New Alien Movie Looks To Add Developing Star To Cast: Report


Term reports that Cailee Spaeny is in talks to star in the new 20th Century film Alien, with Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) directing and Ridley Scott producing Scott Free. Sources for her aren’t saying much more about the production, and 20th Century had no comment.

Alvarez’s speech apparently impressed both 20th Century and Scott Free, so they made this a top priority and an attempt is being made to get this production started early next year. A recent script was delivered and the momentum has really started to build.

This would be the seventh Alien movie, not counting the Aliens vs. Predator spin-offs. It’s unclear what Spaeney’s role is as of yet, but she’s no stranger to sci-fi, having been in Pacific Rim: Uprising and starring in FX’s Devs, where she played a character who is presented as male.

The movie isn’t the only Alien production in progress. FX has its own TV show Alien in the works with Noah Hawley, who has already had success on the net with his shows Fargo and Legion. This is also targeted to start production in 2023.

The last Alien movie, Alien: Covenant, was released in 2017 and underperformed at the box office, but received generally positive reviews. You can go back and read our review. here.

No other casting has been confirmed or announced.

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