The “Alien” series will begin filming in March in Thailand

"Alien, the eighth passenger" revolutionized science fiction stories.  (Courtesy photo)
“Alien, the Eighth Passenger” revolutionized science fiction stories. (Courtesy photo)

It seems that Hollywood is suddenly running out of ideas and remakes follow one after another. New versions, spin offs, prequels or sequels, the stories that are told are already known to all, but they always manage to give it a twist so that we get hooked up with our favorite fictions. So we saw reruns like My poor angel, and all series derived from Avengers What WandaVision, The winter soldier or the most recent Hawkeye.

Alien, the eighth passenger, premiered in 1979 and revolutionized the science fiction universe. The sequels followed (three in total), some spin offs (two prequels directed by Ridley Scott), and two crossovers (Alien vs. Predator). Now comes the announcement of the series.

According to the specialized site AVPGalaxy, already Actors and actresses began to be sought to be part of this project that will begin filming in March next year in Thailand, with some scenes planned to be filmed in Eastern Europe. What did emerge are the names of the new characters: Hermit and Wendy.

In an interview with the director of this new proposal, Noah Hawley, I affirm that The narration will take place on Earth, unlike the rest of the films that generally included scenes in outer space or inside a spaceship. He added that the central plot It will not be centered around Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (played in the original films by Sigourney Weaver), rather, the universe will expand to new characters.

He also risked commenting on some details about what will be seen: “Set not far in our future, it is the first Alien adapted to Earth, and by combining the timeless horror of the first film of Alien with the non-stop action of the second, it will be an exciting and terrifying journey that will explode. ” Fear then seems to be assured.

The story of the new series will not be centered on the character of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley.  (Courtesy photo)
The story of the new series will not be centered on the character of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. (Courtesy photo)

The choice of the location for Thailand was not fortuitous. The lush jungles of that country closely resemble that treacherous terrain on which the original predator settled. It will not be difficult for viewers and fans of the saga to relive that universe created by the previous films.

Ridley Scott, director of the first sagas, had no words of praise for this new proposal and in statements to the English newspaper The Independent he claimed: “It will never be as good as the first. That’s what I’ll say “. Despite this, Scott will executive produce the series. The director was not in charge of directing the three sequels that followed the original, but in 2012 he returned with the prequel. Prometheus and then with the sequel in 2017, Alien: Covenant, which took as its starting point the android David 8, played by Michael Fassbender.

Noah Hawley, showrunner of this series, has to its credit some of the best fictions of recent years, as is the case of the television version of the film by the brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, Fargo, and from the series Legion, (spin off from the saga of X Men). With this legacy it is predicted that the result may be at least worthy for the followers of the saga of Alien

Hawley also wrote and directed the science fiction film Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman.

According to FX Networks boss John Landgraf, the launch of the series is estimated to be around 2023. For now we can catch up with the whole saga.

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