Take a little trip back in time to meet the Predator.
Prey–the new prequel to the classic 1987 horror-sf blockbuster Predator–will start streaming on Hulu this summer, and this week some interesting details were revealed.
The 20th Century Studios entry will tell the story of the Predator’s first trip to Earth and, according to studio president Steve Asbell, the film will be a “bold take” on the original property. The movie will be set “in the Great Plains in 1719,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Prey–from director Dan Trachtenberg and screenwriter Patrick Aison–will follow the Comanche woman Naru (Amber Midthunder) who bucks the system to become a warrior. She “fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator,” according to the logline.
The film also stars Dane DiLiegro and Dakota Beavers, a former basketball player who reportedly has experience in creature suits. The next Predator?
Producer John Davis said Prey will return 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 to be able to beat a stronger, more powerful, well-armed force.”
The original Predator–directed by John McTiernan from a screenplay by Jim and John Thomas–stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite paramilitary rescue team on a mission to save hostages in a Central American rainforest. That mission got a whole lot more difficult with the entrance of the alien Predator (Kevin Peter Hall).
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Prey on Hulu.