Intense Trailer Drops For ‘Prey’, The Next Film To Make History As The First Comanche-Language Streaming Film
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The next chapter in the “Predator” franchise is near. On Tuesday, 20th Century and Disney+ released the full trailer for “Prey,” an all-new action-thriller from 20th Century Studios directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
The intense trailer gives fans a glimpse of the mysterious new Predator and the characters it will hunt in the upcoming film, which is set in the Comanche nation 300 years ago.
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“Prey” tells the story of “a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior”.
The film’s official synopsis explains that Naru “was raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters that roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks and confronts ultimately 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.
The film hopes to provide an accurate portrayal of the Comanche and bring a level of authenticity true to its indigenous people, which the filmmakers are committed to creating by recruiting almost entirely Indigenous and First Nations talent.
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The films star Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”), Julian Black Antelope ( “Tribal”) and Dane DiLiegro (“American Horror Stories”) as Predator. The film also features Native Comanche producer Jhane Myers.
Additionally, “Prey” will go down in cinematic history as the first feature film on a streaming platform that will be fully available in Comanche as a language option, or with Comanche subtitles.
Ahead of the trailer’s release, director Trachtenberg spoke to ComicBook.com, noting that “Prey” is “a brutal, intense, and highly R-rated movie” that “was inspired by the latest video game God of War”.
The film briefly introduces the video game’s shield and inspired the way Nadu “wields his axe”, inventing “something really cool for this Tomahawk”.
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Teasing the film’s Predator, Trachtenberg said he was “maybe from a different hemisphere of the planet and a bit of a different race”, noting that his look was “familiar, but new”.
“I’m thrilled that people, even hardcore fans, are really seeing something they’ve never seen before.”
“Prey” premieres August 5 on Disney+ (under the Star banner).