Dan Trachtenberg, the writer-director behind the 2022 Predator prequel Prey, is ready to direct a brand new standalone movie within the franchise, titled Badlands. The Hollywood Reporter was first to report.
Plot particulars for Badlands are presently below wraps, with manufacturing slated to start later this 12 months. Trachtenberg, who earned an Emmy nomination for his work on Prey, is anticipated to additional broaden the Predator universe with this newest installment. The success of Prey on Hulu, breaking information as the platform’s most-watched premiere, has spurred twentieth Century Studios to discover the franchise additional.
Whereas launch plans for Badlands are nonetheless pending, given the traction twentieth Century received with Boogeyman in summer season 2023, and the choice to launch Alien: Romulus in theaters in August as an alternative of solely on Hulu as initially meant, a theatrical premiere for Badlands appears believable.
Trachtenberg can also be set to function a director on the fifth and remaining season of Stranger Issues and has beforehand directed tasks together with 10 Cloverfield Lane, the pilot for The Boys, and Black Mirror: Playtest.
The unique Predator movie, directed by John McTiernan, debuted in 1987, and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (who recently passed away), and Jesse Ventura as commandos pursued by an alien within the jungle. The movie spawned three sequels: Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010), and The Predator (2018).
In GameSpot’s Prey review, author Mat Elfring says “in case you’re a longtime fan of the Predator lore, digging into the films, comics, and no matter else you may get your fingers on, likelihood is you may like what’s offered.”