Set to appear on the online streaming service Hulu later this summer is perhaps one of the most anticipated titles of the year—Prey. The studio is billing Prey as a prequel entry into the horror franchise Predator.
Although a few details have been released already, 20th Century Fox president Steve Asbell offered up a few more for eager fans. First off, the film will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg, of 10 Cloverfield Lane fame.
Trachtenberg has chosen to keep pretty much anything having to do with the film under wraps as much as possible. With that said, reports did get out that the film was in production, and with the expected flurry of excitement, the information got out sooner than Trachtenberg had planned.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Asbell explained, “In order to meet the volume that we are looking at – which is, by 2023, 10-plus movies just for streaming – it’s going to be a combination of originals in those genres. And coolest of all for fans, we get to find bold takes on beloved Fox properties.”
Asbell went on to say, “You can take big creative swings – which you’ll see with Prey, which we’ll launch this summer. A Predator movie set in the Great Plains in 1719 by Dan Trachtenberg. That’s what this allows us to do.”
John David, a producer on Prey, offered a little insight into what fans can expect. David said that the new entry into the franchise would harken back to the original film’s premise that started it all. It will pay homage to the human spirit – the fighter, the individual that will not give up.
David did indicate that once fans see the film, they will know that it is more in line with The Revenant than most canon films in the franchise.