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‘You’ll be listening to her a lot in the future’: Prey Director Reveals Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Played a Crucial Role in Movie’s Insane Soundtrack

Prey Assassins Creed Valhalla

Since the release of the first movie, the Predator franchise has been struggling with releasing a reasonable successor. The franchise was given a soft reboot with The Predator in 2018, while the latest movie slated to release is the prequel Prey directed by Dan Trachtenberg.

Prey has fans excited for its atmospheric thriller, similar to the original Predator movie.

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Originally visualized by John McTiernan, famous for his Die Hard series, the film has been received well critically and commercially over the year. The film melded sci-fi and action like nothing before and shot Arnold Schwarzenegger into stardom.

What does Prey have to offer?

Since the sequels have mostly disappointed the audience and critics, it might be time to go back in time and see what the lore has to offer. According to the synopsis of Prey on IMDb, the movie will see the Predator enter the human world 300 years ago, in the Comanche Nation.

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The difference in technology between the Predator and the protagonist is expected to play a big role in the Prey.

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The story will follow a skilled native warrior named Naru played by Amber Midthunder, who will fight to protect her tribe as she faces off against foes with technology way beyond her imagination. Similar to the original, the movie seems to be leading on a grand showdown.

Assassins Creed inspired a Predators prequel?

While describing how the director decided to include composer Sarah Schachner in the crew, he stated her work on Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, was essential for solidifying her collaboration. He tweeted confirming the same:

“When we were prepping the movie in Calgary I was playing AC Valhalla and was like “well this music is insanely beautiful. Who did this?” The answer is Sarah Schachner. You will be listening to her lots in the future I promise…

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The Predator is an extra-terrestrial being who comes to Earth to hunt.

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She co-composed the music for the game with Jesper Kyd and Eivar Selvik. The music for the original Predator was composed by the legend Alan Silvestri and was iconic to the movie, let’s hope the prequel lives up to the expectations.

Prey is set to release on Hulu on August 5th.


Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.