Today a proverbial giant of the film business celebrates his 75th birthday, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Often, people in his home country underestimated him. However, he has shown through his video messages over the past few months that he can put his thoughts into the right words very well. So, he has and still gives people courage in these difficult times. But, of course, his greatest achievement to date is that he has had a significant influence on cinema over the past forty years. His cinematic work also includes the film Predator. A film that shaped the genre and will now be continued on August 5th on Disney+ with Amber Midthunder in PREY.
THE STORY OF PREY
Prey is the untold story of a young woman named Naru (Amber Midthunder). Naru is a merciless and highly skilled warrior. She grew up among the greatest hunters to ever roam the Great Plains.
Naru is fierce and combative. However, she isn’t sure she is as strong as the other young hunters. But, when a strange force threatens the Comanche camp, she sets out to protect her people.
Just armed with primitive weapons, Naru stalks her prey. It turns out to be a highly evolved alien Predator. As we know this nasty alien, the hunter from space comes with a great tech arsenal. But this time, it takes on whole new proportions. So, we can look forward to a showdown as we haven’t seen since the original with big Arni.
THE INDIGENOUS CAST
Besides, for the filmmakers was one thing very important. Namely, to create a movie that appeals to the people of the Comanches as realistically as possible.
Therefore, the focus was on authenticity that reflects the values of the indigenous peoples in the most respectful way.
Jhane Myers – an acclaimed filmmaker, Sundance Fellow, and Comanche herself – is known for her attention and dedication to films about the Comanche and Blackfeet peoples. In addition, she is passionate about honoring the legacy of indigenous communities.
Almost entirely, the film stars talents with Native American and First Nation roots. Above all, Amber Midthunder (The Ice Road, Roswell, New Mexico) stars as Naru. Prey also introduces newcomer Dakota Beavers. Furthermore, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”), and Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”) appear in Prey.
The latest installment in the Predator franchise, directed by Dan Trachtenberg (The Boys, 10 Cloverfield Lane), is available as Disney+ Original on Disney+ STAR from August 5th. Let’s hope that Prey also pleases Arnold Schwarzenegger. His day of honor we want to share with you this week. Thus, keep an eye out for our giveaways over the next few days!
Text: Marco Kokkot
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