New ‘Alien’ Movie From Fede Álvarez Sets Cast, Filming Starts March 9

New ‘Alien’ Movie From Fede Álvarez Sets Cast, Filming Starts March 9

Disney and twentieth Century Studios are maintaining the Alien flame alive. Fede Álvarez was tapped some time in the past to direct a brand new installment within the decades-running franchise, and now, the solid has been set.


In keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming movie will star Cailee Spaeny because the lead, in a job that can be much like Sigourney Weaver’s within the 1979 unique, alongside David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn, Aileen Wu, and Isabela Merced. Spaeny’s position had been reported a couple of months in the past, with the remainder of the ensemble following this week, forward of the movie’s principal images begin on March 9 in Budapest. Ridley Scott is producing by way of Scott Free; Álvarez, who’s directing, additionally co-wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues.


Plot particulars are being saved below wraps, however THR was capable of affirm that the story will concentrate on a bunch of youthful individuals on a distant colony, who begin being haunted down by the titular alien, a creature often called the Xenomorph. It’s unknown whether or not it is going to have any ties to both the unique Sigourney Weaver movies, or the latest Alien movies (Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, which have been speculated to be two-thirds of a never-finished trilogy).


This isn’t the one Alien-related challenge being arrange by Disney/twentieth Century. Introduced over two years in the past, Noah Hawley (Fargo) is presently growing a live-action sequence for Hulu, which is in pre-production for the time being and is aiming to start out capturing in 2023.


The Alien IP is one-third of the titles that Disney got down to revamp after they acquired twentieth Century Fox again in 2019. Final August’s Prey proved to be an thrilling entry within the franchise that put the Predator franchise again on the map, and catapulted its director, Dan Trachtenberg, and star, Amber Midthunder, into the following Hollywood stage. The studio is probably going eager about a sequel, which the actress hasn’t shut down up to now. Moreover, principal images wrapped in February for The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, a movie that can proceed the story set by Andy Serkis’ Caesar trilogy and hopefully arrange a brand new trio of flicks.


No launch date has been set for Fede Álvarez’s Alien movie, although if every part goes in keeping with plan, it might roll out in theaters someday in 2024.