It’s a Savage Battle for Survival in the First Look Teaser for the PREDATOR Franchise Film PREY!

By: John M Jerva

We have finally been given a first look to the anticipated and ambitious next chapter in the Predator franchise. After failed attempts previously, the filmmakers this time around have gone back to its bare and savage attributes to deliver a different kind of movie for fans. Simply titled Prey, one lone Native American warrior is thrust into a life and death battle with the universe ‘s greatest trophy hunter. Check it out below!

“Prey,” an all-new action-thriller from 20th Century Studios directed by Dan Trachtenberg (“The Boys,” “10 Cloverfield Lane”) and the newest entry in the “Predator” franchise, will stream August 5, 2022, exclusively on Hulu.

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.

The teaser is just that and it only runs 44 seconds in length but it’s enough to intrigue even the most stalwart fan who has lost faith in this franchise. Seeing the iconic laser sight appear on the forehead of the one Comanche warrior is a stroke of genius and to hear the iconic sound made by the Predator is a welcome one. This one is high on my must see list and August 5th needs to hit now.

This one resonates with the first film when Schwarzenegger’s Dutch goes all primeval to take on the alien hunter. There’s definite and strong vibes which might hit the nostalgia button for many.

“Prey” is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, written by Patrick Aison (“Jack Ryan,” “Treadstone”), and produced by John Davis (“Jungle Cruise,” “The Predator”) and Jhane Myers (“Monsters of God”), with Lawrence Gordon (“Watchmen”), Marty Ewing (“It: Chapter Two”), James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas and Marc Toberoff (“Fantasy Island”) serving as executive producers.

The filmmakers were committed to creating a film that provides an accurate portrayal of the Comanche and brings a level of authenticity that rings true to its Indigenous peoples. Myers, an acclaimed filmmaker, Sundance Fellow and member of the Comanche nation herself, is known for her attention and dedication to films surrounding the Comanche and Blackfeet nations and her passion for honoring the legacies of the Native communities. As a result, the film features a cast comprised almost entirely of Native and First Nation’s talent, including Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”), Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”).

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