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Cailee Spaeny in Talks to Star in ‘Alien’ Movie From Fede Álvarez, 20th Century Studios

Rising actress Cailee Spaeny, who appeared in HBO’s Mare of Easttown, is in talks to lead the next Alien movie. Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind Don’t Breathe and 2013’s remake of Evil Dead, wrote the script and is directing the feature project that will reboot the sci-fi horror franchise. This would be the seventh Alien movie, with the […]

Ian Whittaker, Set Decorator on ‘Alien,’ ‘Howards End’ and ‘Tommy,’ Dies at 94

Ian Whittaker, the British actor turned Oscar-winning set decorator known for his work on such films as Alien, Howards End, Tommy and Anna and the King, died Oct. 16 of prostate cancer, The Guardian reported. He was 94. Whittaker also served as set dresser on Charlie Chaplin’s A Countess From Hong Kong (1967), James Clavell’s […]

‘Fargo’ Season 5 to Be More Comedic in Tone

FX is offering a few tidbits teasing the eagerly anticipated fifth season of Fargo and the first TV drama series based on the Alien film franchise. FX chairman John Landgraf was asked about the two projects, both of which are from Emmy-winning showrunner Noah Hawley, during a chat with The Hollywood Reporter. Fargo will film […]

New ‘Alien’ Movie in the Works With ‘Don’t Breathe’ Filmmaker Fede Alvarez (Exclusive)

Your screams in space will be heard if Fede Álvarez has anything to say about it. The filmmaker behind Don’t Breathe and 2013’s remake of Evil Dead has been tapped to write and direct an original stand-alone Alien feature for 20th Century Studios. Ridley Scott, who directed the original sci-fi horror movie released in 1979 […]

FX Gives New Details on ‘Alien’ TV Series, Teases “Big Surprises”

FX gave new details about its highly anticipated Alien TV series from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley. FX chief John Landgraf told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday that Hawley would shoot a new season of Fargo — which was just renewed for season five — before Alien. “We need to shoot […]

Ridley Scott Says Pilots for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Alien’ TV Spin-Offs Are Written

Ridley Scott has spoken publicly, for the first time, about the upcoming Blade Runner TV series spin-off. The veteran director told the BBC’s flagship radio news program Today that development was well underway, suggesting that it was being earmarked as a 10-part series. “We have already written the pilot for Blade Runner and the bible,” […]

John Landgraf Would “Like” to Have Ryan Murphy Back at Disney

FX chairman John Landgraf started his time before the press at the virtual Television Critics Association’s summer press tour by announcing the expansion of Ryan Murphy’s American Story franchise with two new shows and a renewal. The orders for American Sports Story and American Love Story — as well as the pickup of American Crime […]

Noah Hawley Confirms ‘Alien’ TV series for FX Is “Not a Ripley Story,” Will Explore Inequality

Noah Hawley has two scripts down on his upcoming Alien TV series for FX and already knows it will not be about Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Speaking to Vanity Fair, the Legion showrunner offered a status update on the series and divulged some details about what fans can expect from the anticipated show. The series, which […]