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New Predator Film Coming from Director Dan Trachtenberg! Currently Titled ‘Badlands’!

We have a new Predator film in the works from the director of 2022’s acclaimed ‘Prey’! Director Dan Trachtenberg will be bringing us a new movie in the Predator universe currently under the title of ‘Badlands.’ News of this project has just hit the movie news circuit after being posted by a name we’ve seen a lot with these updates, The Hollywood Reporter.

Trachtenberg will once again be teaming up with writer Patrick Aison to develop the story, with Aison writing the screenplay. According to them, this film will feature another female lead but won’t be a direct sequel to Prey, taking place in the future rather than the past and that filming may start as soon as this July!:

“Titled Badlands, the new Predator feature is not a sequel to Prey, which was set in 1719 and centered on a young Comanche woman forced to fight for survival against the intergalactic hunters, but rather a brand new story. Plot details are being kept secret but this one is said to be set sometime in the future. Like Prey, however, it too will feature a female lead.”

 New Predator Film Coming from Director Dan Trachtenberg! Currently Titled 'Badlands'!

The ‘Feral’ Predator in the film ‘Prey’

The Hollywood Reporter also mentions this isn’t the only Predator project currently in the works. According to Deadline’s report on Predator: Badlands, a Prey 2 remains in development, with Amber Midthunder’s Naru likely to return!

Since that successful relaunch, 20th Century is looking to not just move forward with another film but expand on a universe with Trachtenberg spearheading it. Sources say while it is still in early development, a Prey 2 is still in the works that would return to the films original setting and with the films star, Amber Midthunder, potentially returning. Sources stress no talent is attached to that film but the interesting element is that even though there has been seven films featuring the infamous alien, there has never been an instance where the star of a previous film has returned to reprise their role.

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  1. PredBabe
    I hope there's more buildup for other characters in the Prey sequel. Bring some unique personalities to Nauru's fellow hunters/warriors in her tribe that she's probably leading now. Flesh out the conflicts going on between the Comanche and a settler group. Feature some interesting conversations around shamanism or religious talk from the settlers.

    You have people from hundreds of years ago going up against an invisible foe, it's only natural that we'd hear more demon talk.
  2. Nightmare Asylum
    If nothing else, the seemingly-inevitable return of Greyback in the Prey followup will likely see a return to a more classic face design, given that he already has an established look.

    I do like Feral's face, though. Wouldn't want every Predator to look like him, but, as an individual, I think it works for this particular guy.
  3. 426Buddy
    Loved the movie, loved Feral, and hate the face.

    Hate may be a bit strong. But I don't like it and it hasn't really grown on me. Hoping that Dan goes in a different direction with the face for the sequels.
  4. BigDaddyJohn
    I guess in the first third/half of the movie, he does predator-like things, as observing environment, attacking the bully guy from a vantage point (just one time though). But overall that feels light compared to his gladiator-like behavior after that.

    It wasn't enough for me, although I found him quite entertaining to watch.
  5. SiL
    Sure, but his body language is also more monstrous than most Predators. He has a tendency to just walk up to enemies rather than attack from a vantage point. And then there's his face.

    No single change is an issue, and no single change is inexplicable.

    But combined, the final result is something that feels more like a high tech Jason than a Predator. That might be a perfectly valid thing for a Predator to be, but to me, it's not what I'm here for.

    Is the same to me as the AvPR Aliens compared to the originals. Sure they run on walls and ambush and what have you, but watch that movie side by side with the originals and tell me you don't see a remarkable difference.
  6. PortugueseXeno
    Quote from: SiL on Feb 26, 2024, 08:59:53 PM
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 26, 2024, 03:28:46 PMFeral has a different approach from previous Predators for sure (he's much more combative in an in your face way than the Preds in Predator and Predator 2, which liked to hang back more until they were really in the thick of it), but feels like a Predator through and through to me, just a different individual going about his hunt in his own way. Dude's a dick, he's cocky and sure of himself, he likes getting his hands dirty, and like previous Predators, when he underestimates his prey one time too many, it costs him his life.
    The biggest thing lacking for me is Feral's sense of his own mortality. It's one of those things that separates Predators from other movie monsters - they clearly fear for their lives.

    Normally when characters catch a monster in a trap, or wound it, it gives the humans enough time to run away. In a Predator movie, it's the opposite - the Predator runs away.

    Feral just keeps going, like Jason or the Terminator or any number of damage sink movie villains.

    And that's all without going into the face.

    Any one of the big changes in isolation would be fine, but all together what makes the Predator more than just a high tech Jason is gone.

    Well, i don't know if that is really fair.

    We did see Feral temporarily run away from Taabe after he got humilliated by him in a fair one-on-one.

    We also saw Feral take a break (after killing the French) and heal his wounds.

    Yes, he was a little more reckless than most Predators, but i think it was because this was his first hunt.

    The Predators are not a Hive like Xeno, so i still think that it is important for each Predator to have some unique personality trait.

    The Feral Predator was a Yautja that liked to get his hands dirty and to engage in physical close combat, getting more confident and cockier as he climbed the ladder of the food chain.
  7. SiL
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 26, 2024, 03:28:46 PMFeral has a different approach from previous Predators for sure (he's much more combative in an in your face way than the Preds in Predator and Predator 2, which liked to hang back more until they were really in the thick of it), but feels like a Predator through and through to me, just a different individual going about his hunt in his own way. Dude's a dick, he's cocky and sure of himself, he likes getting his hands dirty, and like previous Predators, when he underestimates his prey one time too many, it costs him his life.
    The biggest thing lacking for me is Feral's sense of his own mortality. It's one of those things that separates Predators from other movie monsters - they clearly fear for their lives.

    Normally when characters catch a monster in a trap, or wound it, it gives the humans enough time to run away. In a Predator movie, it's the opposite - the Predator runs away.

    Feral just keeps going, like Jason or the Terminator or any number of damage sink movie villains.

    And that's all without going into the face.

    Any one of the big changes in isolation would be fine, but all together what makes the Predator more than just a high tech Jason is gone.
  8. Enjoy
    Prey is good and unique. I like that the face design is like early prototype stan came up with. The only real flaw in prey that stood out was the lack of blood in the water down stream from the bear.
  9. BlueMarsalis79
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 26, 2024, 03:28:46 PMFeral has a different approach from previous Predators for sure (he's much more combative in an in your face way than the Preds in Predator and Predator 2, which liked to hang back more until they were really in the thick of it), but feels like a Predator through and through to me, just a different individual going about his hunt in his own way. Dude's a dick, he's cocky and sure of himself, he likes getting his hands dirty, and like previous Predators, when he underestimates his prey one time too many, it costs him his life.

    Much agreed, but bombs the forest when he gets bored, that seems so Predator to me.
  10. Nightmare Asylum
    Feral has a different approach from previous Predators for sure (he's much more combative in an in your face way than the Preds in Predator and Predator 2, which liked to hang back more until they were really in the thick of it), but feels like a Predator through and through to me, just a different individual going about his hunt in his own way. Dude's a dick, he's cocky and sure of himself, he likes getting his hands dirty, and like previous Predators, when he underestimates his prey one time too many, it costs him his life.
  11. Enjoy
    A waste of time not using more directors then the director if prey ?  Seems like predator would be better off with more then one person deciding everything for the future of predator ? I would love to see other directors work on predator films and a streaming series with multiple directors doing short stories is my preference anyway.
  12. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: Enjoy on Feb 25, 2024, 06:14:24 PMWhy is one director getting all the work ? Seems like a waste of time and talent

    Not so much a waste of his time if he's enjoying doing it.

    I only really speculate this because, despite AVP as a concept usually drawing most heavily from Aliens' iconography and worldbuilding, it is also a crossover that seems to tend to resonate a bit more on the Predator side of things more so than the Alien one, and with Trachtenberg now A.) basically spearheading the Predator brand and B.) taking Predator into the future with Badlands...
  13. bobcunk
    Quote from: PAS Spinelli on Feb 18, 2024, 05:43:51 PM
    Quote from: bobcunk on Feb 18, 2024, 10:11:06 AM
    Quote from: PAS Spinelli on Feb 14, 2024, 03:07:19 AM
    Quote from: aliens13 on Feb 14, 2024, 02:04:44 AM
    Quote from: PAS Spinelli on Feb 12, 2024, 04:33:34 AMBeing woke is not a talking point at all, being woke is infact good. Alien is for example very woke.
    I never thought that Alien it's woke, so I think that Alien doesn't enter in that category
    Mmmm, movie with female lead where she is the voice of reason, where a non white side character gets also a ton of spotlight, that has a monster that is an allegory for sexual assault and that is against corporations..... mmmm no wokeness here guys

    Alien is very woke, SPECIALLY for the time it was made in. And once again, being woke isn't bad, being woke is good, thinking being woke is bad is a huge red flag for me.
    non white side character?
    C'mon, there's only 7 characters in Alien, can't be that hard to figure out who I'm talking about
    Jonsey the cat?      Just kidding I was thinking of Aliens sorry. The Alien was also played by a black guy. Also the onscreen biography for the Nostromo crew says Lambert is a trans male.


    I meant trans female I think. She was born male and had sex change. I don't know if its cosmetic or if they can actually change your biological sex in the future.
  14. razeak
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Feb 20, 2024, 08:21:26 PM
    Quote from: Mike's Monsters on Feb 20, 2024, 07:53:56 PMI don't have any creative input on Romulus

    I question how much impact I specifically had on that much myself, think late stage focus group more than consultant. Although I'm fairly confident I'm one of the main reasons what I dubbed the "chibi dropship" was scrapped entirely for the film accurate one that eventually came out, I was not polite about the first design and wouldn't drop it lmao  :laugh: .

    QuoteBut you hit the nail on the head with that last sentence!

    It's a jungle out there.
    You deserve a medal.


    Quote from: Kailem on Feb 20, 2024, 08:43:15 PMI like to think I had 100% creative input with Badlands. Is it a coincidence that just a couple of weeks ago during Hick's AVP stream I was telling him how good a "Predator vs cowboys in the Old West" movie would be, and barely a few days later we hear about a new Predator movie  codenamed "Badlands?" I think not.

    Clearly Dan was in that chat too and was like "that's an amazing idea! Get Dane on the phone immediately! This movie needs to happen RIGHT NOW!!"

    I'm sure my cheque will be arriving in the mail any day now.
    I wrote a silly fan script a few years before Superman Returns when I was in college. It was posted on a script website. Bro. I REALLY feel like I got to see some of that on film lol. Not impossible to be coincidental, but we were not just in the ball park, but in the infield.
  15. Mr.Turok
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 02:09:47 AM
    Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 01:55:38 AM
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 12:41:55 AM
    Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

    Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.
    Predators was full of ideas that weren't fully cashed in. A collection of good ideas just weakly tied in one another and never explored again. 

    Yep. I really like the bones of what the movie seems to want to be, and the first half has a fair amount going for it in what it's setting up (though it really doesn't have that OOMPH that you'd expect something with this concept to have propelling it), but in the second half it kind of just unravels and deflates and what it did have going for it kind of just peters out.

    Can't bring myself to hate it, there's good stuff in there but overall there's not enough to it to really elicit any kind of real emotion out of me, but it does bum me out to think about how it never really amounts to the sum of its parts, because the parts that it does have going for it, in theory, could have been a cool direction for this franchise could have taken.

    Ah well. At least we have Prey now!
    It is the mid of all Predator films. I don't hate it because it's bad as the production, acting, atmosphere, and soundtrack is great. I hate it as I keep on thinking of what it could have been. It's not like The Predator where everything about it was just trash with it's story and writing, thus easily ignored.



  16. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 01:55:38 AM
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 12:41:55 AM
    Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

    Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.
    Predators was full of ideas that weren't fully cashed in. A collection of good ideas just weakly tied in one another and never explored again. 

    Yep. I really like the bones of what the movie seems to want to be, and the first half has a fair amount going for it in what it's setting up (though it really doesn't have that OOMPH that you'd expect something with this concept to have propelling it), but in the second half it kind of just unravels and deflates and what it did have going for it kind of just peters out.

    Can't bring myself to hate it, there's good stuff in there but overall there's not enough to it to really elicit any kind of real emotion out of me, but it does bum me out to think about how it never really amounts to the sum of its parts, because the parts that it does have going for it, in theory, could have been a cool direction for this franchise could have taken.

    Ah well. At least we have Prey now!
  17. Mr.Turok
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 22, 2024, 12:41:55 AM
    Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

    Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.
    Predators was full of ideas that weren't fully cashed in. A collection of good ideas just weakly tied in one another and never explored again. 
  18. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: Mr.Turok on Feb 22, 2024, 12:37:23 AMIf there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.

    Still fries my mind a bit thinking that Predators straight up had another random alien in the film, and yet didn't cash in on that idea.
  19. Mr.Turok
    If there is one thing I would want to see in film, is a intro scene of some type with the Predator hunting another alien lifeform in a different planet. Just to see it in action other than hunting humans. The bear fight made me realize that seeing the Predator hunt other non humans besides xenos is a strong need for the series.
  20. Scott Conover
    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 20, 2024, 10:43:15 PMHow about the Predator against cyborg samurai geishas from a futuristic Japan. Maybe there is pollution, hence the title 'Badlands'.

    https://s9.gifyu.com/images/SF9Vf.gif

    That sounds cool but I'd rather they do a mad max or dredd type setting tbh. I want the eventual predator v samurai movie to be as classic and basic as possible, similar to The Last Samurai, Seven Samurai or the upcoming Shogun. With the history/luck this franchise has, I doubt we'd ever have a rapid enough release schedule to get a Futuristic Japan movie AND feudal Japan movie anytime soon. It would be one or the other.
  21. Kailem
    This is true! For ages we were like "what's the point of these big maps if they're not going to add giant monsters?", and then they did! They really do just need to make it official at this point.
  22. Wysps
    Quote from: Kailem on Feb 20, 2024, 08:43:15 PMI like to think I had 100% creative input with Badlands. Is it a coincidence that just a couple of weeks ago during Hick's AVP stream I was telling him how good a "Predator vs cowboys in the Old West" movie would be, and barely a few days later we hear about a new Predator movie  codenamed "Badlands?" I think not.

    Clearly Dan was in that chat too and was like "that's an amazing idea! Get Dane on the phone immediately! This movie needs to happen RIGHT NOW!!"

    I'm sure my cheque will be arriving in the mail any day now

    I'll also be throwing in my avatar as inspiration while we're at it  :laugh:  :laugh:
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