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Fede Alvarez’s ‘Alien: Romulus’ Gets New Trailer

Holy Chestbursters… the xenomorphs are back! And like exchange students they’re looking for hosts! Produced by Ridley Scott, the ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring ‘Alien’ franchise hits theaters August 16, 2024.

Holy Chestbursters! The xenomorphs are back! The ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring Alien franchise hits theaters August 16, 2024.

Cailee Spaeny (Mare of Easttown) stars in this harrowing sci-fi horror thriller about a group of young space colonizers scavenging a derelict space station on a distant world who find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.

These aliens are just never not scary! They’re double negative scary!

Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, The Girl in the Spider’s Web) directs from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues.

Starring alongside Spaeny are David Jonsson (Industry), Archie Renaux (Shadow and Bone), Isabela Merced (Rosaline), Spike Fearn (The Batman) and Aileen Wu (Away from Home).

Ridley Scott, director of the original Alien film, as well as Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, produces with Michael Pruss (Boston Strangler, upcoming) under their Scott Free banner, with Brent O’Connor (Bullet Train), Elizabeth Cantillon (Persuasion) and Tom Moran (The Donut King) serving as executive producers.

Led by production VFX supervisor Eric Barba and production VFX producer Annemarie Griggs, the VFX studios on the film include Clear Angle Studios, DNEG, Fin Design + Effects, Gentle Giant Studios, ILM, Metaphysic, NVIZ, and Wētā FX.

Source: 20th Century Studios

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