What good is a predator without a prey?
The highly anticipated fifth installment in the Predator horror-s/f franchise got a shot of adrenaline this week, as the official title and release window were announced, as reported by JoBlo.com.
This prequel to the original 1987 Predator is called Prey and, while no specific debut date was announced, fans can expect the 20th Century Studios film to hit Hulu sometime next summer. Check out the image from the film and the new logo on this page.
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/3A3KSiWoqn
— 20th Century Studios (@20thcentury) November 12, 2021
Prey–directed by Dan Trachtenberg from a screenplay by Patrick Aison–will be set 300 years ago in the world of the Comanche Nation. The basic storyline follows a skilled warrior woman named Naru, “who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator,” according to the official synopsis.
The prequel–which wrapped production in September under the title Skulls–stars Amber Midthunder (Legion) as Naru, along with Dane DiLiegro (American Horror Stories) and Dakota Beavers, a former basketball player who reportedly has experience in creature suits. The next Predator?
The original Predator–directed by John McTiernan from a screenplay by Jim and John Thomas–stars (of course) Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite paramilitary rescue team on a mission to save hostages in a Central America rainforest. That mission got a lot harder when they bumped into the alien Predator (Kevin Peter Hall).
That first film–which raked in more than $98 million on a $15-million budget–spawned three direct sequels–Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010) and The Predator (2018).
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Prey.