The Predator movies of the past have featured some soldiers of fortune being hunted by its titular alien race of hunters seeking to add to their trophy case. But in Prey, director Dan Trachtenberg takes a different approach to that dynamic by setting the film 300 years in the Comanche nation and follows Naru (Amber Midthunder), a fierce and highly skilled warrior who will do anything to protect her tribe, including hunting a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal. The result is a primal David and Goliath match unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the Predator franchise.
The Nerds of Color had the chance to talk to Trachtenberg and Midthunder, along with co-star Dakota Beavers, who plays Taabe, Naru’s older brother, and producer Jhane Myers, about the process of making Prey. They also shared their thoughts on having more Indigenous culture representation in media and giving audiences the opportunity to experience the whole movie dubbed in Comanche.
Check out our exclusive interview with everyone below.
Prey opens in theaters on August 5, 2022.