Ridley Scott has been hyping up the upcoming Alien spinoff series that’s heading to FX and Hulu. Most of his iconic film franchises are currently making the jump to long-form storytelling, which did add some concern that we might not get any new films for some time. Luckily, it seems that the franchise isn’t leaving its cinematic roots behind, as a new film has been announced by The Hollywood Reporter. Not just that, but Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez will take on the sequel.
The horror veteran has also dipped his toes in classic franchises before, as he was one of the masterminds behind the Evil Dead remake from 2013. Scott is also returning to the franchise as a producer. Yet, the curious reveal is that this might not be a cinematic offering, as it seems to be part of the 20th Century’s goal to release ten films a year on its streaming service.
There’s no word what part of the timeline the series might explore, but it does seem like it’s focused on the Aliens timeline rather than the Prometheus prequels. With a series on the horizon, it also seems like it’ll be removed from that storyline. We’re probably still quite some time away from this release. So, for now, we can only speculate what the future has in store for us with this franchise.
Source: Hollywood Reporter