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20th Century Studios' New “Alien” Film Begins Production


20th Century Studios’ new “Alien” film starring Cailee Spaeny (“Mare of Easttown”) will begin production in Budapest on March 9. Joining Spaeny in the cast are David Jonsson (“Industry”), Archie Renaux (“Shadow and Bone”), Isabela Merced (“Rosaline”), Spike Fearn (“The Batman”) and Aileen Wu (“Away from Home”). Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” “Don’t Breathe”) directs from a screenplay he wrote with his frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues. Ridley Scott, who directed the original “Alien” and produced and directed the series’ entries “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant,” and Michael Pruss (“Boston Strangler” upcoming) are producing under their Scott Free banner, with Brent O’Connor (“Bullet Train”), Elizabeth Cantillon (“Persuasion”) and Tom Moran (“The Donut King”) serving as executive producers.

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.


About 20th Century Studios:

20th Century Studios is an Academy Award®-winning producer of feature films for both theatrical and streaming release. It is home to such iconic franchises as “Avatar,” “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Predator,” “Die Hard,” and “Kingsman” and creator of hit films including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Martian,” and “Ford v Ferrari” and “Free Guy.” It also launched the successful “Deadpool” and “X-Men” film series, Oscar®-winner “West Side Story,” “Prey” and “Avatar: The Way of the Water.” Previously known as 20th Century Fox prior to becoming a part of The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios is recognized for its incredible 80-year legacy. It is the studio that brought the world the first six “Star Wars” films, in addition to standouts from across the decades, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Abyss,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Speed,” “Cast Away,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Minority Report,” “Gone Girl” and “The Revenant.”

About Scott Free Productions

Scott Free Productions, formed in 1995, is the film and television production vehicle of acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott. The company is responsible for some of the most successful films ever made – including “Top Gun,” “Gladiator,” “Blade Runner,” “Alien,” “American Gangster,” “Thelma and Louise,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Man on Fire” and “Days of Thunder.” Scott Free films have received over 80 Academy Award® nominations. Recent films include Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jodie Comer; and “House of Gucci” also directed by Ridley Scott, starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and Al Pacino. Other films include the Academy Award® nominated “The Martian”; the football drama “Concussion”; Ridley Scott’sAlien: Covenant”; “Blade Runner 2049,” directed by Denis Villeneuve; “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh; and Ridley Scott’s Oscar®-nominated “All the Money in the World.” Upcoming films include “Napoleon,” directed by Ridley Scott with Joaquin Phoenix set to star as French military leader and emperor Napoleon; “Boston Strangler,” starring Keira Knightley; “First Ascent,” to be directed by Jake Scott, which is set up at Hulu with Daisy Ridley attached to star; “Berlin Nobody,” a thriller starring Eric Bana with Jordan Scott directing; a new movie in theAlien” franchise, to be directed by Fede Alvarez; “Outside,” a feature adaption from bestselling Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson; and “The Infinite Machine” from cryptocurrency journalist Camila Russo.

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