PREY (2022) ‘Predator’ prequel will be “scarier than we’ve ever seen it before”

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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.”

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) from a screenplay written by Patrick Aison. Produced by John Davis and John Fox (Jungle Cruise).

Amber Midthunder as Naru in 20th Century Studios’ Prey.

The 20th Century Studios production prequel stars Amber Midthunder as a female Comanche warrior who encounters an alien Predator. The movie also stars Dane DiLiegro, Stefany Mathias, Stormee Kipp and Dakota Beavers.

Director Dan Trachtenberg recently told Time Out: “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.

He continues, “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.”

Co-producer John Davis previously 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.”

Prey will be available for streaming on the Hulu platform on August 5, 2022.

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