While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in celebration of his 20th anniversary at the company, 20th Century Studios president Steve Asbell talked briefly about Dan Trachtenberg’s upcoming Predator film, Prey. Asbell was asked about the kind of remakes or original content that the studio was producing, when the studio president used Prey as an example and elaborated on the new film’s time setting.
We’ve known for a while that the newest Predator film would be a period piece, taking place in the past, focusing on a Native American tribe. However, the exact time period has been unknown until now.
“You can take big creative swings — which you’ll see with Prey, which we’ll launch this summer. A Predator movie set in the Great Plains in 1719 by Dan Trachtenberg. “
We now know that Prey will be taking place in 1719, 4 years after Predator 2’s flintlock pistol was first engraved. The Comanche and the Spanish were in contact and conflict throughout the 1700 and 1800s. It seems there may now be more to the speculation that Raphael Adolini’s pistol may be featured in the film!
The backstory behind Adolini’s pistol has previously been explored by Dark Horse in their own short comic called Predator: 1718. If you haven’t read that comic, you should check out our article on this piece of Predator lore. It may be possible we’ll be seeing another interpretation of the story behind how Greyback came into possession of that pistol. Thanks to Whos_Nick for the news!
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