It’s tough for there to be a Predator film that I won’t like, although the AvP films tried my patience. Following on the heels of Shane Black’s movie, which I quite enjoyed, Dan Trachtenberg is taking the franchise someplace new and exciting with Prey, removing the modern context for a story set on the plains of the Comanche Nation in 1715.
Prey stars Native American actress Amber Midthunder as Naru, who wants to convince her tribe she is capable of becoming a Comanche warrior. To do it, she sets out to hunt what she thinks is a bear, but in reality is an alien Predator, who turns her into his prey.
Based on this footage, the film looks to be telling a personal story about Naru and her journey to become a warrior against impossible odds. Gone are the big guns of the original movie, or the L.A. killing streets of the sequel, basically any contemporary advantages.
Also starring Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Stefany Mathias, Michelle Thrush, and Julian Black Antelope, Prey hits Hulu on August 5th.
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, “Prey” is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.