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Alien: First Look at New Movie Teases the Return of an Iconic Creature

Today we finally got an update on the upcoming Alien movie, shared on Alien’s official Twitter account.

In a post on Alien Day, 20th Century Films’ online event, we got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the new Alien movie from director Fede Alvarez, who previously directed 2013’s Evil Dead and Don. breathing. In the photo, his infamous Facehugger creature, which lays its eggs inside unsuspecting victims and creates new xenomorphs, has returned when he first saw one on a movie set.

Details of the film are now being revealed. However, it will be a standalone film unrelated to previous entries. According to a report from THR Beginning in early March, the upcoming Alien film will focus on a group of young space colonists trapped in a remote station infested with xenomorphs. Times at the El Royale), David Jonsson (Industry, Rye Lane), Spike Fern (Aftersun, Tell Me Everything), Alien Woo (Closing Doors), Archie Renaud (Mobius, Voyagers).

a whole new story

It should be noted that the film does not continue the story set by Prometheus and Alien Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott, who produced the original 1979 film starring Sigourney Weaver. It grossed a solid over 240 million at the box office, but it clearly wasn’t enough to continue with a planned third film. That particular storyline, which focuses on rogue android David (played by Michael Fassbender), therefore remains unresolved.
In addition to this film, another TV project being developed by Noah Hawley is the work that created FX’s Fargo anthology series. As the first TV series in the Alien Universe, the show is set on a future Earth and explores how late-stage capitalism causes massive conflicts between social classes, and how the spread of xenomorphs makes things even worse. Focus on what makes it worse.

Along with the long-planned TV project and the next Fede Alvarez movie, the Alien franchise continues in comics and video games. The next video game is Alien: Dark Descent, which sees a squad of Colonial Marines try to survive a Xenomople infestation. IGN recently previewed it after extending hands-on time with the game.

Alessandro Fillari is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter and his Instagram @afillari.

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