Alien: Romulus – a new standalone feature film based on the iconic sci-fi horror franchise, has begun filming! Produced by Scott Free Productions and set to be released on Hulu, the production is set to commence on March 9 and wrap on May 12 in Budapest.
The film is a fresh, original take on the franchise that has captivated audiences for over four decades.
Behind the Camera
Ridley Scott, who directed the first Alien film in 1979, will serve as a producer alongside Michael Pruss, Elizabeth Cantillon, and Tom Moran. Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues will co-write the script, with Alvarez also directing.
Alvarez and Sayagues are known for their work on the horror-thriller “Don’t Breathe” and the reboot of “Evil Dead.” Brent O’Connor will be the line producer, with Peter Nightingale serving as the production manager, and Galo Olivares as director of photography. Lee Cleary will serve as the first assistant director.
The Cast and Characters
Casting directors Mary Vernieu and Sydney Shircliff are responsible for finding the talented actors that will bring the story of Alien: Romulus to life. The film will star Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn, and Aileen Wu.
Vernieu and Shircliff have worked on many successful films in the past, including “The Dark Knight,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “La La Land.” To learn more about auditioning for Alien: Romulus, aspiring actors should contact their casting office.
The Plot for Alien: Romulus
While not much has been revealed about the plot, the film is expected to be an original take on the franchise, bringing something fresh and unique to the table. With a talented crew and cast, fans of the franchise can expect to see a thrilling and terrifying new chapter in the Alien universe.
Alien: Romulus is a highly-anticipated addition to the Alien franchise. With filming already underway and a talented team behind the camera, fans of the series are eagerly awaiting the release of this new standalone feature on Hulu. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project as it develops.
Alien Film History
The Alien franchise has become a cultural phenomenon since the release of the first film in 1979. With its intense horror and science-fiction themes, the franchise has captivated audiences for decades. From the initial concept of the deadly creature that stalks the crew of a spaceship to the exploration of the origins of humanity, the franchise has evolved and expanded with each installment. In this timeline, we’ll take a journey through the Alien universe, tracing the release dates and synopses of every film in the series.
- Alien (1979) Release Date: May 25, 1979
Synopsis: The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep to investigate a distress signal from a nearby planet. They discover a deadly alien species that begins to hunt them down one by one.
- Aliens (1986) Release Date: July 18, 1986
Synopsis: After drifting in space for 57 years, Ellen Ripley is rescued and brought back to Earth. When contact is lost with a colony on the planet where Ripley first encountered the alien, she reluctantly agrees to return to the planet with a team of Marines to investigate. They find that the aliens have infested the colony and must fight for survival.
- Alien 3 (1992) Release Date: May 22, 1992
Synopsis: Ripley crash-lands on a prison planet and is the only survivor. The planet has its own set of problems, including an alien that has infiltrated the facility. Ripley teams up with the inmates to try to destroy the alien before it can escape and wreak havoc on Earth.
- Alien: Resurrection (1997) Release Date: November 26, 1997
Synopsis: 200 years after Ripley’s death, scientists clone her in an attempt to extract the alien queen from her body. The clone, known as Ripley 8, has alien DNA and exhibits some of their characteristics. When the aliens escape from captivity, Ripley 8 and a group of mercenaries must fight for survival.
- Prometheus (2012) Release Date: June 8, 2012
Synopsis: In the late 21st century, a team of scientists and explorers embark on a mission to a distant planet in search of the origins of humanity. They discover a dangerous and mysterious world inhabited by a powerful alien race and must fight to survive.
- Alien: Covenant (2017) Release Date: May 19, 2017
Synopsis: The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But when they arrive, they find a dark and dangerous world inhabited by the synthetic android David and the deadly creatures he has created.
Note: There are also several comic books, novels, and video games in the Alien franchise that expand upon the story and mythology of the series.
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