New Alien Movie teases iconic creature return

New Alien Movie

Though longtime Alien actress Sigourney Weaver has officially retired from the franchise, we’ve got another new Alien movie coming.

While details remain scant, the new Alien movie finally got some kind of teaser in celebration of Alien Day, April 26th. This is a nod to the planet LV-426 from the original 1979 Alien movie by Ridley Scott, where they first discovered the xenomorph aliens and then bad things happen.

The new teaser confirms yes – the nightmare fuel Facehugger creatures are returning in the new film, which is being directed by Evil Dead (2013) and Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez. Here’s the teaser photo:

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The above teaser also gives us the first look at the film’s set, which is clearly on some kind of metallic corridor, most likely set within a spacecraft.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of studying xenomorphs, the titular alien monsters from the franchise, their second larva stage after hatching from an egg is the Facehugger.

The xenomorphs themselves are an endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species which take DNA from their host, all of which is done via the lovely implantation or impregnation of the host via force, by the Facehugger. This begins the impregnation lifecycle of the xenomorph form.

After the Facehugger lays the egg in the host it separates and goes off to die. The next form, the newly implanted Chestburster, settles in the host’s body and begins to drain it of nutrients. Once it reaches maturity – which can range from 1 hour to a full week – it explodes from their body, killing the host, and begins to grow into its full size Drone form.

As mentioned details on the film are slim but we do know it’ll be a standalone film not connected to the other films and focuses on a younger crew stuck on an alien-infested colony. The cast includes: Cailee Spaeny, David Jonsson, Spike Fearn, Alieen Wu, and Archie Renaux.

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