Production on Alien: Romulus, the upcoming Alien film from writer/director Fede Alvarerz, wrapped back in July and Fede has been working away on assembling his cut of the film! Talking to Guillermo del Toro while on stage at Directors Guild of America Latino Summit, Fede told del Toro and the audience (at 18:34 in this video) that he had completed his Director’s Cut and spoke about handing Sir Ridley Scott his edit.
I finished the Director’s Cut a week ago and had to go through the incredible tense process of obviously sending to Ridley. I wanted him to see it before anybody. And everyone gave me the head’s up that Ridley is really tough. He’s really tough, particularly if it has something to do with his movies. He was really tough on Blade Runner, which I thought was a masterpiece, and he had issues with it because it’s really hard for him because it’s his work.
Discussing Ridley’s lukewarm response to Top Gun: Maverick, the 2022 sequel to his brother’s original, Fede hadn’t sounded too confident about what he thought Ridley would say about his own Alien movie.
So I was like “there’s no way I win this one.” Even if he didn’t ask for it, I was gonna go there and sit at a table and look at him and get it. Even if he was gonna say “you destroyed my legacy,” I wanted to be in front of him and see him in the eye. I didn’t want to get an email where it says “Ridley says…”
I was like I wanna see him, if you’ll see me, I want to talk to him right after. I drove there. I see his executives, which couldn’t see it with him, because he wanted to watch it on his own. Because it was Alien. It was very important to him. He didn’t want to have anybody in the room. That makes me even more terrified while I’m waiting.
And then he walks into the room and he did say “Fede, what can I say? It’s fucking great.” For me it was like…ahhh…My family knows it was one of the best moments of my life to have a master like him, which I admired so much, to even watch a movie I made but particularly something like this…and talk to me for an hour about what he liked about it.
Alien: Romulus is currently scheduled for a theatrical release August 16th 2024. Thanks to Jason Martin and Darkoo for the news.
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