Prey First Look: Dan Trachtenberg Makes A Predator Prequel

The "Predator" movie that we weren't meant to know was a "Predator" movie is finally coming into shape. To celebrate the ongoing Disney+ Day festivities, Disney revealed the new title for the Dan Trachtenberg film earlier. Now known as "Prey" (after previously working under the title of "Skulls"), the latest film set in the "Predator" universe is actually a prequel that will go back to the very roots of the franchise and detail the events that transpire when the first member of the Predator species to make it to Earth

The franchise that sprung up in the wake of the 1987 John McTiernan classic has often struggled to reclaim the magic of that original film, culminating with Shane Black's 2018 misfire. The idea for Trachtenberg's film is to revitalize the franchise by bringing the story to wholly new territory altogether, which you can see for yourself with the first official look at "Prey." Check it out below.

Prey First Look

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg ("10 Cloverfield Lane," "Black Mirror," "The Boys"), "Prey" has been kept under a cloak of secrecy for much of its production ... but that's finally changing with the arrival of Disney+ Day. The latest film in the "Predator" franchise is described to be "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." 

20th Century Studios revealed the first look image along with a new logo for "Prey."

As we previously reported, Indigenous actor Amber Midthunder ("Hell or High Water," "The Marksman," "Legion") has been cast as the lead character Naru who, according to Disney, intends 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." Production on the film quietly wrapped in September of 2021 and is tentatively set for release — either in theaters, on Hulu, or a hybrid of both — sometime next year.

In addition to Trachtenberg, "Prey" comes from cinematographer Jeff Cutter (who is once again collaborating with the director after previously working together on "10 Cloverfield Lane") and also stars Dane Diliergo ("American Horror Stories") and newcomer Dakota Beavers. Disney+ Day is already off to a fast start, with new looks at "Disenchanted," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a "Chip 'N Dale" movie, Peter Jackson's Beatles docuseries, "Hocus Pocus 2," and much more. Keep an eye on /Film throughout the day for all the latest Disney+ Day breaking news!