alien It is perhaps the most iconic space horror franchise in movie history, and for good reason. The series that built itself off of the original 1979 Ridley Scott-directed film has stood the test of time, continuing to scare audiences around the world for years, some of its titles more than others. A notable pause came after the release of Scott’s film Alien: Covenant In 2017, rumors followed that the next sequel would instead be a reboot of the entire story. evil dead exit Fede Alvarez at the helm. The details were mostly sparse until earlier this year when he shared a site jammer for the movie “Alien Day,” including a facehugger. Now, according to a report from Collider, the film’s official release date has finally been dropped. Currently under working title Alien: RomulusCrawl, the latest deep space flick, will hit theaters on August 16, 2024.
Alien: Romulus It’s set to be a standalone reboot of the franchise, drawing on the creative roots that made the initial films so successful and reworking them into something entirely new. An exciting prospect to say the least, whose director Fede Alvarez is certainly up to the task, having previously helmed the very bloody 2013 film evil dead Reboot and spine-tingling horror movie Don’t breathe (2016). He also serves as a co-writer alongside longtime collaborator Rodo Sayagues, While alien Creator Ridley Scott is co-producing the project with Michael Bruce. The film so far stars Kylie Spanie (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Isabella Merced (Rosalyn), David Johnson (Industry), Archie Renault (Morbius), Spike Fearn, and Aileen Waugh. Not all roles have been revealed currently, and there are few details available about the film’s plot. Only a brief synopsis is available from 20th Century Studios:
In this ninth entry in the hugely popular and enduring film series, a group of young adults on a faraway world find themselves facing off against the most terrifying life form in the universe.
Possible rebuilding of the foreign franchise
The Alien franchise as a whole is much loved by sci-fi and horror fans everywhere, but its latest installment in particular hasn’t done so well. View the origin story of Ridley Scott’s Engineers Prometheus (2012) was a stellar alternative that resonated well with critics, some even complimenting the storytelling and great performances from the cast, particularly lead actress Noomi Rapace who was heralded as a worthy bearer of the torch passed on by Sigourney Weaver. Its box office performance was also commendable at just over $400 million, but the film still drew general criticism for pulling back the curtain away from the terrifying mystery behind the Xenomorphs, and going in a less scary, slightly boring and introspective direction. Follow-up movie Alien: Covenant (2017) was Scott’s attempt to steer things backwards the other way, with Michael Fassbender’s advanced robot Walter as the main antagonist. However, it didn’t quite hit the mark and fared worse at the box office than its predecessor, leaving the future of the franchise in doubt among fans and creator Ridley Scott.
The upcoming reboot movie promises a fresh introduction back into the universe alien, with a completely new cast and what will be a completely different story, which we anxiously don’t know yet. However, production is going smoothly, with principal photography reportedly wrapping up in Budapest this month. More details will likely follow towards the end of the year, with perhaps a teaser of some sort as to what we can expect.
Furthermore, the alien A TV series for FX is also in the works, though it will be creatively separate from Alvarez’s movie project. It will be headed by Noah Hawley, Sydney Chandler (do not worry my love) was recently announced to be starring in the show.