The upcoming Predator prequel now has a title, a release window, and a first look, all unveiled as part of Disney Plus Day.
The film is called Prey – it was previously titled Skulls. Dan Trachtenberg, whose previous work includes 10 Cloverfield Lane and an episode of Amazon Prime’s superhero series The Boys, directs a script from Patrick Aison, who has written on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne series Treadstone.
Plot details have also been revealed, with the official logline reading: “Set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, the action-thriller follows Naru, the skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator.” Amber Midthunder stars. (H/T Variety (opens in new tab)) Check out the logo and first look below.
An all-new entry in the @Predator franchise, “Prey” is set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. See the original film directed by Dan Trachtenberg (“The Boys,” “10 Cloverfield Lane”) only on @Hulu in 2022. pic.twitter.com/3A3KSiWoqnNovember 12, 2021
Filming wrapped in September, with cinematographer Jeff Cutter sharing the news on Instagram. (H/T Deadline (opens in new tab))
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The Predator franchise is made up of six films, including two crossovers with Alien. The first film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Shane Black, and Kevin Peter Hall, and sees a rescue team on a mission to save hostages in a rainforest in Central America. They’re hunted by the titular deadly alien, which is equipped with armor and cloaking technology.
“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,” producer John Davis has said of the prequel.
Prey doesn’t have a firm release date just yet, but will land in summer 2022 on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus Star internationally. In the meantime, check out our guide to the next few months’ movie release dates to start planning those theater trips.