The Predator will be scarier than ever before and far more ‘CREATURE’ in Dan Trachtenberg’s PREY. Coming to Hulu and Disney+ on August 5
Time Out has shared a new look at Dan Trachtenberg’s upcoming Predator prequel PREY. The intense-looking prequel will release on Hulu and Disney+ on August 5th, but the director isn’t wasting any time to ensure we are all suitably excited. With the hype train now gaining momentum, the visionary director shared some juicy tidbits about the movie with the outlet. Even going as far as to touch upon the hunter’s scarier new look. And thankfully, the conversation came complete with a fresh new still featuring the iconic hunter stalking Amber Midthunder’s Naru.
Check out the image below and read on for the juicy details.
A SCARIER PREDATOR?
“I wanted [the Predator] to be scarier than we’ve seen it before. It’s intelligent and it has advanced technology, and that makes it even more difficult to take on. But because the movie is set 300 years in the past, those things need to feel a little bit older than we’ve seen before, but also still far more advanced than what we think our earthlings would be able to handle. I wanted to make sure the head was more proportional to the body. This predator is much slimmer and less armoured than it’s ever been. It’s more ‘creature’. It’s still hulking and ferocious.”
Trachtenberg then went on to reveal that the movie’s premise is ultimately based upon a scene from the original movie we never got to see. Specifically, the sequence when Billy Sole fights the Predator at the precipice of the ravine.
“My friends went to see Predator and told me about the scene in which Billy fights the Predator on a bridge over a waterfall. But when I saw the movie, that wasn’t in it, and I wanted to see that movie. Spiritually, Prey is connected to that moment.”
Trachtenberg also teased that his prequel may include some juicy references and/or Easter Eggs linking back to Billy Sole; played famously by Sonny Landham in John McTiernan’s landmark movie. Sole was predominantly part-Sioux, and a tracker and scout for Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer’s elite team of special forces soldiers. But sadly, the spiritual warrior would never leave the jungle alive. Instead, his head and spinal column became another gruesome addition to the Jungle Hunter’s trophy collection.
CAST AND CREW
John Davis produced Prey with Marty Ewing and Jhane Myers, who is a Native Comanche. Lawrence Gordon, Ben Rosenblatt, James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas, and Marc Toberoff served as executive producers.
Amber Midthunder (Roswell, New Mexico) stars alongside Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (Sooyii), Michelle Thrush (The Journey Home); Julian Black Antelope (Tribal), Cody Big Tobacco (The Revenant), Skye Pelletier (Burden of Truth); Tymon Carter (The Emigrants), and Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat (Shoresy). With Dane DiLiegro (American Horror Stories), joining the cast as the new Predator.
Personally, as a massive fan of the Predator franchise, I cannot wait to get my first look at PREY. The movie appears to be a glorious return to the grounded, gritty lineage of the original movie. And being set 300 years in the past allows the latest hunter to truly showcase its lethal skillset. And I am 100% here for it. Whether or not Trachtenberg can capture lightning in a bottle remains to be seen. But with its dark and gritty take on the source material, the Predator looks to be back in a big way. And that alone is worth celebrating!
The hunt begins anew when PREY stalks its way onto Hulu and Disney Plus on August 5th.
Source: Time Out
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