PREDATOR: New Standalone Movie Starring Elle Fanning In The Works From PREY Director Dan Trachtenberg

PREDATOR: New Standalone Movie Starring Elle Fanning In The Works From PREY Director Dan Trachtenberg

While a direct sequel to Prey is still happening, a new standalone Predator movie titled Badlands starring Elle Fanning is also in development...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 03, 2024 06:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Predator
Source: Via SFF Gazette

As 20th Century Studios and director Dan Trachtenberg move forward with their plans to expand the Predator franchise following the success of the most recent instalment, Prey, the next project to feature the iconic extraterrestrial big game hunter has now been announced.

Deadline reports that Trachtenberg is set to helm a standalone Predator movie titled Badlands, with Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon, Super 8) on board to play the lead role. Plot details are still under wraps, but the story is believed to be set "sometime in the future."

Trachtenberg is said to have wanted to land an "established star" for this movie, and began taking meetings with talent. Insiders close to the project say, "Fanning is a fan of the franchise and once execs got wind of her interest, moved to set a meeting with her and Trachtenberg."

As for Prey, a direct sequel to the 2022 film is also happening, though details are still few and far between. Deadline believes that the plan is to return to the movie's original setting, and star Amber Midthunder is expected to reprise her lead role as Naru.

Trachtenberg said the following about a potential sequel during an interview with last year.

"For everyone who's been asking me about sequels, it's like, that is the thing, is that often times someone does a cool thing and the sequel is just....and then the next part, and then it's like, oh, well then that's just following up the cool. That isn't what that thing was. And so yes, in thinking about what sequels could be, the primary conversation was and always will be, what we can do that is also special, that hasn't happened yet. Not just for the Predator franchise, but for this kind of genre in particular. Can we still be doing something cool?"

What do you make of this news? Drop us a comment down below.

"Prey is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior who has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains. So when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries."

Prey stars Amber Midthunder, newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, Julian Black Antelope, and Dane DiLiegro as the Predator. The film is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, written by Patrick Aison, and produced by John Davis, Jhane Myers, and Marty Ewing, with Lawrence Gordon, Ben Rosenblatt, James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas, and Marc Toberoff serving as executive producers.

Streaming now on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.

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kylo0607 - 6/3/2024, 6:02 PM
Just in time after that Alien poster drop, eh?
campblood - 6/3/2024, 6:02 PM
Set it in 1970s or 80s Florida when sh!t was wild
lazlodaytona - 6/3/2024, 7:02 PM
four20smoke - 6/3/2024, 7:52 PM
@lazlodaytona - When Predators go wild!!

campblood - 6/3/2024, 7:59 PM
@lazlodaytona - no predator dealing with coked out maniacs. Have you ever seen Scarface?
lazlodaytona - 6/4/2024, 5:38 AM
@four20smoke - Dude :D That's even better!!!
lazlodaytona - 6/4/2024, 5:38 AM
@campblood - sure have. I get yeah :D
grif - 6/3/2024, 6:03 PM

more trash

MartianManHuntr - 6/3/2024, 6:14 PM
@grif - User Comment Image
dagenspear - 6/3/2024, 7:04 PM
@grif -
@MartianManHuntr -

Amaru - 6/3/2024, 11:10 PM
@dagenspear - If you don't know, grif's whole life is miserable and all he does is spread it. He's never positive.
JustAWaffle - 6/4/2024, 1:16 AM
@dagenspear - Because grif doesn’t like anything and he’s a vital part of this community.
SonOfAGif - 6/4/2024, 2:55 AM
@JustAWaffle - He's a damn national treasure on this site. And he probably stinks.
JustAWaffle - 6/4/2024, 5:27 AM
@SonOfAGif - And his mom doesn’t love him.
CrazyJ - 6/3/2024, 6:07 PM
Hmm, interesting choice, wouldn't have expected Elle but she must have impressed Dan Tratchenberg with what he plans for her character in this particular story. To be honest Im a little trepidatious of the future setting seeing as that's Alien series primary setting and the Studio may want to keep the two brands separate for the time being. (Though wishful thinking they may in the foreseeable future possibly reattempt Aliens vs Predator, learn the lessons from previous attempts and excel at the concepts potential to its fullest.) Though I am curious with what they'll come up with on this new Predator adventure, just hope it's a theatrical release this time. The Hunt is upon us and the futures bright and prosperous.
BruceWayng - 6/3/2024, 6:08 PM
Have it take place in modern day America and call it “Ghey”

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DocSpock - 6/3/2024, 6:12 PM
@BruceWayng -

This is why I never go to Gusto's birthday party.
Itwasme - 6/3/2024, 6:19 PM
@BruceWayng - you really love gay dudes I guess. You're always posting about them.

More power to you. Love is love, I think anyone who can find it is lucky with whomever they can find it.
JackBurton1 - 6/3/2024, 6:19 PM
@BruceWayng - The nut jobs would do what they do as soon as a gay was killed....they did after the gays were killed by the alien in Covenant.
BruceWayng - 6/3/2024, 6:24 PM
@Itwasme - I know it’s crazy…it’s all I can think now ever since I subscribed to Disney+

It’s almost as if it’s being subconsciously implanted in my brain.

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Itwasme - 6/3/2024, 6:32 PM
@BruceWayng - I suppose they helped you feel more comfortable with who you are. Good on them and you.
dagenspear - 6/3/2024, 7:02 PM
@BruceWayng - Pretty weird considering how few Disney+ main shows and movies have developed main gay characters.
Itwasme - 6/3/2024, 7:10 PM
@dagenspear - did you know the Bible didn't even include the word homosexuality until 1946?
YouAreCorrect - 6/4/2024, 3:27 AM
@Itwasme - since you brought the Bible into it... I guess you might prefer 'sodomite'? translated from the original Gk? 🤣😂👍

& 'love is love' 😁 ??? it's silly when you stop & think about it. Imagine Aquafina touting 'water is water'🤣😂
The1st - 6/4/2024, 6:11 AM
@Itwasme - Yes. By his logic the movie could have also been at one point Bae, Ixnay, or Shay... Personally, I'd like to so see Shay. I miss Predators with a Weathers/Arnold type doing the good work, Shannon would be fun in that, although giving it the LW treatment w/Glover was fun too.
dracula - 6/3/2024, 6:14 PM
When is the last time you saw Dakota in anything
LSHF - 6/3/2024, 6:29 PM
@dracula - Dakota?

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and before that, "War of the Worlds".


"Super 8".
MyCoolYoung - 6/3/2024, 7:06 PM
@dracula - the equalizer 3. She was one of the main characters and she has movies coming out this year and next
DocSpock - 6/3/2024, 6:14 PM

Is she hot enough that I don't need to feel like a pervert right now?
LSHF - 6/3/2024, 6:18 PM
@DocSpock - Yes.
LSHF - 6/3/2024, 6:19 PM
@LSHF - Or am "I" the perv for answering that way? 🤪
DocSpock - 6/3/2024, 6:21 PM

Ooh! Goody goody goody, I can feel them warming up the restraining order now.
dagenspear - 6/3/2024, 7:00 PM
@DocSpock - According to google, she's 26.
DocSpock - 6/3/2024, 7:36 PM

If you are drooling, then no.

DocSpock - 6/3/2024, 7:39 PM
@dagenspear -

LSHF - 6/4/2024, 12:48 AM
@DocSpock -


bcom - 6/3/2024, 6:16 PM
@Spidey91 - I was just about to make this very comment!
Spidey91 - 6/3/2024, 6:16 PM
I wish they would do like an anthology thing with the Predator visiting different places and time periods.
TheVisionary25 - 6/3/2024, 6:22 PM
@Spidey91 - that would be so cool

Predator vs Samurai please!!.
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