one of those behind the scenes moments that never fails to amuse me.
jean-claude van damme in the original body suit for “predator”. he apparently believed he would be visible fighting schwarzenegger and was displeased (but apparently was also quite a complainer).
the suit featured extended legs that gave the illusion of knees that bent backward. it was difficult to control and often had to be operated with outside cables and braces. many on the production staff hated it.
production shut down quickly, van damme was released, and a more feasible predator design was developed by stan winston.