The Alien franchise is about to receive an all-new movie, and it’s going to be directed by none other than Fede Alvarez. Fans may remember Fede Alvarez as the director of the 2013 Evil Dead remake, as well as the first Don’t Breathe film, and now he’ll be bringing his talents to Alien.
Furthermore, he’ll be joined by original Alien director Ridley Scott, who also directed the two prequel films Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Ridley Scott will be producing this new entry.
As revealed via THR:
“Ridley Scott, who directed the original sci-fi horror movie released in 1979 and returned for two 21st century installments, will produce via his Scott Free banner.”
They also noted that the film will be made for a release on Hulu.
“The project is intended to be made for Hulu as part of 20th Century’s ambitions to make more than 10 movies a year for the Disney-owned streaming service.”
While plot details for this new entry have yet to be revealed, it appears that it will remain unconnected to past films. As such, it’ll be interesting to see what Fede Alvarez has in store.
“Alvarez’s take is being kept deep inside the studio’s chest, but sources describe it as unconnected to the previous movies.”
Apparently 20th Century Studios picked Fede Alvarez’s project “purely off the strength of Fede’s pitch,” and that Ridley Scott was also impressed by it.
“According to sources, Alvarez is a rabid fan of the franchise and casually pitched a take to Scott many years ago. The idea remained implanted in Scott’s brain until late last year when he called Alvarez out of the blue and asked him if the younger filmmaker was still up for it. Alvarez didn’t have to be asked twice.”
20th Century Studios president Steve Asbell also noted the following:
“It was just a really good story with a bunch of characters you haven’t seen before.”
It’ll be interesting to see what Fede Alvarez came up with for his pitch, and just how this unrelated Alien film will turn out. With an Alien television series also on the way, along with a prequel to Predator, it seems Disney is planning to keep these franchises as relevant as ever. Fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates on all of these projects as we have them.