Alien: Romulus – Fede Álvarez’s unique vision of scifi horror (film news).

Imagine a universe where each new world promises adventure and mystery, and yet in those distant corners of space, you encounter the unspeakable terror that is… an Alien. Well, space enthusiasts and horror aficionados, brace yourselves, because we’re diving into the uncharted territories of the Alien franchise once again with Alien: Romulus. Ridley Scott has now seen Romulus & the great man even says he loves it.

Directed by Fede Álvarez and co-written with Rodo Sayagues, the ninth film in the “Alien” series looks set to be the latest addition to the franchise. And while details about the plot remain closely guarded, it promises an original twist. Instead of a direct sequel or prequel, “Romulus” has been labeled an “original stand-alone” entry. And if that doesn’t pique your curiosity, here’s a tiny tidbit: it will focus on a group of young explorers on a far-off world who unexpectedly cross paths with the universe’s most fearsome creature. I don’t know about you, but it sounds like an interstellar rollercoaster ride I want to be on!

The cast is a mix of fresh and familiar faces with Cailee Spaeny leading the pack, followed by Isabela Merced, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn, and Aileen Wu. Given the talent pool, I’m expecting a lot of on-screen fireworks.

Now, here’s an interesting piece of backstory: After the Walt Disney Company got their hands on 21st Century Fox, whispers started circulating about potential new Alien movies. And at 2019’s CinemaCon, those whispers became an official announcement. The twist in the tale came when Fede Álvarez pitched his unique take on the story. Originally, this cinematic treat was destined for Hulu, but things took a turn, and it’s now headed for the big screen. A win for all of us who love that theater experience!

If you’re curious about where this masterpiece was shot, the answer is Budapest. The film’s production spanned from March to July 2023. As someone who’s visited, I can vouch for the city’s otherworldly charm. Not quite perfect for an Alien movie set on a new human colony world, but who knows?

Mark your calendars for August 16th, 2024. That’s when Alien: Romulus graces cinemas.

Alien: Romulus – Fede Álvarez's unique vision of scifi horror (film news).
Alien: Romulus – Fede Álvarez’s unique vision of scifi horror (film news).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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