Fede Alvarez has landed an out of this world project…
The 44-year-old Uruguayan filmmaker will write and direct an original Alien film for 20th Century Studios.
Alvarez’s pitch is reportedly completely separate from the previous films, according to Deadline.
Ridley Scott, who directed the 1979 original and two millennial editions, will produce through his Scott Free banner.
The new Alien film also will be distinct from Noah Hawley’s FX TV series, which network boss John Landgraf has said won’t feature Sigourney Weaver’s alien hunter Ripley.
“Alien takes place before Ripley. It’s the first story that takes place in the Alien franchise on Earth,” said Landgraf about the series. “So, it takes place on our planet. Right near the end of this century we’re in — so 70-odd years from now.”
Despite five scripts already being in for Alien, and Fargo only one, Hawley will shoot the latter series first as it needs to go into production this winter given its Midwest setting.