Set 300 hundred years in the past, Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey finds the Predator stalking the Comanche Nation. Release set for Summer 2022
The hunt is well and truly back on. Dan Trachtenberg’s Predator prequel finally has a release date. Originally using the working title Skulls, the movie now has an official title that serves as the perfect counterpoint to its predecessors. PREY.
THE HUNT BEGINS
Set 300 years in the past, Prey follows a young Comanche woman who, in addition to fighting to prove herself in the masculine hierarchy of the Commanche; finds herself the target of an alien hunter. And this trophy hunter has arrived on earth to hunt human prey.
At the time of its impromptu announcement, the synopsis for Trachtenberg’s prequel was “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.” But from what hear, many of the characters involved may have been changed somewhere along the way.
The simplified version of the synopsis says the movie follows: “Naru, a skilled female warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator.”
And just when we thought the headlines couldn’t get any better, 20th Century Studios went one better by revealing the official key art for the movie. The title logo (above) is in keeping with its predecessors. The key art, however, does what every Predator poster should. it gives us a glimpse at the alien hunter stalking its prey who seems to have no idea what is hunting her. Check it out below:
The movie is being produced by John Davis and John Fox. Dan Trachtenberg is directing from a screenplay by Patrick Aison. Now here’s where it gets a little tricky. Reports suggest that Prey will be released exclusively on Hulu; an outlet in which Disney owns a stake. This leads us to believe that the movie will not be getting a theatrical release in the United States. Other territories can only hope that the movie reaches the big screen and doesn’t get shoehorned onto Star. But as of press time, this is all still speculation. And until Disney clarifies its release slate, I’d take the reports with a very big pinch of salt. Either way, Prey looks exceptional, and as a long-term fan of the franchise, I cannot wait to get my first look in Summer 2022.
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