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‘Predator’ Prequel ‘Prey’ Debuts on Hulu August 5

'Predator' Prequel 'Prey'

20th Century Studios’ “Prey” is the newest film in the “Predator” franchise, and it will debut on Hulu Friday, August 5, 2022.


About “Prey”

“Prey” is a prequel to the “Predator” series, set in the 1700s, with the Comanche Nation of North America. It takes place 300 years before the first “Predator” film.

The story centers on a young woman named Naru, who is 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 showdown between the two adversaries.

Prey movie - Naru

The Cast and Crew

Hulu says 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.

The cast is comprised almost entirely of Native and First Nations talent, including Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road”), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”), and Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”).

Dane DiLiegro (“American Horror Stories”) stars as the Predator.

“Prey” is directed by Dan Trachtenberg (“10 Cloverfield Lane”), and written by Patrick Alson (“Jack Ryan”).

It does carry an R-rating.


Utilizing the Comanche Language

One of the more unique aspects of this film is that it is the first feature-length movie on a streaming platform to be made available, in its entirety, in the Comanche language.

There is also an option to have the regular English dialogue, but with Comanche subtitles.


Early Reviews

I haven’t had the chance to review it, but my fellow critics are raving about the movie. Some are even saying it completely revives the franchise.

Rotten Tomatoes currently has it at 95% Fresh.


Trailers

Here is the official trailer for “Prey”:


The studio also put out a couple of featurettes explaining how “Prey” fits into the “Predator” legacy:


What Does This Have to Do With Disney?

When Disney acquired Fox in 2019, one of the assets was 20th Century Fox, which was renamed 20th Century Studios.

One of the biggest franchises from that studio is the “Predator” series of movies, which means the “Predator” franchise is now Disney-owned.

Plus Hulu is also Disney-owned.


Will you be watching “Prey” when it debuts on Hulu? Let us know in the comments.

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