Hulu’s upcoming Predator movie Prey will hit the streamer on August 5th and promotion for the film continues to grow.
Ahead of the film’s release, a new poster and image have been released which give us a closer look at the Predator itself.
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, Prey is the story of a young woman called 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 vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
Whilst the film has been billed as a Predator prequel, director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) has stated that Prey is not an origin story prequel.
“I want to specifically say this, because I think there’s been some confusion how people have understood: in my mind, this is not a prequel movie, this isn’t, ‘Let’s tell the origin of the Predator.’ This is really something that’s set prior to the original Predator movie.”
Trachtenberg also spoke about the new look of this Predator, saying:
“I think this guy’s perhaps from a different hemisphere of the planet and a little bit of a different breed. So even his look is a little new.”
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. 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), Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (Sooyii), Michelle Thrush (The Journey Home), and Julian Black Antelope (Tribal).
Prey hits Hulu on August 5th. The film will also release internationally on Disney+ on the same date.
Check out Prey’s official image of the new Predator below.
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