news culture Prey: a preview of what to expect on Friday with the great return of the Predator on Disney+
Only two days before its release, 20th Century studios have decided to offer us a video that establishes the link between the film Prey and the Predator saga of which he is the heir. A good preview of what awaits us on Friday on Disney+!
The Predator’s past but not its origins
Even if it does not claim to relate the origins of the Predator, this terrible hunter equipped with advanced armament resulting from extraterrestrial technology, the film Prey nevertheless has the merit of going far back in the chronology of the series. With an action set in 1719, at a time when the Comanches had not yet crossed the road of the Europeans, the scenario of Prey lifts the veil on the actions of the creature long before his face to face with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first film. of 1987. It is therefore not not a prequel but an untold story that chronicles the very first confrontation between the human race and this being from another world to dominate the Earth.
Prey or “David against Goliath”
Expected Friday on Disney + and the same day on the SVOD Hulu platform in the United States, the film Prey therefore marks the great return of a cult license which already has 4 feature films. If all are clearly not of the level of the first film signed by director John McTiernan more than 30 years ago, these films have the merit of imagining the way in which humanity can face the alien technology of the Predator, to different stages of its development.
With Prey, director Dan Trachtenberg seeks to directly provoke fans by imagining an unlikely David vs. Goliath-style showdown in which “ordinary” Comanches armed with bows and arrows dare to challenge the most powerful being that has ever existed! How will these Indian warriors overcome this power gap? This is one of the tracks that served as motivation for the director who also wanted to see the Predator evolve in a completely different era than those explored so far.
Set in the Comanche nation 300 years ago, Prey is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She was raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters that roam the Great Plains, but when danger threatens her camp, she is duty bound to protect her people. The prey she tracks down and eventually confronts turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying clash between the two adversaries. – 20th Century Studios
In this new video (visible in auto-play), producer Jhane Myers points out that the film enriches the Predator’s past while paying homage to Comanche survival techniques. The team of Prey insisted that the film paints an authentic portrait of the indigenous peoples who make up the Comanche nation, which explains why the main roles were given to real Native Americans. How the hunter Naru, played by actress Amber Midthunder (Legion, The Ice Road), bring down the most dangerous predator our world has ever known? We will know in two days…
The film Prey is to discover Friday, August 5 on Disney +. In the meantime, you can watch all the feature films of the saga on the platform!