Prey is a 2022 American sci-fi film directed by Dan Trachtenberg from the screenplay written by Patrick Aison. It is the fifth part of the Predator franchise that also serves as a prequel to the first four films.
The first film of the film series was released in 1987 by 20th Century Fox(a Walt Disney Company) that grossed over $98 Million on box office inside the United States. Even though, the reviews were mixed but the film was able to reserve a place inside viewers hearts as Jaws(1975).
Where was Prey filmed?
Cinematographer Jeff Cutter shared that the 2022 Prey movie was filmed inside Calgary, Alberta, Canada during mid 2021. Principal photography began in July 2021 and wrapped up in September 2021 covering almost three months.
Most of the shooting took place in the Stoney Nakoda Nation of Alberta with some additional filming taking place at Moose Mountain and Elbow River, Calgary. The production notes revealed that team took the permission from the indigenous people to shoot the film on their ancestral lands.
You will be surprised to learn that the whole filming took place in outdoor locations under the sky in natural lights. Trachtenberg shared that the beautiful mountains and forests played a crucial role in setting the nomadic mood and landscape tour.
Dakota Beavers, Amber Mindhunter, Dane DiLiegro, and Michelle Thrush were confirmed to cast in the film in Sep 2021. The movie was planned way before the arrival of The Predator(2018 film) and initially under wraps in December 2019 by the name of Skulls.
Canada is quite a famous shooting location for various romantic and thriller films such as A Splash of Love, Blown Away, The Mistletoe secret, Good Sam, In the Dark, Murdoch Mysteries, Sex/Life, The Last of Us, Umbrella Academy Season 3, etc.
Prey (2022) Cast
- Amber Midthunder as Naru
- Dakota Beavers as Taabe
- Dane DiLiegro as Predator
- Michelle Thrush as Aruka
- Julian Black Antelope as Chief Kehetu
- Stefany Mathias as Sumu (Chief Wife)
- Mike Paterson as Big Beard
- Stormee Kipp as Wasape
- Geronimo Vela as Comanche warrior
- Tymon Carter as Huupi
- Stephane Legault as Trapper #5 Trapper
- Kirk Caouette as Lion
- Skye Pelletier as Tabu
- Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat as Itsee (as Harlan Kytwayhat)
- Corvin Mack as Paaka
- Nelson Leis as Waxed Mustache
- Kyle Legere as Bear
- Samuel Marty as Puhi
- Ginger Cattleman as Disapproving Woman
- Seanna Eagletail as Young Comanche Woman
- Dionicio Virvez as Native Comanche Warrior
- Samiyah Crowfoot as Young Comanche Girl
- Cody Big Tobacco as Ania
- Troy Mundle as Spyglass
- Curtis Pilon-Vinish as Comanche Singer (as Curtis Vinish)
- Stephan Schroeder as Rambert
- Eric Beaudoin as Trapper #17 Trapper
- Kyle Strauts as Additional Predator
- Bennett Taylor as Raphael
The story sets in the world of Comanche Nation 300 years ago when there were no predators. Naru is a skilled tribal warrior who fights to protect her tribe against the growing population of predators on the planet Earth.
Prey 2022 movie is now streaming on Hulu inside the United States, on Star+ inside Latin America and on Disney+ throughout the world since its premiere on 5 August 2022.