Alien: Cailee Spaeny in talks to battle Xenomorphs for director Fede Alvarez

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It’s game over for Cailee Spaeny (The Craft: LegacyBad Times at the El RoyalePacific Rim: Uprising) as she’s cautiously creeping around a new Alien movie from director Fede Alvarez. Momentum and 20th Century Studios are salivating at the thought of another Alien film heading to the silver screen, with Scott Free producing.

Details about Alvarez’s new Alien movie remain a mystery. Still, we’ve heard the project will place the Xenomorphs front and center as they terrorize the human race. Momentum and 20th Century Studios nearly leaped out of their skins after hearing Alvarez’s pitch, and the concept joined the fast track. Alvarez’s script has already been delivered, and cameras will roll in 2023. The studio is eyeing several stars for various roles, though reports suggest Spaeny is a shoo-in for the lead after meeting with Alvarez and executives.

With no details about Alvarez’s Alien movie, I wonder where the franchise will go next. Will Spaeny pilot a P-5000 Powered Work Loader? Can we expect Xenomorphs to get roasted by freakishly large flamethrowers? According to reports, Alvarez’s Alien project is a standalone feature destined for Hulu. The Hollywood Reporter says Alvarez pitched a take for a new Alien feature to Ridley Scott years ago. Scott remembered the idea and called Alvarez last year to ask if he was still willing to make the movie. 20th Century Studios president Steve Asbell said they picked up the project “purely off the strength of Fede’s pitch” and teased that it’s “just a really good story with a bunch of characters you haven’t seen before. “

What do you want out of a new Alien movie? Do you think Alvarez has what it takes to create another worthwhile chapter in the Alien franchise? How could he mix up the formula while still keeping hardcore fans happy? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.