They hunt to live. It lives to hunt. Such is the dynamic plot for “Prey,” a loose reinvention of the “Predator” film franchise that pits the alien hunters against a tribe of Native Americans. And now, Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming film that will premiere exclusively on Hulu.
Seeing that the film centers on a skilled warrior of the Comanche Nation, its only appropriate that they use the Comanche language. It stays true to the film’s setting and highlights the importance of having authentic representation in media, especially when it comes to pop culture sci-fi favorites like the “Predator” film franchise. What’s more, it keeps the people’s history and language alive.
Because 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 they hired Jhane Myers, a Native Comanche, as a producer and brought in a cast comprised almost entirely of Native and First Nation’s talent, including Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”) and Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”). The movie also stars Dane DiLiegro (“American Horror Stories”) as the Predator.
Additionally, audiences will have the option of viewing “Prey” entirely in Comanche or with Comanche subtitles. This is the first time such an option was made available for a length movie on a direct-to-consumer streaming platform.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Prey:”
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, “Prey” is the story of a young woman, Naru, 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.
“Prey” is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, written by Patrick Aison (“Jack Ryan,” “Treadstone”), and produced by John Davis (“Jungle Cruise,” “The Predator”), Jhane Myers (“Monsters of God”), and Marty Ewing (“It: Chapter Two”), with Lawrence Gordon (“Watchmen”), Ben Rosenblatt (“Snowpiercer”), James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas and Marc Toberoff (“Fantasy Island”) serving as executive producers.
“Prey” debuts exclusively on Hulu on August 5, 2022.