After the great success of Prey (2022), to the saga Predator (o Predator) de 20th Century Studios, will expand the universe giving the green light to Badlandsanother solo film about the Predators, which will feature the return of Then Trachtenberg (Prey, 10 Cloverfield Lane) as screenwriter and director.

According to Deadline reports, Trachtenberg is on board the project as writer and director. The media also explains:

The film is a high priority for the studio and sources say Trachtenberg and executives are already meeting with talent for the lead role.. Release plans are not known. A theatrical release is not ruled out.”


  • Badlands It is not a sequel to Prey. It's a new story.
  • It is said that the plot will be set in the future.
  • As Preywill have a female protagonist.

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 in July.

Let us remember that Prey had an exclusive premiere in Hulu (United States) and Star+ (Mexico and the rest of Latin America), where it became the best premiere of all time on the streamer. Critics and audiences described it as a great chapter in the horror franchise, and the best since the original (there are twelve films in the saga). The plot of Prey focused on the first encounter between the Predator and the human race.

Prey earned six 2023 Emmy nominations for Best Television Movie, Best Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, Best Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series, or Movie, Best Musical Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special, and Best Sound Editing of a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special, winning the Emmy in the latter category, at the ceremony held live in January 2024.

Trachtenberg was co-writer and director of Prey.


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