Dan Trachtenberg’s new Predator movie will get underway in May and will feature the Jungle Hunter taking trophies from the Comanche
While the surprise was spoilt before the official announcement, the idea of a new entry to the ‘Predator‘ franchise was welcomed with open arms. Director Dan Trachtenberg has been developing this new sequel for close to four years and the project had the code name of ‘Skulls’ before the news inexplicably leaked out.
There haven’t been any updates regarding the new film before now. But it has now been confirmed that the film will go before the cameras in May and will be filming in Calgary, Canada.
COMANCHE VS PREDATOR
Although the story is being kept very close to the filmmakers’ chests, the production listing has cryptically given us a hint of what to expect:
“Kee, a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior. Many years ago – in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands – the Comanche people had a well-defined society and gender norms. Kee is very close to her younger brother, Taabe, who is being groomed as a leader.
As capable as any young man in the tribe, Kee has always been a teacher and source of inspiration for Taabe. In the Comanche way – she is Patsi – the elder sister that has helped to shape him. Kee is a truth-teller and has insight that others do not. A tomboy, she wants to prove herself in the masculine world of the Comanche. When danger threatens them all – Kee sets out to prove that she is as capable as any young warrior.”
No mention of the Predator at all in this plot-explanation. But it sounds like a whole new approach to the classic alien hunters. It also sounds like it has a similar plot base to the Predator novel ‘Big Game‘. The story involved a Navajo soldier as the main character and was a hugely enjoyable book in its own right. But it sounds like the film will be set way before anything we have seen before. And will have a whole new concept and setting. Not to mention a new time.
Once again, Davis Entertainment is producing the movie. As it has done ever since Arnold Schwarzenegger brought us the classic original back in 1987. Continuing its long association with the Yajuta and its deadly hunts. As is always the case, the studio is keeping casting under wraps. But as soon as any more news becomes available, we will bring it to you here.
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