- By Debbie Emery
- Photo Courtesy of HULU
When Prey first began streaming last month, it marked the biggest premiere in history for Disney-owned platform, Hulu. Since then, the sci-fi horror film has grown into an instant cult hit. Prey is the latest installment in the hit Predator anthology, which began in 1987 with the iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster featuring a hyper-advanced alien species known as the “Yautja.” Hulu’s rendition marks the fifth film in the series and is a historical prequel to its predecessors, being set in the North America in 1717.
The film stars Amber Midthunder stars as Naru, a young Comanche warrior “raised in the shadows of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains.” While out tracking deer, Naru sees a mysterious light in the clouds, which ultimately turns out to be the Predator’s alien ship. When her camp is later attacked, Naru is forced to face the Predator head on to save her tribe. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, Prey also stars Dane DiLiegro, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope and Stefany Mathias. The film was produced by John Davis, who was producer on all Predator movies. “People just need a fresh reinterpretation of this franchise from time to time. And if they have it, it will survive 100 years,” Davis said of the new iteration.
“Prey” is currently streaming on Hulu.