Dick Maas Finally Begins Production on Killer Lion Flick Prey


Back in 2013, Dick Maas started kicking around an idea for a movie called Prey, a film that explored what happens when a killer lion is on the prowl in Amsterdam. Although a one-sheet and a lengthy synopsis made the rounds, the flick never came to fruition.

Two years later, it seems as though production on Prey has begun. A series of behind-the-scenes videos recently hit the internet, showing Maas and his crew working diligently to bring this flick to the big screen. Although it’s unknown when Maas and company hope to have their killer lion movie ready for mass consumption, at least we know the guy is getting things done.

Before we get to the vids, let’s explore this insanely long synopsis.

en the police discover the bodies of a slaughtered family living on a farm just outside of Amsterdam, they are clueless as to what happened. Lizzy, an attractive veterinarian working in the Amsterdam Zoo, confirms their suspicions: There must be a lion on the loose! And judging by the wounds of the mutilated victims, the lion must be big, strong and vicious!

Several more gruesome attacks follow, and Lizzy is convinced there is a maneater roaming the streets of Amsterdam. She has trouble, however, convincing the authorities of the danger. When they finally set up a press conference to warn the public of the danger, their statement is met with disbelief. No one has seen the lion, and there is not much evidence of its existence. The public’s disbelief disappears when the lion goes on a murder spree in a streetcar full of people.

After a disastrous failed attempt by the nephew of the chief of police to hunt down and kill the lion, a friend of Lizzy’s, a famous English lion hunter, is flown in. The police are stunned to see that the man has only one leg and is confined to a wheelchair. Slowly their worries disappear when the man seems to know what he is talking about and the power wheelchair, equipped with snowmobile tracks, makes him almost as fast as a speeding lion. Still, the authorities are not convinced of the lion hunter’s skills. They send in an Army squad, but their mission ends in more bloodshed – albeit not the lion’s.

Finally the lion hunter gets permission to hunt down the lion in his own way. He succeeds in tracking down the lion to a University building and with Lizzy’s help manages to kill the beast, losing his life in the process. When Lizzy accompanies her deceased friend in an ambulance to the hospital, the lion has one more surprise up his sleeve.

Was that too long to read? I’ll sum it up: Prey is about a killer lion. That’s basically all you need to know. If you’re curious to see Dick Mass working on Prey, have a look at the footage embedded below. There are also some nifty behind-the-scenes photos hanging out here and over here.

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