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First Look at PREY, The Cool-Looking PREDATOR Prequel

We knew a Predator prequel film was on the way from 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg. Back in July we knew that. A few things are different now. One is, it no longer has the title Skull. It now has the much cheekier title, Prey. And we also now have a first look at both the title treatment and a really cool image showcasing the time period of this new film. It seems we’re going right the way back; the Hish-Qu-Ten alien species taking on Indigenous warriors. Something like the original movie meets The Revenant.

The logo for 20th Century Pictures' Prey, a prequel to Predator.
20th Century Studios

The title looks exactly like the original title font for the original Predator back in 1986. So that’s cool. The movie will see the Predator facing off against the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. The action-thriller follows Naru, the skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator. The concept art below shows the giant hunter stalking Naru though a misty, frigid forest.

A hazy, misty forest with a Comanche warrior with a bow and arrow and behind them is the silhouette of a Predator with a glowing red eye piece in the upcoming Predator prequel Prey.
20th Century Studios

It looks very cool, and will hopefully bring the terror. Taking the entire concept back to its roots (a lone alien hunting warriors in a forest) seems the right choice. This time, of course, the warriors don’t have machine guns and grenades, so it could be a bit one-sided. Although we imagine Naru will put up plenty of fight.

An origin tale is certainly a different, but welcome, direction for the franchise. Back in 2018, producer John Davis indicated the franchise’s fourth installment, The Predator, was the first film in a trilogy. However, the film was poorly received by critics and fans alike. Director Shane Black, who appeared in the original Predator film, also caused a major controversy. He hired a longtime friend who is a registered sex offender in a minor role, and didn’t disclose it with the cast, namely Olivia Munn, who appeared opposite the actor. There’s no word as to whether the sequels are moving forward.

Prey will premiere summer 2022.

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