalf.”