Prey director Dan Trachtenberg is coming again to the Predator universe with an upcoming film he’s set to write down and direct for twentieth Century Studios, Deadline reported earlier right now.
The film just isn’t a direct sequel to Prey, although Deadline stresses that that undertaking stays in growth at twentieth Century however will probably be launched after this upcoming movie. Amber Midthunder can be coming again, marking the primary time a lead actor reprises their function within the Predator franchise.
Titled Badlands, the brand new film may also characteristic a feminine lead however will probably be set someday sooner or later, based on The Hollywood Reporter. Filming ought to start as quickly as later this yr, because the studio and the director are already assembly with expertise for the highest roles. It’s a excessive precedence for them, Deadline mentioned.
Hulu’s Prey earned among the franchise’s greatest opinions in years again in 2022, partly because of its down-to-basics method that many studios are actually making an attempt to comply with. (Common is reportedly making an attempt to chop prices and scale of their subsequent installments of Quick & Livid and Jurassic World, and Disney can be reducing down on non-IP motion pictures, as Bob Iger has mentioned over and over.) It’s assumed that that is the playbook they’ll comply with as soon as once more, however it stays to be seen whether or not Badlands goes to Hulu or, extra probably, will get a theatrical launch.
Disney is betting massive on these legacy franchises they inherited from twentieth Century Fox. This yr, a brand new Alien film, Alien: Romulus, is coming to theaters led by Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla) and directed by Fede Álvarez. Noah Hawley is engaged on an Alien-related collection for Hulu that’s presently in manufacturing. And although they haven’t formally touched Terminator since that sixth movie in 2019, James Cameron said a while ago that there have been behind-the-scenes actions on a brand new installment for that franchise.
Trachtenberg was at one level introduced because the director of an episode of the final season of Stranger Issues. Nonetheless, in a current report saying Frank Darabont will probably be helming a few episodes of the brand new season, which is presently in manufacturing, it was talked about that he could have left the undertaking altogether. This is perhaps the rationale why.
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