Everything We Know About ‘Alien: Romulus’!

The ‘Alien’ franchise is set to hit the big screen this summer after a seven-year hiatus! Gear up for ‘Alien: Romulus’ as we discuss everything we currently know about the ninth film in the franchise!

The Plot

Cailee Spaeny, who stars in Alien: Romulus, revealed that the film is “supposed to slot in between the first movie and the second movie.” However, other reports have said that this addition to the franchise is simply a standalone film and doesn’t tie into the other movies.

The storyline revolves around a group of young people on a distant, dilapidated space station. This new group consists of space colonizers and scavengers who eventually run into the Xenomorph, the titular alien.

Cast and Crew

Alien: Romulus is directed and co-written by Fede Álvarez, known for such horror movies like Don’t Breathe (2016) and Evil Dead (2013). This film marks the first instance in which the score of one of Álvarez’s directed movies isn’t conducted by Roque Baños. Instead, the music is provided by Benjamin Wallfisch, who contributed to Blade Runner 2049 and the two-part adaptation of It, and was even nominated for “Best Original Score” at the 74th Golden Globe Awards for Hidden Figures.

It’s also worth noting that Álvarez used Legacy Effects and Studio Gillis for Alien: Romulus’ specific effects work, given that the two companies previously worked on Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, and the two Alien vs. Predator films. Ridley Scott, who directed three films in the Alien franchise, including the highly-acclaimed original, returns as a co-producer.

As for the actual actors involved, many have compared Spaeny’s character, Rain Carradine, to Sigourney Weaver’s protagonist, Ellen Ripley, from previous Alien films. The only other actors with character names are Isabela Merced and David Jonsson, who star as Kay and Andy, respectively. The entire cast is brand new, with no returning actors from the rest of the Alien canon.

The Trailer

The official teaser trailer for Alien: Romulus was released on March 20 by 20th Century Studios. It has already amassed over 10 million views on YouTube.

While a full-length trailer isn’t out just yet, we still got a good look at the dashing facehuggers, a bit of gore, and our old friend, the Xenomorph, already salivating at the prospect of new humans to feed on.

Release Date

Alien: Romulus is set to hit theatres on August 16, 2024! If the teaser trailer is any indication, we’re sure this installment will bring plenty of frights and a new, fresh storyline!


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