SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Dakota Beavers attends the special fan screening of 20th Century Studios' "Prey" during San Diego Comic-Con 2022 on July 21, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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Prey Will Give Viewers The Option To Watch The Film In The Comanche Language
“Prey,” the highly-anticipated prequel to the “Predator” series, is about the warrior, Naru, who tries to protect her tribe from an alien predator. The film takes place in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, and audiences can look forward to the option of hearing the characters speak in the Comanche language when “Prey” is released August 5th on Hulu.
“Prey” director Dan Trachtenberg explained, “There will be a Comanche dub of the movie, so you can watch the entire movie in Comanche with the original actors returning to perform their roles.” Producer Jhane Myers, who is Comanche himself, expressed his excitement at a brand new film having this option from the start as it will “[inspire] the young language speakers of my nation.”
Myers pointed out that what “Prey” was doing was a first for his tribe, pointing out that “Star Wars” and “Finding Nemo” had received Navajo dubs, but not at the time of release and not Comanche dubs. He also hoped the movie would set a precedent for future movies that have a “native narrative” to “go the whole mile and do the film in that language.”