On Monday, 20th Century Studios announced that Prey, their upcoming Predator prequel film, will debut August 5 exclusively on Hulu. The movie will star Amber Midthunder and be directed by Dan Trachtenburg.
20th Century Studios also released a very short yet enticing teaser trailer, which you can watch below.
As you can see, we don’t get a lot from the trailer except for a couple of really cool shots. That being said, this is a very different setting than what we’ve previously seen in the Predator film franchise.
According to a report in Variety last year, Midthunder will play a Commanche warrior named Naru who’s protecting her tribe from one of the extraterrestrial hunters. While this is nowhere near the first time Predators and humans have faced off during Earth’s history, it is approximately 300 years before anything else we’ve seen in the other movies.
The decision to release Prey on a streaming service is a bit concerning, but that likely has a lot to do with 2018’s The Predator. To that say film was poorly received would be a huge understatement.
With Trachtenburg at the helm and a fresh/unique setting, there’s every reason to hope that Prey will be able to get the Predator franchise back on track.
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