posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 01:05 PM
The only detail about JCVD I ever thought was facinating was that he
was the original Yuatja from the Predator movie. I can remember hearing
that rumor back in '90 but only saw a photo of him in the original stilted Predator costume a few weeks ago.
(If I knew how to post a pic here I would throw it up.)
It doesn't look anything like the final movie creature we are used to seeing.
Word is that the script had something added or included a scene where JCVD (in full costume with stilts) was to perform a flip. Jean told 'em in no
uncertain terms that it was a stupid idea and anyone who tried it would break their leg.
at the studio didn't like that at all and tossed JCVD to the curb faster than you can say "no parking validation" and hired a new
creature-actor who would do as he was told.
Time came and the gag
(old biz term for stunt) went off exactly as JCVD said it would. The creature-actor broke his leg on the first take and
was hospitalized for his injury.
The Yuatja then became the humanoid (non-stilted) version we saw in the movie...and it's a good thing too because the original beastie looked stupid
and not just because it was b&w set stills.
I wish I still had the link...I may have muddled a few details but that was the gist of it.
That's my only good
JCVD story and it's technically still
Trouble is I have scores of bad ones about him so...
edit on 17-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Typo
edit on 17-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: More Typos
17-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: JVCD?