PREY (2022) ‘Predator’ prequel has spectacularly uninspiring title!

 

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Prey is a 2022 American sci-fi action horror film that serves as “an origin story about the Predator’s first journey to this planet.”

The film had been using the working title Skulls. We are surprised the new title did not incorporate the vital marketing word “Predator” such as Predator: Prey.

Obviously, the singular title ‘Prey’ has been used for many movies so many times before, e.g. German survival thriller Prey (2021), the dull Blumhouse horror Prey (2019) and Spanish movie Ropes (2019) which is also known as Prey. Those are just three recent examples. There’s also Norman J. Warren’s Prey (1977), plus many more. Let’s hope the new film is more inspiring than its title and better than Shane Black’s messy The Predator.

The movie was directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) from a screenplay written by Patrick Aison. It was produced by John Davis and John Fox (Jungle Cruise).

The 20th Century Studios production prequel stars Amber Midthunder as a female Comanche warrior who encounters an alien Predator.

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Co-producer John Davis told Collider: “It goes back to what made the original Predator movie work. It’s the ingenuity of a human being who won’t give up, who’s able to observe and interpret, basically being able to beat a stronger, more powerful, well-armed force. It actually has more akin to The Revenant than it does any film in the Predator canon. You’ll know what I mean once you see it.”

He added: “I feel like the first one was a wonderful, interesting movie and I know what worked about it. I feel like we kind of never got back there again. We ended up in different places. I think this is a worthy complement to the first one. It’s going to be as good.”

Previously, cinematographer Jeff Cutter (Orphan, 10 Cloverfield Lane) announced on Instagram that filming has wrapped.

Meanwhile, it has been confirned that the completed movie will be released on Hulu.

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