Not to be outdone by Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, FOX Studios had their own franchise to hype up on Disney Day. “The Predator” franchise is getting a reboot of sorts with a prequel film that sees the creature stalking an Native American girl in Comanche Nation.
In the prequel film titled “PREY,” the story follows Naru, a skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe as an alien Predator hunts them. Amber Midthunder stars as Naru in the film.
Dan Trachtenberg, director of 10 Cloverfield Lane, became attached to the project a year ago, and it is expected to hit Hulu in the U.S. next summer. Internationally, it will be available on Disney+ (under the Star tile). Jhane Myers is producing. The filmmaker is a member of the Comanche Nation and a Sundance Fellow. Check out concept art from the upcoming film below:
Prey is the fifth installment in the Predatorfranchise, which began with the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film. The series centers on an advanced alien race called Predators which seek out the best prey in the galaxy. In addition to Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010) and The Predator (2018), the series has launched a media franchise spanning comics as well as the Alien vs. Predator films, which sees the property cross over with the alien monster in Ridley Scott’s Alien.
The previous installment, 2018’s The Predator, was a box office and critical disappointment. The series kind of peaked at Predator 2 but the franchise is still a beloved property amongst science fiction and horror fans. Hopefully this can be the start of a whole new franchise.