Date: 3rd March 2023
Disney's new Alien movie casts Transformers: The Last Knight star Isabela Merced, with the actor joining director Fede Álvarez on the project.
Fede Alvarez will both write and direct a brand new Alien movie for Ridley Scott and 20th Century Studios, with Cailee Spaeny set to lead the cast.
Not much is known about the movie other than the iconic ferocious race of alien beings called Xenomorphs will be front and center, again reigning terror against the humans that cross their paths.
Isabela Merced recently starred as Juliet in the feature film Rosaline, 20th Century’s revisionist Romeo & Juliet tale opposite Kaitlyn Dever. She can be seen next as the lead in New Line’s Turtles All the Way Down, the upcoming film adaptation of John Green’s New York Times best-selling novel for HBOMax. She is also set to star alongside Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney in Sony Pictures' Madame Web, based on the Marvel comics.
Ridley Scott, who of course directed the original classic in 1979 and later returned for prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, will produce the movie via his Scott Free banner.
The Alien film franchise is currently six movies deep, with filmmakers including James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet bringing to the screen their own versions of the Xenomorph monsters that Ridley Scott and Dan O’Bannon gave birth to back in the 1970s. No word yet on Alvarez’s pitch for his own take on the material.
Source: Press Release
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