The Predator franchise has a been an interesting staple in pop culture, with its unique mixture of action, horror, monster movies and sci-fi. While its debatable as to the quality of the numerous sequels and battles with Aliens (we did get a great Slipknot track out of that), most everyone agrees that the first film is the best.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers, the 1987 original was an incredibly tense fight for survival in the jungle against a deadly and invisible enemy. A prequel is now on the way from Hulu and it seems like the franchise is heading back to its roots in a sense - Prey is set hundreds of years in the past and follows a group of indigenous people as they battle an invading Predator.
Dan Trachtenberg is directing the film and certainly has strong credentials to back himself up. The filmmaker is best known for directing 10 Cloverfield Lane but also directed the premiere episodes of The Boys on Prime Video and The Lost Symbol on Peacock, as well directing the 'Playtest' episode of Netflix favorite Black Mirror. The film comes this August exclusively on Hulu. Check out the trailer below.
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, “Prey” is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, written by Patrick Aison (“Jack Ryan,” “Treadstone”), and produced by John Davis (“Jungle Cruise,” “The Predator”) and Jhane Myers (“Monsters of God”), with Lawrence Gordon (“Watchmen”), Marty Ewing (“It: Chapter Two”), James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas and Marc Toberoff (“Fantasy Island”) serving as executive producers.
The filmmakers were committed to creating a film that provides an accurate portrayal of the Comanche and brings a level of authenticity that rings true to its Indigenous peoples. Myers, an acclaimed filmmaker, Sundance Fellow and member of the Comanche nation herself, is known for her attention and dedication to films surrounding the Comanche and Blackfeet nations and her passion for honoring the legacies of the Native communities. As a result, the film features a cast comprised almost entirely of Native and First Nation’s talent, including Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”), Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”).
'Prey' premieres exclusively on Hulu on August 5th 2022.