Extensive research was done on native American tribe for the movie, says producer of Preytext_fields
Mumbai: Makers of the thriller film Prey said that they conducted extensive research about the customs and traditions of the Native American tribe of Comanche. The 2022 science fiction action horror film is the fifth installment of the Predator franchise.
Set in the Northern Great Plains in North America in 1719, it is a prequel to the first four films. It garnered critical acclaim for revolving around a Native American tribe and having an extensive cast of Native American actors.
The plot is about a woman named Naru, a skilled Comanche warrior trying to prove herself as a hunter. She comes across the humanoid alien that hunts humans for sport and French fur traders destroying the buffalo population of the region.
Producer Jhane Myers said the team carried out extensive amounts of historical research and studied the tribe's customs, period-appropriate dialogue, and sign language to get as much accuracy as possible. The film is being lauded for its gripping narrative and representation of the tribe.
She added that the Comanches hunt and fight for survival. "Everything that they hunt, like when they hunt a Buffalo, every part of that Buffalo is used. Nothing is wasted, and they're also thankful for the spirit of that Buffalo that's able to nourish them, clothe them, and is used for everything that they need in life," she said.
The film will start streaming on Disney+ Hotstar in Hindi and English on October 7.