Release details have emerged for the next film in the Predator franchise, and we’ll be waiting until May to see if the series can get back on course.
We’ve known for a while that the next film in the Predator series has been on the way, with filming taking place in the Calgary wilderness sometime back in May. We also know the film is taking a back-to-basics approach to summon the survivalist slasher spirit of the beloved 1987 original. The plot is set three centuries ago and looking to follow ‘a character named Kee and her younger brother Taabe. Kee is described as a tomboy, who fights against gender norms to prove that she can be just as strong as any male Comanche warrior.’
The film was originally slated to be a surprise release, until it leaked that the project was actually a Predator movie. Although the cat may well and truly be out of the bag, the film still isn’t going to include the Predator name in its title, and will be instead be titled Prey, Disney announced as part of its Disney+ Day celebration. It has also been revealed that the film will launch exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. and on Star (as part of the Disney+ service) internationally in Summer 2022.
No news as yet as to whether we’ll see a cinema release, or whether that word ‘exclusively’ extends to cinemas too.
Not a lot else is known about Dan Trachtenberg’s reimagining of the franchise at the moment, but after the nadir in the series that was 2018’s The Predator, we’d argue that revisiting the series’ stripped-back roots to rediscover what makes it so cherished by fans is not a bad idea at all.
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