- William Stout: My first Predator lunch was with Rick, director John McTiernan, and production designer John Vallone. At that time, the film’s title was Hunter. During our meeting, McTiernan opened up a bookmarked page in a book on Alien designer H. R. Giger.
“I would not be unhappy if the creature looked like this,” he said, pointing to a specific Giger painting.
I was stunned. Why not just hire Giger?
To satisfy McTiernan, I did one Giger-esque creature design: https://www.williamstout.com/news/journal/2021/09/20/untold-tales-of-hollywood-107/
|Stout's Giger-esque "Hunter" design (1985)|
b) I suddenly noticed that the head of the creature
resembled ahead like feature from Giger's Biomechanic Landscape II (work
319) from 1976 .
|Biomechanic Landscape II (work 319) (1976)|
c) The comparable head features