Looking to the past to map out the future.
Alien: Romulus–the upcoming addition to the classic horror-s/f Alien film franchise–wrapped production over the summer, and now director Fede Alvarez has given fans some insight into the way he approached the project.
Check out Alvarez’s social media post on this page that shows that the Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead filmmaker drew on extensive Alien-related research volumes–including comic books and video games–that influenced his approach to the 20th Century Studio movie.
Some of my bibliography when developing my Alien film. Did I missed anything? pic.twitter.com/uxYGLFkwdf
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) October 14, 2023
Alien: Romulus–slated for an Aug. 16, 2024 theatrical release–was written by Rodo Sayaguez, and stars Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn and Aileen Wu. Ridley Scott–who helmed the original 1979 Alien–is producing the feature.
The film’s plot is under wraps at this point, but it’s been reported that the storyline follows a group of young people on a distant world who “find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.” The Big Uglies are back.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Alien: Romulus.