Last February, it was announced that 20th Century Studios will be expanding the universe of the saga Predator (o Predator), after the great success of Prey (2022), con Badlandsanother solo film about the Predators, which will feature the return of Then Trachtenberg (Prey, 10 Cloverfield Lane) as screenwriter and director.

And now, the latest news confirms that Elle Fanning He is entering into negotiations to take on the leading role (via Deadline).

Fanning has been part of film projects such as Super 8, Maleficent, The Neon Demonand series like The Girl from Plainville y The Greatwhich aired its final season in 2023. We will soon see her in the Bob Dylan biopic, A Complete Unknown where she shares credit with Timothée Chalamet.

No details have been given about the plot, however it is known that Badlands It is not a sequel to Preybut a new story set in the future.

Trachtenberg wrote the history of Badlands next to Patrick Aison (Prey), with the latter writing the script. The project is in an advanced stage, so Filming is planned to start this summer in July.

Release plans are not known. A theatrical release is not ruled out. Let us remember that Prey had an exclusive premiere in Hulu (USA) and Star+ (Latin America), where it became the best premiere of all time on the streamer. Critics and audiences called it a great chapter in the horror franchise, and the best since the original (there are seven films in the saga). The plot of Prey focused on the first encounter between the Predator and the human race. This is reason enough to think that 20th Century Studios is considering giving it a traditional theatrical release.


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