With “Prey”, Dan Trachtenberg has achieved what many fans no longer wanted to believe in after “Predators” and “Predator Upgrade”: A worthy “Predator” film that honors the 1980s original with Arnold Schwarzenegger, without him slavishly to pursue. Instead, Trachtenberg relied on reduction and told of the fight between two unequal hunters who face each other in the North American forests more than 300 years before our time.
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“Prey” is not only a success with the audience, but also with the critics, who mostly have praise for Dan Trachtenberg’s very genre-savvy, atmospheric vision, which features Amber Midthunder in the leading role. So, of course, we’ve already reached the point where we’re talking about a possible sequel. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Dan Trachtenberg and producer Jhane Myers have already hinted…
In the animated end credits sequence of “Prey,” we see the story play out again on Native American fur paintings. There is also a moment that shows approaching Predator ships while Narus (Midthunder) Comanche tribe looks up at the sky and awaits things to come. A possible hint at a “Prey” sequel? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporters Trachtenberg had the following to say about it:
“The nerd in me was looking as far ahead as he could before we even started writing this movie, but the adult in me said, ‘Just be careful. Try to make the best possible film immediately.’ Aside from the credits sequence, there’s something refreshing about seeing a movie that isn’t really meant to be just a part of something else. There is something beautiful about seeing a complete thought. On the other hand, I love that what would have been a post-credits scene in other films is an animated end title sequence in our film. Our end titles still tell stories.”
With that, Dan Trachtenberg praised his credits above all, but also leaked that he believed in bigger things even before the shooting of “Prey” and that the thought is already rooted in him somewhere, the “Predator” franchise through several of his own entries to put his stamp on. Whether it gets the chance remains to be seen.
We at DashFUN also had the chance to talk to Dan Trachtenberg and producer Jhane Myers. When we asked where the Predator will be hunting in Prey 2, he wanted While Dan Trachtenberg isn’t outspoken, he gave the floor to the producer, who reiterated that there were “endless possibilities for many more ‘predator‘-Movies exist.” However, the possible sequel would again be set in Native American times. Maybe on the northwest coast, but maybe also in the west, the so-called Great Plainswhich include US states such as Wyoming, Colorado and Nebreska.
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