20th Century Studios continues with the marketing campaign for Alien: Romulusthe new installment of the saga Aliendirected and co-written by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead).

The most recent of the promotional material are two new official images, the first with a look at the Xenomorph of this film, and the second focused on the protagonist Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla, The Craft: Legacy, Mare of Easttown, Devs), playing Rain Carradine, alongside Archie Renaux (Upgraded, The Other Zoey), who plays Tyler.

Both glimpses, courtesy of EW, can be found at the end of this note.

An important fact about this new film is that unlike the other films that focused on adults in corporate, military and scientific roles, this ninth installment of the franchise will focus on a group of young people.

Regarding this change, Álvarez shared the following with EW:

My first instinct, to just try something different that hadn't been seen before, was to approach it from the angle of characters who are not professionals or scientists; They're not even adults.. I liked this concept of putting people who are closer to the audience in the front seat of the story; It's not that the audience is young, but rather that the audience is completely virgin to the realities of the space. When the characters are professionals, they know more than you. But when they’re still in their early 20s, they don’t know how to operate the damn airlock.”

And Álvarez hints that the sibling dynamic between these characters is what gives rise to the title of the new film, Romulusabout the mythical brothers who supposedly founded Rome:

“All of their parents probably worked on the same ship when they were kids, and that's how they met. There is a lot of history between them because they are the only family they have. They really act more like surrogate siblings; some of them even lived under the same roof. Many of the big themes of the film have to do with brotherhood and what does that mean? The Romulus of all this, and the larger plot with Weyland-Yutani, are actually related to that as well.”

The project is described as “an original independent feature film.” The plot is located between the timeline of Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott, and the sequel Aliens (1986) by James Cameron.


  • Álvarez commented that Alien: Romulus It has a connection with the rest of the saga Alien.
  • The special effects are practical.
  • Alien: Romulus It is the seventh installment of the franchise Alienand the ninth installment if we take into account the crossovers Alien vs Predator.


“In this ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring film series, a group of young people on a distant world find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.”

The cast is headed by Isabela Merced (Instant Family, Dora and the Lost City of Gold), David Johnson (Industry), Spike Fearn (After sun), y Aileen Wu.

Álvarez co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues (remake Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe, Don’t Breathe 2remake Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and produced the feature film in the company of Ridley Scottdirector of the original classic and the prequels Prometheus y Alien: Covenant.

The original classic Alien by Ridley Scott from 1979, ended with a shot in which the protagonist, Sigourney Weaver, expelled a Xenomorph from her escape capsule, before falling into cryogenic sleep that would take her back to human civilization. The sequel, Aliens by Cameron, released in 1986, picked up the plot years later, while Ripley accompanied a military mission investigating a possible Xenomorph attack on a remote space colony.

Alien: Romulus will be released in theaters on August 16, 2024 via 20th Century Studios. It will be the first installment of the saga Alien to be distributed by Disney.

New glimpses:

Source: https://cine3.com/dos-nuevos-vistazos-a-alien-romulus-de-fede-alvarez/

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