Prey teaser and release date have been announced. Production house 20th Century Studios has released a 45-second teaser trailer for the sci-fi thriller – the fifth installment of the Predator franchise and a prequel to the previous entries, to confirm that the feature film will premiere on the streaming service Hulu on August 5 in the US. Selected regions outside the US are expected to be able to watch it on Disney+. In the Prey teaser, we see a woman running for her life. While the video doesn’t make it clear what the danger is, those familiar with the franchise know that she is being hunted by an alien species. As the video progresses, we are introduced to a fearless female fighter, who rescues the first character and tries to eliminate the danger they face. We also get a glimpse of the advanced weapons that over the years have become synonymous with the Predator franchisee.
The teaser doesn’t reveal much about the Prey story. However, the official synopsis states that the film is set three centuries ago in the Comanche Nation, where Naru, a brave heart, protects her community from a bloodthirsty alien named Yautja.
Headlined by Amber Midthunder, who is a member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe and best known for her work on the FX series Legion and the science fiction show Roswell, New Mexico, the Prey cast includes Dane DiLiegro, Dakota Beavers and Michelle Thrush.
Dan Trachtenberg directs Preyhis second feature film after the 2016 psychological science fiction thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, from a script by Patrick Aison. The film is produced by John Davis, who served as one of three producers for the Arnold Schwarzenegger-directed 1987 Predator movie, and Jane Myers.
In a statement, the filmmakers say they have tried to portray the Comanche community, a Native American tribe, as authentically as possible through Prey† The filmmaker’s team said in a statement: “The filmmakers were determined to create a film that accurately portrays the Comanche and brings a level of authenticity that remains true to the indigenous peoples. Myers, an acclaimed filmmaker, Sundance Fellow and a member of the Comanche nation itself, is known for her attention and dedication to films about the Comanche and Blackfeet nations and her passion for honoring the legacies of the indigenous communities. As a result, the film features a cast made up almost entirely of Native and First Nation talent, including Amber Midthunder, newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, Julian Black Antelope.”
Prey coming to Hulu in the US on August 5.
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