The final version of the Predator costume required a tall actor, but before Kevin Peter Hall stepped into the final suit, Jean-Claude Van Damme shot scenes as the Predator. And he looked especially insane in the "cloaked" Predator outfit, which was bright red.
Here is video proof that I Am Legend would have been a lot better with practical monsters. Watch this makeup test for an I Am Legend plague zombie, that the film-makers passed over in favor of a CG army.
If only Ang Lee had used the animatronic Hulk that special effecs genius Steve Johnson built for his movie. From the mind behind Tim Burton's crazy disco Superman suit comes another bit of movie-making magic: a realistic, moving Hulk.
Costume and special effects designer Steve Johnson (who recently unveiled photos of Tim Burton's sparkling Superman suit) has now posted costume art from Superman Returns and J.J. Abrams-scripted Superman Fly-By. Check out art of a revamped supersuit...and Doomsday.
In the late 1990s, Tim Burton was tapped to direct Superman Lives, a flashy resurrection of the Superman franchise. How flashy was it? If these unearthed photos of the costume are any indicator, the film was a Kryptonian Starlight Express.