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Fede Álvarez’s Alien: Romulus (Working Title) to Start Principal Photography in Feburary 2023!

With news of the next Alien film’s existence coming to us back in March from The Hollywood Reporter, it seems as though things are just about ready to kick into high gear! And now, according to a Film & Television Industry Alliance (FTIA) Production listing, Alien: Romulus will begin filming Feburary 6th, 2023, something first shared by the Budapest Reporter earlier this month!

The working title of Alien: Romulus is a name that has been floating around online since November. Budapest Reporter’s news piece also says it’s likely that filming will be taking place at Origo Studios in Budapest, where a number of prominent sci-fi films such as The Martian, Blade Runner 2049, and Dune (2021) have been shot.

 Fede Álvarez's Alien: Romulus (Working Title) to Start Principal Photography in Feburary 2023!

The folks over at Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast, who have been in contact with director Fede Álvarez also previously posted that a round of filming had already begun in Australia as far back as September, and to our knowledge they were also the first to mention the location of Origo Studios last month.

Actor Cailee Spaeny, who was announced last month by Deadline to be in talks for the lead role, recently posted a piece of H.R. Giger artwork to her Instagram, and is currently the only cast member on the production listing here. It seems safe to assume she got her part in the film secured!

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Comments: 32
  1. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: hoffmanstokes on Dec 30, 2022, 07:33:43 AMthe movie title will be:
    Alien: Renaissance

    No idea where this is stemming from, can't find anything anywhere referring to it as "Renaissance," but if there's any inkling of truth here, there's some potential for thematic overlap with "Romulus," what with the Renaissance period's revival of certain ideas/concepts from the ancient Rome that Romulus had supposedly founded.

    Maybe we might be seeing extraterrestrial sites (or, perhaps, human sites) built atop the ruins of far more ancient extraterrestrial sites from a long-past era, perhaps?
  2. Gimitko
    I talked to someone subscribed, but the Alien post in particular is for higher tier members, which is weird because none of his other scoops are. Must be really hot stuff lol. The info will probably be revealed elsewhere soon.
  3. BIOROBOT
    I was so bummed and put off by Covenant that I've sort of ignored this franchise for a few years now. I did the same thing after Resurrection. I REALLY hope they can sort of return this franchise to what it was with Alien and Aliens. I'm interested to see what comes of this.
  4. lipstick2void
    "Romulus is the outer and larger moon of the main-belt asteroid 87 Sylvia. It follows an almost-circular and close-to-equatorial orbit around the asteroid. In this respect it is similar to the other Sylvian moon Remus."

     🤔
  5. lipstick2void
    Scott's paws were on 2049 and that turned out beautifully (his visual grammar is everywhere in it). It's down to the scripting.
  6. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 21, 2022, 11:22:48 PMI just hope it's not something like a spaceship name.

    Oh, I'd imagine that Romulus must be the name of the ship as well. ;) But like the Prometheus and the Covenant before it, I'm sure there's a bit more to it than that, thematically.

    Quote from: TheBATMAN on Dec 21, 2022, 11:53:16 PMplease restore all the biomechanoid elements.

    Caley Spaeny posting this as her Instagram story a few days ago definitely has my mind racing a bit in that regard. Almost makes me wonder if it might be referring to the overall aesthetic, since it's a Giger piece but not an Alien-specific piece just arbitrarily grabbed off of Google.
  7. TheBATMAN
    The interesting thing is Ridley being taken by the idea enough to re-approach Alvarez some years after his original pitch.

    Considering Ridley keeps saying the beast is cooked, there must be some element that could connect to the prequels, and it wouldnt suprise me if Alvarez reworked some elements to ensure he got the gig.

    Im sure it will be standalone, but perhaps some subtle connections. Engineer ruins seems plausible enough.

    I just hope they go back to basics in the approach and please restore all the biomechanoid elements.

    I can't wait for this.
  8. Immortan Jonesy
    Ikr? They were kind of expressing their ideal physical beauty through monuments and art similar to Hellenic or ancient Roman aesthetics. That being said, we already know that real-life Romulus was the legendary founder of the city. I just hope it's not something like a spaceship name. I want subtext!😅

    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 21, 2022, 08:53:30 AMI would definitely be all over something like that, but I also worry that it might not be best realized on a smaller budget. Though if the rumors are true, it's still got a sizable budget(75m) compared to AvP/R/Predators.

    I am glad to hear that. Especially because of Anderson's pyramid.😅

    https://i.ibb.co/C0p4RwG/Picsart-22-12-21-18-31-04-543.jpg
  9. Nightmare Asylum
    The Romulus title (working or otherwise) definitely seems to imply some sort of Engineer ruins/architecture to me (in tandem with whatever direct parallels the Romulus/Remus tale has with whatever is going on in the 'present' story), especially given the sort of Roman-influenced aesthetic of their world in Covenant.
  10. Corporal Hicks
    I would definitely be all over something like that, but I also worry that it might not be best realized on a smaller budget. Though if the rumors are true, it's still got a sizable budget(75m) compared to AvP/R/Predators.
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