Dan Trachtenberg Directing a New Predator Movie; Prey 2 Still In Development

20th Century Studios is going all in on the Predator franchise; enlisting Dan Trachtenberg to write/direct a new standalone film, with a Prey sequel in development as well.

Following the incredible success of Prey, 20th Century Studios is looking to double-down on the iconic Sci-Fi/monster franchise. Today, courtesy of Deadline, brings word that they’ve hired Dan Trachtenberg (who directed Prey) to write and direct a new standalone Predator film titled, Badlands.

Details on the story are still underwraps, though it sounds like it’ll take place in the future this time. It sounds like the studios are looking to move quick on this one as they’re already meeting with actors for the lead roles.

Amber Midthunder as Naru and Dane DiLiegro as the Predator in 20th Century Studios’ PREY, exclusively on Hulu. Photo by David Bukach. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Fans (like me) who were hoping to see Naru’s (Amber Midthunder) story continue…take heart! Apparently, a Prey sequel is still in development and would continue on from the previous one. Not only do I want to see that because Prey was awesome (and prominently featured badass Native Americans), but it would also mark the first time in the franchise’s history that a lead character would make a return.

Much as I love the films and the various lore it’s built up, it would be nice to see a singular story continue on from where things left off. There’s a lot of potential to be had in that, especially with how Prey teased things at the end.

Either way, I’m excited to see Predator continue to find new life with at least two more films in the works.

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