According to a new report, there’s a new Alien movie on the way. Additionally this new Alien movie may have found its lead star in Cailee Spaeny. The report comes from Deadline and here is what they had to say about this unexpected new Alien movie.
Momentum is revving up on 20th Century Studios new Alien movie as sources tell Deadline Cailee Spaeny is in talks to star. Fede Alvarez is directing with Scott Free producing.
20th Century had no comment.
Not much is known about the pic 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. 20th Century and Scott Free made this a top priority after hearing Alvarez’s pitch, and after a recent script was delivered, things only gained speed in getting this film in front of cameras by early 2023.
Now while not mentioned in the article, it seems the general consensus is that this is an Alien movie designed for Hulu, like Prey. In other words, not for movie theaters. That remains to be seen until we get official confirmation. However following the successful model of Prey seems like a good idea to rejuvenate another of Fox’s ailing franchises.
As for Cailee Spaeny I have not come across the actress before. Therefore I won’t comment on her suitability to lead the movie.
We also know there are plans for an Alien based TV series, presumably also for Hulu/Disney+ Star. As far as I can tell, these projects are not the same and there is no hint of any deep connection between them. Again, until we know more though, anything is possible.
So what do you think? We’re getting a new Alien movie. However likely straight to Hulu and it may have found its lead star in Cailee Spaeny. As always, leave any thoughts you have below.