We’ve finally got an update on the upcoming Alien film, which was shared on the official Alien Twitter account earlier today. In a post for Alien Day — an online event from 20th Century Films sharing reveals and news about the franchise — we got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the new Alien film from director Fede Alvarez, who previously directed 2013’s Evil Dead and Didn’t Breath.
Happy #alienday everybody!
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— Alien (@AlienAnthology) April 26, 2023
First Look at Set and Iconic Creature
In the picture, we see our first look at one of the film sets and the return of the infamous Facehugger creature, which lays eggs inside its unsuspecting victims to create new xenomorphs.
Details on the Film
Details on the film are being kept light as of now. However, it will be a standalone film unrelated to the previous entries. According to a report from THR from early March, the next Alien film will focus on a younger group of space colonists trapped on a remote station with a xenomorph infestation. The current cast of the film includes Cailee Spaeny (Devs, Bad Times at the El Royale), David Jonsson (Industry, Rye Lane), Spike Fearn (Aftersun, Tell Me Everything), Alieen Wu (Closing Doors), and Archie Renaux (Morbius, Voyagers).
A Brand-new Story
It should be noted that this film will not continue the story set by Prometheus and Alien Covenant, both directed by Ridley Scott, who also made the original 1979 film starring Sigourney Weaver. While Alien Covenant earned a solid 240+ million at the global box office, it wasn’t enough to continue with a planned third film. So, that particular storyline focusing on the rogue android David (played by Michael Fassbender) will be left unresolved.
Other Alien Projects in the Works
In addition to this film, another TV project being developed by Noah Hawley is the Works, who created the Fargo anthology series for FX. As the first television series in the Alien universe, this show will be set on future Earth, focusing on how late-stage capitalism has created mass conflict between social classes and how a xenomorph infestation will make things far worse.
Continuation of Franchise in Comics and Video Games
Along with the long-planned TV project and the upcoming Fede Alvarez film, the Alien franchise has continued in comics and video games. The next video game coming up is Alien: Dark Descent, which will see a squad of colonial marines tries to survive against a xenomorph infestation, which IGN recently previewed after some extended hands-on time with the game.
Q: When will the new Alien movie be released?
A: As of now, no release date has been announced for the upcoming film.
Q: Will the new Alien movie be a sequel to Prometheus and Alien Covenant?
A: No, the upcoming film will be a standalone movie with a brand-new story unrelated to the previous entries.
Q: Who is directing the new Alien movie?
A: The upcoming movie is directed by Fede Alvarez, who previously directed 2013’s Evil Dead and Didn’t Breathe.
Q: Who is starring in the new Alien movie?
A: The cast of the new movie includes Cailee Spaeny, David Jonsson, Spike Fearn, Aileen Wu, and Archie Renaux.
Q: Will the new Alien TV show be connected to the upcoming movie?
A: No, the TV show being developed by Noah Hawley is a separate project set on future Earth.
Q: What is the premise of the new Alien video game?
A: The new video game, Alien: Dark Descent follows a squad of colonial marines trying to survive against a xenomorph infestation.
New Alien Film First Look: Iconic Facehugger Returns in Standalone Movie