In the lead up to this year's Alien Day on April 26th IGN are releasing a series of short movies written and directed by fans of the Alien franchise to celebrate 40 years since the release of Alien. While fan films have long had a reputation of usually being poorly filmed with wooden acting recent fan movies by Star Wars Theory, Jamie Costa, and Escape Velocity Content have shown that with enough dedication and vision fans can successfully emulate, and possibly even surpass the work of multimillion-dollar studios.
Sadly last weeks short Alien: Containment failed to live up to the high standard of such fan films. Hopefully, this week's short, Alien: Specimen, directed by Kelsey Taylor, will prove more appealing to the fanbase. Alien: Specimen was written by Federico Fracchia and stars Jolene Anderson, Aubrey Wakeling, and Goose.
If you're a fan of Alien / Prometheus and would like to discuss Alien: Covenant and its upcoming sequel with other like-minded fans, be sure to join in our Alien: Covenant forum! Ranked the #1 Prometheus forum back in 2012 and reigning as the web's top Alien: Covenant fan site, it's a great place to discuss the upcoming Prometheus sequels, dissect details from every trailer and engage with other fans just like you.
The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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