John McTiernan’s 1987 action classic “Predator” has long been a favorite of mine. It’s one of my favorite action films of the 1980s and it remains my favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for the sequels that followed. Hollywood has tried several times to bring the series back to life, but they’ve never come close to the greatness of the original. But now they’re giving it another shot. This time by heading 300 years into the past.
“Prey” from director Dan Trachtenberg centers around a young Comanche woman who goes head-to-head with the alien predator who has come to earth to hunt. Amber Midthunder plays Naru, a Comanche warrior who is dismissed as weak by those from her own tribe. But when the predator threatens her people, it’s Naru who must step up and protect her own. The first full trailer looks wild and it gives hope that we may finally get a “Predator” movie worthy of the first one. Interestingly, 20th Century Studios is releasing it straight to streaming which is cause for concern. Still, it looks like a lot of fun.
“Prey” premieres August 5th exclusively on Hulu. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.