A new Alien movie is in development and, in addition to being produced by the filmmaker who originated the saga, Ridley Scott, it will be directed by a Latino, an unprecedented event in the history of this science fiction franchise. According to information from the Deadline site, the Uruguayan Fede Álvarez will be the director of this new story that adds to the universe that explores themes such as the origin of life and portrays a deadly alien race known as xenomorphs.
Who is the actress of the new Alien movie?
The protagonist of this new film will be the actress Cailee Spaeny, 25, who would be in the last talks with the studio to close the deal and thus become the heroine of this story. Previously, the original Alien tetralogy titles and related films have had female figures at the center of the plot.
Cailee, who starred in the remake of Young Witches and Pacific Rim: Uprising, will add her name to the list of Sigourney Weaver, who played Lieutenant Helen Ripley in the original movies: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. Noomi Rapace, who played Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus, and Katherine Waterston, who played Daniels in Covenant.
Fede Álvarez: What you should know about the Uruguayan director who will make the new Alien movie
In addition to being the director of the new film, Fede Álvarez also wrote the script for it, a text that, according to Deadline, excited the executives of 20 Century Studio (which Disney owns) so they decided that the project would be priority.
It is said that the proposal of the Uruguayan director, who is a specialist in the horror genre, is precisely to make the story return to its origins, in which horror, mystery and an aesthetic largely attributed to conceptual art of the Swiss HR Giger, who designed the original aliens.
Fede Álvarez, who is currently 44 years old, directed Claire Foy in The Girl in the Web, which belongs to the Millennium saga. In addition, she made the new version of Evil Dead (the original is by Sam Raimi) and was in charge of Don’t Breathe. On television, she directed an episode of the series From Dusk Till Dawn, starring Eiza González, and directed the peculiar series Calls, which is told through telephone calls.