ALIEN: ROMULUS director reveals the film was inspired by a deleted scene from ALIEN

Alien: Romulus It looks like it will take the audience on a crazy and scary journey! I love that the new Alien movie will lean into the horror aspect of the franchise and I’m excited to see how the story unfolds. During a recent interview with THR, the director Fede Alvarez talked about the film and revealed what actually gave rise to the idea for the story of this film, and it was a deleted scene James Cameron’s Aliens.

Alvarez initially presented his cinematic proposal Ridley Scott right before Scott did Alien: Covenant, and Alvarez shared some things he’d like to see. He explained: “I was like, ‘I think you guys should do this and approach it this way, and maybe it’s about that, and all of a sudden, I was pitching, but I hadn’t really been asked to do it. So somehow that thing hung in the air, and then a couple of years later, Ridley remembered it.

It obviously made quite an impression on Scott! In Alien: Romulus, “While searching the depths of an abandoned space station, a group of young space colonists come face to face with the most terrifying life form in the universe.” It was the “young space colonizers” who gave birth to the idea.

The director recalled: “I remember seeing a long montage of Aliensand there’s a moment when you see a group of children running [and riding a Big Wheel] in the corridors of this colony. And I thought, “Wow, what would it be like for those kids to grow up in a colony that still needs another 50 years to terraform?” There’s no sunlight and there’s no real life other than just taking a parent’s place and doing the same job they did.’”

He continued: “So when I saw those kids, I remember thinking, ‘If I ever told a story in that world, I would definitely be interested in those kids when they reach their twenties, what they want to do and where they are.’ I want to go’, and when it comes to having them meet the creature, the dynamics are completely different. So that might be why we were able to make it happen. When Ridley read it, he felt it was completely different from other films.”

This is a fun concept and I’m happy Alvarez ran with it! I remember Aliens it was the first extended edition movie I ever saw as a kid, and I watched it on Laser Disc! I remember that scene he’s talking about and you can watch it in the deleted scenes clip below.

Alien: Romulus will be released in theaters on August 16th.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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