Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

After over three decades, we finally have a worthy successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s original Predator. After three sequels and two spin-off match-ups with the Alien franchise, Prey debuts with a wholly unique approach to the sci-fi thriller series set three hundred years in the past with a primarily indigenous cast of characters portraying Comanche warriors forced to face off against the masked alien predator. Directed by 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Dan Trachtenberg, Prey is getting an exclusive premiere on Hulu.

I recently had the chance to chat with the cast and crew of Prey about the project. Starting with star Amber Midthunder (Legion), we discussed the challenge of picking up this franchise after so many lackluster sequel attempts. She also talked about the preparation for playing this role and what it took to perform the dubbed track that makes Prey the first feature film to be fully performed in the Comanche language. I also talked with Dakota Beavers about his first acting credit and what it was like playing an older brother much differently than we commonly see on screen. Finally, I talked with director Dan Trachtenberg and producer Jhane Myers about telling such a different type of Predator story and where the franchise could go from here.

Prey premieres on Hulu on August 5th.

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.