The writers of Iron Man could be bringing us a remake of Alien Nation
The remake train keeps chugging along (why are you saying that like it’s something surprising Kevin?) and the latest film to climb aboard could be the 1988 sci-fi/buddy cop film ALIEN NATION. THR just reported that Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, two of the four credited screenwriters on IRON MAN, have begun working on an ALIEN NATION script for Twentieth Century Fox.
The original ALIEN NATION introduced the Newcomers, an alien race who landed on Earth and were forced to live amongst the distrustful human population. The film starred James Caan as an LA police detective who finds himself partnered with a Newcomer played by Mandy Patinkin in order to solve a homicide. ALIEN NATION was successful enough that it spawned a TV series as well as five TV movies afterwards. Beyond being aware of the films existence and its general premise, I have no idea what the world of ALIEN NATION is all about or if it's prime for remaking. Did my childhood miss out on something great?
Not a lot is known about the plot at this point, other than the first film will begin by explaining how and why the aliens came to Earth. That's right, there could be more than one as Fox is hoping that the film will follow in the footsteps of its own RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, another sci-fi re-imagining, and become a successful franchise.
ALIEN NATION fans, what do you think of this news?
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