Predator prequel film Prey gets first look image and logo… and will be set in the 18th century

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    More than three decades after the original film hit theaters, 20th Century Studios is launching another installment in the Predator film franchise.

    The upcoming film, titled Prey, was unveiled during Disney+ Day and will be a direct prequel to 1987’s Predator that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. 

    And to help kick off the media push towards its ultimate Hulu release next summer, fans are getting a look at the first promotional image and logo.

    First look: 20th Century Studios dropped the first image for the upcoming film Prey, which is a direct prequel to the original 1987 film Predator

    First look: 20th Century Studios dropped the first image for the upcoming film Prey, which is a direct prequel to the original 1987 film Predator

    Set 300 years in the past in the Comanche Nation, the storyline will follow Naru, a skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator. 

    The first photo, a black-and-white image, seemingly shows one of the Comanches in a hunter’s pose, complete with a bow and arrow. 

    Dan Trachtenberg, who’s best known for helming the science fiction psychological thriller film 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), is directing Prey, which was written by Patrick Aison.

    Prey will follow a skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator in the upcoming prequel that's being directed by Dan Trachtenberg, who's best known for helming 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    Prey will follow a skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator in the upcoming prequel that’s being directed by Dan Trachtenberg, who’s best known for helming 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    Leading lady: It was announced back in May that actress Amber Midthunder had been cast in the lead role in the prequel  film, which began shooting in June

    Leading lady: It was announced back in May that actress Amber Midthunder had been cast in the lead role in the prequel  film, which began shooting in June

    Jhane Myers, who is member of the Comanche Nation and a Sundance Fellow, will also produce.        

    It was announced back in May that actress Amber Midthunder had been cast in the lead role in the film that began shooting the following month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Prey is the fifth installment in the Predator franchise, which began with Schwarzenegger playing the leader of an elite paramilitary rescue team on a mission to save guerrilla-held territory in a Central American rainforest, who eventually encounter the deadly Predator.     

    Direct prequel: Prey is a direct prequel to the original film, Predator (1987), which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite paramilitary rescue team on a mission to save guerrilla-held territory in a Central American rainforest, who eventually encounter the deadly Predator; Schwarzenegger is pictured with co-star Carl Weathers

    Direct prequel: Prey is a direct prequel to the original film, Predator (1987), which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite paramilitary rescue team on a mission to save guerrilla-held territory in a Central American rainforest, who eventually encounter the deadly Predator; Schwarzenegger is pictured with co-star Carl Weathers

    Franchise: The original 1987 film has three direct sequels Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010) and The Predator (2018), and spawned an array of comics, books, and video games, as well as the Alien Vs. Predator films, which has a cross over with Ridley Scott's Alien monster

    Franchise: The original 1987 film has three direct sequels Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010) and The Predator (2018), and spawned an array of comics, books, and video games, as well as the Alien Vs. Predator films, which has a cross over with Ridley Scott’s Alien monster

    The original movie, which also starred the likes of Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke and Richard Chaves, was a hit with fans, despite receiving mixed reviews, earning $98.3 million at the worldwide box office on a $15 Million to $18 million budget. 

    It has since gone on to be reappraised as a classic of the action genre. 

    Predator had three direct sequels Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010) and The Predator (2018), and spawned a media franchise that includes an array of comics, books, and video games, as well as the Alien Vs. Predator films, which has a cross over with the alien monster in Ridley Scott’s Alien. 

    Overall, the Predator franchise has grossed $750.8 million at the global box office.

    While Prey is being produced by 20th Century Studios, it will also be released on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney Plus Star in international territories in the summer of 2022. 

    Coming next year: Prey is scheduled to be release in the summer of 2022

    Coming next year: Prey is scheduled to be release in the summer of 2022

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