Fede Alvarez knows a thing or two about rejuvenating a stagnant franchise. While Alien might have plenty of sequels, the quality of those sequels isn’t always the best. According to THR, filmmaker Fede Alvarez is on board to write and direct a new film in the Alien franchise.

Ridley Scott, who directed the original film in 1979, is on board as a producer. The project is intended for Hulu, as part of their 10 movies a year for the service from 20th Century Films.

Alvarez is most known for the Don’t Breathe movies, his remake/reimagining of Evil Dead, and being a producer/creative on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The series has seen Scott return to direct the latest two films to relative success. There’s also a show in the works. According to the original article, Scott personally asked Alvarez to do it.

Division President of 20th Century, Steve Asbell had this to say about it:

20th Century picked up the project “purely off the strength of Fede’s pitch. It was just a really good story with a bunch of characters you haven’t seen before.

While plot details are unknown, sources describe it as unconnected to the previous movies.

We’ll keep you updated on this as it develops.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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