Alien: Romulus (new trailer).

Hold onto your space helmets, folks, because the Alien franchise is back with Alien: Romulus. Just when you thought it was safe to venture between Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), here comes another bunch of hapless space colonists who clearly haven’t learned that space is a bad neighbourhood. Directed by Fede Álvarez, who bravely co-wrote this interstellar nightmare with Rodo Sayagues, “Alien: Romulus” promises to bring us more of the chest-bursting fun we’ve come to expect from this franchise. Because why wouldn’t you want to revisit the glory days of being hunted by the universe’s most persistent predator?

The film stars Cailee Spaeny as Rain Carradine, David Jonsson as Andy, Archie Renaux as Tyler, Isabela Merced as Kay, Spike Fearn as Bjorn, and Aileen Wu as Navarro. This merry band of space scavengers stumbles upon a derelict space station, where—surprise, surprise—they encounter the galaxy’s most charming life form.

In a plot twist worthy of a soap opera, the movie is set to bridge the gap between Ridley Scott’s original Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens, answering the burning question: “What happened between facehugger attacks?” Spoiler alert: nothing good.

Production, of course, had its own dramatic arc. After Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the future of the Alien series was thrown into uncertainty until Álvarez pitched his unique vision, which was initially intended for Hulu. But the allure of a theatrical release was too strong, and thus, the movie is set to hit the big screen on August 16th, 2024. Principal photography wrapped up in Budapest, presumably because where better to film a space horror than the historic city famous for its thermal baths and paprika?

Benjamin Wallfisch will be providing the score, undoubtedly adding a symphonic edge to the sounds of screams and alien screeches. So mark your calendars, buy your popcorn, and prepare for another journey into the beautifully horrifying world of Alien. Because in space, no one can hear you scream – but in the theatre, everyone will.


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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