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‘Prey’: Director Dan Trachtenberg Says New ‘Predator’ Movie is Epic and Scary

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'Prey': Director Dan Trachtenberg Says New Predator Movie is Epic and Scary

Director Dan Trachtenberg‘s new Predator movie Prey is just under two months away from its debut release on the Hulu streaming service on August 5th. The 10 Cloverfield Lane filmmaker sat down with Collider this week and discussed what fans of the franchise can expect from this latest version of the beloved extraterrestrial specie.

While speaking with the site, Trachtenberg had the following things to say about the his new Predator movie Prey:

It started out at 20th (Century Fox), and then, after the (Disney) merger, Hulu became the release platform. It was never a situation of, because it’s streaming, it has a streaming movie budget. It has a very economical budget. Certainly not as big as the last one, but I think we had all the money we needed to make the movie as grand as it needed to be. This is an epic movie. What was so exciting about the original Predator was that it was a genre mash-up of action and horror. This movie, I think, is scarier than they have been for a while, but in my mind, it’s a mash-up of adventure and suspense. It’s a grand, sweeping, epic movie, that is being gifted to people to watch on their televisions. Hopefully, there likely will be some potential theatrical experiences for some people to get to.

Trachtenberg also explained that the Predator in Prey feels much more like a creature:

I really wanted to get out of the bodybuilder/wrestler thing. The first thing to go was the mesh netting that he, or it, has worn previously. I wanted to have this thing feel much more creature-like and way more visceral.

The film has the follows synopsis:

“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.”

An official trailer for Prey was released not long ago, giving us all a first look at the deadly Predator in action. Follow the link to check out that out.

Prey stars Amber Midthunder (“Roswell, New Mexico”), Dane DiLiegro (“American Horror Stories”) and Dakota Beavers, the lead singer in the band known as WesternBoy. Stormee Kipp (Sooyii), Michelle Thrush (The Journey Home), Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”), Cody Big Tobacco (The Revenant), Skye Pelletier (“Burden of Truth”), Tymon Carter (The Emigrants), and Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat (“Shoresy”) also star, with Dane DiLiegro (“American Horror Stories”) and former basketball player as the Predator.

Are you excited by Trachtenberg’s latest comments? If so, will you be checking out Prey on the Hulu streaming service this August? As usual, you can let us know the answers to both questions down in our comments section below this article piece.

Aison wrote the screenplay for PreyJohn Davis and John Fox produced.

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