The movie “Predator” was written by Dan Trachtenberg and was released in the 20th century


EXCLUSIVE: After announcing that the studio would be expanding on its Predator universe earlier this year, 20th Century and Dan Trachtenberg’s next standalone pic Badlands looks to be gaining momentum with some serious star power.
Sources close to Deadline say that Elle Fanning is in negotiations to star in the film with Trachtenberg directing.
20th Century had no comment.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, other than it will feature everyone’s favorite extraterrestrial big game hunter.
Since that successful relaunch, 20th Century is looking to not just move forward with another film but expand on a universe with Trachtenberg spearheading it.
As for a sequel to Prey, sources say while it is still in early development, a Prey 2 is still in the works that would return to the films original setting and with Prey star, Amber Midthunder, potentially returning.
Fanning is no stranger to battle alien lifeforms as she got her first big break in the J.J. Abrams sci-fi pic Super 8.
Fanning is coming off the final season of The Great, which earned an Emmy nomination for her performance as Catherine The Great.


EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century and Dan Trachtenberg’s next standalone picture, Badlands, appears to be gaining traction with some major star power after the studio announced earlier this year that it would be expanding on its Predator universe. According to sources close to Deadline, Elle Fanning and director Trachtenberg are in talks to star in the movie. Trachtenberg and Patrick Aison co-wrote the screenplay.

20th Century did not respond.

Everyone’s favorite extraterrestrial big game hunter will be there, but other than that, plot details are being kept under wraps. A theatrical premiere isn’t out of the question, given that 20th Century has been very much back in the theater game with films like Boogeyman and the upcoming Alien: Romulus film bowing in theaters. It is also unknown about release plans, as the last film was exclusively streamed on Hulu (breaking numerous viewership records for the streamer).

Prey, which debuted in the summer of 2022, not only set records for Hulu’s streaming audience but also garnered some of the best reviews in the franchise’s history. As a result, it was nominated for best picture at this year’s Emmys, including one that Deadline reported earlier this year. With Trachtenberg at the helm, 20th Century is hoping to not only move on with another movie after that triumphant relaunch, but also to develop a universe.

Executives and Trachtenberg started meeting with talent in order to try and secure an established star for this new standalone picture, even though Prey had a cast of mostly unknowns and up-and-coming stars like Amber Midthunder. Fanning is a fan of the franchise, according to insiders close to the project, and executives moved to arrange a meeting with her and Trachtenberg as soon as they learned of her interest. Once a deal closes, momentum is anticipated to pick up with the aim of shooting later this year. Following that meeting between the two, Fanning was on board. year.

Regarding Prey 2, rumors have it that, although it is still in the early stages of development, plans are underway to bring the movie back to its original setting and possibly feature a cameo from Prey star Amber Midthunder. There is no talent associated with that movie, according to sources, but what’s interesting is that despite the fact that the infamous alien has appeared in seven films, the star of one of those films has never come back to reprise their role.

Having gotten her first major break in the J, Fanning is no stranger to fighting extraterrestrial lifeforms. J. Super 8, the science fiction film directed by Abrams. Fanning recently finished filming the last season of The Great, for which she was nominated for an Emmy in her role as Catherine the Great.

Her next role will be as Sylvie Russo opposite Dylan, played by Timothee Chalamet, in the Bob Dylan film A Complete Unknown. UTA, TFC Management, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller are her representatives.

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