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“PREY,” the “PREDATOR” prequel, is coming next year

Friday, November 12, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The alien hunter’s seventh screen outing is a period piece.

Variety reports that PREY will stream on Hulu in the U.S. and Star internationally in summer 2022; it has not been announced whether the film will play theaters beforehand. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE) from a script by Patrick Aison and shot under the title SKULLS, it stars indigenous actor Amber Midthunder. The synopsis: “Set in the world of 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.” Naru desires to “prove her worth as a warrior,” and “certainly gets her chance when she comes face to face with the most dangerous hunter of all, the other-worldly predator.”

The announcement came this morning as part of the Disney Plus Day promotional event; PREY is a 20th Century Studios production.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.