If you were wondering what the Predator franchise might look like now that Disney owns an IP, here’s your answer – the first trailer for Prey has appeared, an exclusive entry in the series that will bring back the deadliest hunter in the galaxy. past for the first time (i.e. on screen).
According to the film’s official synopsis, Prey’s story takes place three centuries ago in a Comanche nation and follows Naru (Amber Thunder of the Legion), a “tough and highly skilled” warrior trying to protect his camp from a new dangerous threat.
Of course, in pursuit of her prey, she encounters a “highly developed alien predator” whose arsenal of weapons is obviously much more technologically advanced than anything she possesses.
However, Naru is “raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains,” so we believe she will still be fighting for centuries.
The booty will be available for broadcast Hulu from August 5 in the US, while the UK and Australia will be able to watch the film Disney Plus from the same date. You can check out the short but effective Prey trailer below,
Our opinion: Prey can save the Predator franchise
Given that the last film in the series was poorly received by “Predator” 2018, you will be forgiven for approaching Prey with decent fear. However, we feel good about the film thanks to the people who make it.
Directed by Prey is Dan Trachtenberg, whose only previous feature film director is the excellent 10 Cloverfield Lane – a film that has managed to draw an incredible amount of tension out of its limited environment and small budget.
We are also excited to hear that Prey’s directors are committed to respectfully and accurately portraying Comanche, thanks to the involvement of Jane Myers (God Monsters). A member of the Comanche nation herself, Myers is “known for her attention and devotion to films about the Comanche and Blackfoot nations, as well as her passion for honoring the heritage of indigenous communities.”
In addition, Disney notes that Prey’s cast “consists almost entirely of the talent of natives and indigenous nations,” including the aforementioned lead star Amber Midthunder, rookie Dakota Beavers, Stormy Kip (Sooyii), Michelle Trash (Journey Home) and Julian Black. antelope (Tribal). ).
Fans should also be happy that the Predator franchise finally gives us a film that takes place in the past – back in 1996, director Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel, Sin City) wrote beautifully The Predator script is set aboard a Spanish galleon that saw people with muskets fighting invisible enemies. Unfortunately, this story never went beyond the page, although it illustrated how cool it would be to see the Predator fight various warriors throughout the story.
If Prey really proves successful for Disney, we would completely abandon the series of exclusive films about Predators, which takes place at different times. Predator against the Vikings … Predator against the Mongols … the possibilities are endless!