The next installment in the Alien franchise, directed by Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez, will be the first Disney-released Alien film.
The theatrical release of Alvarez’s Alien on August 16, 2024, is now one step closer; Yesterday, the filmmaker celebrated the completion of principal photography by posting a picture to Instagram.
Alvarez is coordinating the shiny new Outsider film for Ridley Scott and twentieth Century Studios, with Cailee Spaeny (The Art: Legacy, Pacific Rim Uprising) is in charge of the ensemble. Additionally, the film stars David Jonsson, Isabela Merced, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn, and Aileen Wu.
“Plot details are being kept in a cryochamber, but as opposed to the other movies that focused on adults in corporate, militaristic, and scientific roles, this now-ninth installment of the franchise will focus on a group of young people,” according to a recent preview provided by THR.
Ridley Scott, who obviously coordinated the first exemplary in 1979 and later returned for prequels Prometheus and Outsider: The film will be produced by Covenant under his Scott Free banner.
James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet have created their own versions of the Xenomorph monsters that Ridley Scott and Dan O’Bannon created in the 1970s for the eight films that make up the Alien film series. Alien: Covenant, released in 2017, was the franchise’s last entry. Ridley Scott directed Covenant.
Alvarez’s upcoming Alien movie isn’t the only future installment in the Alien franchise. The Alien television series that Noah Hawley is developing for FX is also in the works, ensuring a Xenomorph-filled future on both the big and small screen.