A new Predator movie is coming! It’s called Prey, and it’s a badass Predator movie for sure!
Prey director Dan Trachtenberg recently talked about what went into bringing this alien hunter to life with practical effects. He told CB:
“It was a couple of people driving (the mechanisms in the mask). There are two versions of the face, There was a stunt version that didn’t have any motion, that was a little bit, just a hair safer for Dane (DiLiegro, The Predator) to function. And there was another version that was just heavier on Dane because it had all the animatronics in it. And one of the things we added in this movie that strangely wasn’t, I don’t think was in the other Ptedator films, was goop. We brought in some alien goop, the stuff that we’ve seen the Alien movies. So the mandibles and the face and all that stuff just felt that much more violent and gross.”
That was certainly an effective part that took the menacing look of the character to a terrifying new level. The Predator is played by Dane DiLiegro, who talked about the costume:
“It’s interesting, you know, you’re not just a guy in a monkey suit. (They) did a tremendous job building this suit, but you slide in and you’re not human anymore, you’re invincible and you’re this trophy hunter from another planet and you kind of transform into that and it’s all the history and, Kevin Peter Hall (late actor from first two Predator movies) and following in his footsteps was an incredible experience for me. Like I said before, still sinking in, I still can’t believe it.”
This movie is set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago in the 1700s and the story follows a Predator who is dropped off on Earth to do a little hunting, and it’s on this little hunting trip that he runs into a Comanche warrior that he faces off with.
The film follows a young woman named Naru, “a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. 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 terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.”
The film’s cast includes Amber Midthunder (The Ice Road, Roswell, New Mexico), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (Sooyii), Michelle Thrush (The Journey Home), and Julian Black Antelope (Tribal).
Prey will premier on Hulu on August 5th.