In 1979, Ridley Scott achieved the perfect symbiosis between science fiction and terror, with his film Alien, the eighth passengerwhich marked the birth of a new mythology at the hands of H. R. Giger. The Swiss painter and sculptor designed the original protagonist creature, the xenomorph, which was a departure from the classic humanoid alien.
Produced by 20th Century Foxthe success of the film led to three sequels: Aliens. The return (1986), directed by James Cameron; Alien 3 (1992), by David Fincher; y Alien: Resurrection (1997), under the direction of Jean-Pierre Jeunetresponsible of Amelie. Then the crossovers with another nearby franchise would arrive, Predatorwho was born in 1987 with the spectacular film by John McTiernan made by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers y Kevin Peter Hallwho measured 2 meters and 20 centimeters, under the makeup and costumes of another creepy alien created in this case by Stan Winston.
Thus, in 2004 it was released Alien vs. Predator and in 2007 its second installment. Already in 2012 and in 2017, Ridley Scott returned to the director’s chair to offer two prequels, Prometheus y Alien: Covenant, respectively, which posed a parallel story and prior to the facts known in the original tape and which supposedly answered many questions. By the way, in the eighth passengerunder the disguise of the alien was the young man of Nigerian origin Bolaji Badejo2.18 m high.
In this new decade, fans are already hungry for Alien y 20th Century Studios He responds with a new film, which began shooting in Budapest this week. Considered the ninth installment of the saga, still without an official title or release date, it is directed by Fede Alvarezwho has co-written the script with his regular collaborator, Rodo Sayagues. The news has caused a strong impact among followers, many also admirers of the work of the Uruguayan filmmaker, who has in his filmography the remake of the horror classic Infernal possession (2013), the original tense action-horror thriller you don’t breathe (2016) and the latest adaptation of the best-selling novels Millennium: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (2018).
Taking over in the lead role to Sigourney Weaver, as the iconic Lt. Ellen Ripley in the first four parts; to Noomi Rapace, like the archaeologist and scientist Elizabeth Shaw; and Katherine Waterstonas Daniels, an expert in terraforming, in the prequels, the actress and singer debuts in the franchise Cailee Spaneywho has participated in Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Bad Times at the Royale (2018), Blumhouse. young and witches (2020) or the police series of HBO Mare of Easttown (2021). He is accompanied in the cast by other young actors, such as David Johnson (serie Industry), Archie Renaux (Morbius), Isabella Merced (Dora and the lost city), Spike Fearn (The Batman) y Aileen Wu.
Ridley Scott does not stand out from the saga and, along with Michael Pruss (The Boston Stranglerproduces the film under the seal of Scott Free.
The brief synopsis announced reveals that “a group of young people in a distant world find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.” We understand that with the permission of the Yautja, the predator.