Director Dan Trachtenberg says the new ‘Predator’ movie, ‘Prey’, draws inspiration from the video game franchise ‘God of War’. Before taking on Prey, Trachtenberg previously directed 10 Cloverfield Lane and an episode of The Boys. Prey is written by Patrick Aison, who has worked on the Treadstone and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan TV shows. The cast of Prey includes Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, and Stefany Mathias. Prey is said to take place 300 years ago, focusing on Midthunder's Naru, a skilled warrior of the Comanche Nation. When one of the first highly-evolved Predators lands on Earth, it's up to Naru to protect her tribe.
‘God of War’ is an action-adventure video game franchise that started in 2005 with the first entry in the series. Players take on the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior who was tricked into murdering his family by the Greek god of war, Ares. The most recent installment, 2018's ‘God of War’, sees the series tackling Norse mythology, with Kratos now having his son, Atreus, along for the journey. This iteration of God of War seems to have inspired the production of Prey.
God of War has recently been getting praise for its PC port, which was released on January 14. Trachtenberg took to Twitter to add to the growing acclaim by Tweeting at God of War game director and story writer Cory Barlog. In the Tweet, Trachtenberg said, "I will pile on that praise and point out— it's had some influence on PREY." While Trachtenberg didn't elaborate on how the game inspired Prey, it was influential enough for the director to ensure it was known.