Alien: Cast announced for new Alien movie, filming begins this March

Alien: Cast announced for new Alien movie, filming begins this March

from Sebastian Glanzer
It would be the 5th Alien film (without prequels and crossovers), but Fede Alvarez’s new project is not intended to be a sequel or prequel to the original series. Instead of dragging the 73-year-old Sigourney Weaver in front of the camera as Ellen Ripley, Alvarez brought five young actors on board.

How The Hollywood Reporters reports, the cast for the new Alien movie appears to be complete. Filming is scheduled to begin on March 9 in Budapest. The Alien film, directed by Fede Alvarez, is not intended to be a prequel or sequel to the original Alien parts, but will be a standalone project. Alvarez previously directed The Evil Dead (2013) and the horror film Don’t Breath (2016).

Also present are the young actors David Jonsson (Industry), Archie Renaux (Shadow and Bone), Spike Fearn (Tell Me Everything), Aileen Wu (Closing Doors) and Isabela Merced. The latter will have to slip into a completely different role compared to her previous film project. The 21-year-old most recently played the lead role of Dora the Explorer in the live-action adaptation of the children’s film “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.”

The plot of the new Alien movie

Not much is known about the story of the new Alien film. The plot will focus on a group of young people stuck in a colony on a distant world. Probably with at least one Xenomorph. Alvarez co-wrote the screenplay with Rodo Sayagues, who worked with him on his previous two films.

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Meanwhile, an Alien-based TV series starring Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley is in the works. Again, the story of Ripley is not continued, but it is a prehistory that takes place on Earth just before the end of the 21st century (The original Alien series takes place in 2122 and Prometheus in 2093).