Dan Trachtenberg, writer and director of the Predator 2022 prequel Prey, is set to direct a new standalone film in the franchise, Badlands. The Hollywood Reporter It was the first time he reported
The details of the Badlands project are currently being worked out and production is slated to begin later this year. Trachtenberg, who earned an Emmy nomination for his work on Prey, is expected to further expand the Predator universe with this latest installment. The success of Prey on Hulu, breaking records as the platform’s most-watched debut, encouraged 20th Century Studios to explore the franchise further.
While plans for a Badlands release are still on hold, given 20th Century’s fascination with the Boogeyman in the summer of 2023 and the decision to release Alien: Romulus in theaters in August instead of just on Hulu as originally planned Bode, the theatrical debut for Badlands seems plausible.
Trachtenberg is also set to direct the fifth and final season of Stranger Things, and has previously directed projects including 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Boys pilot and Black Mirror: Playtest.
The original Predator film, directed by John McTiernan, came out in 1987 and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (who recently passed away) and Jesse Ventura as commandos chased through the jungle by an alien. The film had three sequels: Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010) and The Predator (2018).
In GameSpot’s Prey review, writer Matt Elfring says, “If you’re a longtime fan of the Predator story, delving into the movies, comics, and whatever else you can get your hands on, chances are you’ll like what’s on offer.”