Stephen King Pitches a Children of the Corn & Predator Crossover Movie – Topplaywriting
Legendary horror author Stephen King jokingly pitches an idea for a crossover movie for the Children of the Corn and Predator franchises. Stephen King thinks the Children of the Corn franchise should crossover with Predator. 1984’s Children of the Corn is one of many adaptations based on King’s books and short stories and starred John Franklin as Isaac and Terminator’s Linda Hamilton as Vicky. Despite the first movie’s intriguing storyline, it failed to connect with audiences and critics. Even though Children of the Corn received an overwhelmingly negative response, a sequel was produced in the early ’90s, followed by several critically panned direct-to-video movies.
Predator is another horror franchise from the ’80s that just won’t seem to die. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s original 1987 Predator, directed by John McTiernan, received rave reviews upon release and was even nominated for an Oscar, yet 20th Century Fox had trouble matching that initial success with all of their sequels. Predator 2, the Alien vs. Predator crossovers, Predators, and The Predator all received mixed to negative reviews. However, director Dan Trachtenberg was able to change that pattern with the recently released prequel, Prey.
Prey has caught the attention of viewers and prominent people in the entertainment industry, and even King is talking about the franchise. King recently tweeted his idea for the next sequel to both franchises: Children of the Corn vs. Predator.
Prey Movie Ending Explained in Detail The Predator prequel film Prey’s ending solidifies its place within the franchise – both in continuing series themes and setting up a possible sequel. Having proved itself a worthy Predator prequel film, the Prey ending wraps the movie and its major themes up nicely, while also establishing where it sits in the grander franchise. Prey has a number of themes that run throughout the film, chief among them being that people should follow their calling, regardless of what tradition may dictate. These themes tie in nicely to the greater Predator franchise, which Prey references even as it sets up to continue its own path via a potential sequel.
Starring Amber Midthunder as Naru, the Prey setting places the characters in 1719 North America, in a story that may well be the first-ever expedition of the Predator race on Earth. Naru is a Comanche who feels the call to being a hunter within her tribe, but is hindered by the traditional role she’s meant to take. Naru’s brother, Taabe (Dakota Beavers), believes in his sister, even as he doubts her resolve to become a warrior. When the Predator arrives and begins killing the creatures of the land, including humans, Naru is the only one to suspect it to be the work of something they haven’t seen before, which sets her on the path to discover and destroy it.
As the Predator in Prey is slowly revealed, taking on the likes of snakes, wolves, bears, Comanche warriors, French trappers – and, ultimately, Naru – it becomes evident that a balance is beginning to shift between predator and prey. Midthunder’s Naru reveals herself to be the smartest of her fellow warriors, as she studies her adversary in a way that the Predator in Prey studies its own targets. Naru completes her rite of passage in becoming a warrior for her people, taking on something far more fearsome than they could have ever imagined in the Prey ending, which takes care to leave the door open for more battles to come.