20th Century Studios has unveiled the cast for director Fede Alvarez’s upcoming Alien installment, with production set to launch on March 9 in Budapest. Those eager to see what the movie has in store can look forward to a gripping tale of suspense, as the studio has disclosed a brief synopsis of what fans of the franchise can expect.
The untitled Alien movie that will serve as the ninth entry in the franchise – first initiated in 1979 – boasts a star-studded cast. Led by Mare of Easttown’s Cailee Spaeny, this ensemble also features David Jonsson of Industry, Archie Renaux of Shadow and Bone, Isabela Merced from Rosaline, Spike Fearn from The Batman, and Aileen Wu of Away from Home.
The synopsis teases of a journey to an unknown realm, where a young collective must confront a dreadfully ominous hazard. What lies in store for them, no one can tell; but their fate, intertwined with this imminent danger, is sure to be one of thrilling peril.
“In this ninth installment of the ever-popular, timeless film series, a handful of naive youths on a faraway planet are faced with the most fearsome creatures in the cosmos,” the official synopsis states.
Alvarez, whose previous directorial credits include Evil Dead, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, and Don’t Breathe, has teamed up with his longstanding collaborator Rodo Sayagues to pen the screenplay for the upcoming venture. Ridley Scott, the mastermind behind the original Alien, will take up a producer role alongside Michael Pruss, while Brett O’Connor, Elizabeth Cantillon, and Tom Moran will serve as executive producers.
It was back in 2022 when the news of a new installment in the iconic Alien franchise first broke. Director Ridley Scott revealed that it had been years since a superfan of the series had presented him with an idea that he couldn’t shake – and it seemed that that idea was finally on the verge of becoming a reality.
The final instalment of the iconic Alien saga, Alien: Covenant, was released in 2017. Our review at the time suggested that it had managed to successfully walk a line between the weighty philosophical ambitions of Prometheus and the classic horror and suspense of the original 1979 classic.
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