The first teaser trailer is out for the latest entry in the Predator franchise, simply titled Prey. Dan Trachtenberg directs.
For the first time in the franchise, the story is set in the past. Three centuries ago, in the Comanche Nation, a young woman called Naru is a fierce and skilled warrior, raised among the legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains. When her camp is threatened, she fights back, but the prey she stalks is like nothing her or her people have ever encountered before.
The cast of the movie is almost entirely made up of Native and First Nation actors. Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, and Julian Black Antelope all star. Patrick Aison wrote the script and John Davis and Jhane Myers produce.
Prey began development during the production of the prior Predator film, titled The Predator (2018), when producer John Davis was approached by Dan Trachtenberg and a writer, with a concept that they had been conceptualizing since 2016.
Former 20th Century Studios Production President Emma Watts fast-tracked the development of the film prior to her resignation in January 2020. In December 2019, the film was initially going by the name of Skulls. The summary stated the movie was about:
“A Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior.”
Trachtenberg indicated that the original intention was to market the film with no reference to Predators, but once news leaked out this was no longer possible. On November 12, 2021, Disney+ Day, the movie was given the title Prey.
Prey will release on Hulu on August 5th.