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Cailee Spaeny Confirms Alien: Romulus Timeline Setting and Effects Studio Involvement!

In a recent red carpet interview with Variety for her upcoming biopic Priscilla, Alien: Romulus lead actor Cailee Spaeny has confirmed the timeframe in which the film takes place: between the original Alien and its sequel Aliens.

“It’s supposed to slot in between the first movie and the second movie,” Spaeny tells Variety’s Michaela Zee. “They brought the same team from ‘Aliens,’ the James Cameron film. The same people who built those xenomorphs actually came on and built ours. So getting to see the original design with the original people who have been working on these films for 45-plus years and has been so much of their life has been really incredible.”

Alien: Romulus star Cailee Spaeny

Spaeny makes reference to the special effects team responsible for handling the creatures returning from Aliens. She is referring to the prominent workshop Legacy Effects (Formerly Stan Winston Studio) who we can confirm were working in collaboration with Studio Gillis. Studio Gillis is the new effects workshop managed by StudioADI co-founder Alec Gillis, responsible for the effects behind previous films in the franchises such as Alien³, Alien: Resurrection, The Predator, Prey, and both AVP films.

Spaeny also commented further on returning to the sci-fi genre after her earlier role in the sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising.

“My first film was big-budget sci-fi,” Spaeny continues, referring to her role in the 2018 kaiju sequel “Pacific Rim: Uprising.” “I feel like I’m going back to that world. And I have so much fun. I like trying to do as many different things as I can. So I swapped my high heels and my beehive for spacesuits and lots of wire work. … I love watching those old ‘70s, ‘80s action sci-fi films. And I’m such a fan of that IP and Sigourney Weaver. It’s legendary to get to be a part of it.”

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