Fans of the sci-fi horror franchise Alien have something to look forward to in 2024, as the ninth film in the series is set to hit the theaters on August 16, 2024. The film, which is rumored to be titled Alien: Romulus, will be directed by Fede Álvarez, who is known for his work on The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead remake. The film will also be produced by Ridley Scott, the original director of the first Alien film in 1979.
The plot of the new Alien movie has been kept under wraps, but the studio has revealed that it will follow “a group of young people on a distant world, who find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.”1 The film will be set between the first two films, Alien and Aliens, which means it will take place in the 22nd century, before the events of Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. This also means that the film will not feature the iconic heroine Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, who has ruled out reprising her role.2
The cast of the new Alien movie will include rising stars such as Cailee Spaeny, who starred in Mare of Easttown and Pacific Rim: Uprising, David Jonsson, who appeared in Industry, Archie Renaux, who played Mal in Shadow and Bone, Isabela Merced, who will star in the upcoming Rosaline, Spike Fearn, who will be seen in The Batman, and Aileen Wu, who made her debut in Away from Home. The film began production on March 9, 2023 in Budapest.1
The new Alien movie will be the latest addition to the franchise, which has spawned eight films, two crossover films with Predator, several video games, comics, novels and a TV series in development by Noah Hawley for FX. The franchise is known for its blend of horror, action, science fiction and social commentary, as well as its iconic creature design by H.R. Giger. The franchise has been praised for its influence on the genre, its strong female characters, its visual effects and its exploration of themes such as human identity, corporate greed, artificial intelligence and the nature of life.
The new Alien movie will be released by 20th Century Studios, which is owned by Disney. The film will be rated R, as confirmed by Álvarez, who tweeted that he will not compromise on the violence and gore that the fans expect from the franchise. The film will also be released in IMAX and Dolby Cinema formats, promising a immersive and thrilling experience for the audience.
The new Alien movie is expected to be one of the most anticipated films of 2024, as it will mark the return of the franchise to the big screen after a five-year hiatus since Alien: Covenant in 2019. The film will also offer a new perspective on the franchise, as it will explore a previously untouched era and introduce new characters and settings. The film will also aim to honor the legacy of the franchise, while bringing something new and exciting to the table.