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Dan Trachtenberg’s Predator Film Now Titled Prey, Set for Summer 2022 Streaming Release!

Today is Disney+ Day! And Disney has used the event to announce that Dan Trachtenberg’s upcoming Predator film – aka the Predator film formerly known as Skulls – is now titled Prey! The details still remain largely under a veil of secrecy, but we now have a synopsis released through the announcement thanks to Deadline.

Today, we learned the plot line with the pic set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, following Naru, a skilled female warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator.

We now know that Prey is set around 1700, and the main character is named Naru, rather than Kee as she was known in the earlier leaks. This news also comes with the first official confirmation that Naru will be played by Amber Midthunder.

 Dan Trachtenberg's Predator Film Now Titled Prey, Set for Summer 2022 Streaming Release!

Variety’s coverage of the announcement states that Prey will be released summer of 2022 via Hulu – as previously suggested by Marc Toberoff, the Thomas Brothers lawyer for the on-going copyright lawsuit – in the United States, with the film going to Star for its international release.

We should also be seeing our first official still and logo from the film later today, so make sure to keep checking back in! Thanks to whos_nick for the heads up!

Alien vs. Predator Galaxy also recently had the chance to talk to Amalgamated Dynamic Inc’s Tom Woodruff, who discussed a little about ADI’s experience working on Prey, telling us that “it was such a great cohabitation” working alongside the film’s visual effects team.

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  1. BlueMarsalis79
    I liked the idea of a Predator movie in Feudal Japan with samurais

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  2. Clubroot
    @Mr.Turok
    Wasn't there a fan film called AKUMA that was going to be a Predator film set in that time period? I think the director for Dark Ages was also going to help out. Nothing much has been said so far

  3. Mr.Turok
    I have to second that notion of Feudal Japan. Just got Ghost Of Tsushima, (I know, late much) and the entire atmosphere and storytelling of the game was just phenomenal. Since the release of Samurai Predator for Predator Hunting Grounds alongside GOT, it just made the want for a Predator film during the Japanese-Mongolian conflict of that same time period so much stronger. Seeing the Predator observe the conflict and hunting each side for their strongest warriors to claim.

    Speaking of the game, I really wished there was a special crossover event, I mean why doesn't want to see these two have a go at it?

    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.wccftech.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F06%2FGhost-of-Tsushima-trailer.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

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  4. David
    While I'm not as worried as BlackDestiny, cautious approach is adviced. Just look what they did with Ghostbusters in 2016, just look at it Damn It!

    Iam OK with 2016 Ghostbusters. At least with Slovak dubbing. Never saw it in English language.

    Even though I loved two of the actresses in the film "Bridesmaids", Ghostbusters 2016 was just a painful experience for me. Too much ad libbing in what felt like a constant unfunny effort to out do each other with their wit. But I think it's wrong to attribute the poor quality of that film to females starring. An all-male cast could have been easily substituted in that production and I believe it would have been equally as bad the way that entire movie was constructed. But regardless, I think what is important here is to form an opinion after actually seeing the film. I would say everyone should afford that opportunity with "Prey".
    .                                                                                     Maybe I Saw it with Czech dubbing, I am not sure. I thought the movie was fun to watch, i was entertained. Because of that i will probably see the new one.
  5. Immortan Jonesy
    I liked the idea of a Predator movie in Feudal Japan with samurais, plus one in 1715.  :laugh:

    So yeah, I can empathize with the feeling. However, with interesting setting and everything could still suck with the wrong execution. But it seems to me that we have already seen everything about the Predator hunting humans in the modern age, so I fantasized about the past or future.
  6. BigDaddyJohn
    If there's definitely one thing that got me excited regarding Prey, it's the setting. It's a great one to put a predator in ! Depending on many other factors though, it can also be shitty. I stay on the optimistic side for now.
  7. Master
    But I think it's wrong to attribute the poor quality of that film to females starring. An all-male cast could have been easily substituted in that production and I believe it would have been equally as bad the way that entire movie was constructed.

    Yeah, I wasn’t trying to imply it was shit because it had women in it, just that it struck me as one of those incredibly cynical feminist remakes where they just went “I know! Let’s take a successful film that starred men… but replace them with women!” and that was the full extent of the effort put into it.

    Yeeeep. That's the point. Nothing to do with gender, just the attitude put into it.
  8. HuDaFuK
    But I think it's wrong to attribute the poor quality of that film to females starring. An all-male cast could have been easily substituted in that production and I believe it would have been equally as bad the way that entire movie was constructed.

    Yeah, I wasn’t trying to imply it was shit because it had women in it, just that it struck me as one of those incredibly cynical feminist remakes where they just went “I know! Let’s take a successful film that starred men… but replace them with women!” and that was the full extent of the effort put into it.
  9. Voodoo Magic
    While I'm not as worried as BlackDestiny, cautious approach is adviced. Just look what they did with Ghostbusters in 2016, just look at it Damn It!

    Iam OK with 2016 Ghostbusters. At least with Slovak dubbing. Never saw it in English language.

    Even though I loved two of the actresses in the film "Bridesmaids", Ghostbusters 2016 was just a painful experience for me. Too much ad libbing in what felt like a constant unfunny effort to out do each other with their wit. But I think it's wrong to attribute the poor quality of that film to females starring. An all-male cast could have been easily substituted in that production and I believe it would have been equally as bad the way that entire movie was constructed. But regardless, I think what is important here is to form an opinion after actually seeing the film. I would say everyone should afford that opportunity with "Prey".
  10. HuDaFuK
    I feel like that was a bit different though. That was shamelessly taking a movie with an all-male lead cast and replacing them with women.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely in the cautious camp with this, but I’m not sure that’s a fair comparison, because even if you take out the female lead it seems like they’re trying to do something a bit different with this movie.
  11. Immortan Jonesy
    The Predator woke movie has a lead that is not a big macho bodybuilder!!  >:( ... so how on Earth is it possible for this skinny girl to beat the alien hunter?! ::) The dark times we live.  :o🙀

    Edit: The world is such a crazy place, and I want someone to get me down from here.  :'(
  12. BlackDestiny
    Not excited for this at all.
    It's basically a feminized inversion of the over-the-top machismo of the first film.

    As i've said before, i watch Films to be entertained, not preached to.
  13. Stitch
    Back to the topic: in regards to the title change - to be frank,"Skulls", especially now in retrospect, sounded a little silly to me. I get the connection to Predators but all I could imagine from hearing it wss an image of cartoony skeletons dancing. It sounds more like a code name for the movie than an actual title. Like, what is this movie supposed to be about judging from the title ?  About bones ? About human body parts ?  About maniac surgeon gone on a killing spree ?

    What I'm trying to say is that "Prey" IMO is much more related to the whole hunting theme  (which is what Predator is about, at its core) and better at conveying what the film is gonna be about
    Won't you feel silly when it does feature dancing skeletons...
  14. Kradan
    Back to the topic: in regards to the title change - to be frank,"Skulls", especially now in retrospect, sounded a little silly to me. I get the connection to Predators but all I could imagine from hearing it wss an image of cartoony skeletons dancing. It sounds more like a code name for the movie than an actual title. Like, what is this movie supposed to be about judging from the title ?  About bones ? About human body parts ?  About maniac surgeon gone on a killing spree ?

    What I'm trying to say is that "Prey" IMO is much more related to the whole hunting theme  (which is what Predator is about, at its core) and better at conveying what the film is gonna be about
  15. Voodoo Magic
    https://deadline.com/2021/11/predator-prequel-prey-dan-trachtenberg-skulls-title-release-date-1234872831/

    so it’s only one predator…. the question is… who’s playing it??

    They might not show their hand if there's more than one Predator. Remember Stephen Hopkins kept denying to the press that there was multiple Predators in "Predator 2", and we all know how that turned out.  :)

    "Movie seems to do everything right" is an easy route to get over-hyped. Just saying

    Who's quote is that? Did anyone say that? I just said it checked the right boxes. But that doesn't stop a script being horribly written, horribly casted, horribly acted or horribly shot and edited.

    Well, it's not a direct quote but you guessed right - I was thinking about you while writing it. And I don’t see much of a difference between "checking the right boxes" and "seemingly doing everything right".  Do you ?

    Anyway, not trying to take away from your excitement. But I'll stay cautiously optimistic untill the movie comes out. We had bloody Shane Black directing previous one and we all know how that turned out

    P. S. Maybe I shouldn't have used italics ?

    Maybe it's lost in translation. But checking all the boxes basically means (let's use a cooking analogy) that it has the right ingredients. But it still takes a chef to prepare it adequately.  :)
  16. Kradan
    "Movie seems to do everything right" is an easy route to get over-hyped. Just saying

    Who's quote is that? Did anyone say that? I just said it checked the right boxes. But that doesn't stop a script being horribly written, horribly casted, horribly acted or horribly shot and edited.

    Well, it's not a direct quote but you guessed right - I was thinking about you while writing it. And I don’t see much of a difference between "checking the right boxes" and "seemingly doing everything right".  Do you ?

    Anyway, not trying to take away from your excitement. But I'll stay cautiously optimistic untill the movie comes out. We had bloody Shane Black directing previous one and we all know how that turned out

    P. S. Maybe I shouldn't have used italics ?
  17. Voodoo Magic
    Prey - to me at least - is the first one since Predator 2 that actually seems to understand the appeal of the original film. Take a film genre/setting, drop a Predator in, and watch chaos ensue.

    ...and have that prey view the Predator through a mythological / supernatural prism.

    Yep, agreed, it feels like "Prey" will be the first film since "Predator 2" to check all the right boxes.  1. Unique setting, 2. Unique protagonist and 3. Mythological prism 
  18. acrediblesource
    i think the scale of the predator in the photo released is intentional. NGL, if the predator is gigantic its going to pull a really interesting twist to the whole franchise. But then maybe the female lead is suppose to be super tiny. like 4 foot 3 or something.
  19. Truth teller
    Lets be honest. The only good predator movies are Predator and Predator 2. From the time when one needs poweful, well trained, true warriors to take down an Yatuja. Now they put slender silly teens to do the same job. Politically correct garbage.
  20. Wysps
    America is petty big though, so I suppose it's possible that this girl's tribe had not yet come into contact with Europeans.

    If it was filmed in Canada it may be set in the American North-West, which was still mostly unexplored by Europeans at that time. First Europeans only landed in Washington in 1775.

    The Plains are South Central and Southwestern, so there would have already been Spanish colonists there during that period.  If they're setting it in early 1700's, then there would probably not have been contact.  If it's set in the mid-1700's, then there would have been contact with the Spanish.

    So they're probably just setting it during the early 1700's, just prior to first contact with the Spanish.  Either way, the claw marks on the Prey script looks like bear claws so, here's hoping we get to see a Grizzly  :)
  21. The Eighth Passenger
    America is petty big though, so I suppose it's possible that this girl's tribe had not yet come into contact with Europeans.

    If it was filmed in Canada it may be set in the American North-West, which was still mostly unexplored by Europeans at that time. First Europeans only landed in Washington in 1775.
  22. Nightmare Asylum
    Prey - to me at least - is the first one since Predator 2 that actually seems to understand the appeal of the original film. Take a film genre/setting, drop a Predator in, and watch chaos ensue.

    Among many other problems that they have, Predators and The Predator try too hard to worldbuild and establish a fully realized universe. I admittedly like Predators' game preserve planet concept, but the film itself can't support the weight of that and just kind of fizzles out by the middle and never picks itself back up (maybe if Rodriguez had personally directed the film he might have been able to inject a bit more energy into it, who knows). And I don't even know where to start with The Predator...

    Predator 2's worldbuilding, on the creature side of things, isn't a narrative crutch and instead works in service of letting us explore a bit about the film's particular Predator's personality (he's kind of a dick! :D).

    Politically correct garbage.

    Yawn.
  23. Truth teller
    Lets be honest. The only good predator movies are Predator and Predator 2. From the time when one needs poweful, well trained, true warriors to take down an Yatuja. Now they put slender silly teens to do the same job. Politically correct garbage.
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