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Apr 2, 2024

Trailer Tuesday: ‘Alien: Romulus’

Alien was a scifi movie like no other when it debuted, decades later its given birth to a longlasting franchise. This is the first teaser trailer for Alien Romulus.

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This first look at the next installment in the sci-fi/horror-thriller takes the phenomenally successful Alien franchise back to its roots. While scavenging the deep ends of a derelict space station, a group of young space colonizers come face to face with the most terrifying life form in the universe. The film stars Cailee Spaeny (“Priscilla”), David Jonsson (“Agatha Christie’s Murder is Easy”), Archie Renaux (“Shadow and Bone”), Isabela Merced (“The Last of Us”), Spike Fearn (“Aftersun”), Aileen Wu. Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead,” “Don’t Breathe”) directs from a screenplay he wrote with frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues (“Don’t Breathe 2”) based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett. “Alien: Romulus” is produced by Ridley Scott (“Napoleon”), who directed the original “Alien” and produced and directed the series’ entries Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

According to souces, Alien: Romulus will have a stand-alone story that works independently of the previous movies. This means that it does not tie in with the plot of Prometheus, Covenant or the original movies. The creators claim that they intend to provide access to the franchise for more people than just die-hard fans. They also want to give newcomers the opportunity to enter the world of Alien. What do you think of this? We love that all the previous movies tie-in. Why not take the opportunity to connect the films in a way that also stands on its own without turning the Alien storyline away from what gave birth to its popularity today? Alien itself as a film still holds up as one of the best sci-fi horror films of all time. What are your thoughts?

The plot of Alien: Romulus revolves around a group of young men and women on a remote space outpost. They come into contact with the famous Facehuggers – beings that place eggs in humans to create the dreaded Xenomorphs. It is still unknown whether the story will be limited to one location – and whether there will be just one movie or further sequels.