With the coming 2022 film, the iconic sci-fi villain is returning in time for a prequel and opting for a streaming play rather than a big movie theater debut.
The original was first published in 1987, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers, while launching a sci-fi franchise that includes four solo entries and a previously mentioned mashup. However, none of them have been able to live up to the original so far. Can that change with?
Here''s everything we know about it.
When is the Prey release date?
On Friday, August 5, the movie will be skipping the movie theaters, and it is available exclusively online. Read our guide to learn more about where and how to watch it.
While it will not be able to play in movie theaters, we consider it to be a second summer blockbuster film, yet this time you''ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your own home.
What is the Prey plot?
The plots for the movies have the foundation concept pretty much set in stone, and an intergalactic hunter decides to hunt humans for sport. What makes it unique is that it is bringing things back a ways. Here is the official synopsis for :
"The newest addition to the franchise," said 20th Century Studios, a 300-year-old action thriller based in the Comanche Nation. Naru, a young woman, is exposed in the shadow of some of the most famous hunters in the Great Plains. When danger threatens her camp, she seeks out to protect her family. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and w
Patrick Aison''s novel was written.
Prey trailer, featurette and teasers
Below is the full-length trailer for Amber Midthunder, which has a young hunter battling off against the Predator.
Watch a previously released teaser trailer right here:
A feature that explains how the franchise''s legacy plays:
Who is in the Prey cast?
Naru, the hero of the young Comanche hunter, is played by Amber Midthunder. She has been acting for many years, including some notable roles on her resume. She has also appeared in as Kerry Loudermilk and as Rosa Ortecho.
Nearly all of the cast of Midthunder is composed of Native and First Nation actors. These include Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, and Julian Black Antelope and Dane DiLiegro, who plays the Predator.
Prey reviews what are the critics saying?
Prey appears to be a hit. The film so far (as of August 3) has an impressive Rotten Tomatoes score of 98%. Over on Metacritic, it has earned a score of 73, ranked in the site''s "Good." ranking.
Prey is "inarguably the greatest Predator since the original," according to a reviewer. In a review for Paste (opens in a new tab).
This echoes the reactions received during an exclusive early screening at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Social reaction it found a hugely loyal audience of not only supporters but critics as well. Check out some of the first reactions from the screening:
#PREY is certainly the best Predator entry since PREDATOR. All praise to Amber Midthunder who owns the screen against her alien foe. Its back to the shocking basics of a gloomy hunt that delivers everything I want from a Predator flick in its brutally primal glory. pic.twitter.com/2QWpW8JULy 22, 2022
#Prey is my favorite Predator film. (Coming from someone who''s a big fan of the original and also the 2010 Predators.) Love how the story is a profound personal journey, driven by Comanche tradition just as it is by Predator-sparked thrills. pic.twitter.com/2hjoGhk2MwJuly 22, 2022
Im at the #PREY premiere at #SDCC2022, this thing deserved a huge, rousing standing ovation. Easily my favorite PREDATOR film since the original. @DannyTRS and his company have made a primal and emotional survival epic. @AmberMidthunder is a total badass in this too. pic.twitter.com/7r9KnBW0jJuly 22, 2022
Count me in as a big fan of #Prey. Amber Midthunder and Dakota Beavers are fantastic, the callbacks to the original gave me chills, and it''s a blast. Would''ve loved seeing this on the big screen. pic.twitter.com/t1xmGBICpiJuly 22, 2022
During the @Collider San Diego screening, fans received a roaring standing ovation. pic.twitter.com/0axidFuBKfJuly 22, 2022
What is Prey rated?
The United States is rated R for "strategy bloody violence."
How long is Prey?
The duration of this game is between one hour and 39 minutes.
Who directed Prey?
Dan Trachtenberg is no stranger to large projects like the first of Trachtenbergs'' first film, while on the TV side he has directed ("Playtest"), ("The Name of the Game") and "As Above, So Below" Trachtenberg''s second film.