With the release of Prey in 2022, the Predator franchise will receive a new installment. After several mediocre efforts at reboots and the critically panned Alien vs. Predator films, the famous sci-fi antagonist is going back in time with a prequel and choosing a streaming play rather than a theatrical release.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers (with their now-iconic meme(opens in new tab)) appeared in the 1987 original Predator, which launched a sci-fi franchise with four solo entries plus the previously mentioned crossover with the Alien franchise. Yet, none of them have been able to surpass the original. Could Prey change this?
Here is all the information we have about Prey.
Prey: Release Date Details
On Friday, August 5, Prey will premiere exclusively on Hulu in the United States, as a Star Original on Disney Plus in the United Kingdom and most other regions outside of Latin America, where it is a Star-Plus original.
Prey, which will not be released in theatres, is a summer blockbuster film; nonetheless, it will be available for home viewing.
What Is The Prey Plot?
All of the Predator movies are based on the same basic idea: a hunter from another planet decides to hunt humans for fun. What makes Prey different is that it goes back a long way. The official plot summary for Prey is as follows:
“Prey is about a young woman named Naru who is a fierce and skilled warrior. The story takes place in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. She grew up in the shadow of some of the Great Plains’ most famous hunters, so when danger threatens her camp, she goes out to protect her people. When she finally catches her target, it turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technologically advanced arsenal. This leads to a brutal and terrifying battle between the two enemies.”
Patrick Aison wrote the book Prey.
Cast Details Of Prey
In Prey, Naru, a young Comanche hunter played by Amber Midthunder, is the main character. Midthunder has been an actress for most of her life, and she has worked on some well-known projects. She has been in Banshee, Longmire, Spare Parts, Hell or High Water, and both Legion and Roswell, New Mexico, where she plays Kerry Loudermilk and Rosa Ortecho, respectively.
Aside from Midthunder, almost everyone else in the cast of Prey is Native or First Nation. Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, and Julian Black Antelope are all part of this group.
Who Produced Prey?
Dan Trachtenberg is in charge of making Prey. Even though this is only Trachtenberg’s second time directing a feature film, he is no stranger to big projects like Prey. 10 Cloverfield Lane was Trachtenberg’s first movie. On TV, he has directed episodes of Black Mirror (“Playtest”), The Boys (“The Name of the Game”), and The Lost Symbol (“The Name of the Game”) (“As Above, So Below”).
Where To Watch “Prey”
Prey will only be available online, and anyone who wants to watch it will need a subscription to the service where it will be available. For the US, that’s Hulu, which you can get on its own, as part of the Disney Bundle, or as Hulu with Live TV. In the UK and most other places, you will need to sign up for Disney Plus.
Trailer Of Prey
Watch the full-length trailer for Prey below. It’s about a young hunter played by Amber Midthunder who goes up against the Predator.