“Alien”: New movie to stand on its own feet

They want to build on the success of the first two movies

by Pierre Lorenz on March 6, 2022

"Alien" from 1979 was nothing less than a milestone in the science fiction genre and still regularly inspires movie lovers all over the world. Unfortunately, after the first two parts, the aspirations of movie critics and fans could not really be met, and the sequels drew mediocre reviews at most. The two prequels "Prometheus" and "Alien: Covenant" excluded: Even the planned fifth part with director Neill Blomkamp and the return of Michael Biehn and Sigourney Weaver probably did not meet the requirements for a successful "Alien" movie: The project was rumored to have been scrapped by order of Ridley Scott. As the Hollywood Reporter now reports, the 84-year-old Scott wants to produce a completely new movie in collaboration with "Evil Dead" director Fede Alvarez. The director, who is at home in the horror genre, certainly has a knack for suspenseful movies, as he impressively proved with the thriller "Don't Breathe". The project is supposed to stand completely on its own and have no connection to the predecessors, which should please the fans of the franchise. The type of release is seen much more critically, because Alvarez' new movie is not to be released in theaters, but on the streaming service Hulu. In countries where Hulu does not exist, we expect a release on Disney+, similar to many other Hulu exclusives. Unfortunately, the release date of the new "Alien" movie is not yet known.

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