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Alien: Containment Teaser Trailer Released!

On Friday the 29th of March Alien: Containment, the first of six Alien: 40th Anniversary Shorts, will be dropping online via IGN. And 20th Century Fox have released a teaser trailer for the upcoming short film!

“Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected.”

Fox and IGN will be releasing a new Alien: 40th Anniversary Short each Friday, up until Alien Day on the 26th of April. Alien: Containment was written and directed by Chris Reading. And our own community member The Old One also contributed towards the project with some storyboarding!

Yesterday 20th Century Fox also hosted a special screening of all 6 shorts for various members of the geek and Alien fandom, including Alien vs. Predator Galaxy, the Perfect Organism Podcast and HN Entertainment. Our own RidgeTop was there and had the following to say:

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    Red band trailer and release order.



    QuoteMarch 29th: ALIEN: Containment -Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship's destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected. Written and Directed by Chris Reading

    April 5th: ALIEN: Specimen - It's the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts the lab unexpectedly goes into full shutdown and she is trapped inside. Little does she know, an alien specimen has escaped the mysterious cargo, and a game of cat and mouse ensues as the creature searches for a host. Directed by Kelsey Taylor

    April 12th: ALIEN: Night Shift -When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker's condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands.  Written and Directed by Aidan Brezonick

    April 19th: ALIEN: Ore - As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family. Written and Directed by the Spear Sisters

    April 26th: ALIEN: Harvest - The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along. Directed by Benjamin Howdeshell

    April 26th: ALIEN: Alone - Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life. Written and Directed by Noah Miller

    They'll be going up at 9am PST which is 4pm GMT, 5pm BST after the weekend.
  2. HuDaFuK
    Quote from: David's Creation on Mar 28, 2019, 11:00:55 AMI am a tad concerned that I don't see these shorts on any lists of special features.  If this turns out to be false, I'm cancelling my pre-order.

    I haven't seen any special features listed anywhere for this release. I certainly haven't seen any official word about them, and I wouldn't put too much faith in anything until we either get that or it actually comes out and people can see for themselves.

    Although it has to be said it seems this talk of them being on the 4K release comes solely from the directors rather than the people actually producing the Blu-rays.

    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Mar 28, 2019, 12:32:40 PMWhen packaged together, it's been my experience that the 4K disc doesn't contain the bonus content other than audio commentaries. It contains just the 4K movie itself.

    The standard blu-ray that accompanies it is what contains the bonus features.

    Yeah, this.

    I'm hoping its the case here because otherwise I'm gonna have to start saving for a 4K player and TV!
  3. TC
    Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Mar 28, 2019, 03:37:26 AM
    ...
    Most likely, the teams putting these films together are putting their own money into them.
    ...

    Quite likely, as in: cast and crew working for low pay or no pay. Which is a way of saying, "putting their own money into (the films)."

    In spite of the low budgets, these are, after all, professional productions. Money gets prioritised for spending on cash items - that means materials and equipment hire. (And craft services  :D )

    Wages go to the bottom of the list.

    Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Mar 28, 2019, 03:37:26 AM
    ... The real reward is the exposure that these films will get the crew and all involved.  ...

    Yes. Certain cast and crew will get something significant to boast about on their resumes. How much of a career boost the generator operator will get in return for foregoing a decent day's wage is, well, debatable.

    TC
  4. Voodoo Magic
    When packaged together, it's been my experience that the 4K disc doesn't contain the bonus content other than audio commentaries. It contains just the 4K movie itself.

    The standard blu-ray that accompanies it is what contains the bonus features
  5. Nukiemorph
    I don't have a 4K player either, but this will be about the fifth 4K blu-ray I'll own.  They always come packaged with a standard blu-ray.  I just hope the short films are on the standard blu disc too.

    I am a tad concerned that I don't see these shorts on any lists of special features.  If this turns out to be false, I'm cancelling my pre-order.
  6. Prez
    That is great news! I think I might wait to my Steelbook arrives now before I watch these.

    Also congrats to @TheOldOne too for your part in all of this.

    Can't wait to watch these.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    AN ADVANCE LOOK AT THE 'ALIEN' 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHORTS PROVES IT'S TIME FOR A FEMALE DIRECTOR TO HELM THE FRANCHISE

    QuoteFanbase Press was lucky enough to be invited to the Twentieth Century Fox Studio Lot for an advance screening of all six Alien shorts followed by an IGN panel discussion with the filmmakers behind these new contributions to the franchises' mythos. While even the casual Alien fan will definitely want to check out these binge-worthy mini-movies themselves upon release, below are some initial reactions to these Alien 40th Anniversary Shorts, followed by a short, spoiler-free synopsis of each film in order to whet your appetite.

    And he included something at the end that I thought was supposed to be off-the-record but it's out there now...

    QuoteAs mentioned previously, the Alien 40th Anniversary Shorts will be released weekly on IGN, starting on March 29th.  Beginning on May 3rd, they will be available on the official @AlienAnthology social channels and AlienUniverse.com, along with exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Additional, Fanbase Press received confirmation from some of the filmmakers that the shorts will also be included as bonus content on the Alien 40th Anniversary Blu-ray.
  8. Perfect-Organism
    Most likely, the teams putting these films together are putting their own money into them.  30K is negligible for this type of project.  That is not the real reward here.  The real reward is the exposure that these films will get the crew and all involved.  These people are going all out...
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