A Quick Teaser Trailer for Fox's Six New 'Alien' Universe Short Films
by Alex Billington
March 13, 2019
"There's something in here! You gotta get us out!" To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's Alien, first released in May of 1979, 20th Century Fox has produced a series of six new sci-fi short films that will be released each week beginning at the end of this month. Set in the cinematic "Alien Universe" (as it's now being called), Fox partnered with crowdsourced studio Tongal and took submissions from fans who were interested in creating their own Alien shorts. They received over 550 entries, and only six lucky filmmakers were chosen to bring their stories to life. These shorts will be debuting online via IGN as part of their 40th anniversary festivities, so get ready. For now this teaser gives us just a tiny taste of the shorts and they look pretty damn impressive. All of them seem to be a bit more polished than your average fan film. Take a peek.
Here's the first teaser trailer for Fox's 40th Anniversary series of Alien short films, direct from YouTube:
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the tip. Description from YouTube: "To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's groundbreaking sci-fi horror film Alien (1979), six visionary filmmakers (above) were selected to bring their Alien-inspired stories to life. From terrifying escapes, to Facehuggers and Xenomorphs, these captivating shorts brings forth an exciting new narrative for fans while paying homage to the original film." Featuring six different shorts by: Chris Reading (Alien: Containment), Benjamin Howdeshell (Alien: Harvest), Noah Miller (Alien: Alone), Aidan Breznick (Alien: Night Shift), Kelsey Taylor (Alien: Specimen), and the Spear Sisters (Alien: Ore). Ridley Scott's original Alien was first released in theaters on May 25th, 1979. One new short will be released every Friday on IGN, beginning March 29th this month.
whoafilms on Mar 13, 2019
This is what I wanted!
ErrorSapiens on Mar 14, 2019
Those things tend to be better than original. I personally find Animatrix shorts much better than Matrix trilogy ...
shiboleth on Mar 14, 2019
Ok NOTHING will ever top the first two Alien films, period. The best they could ever hope to do is imitate it for like the 1,000th time. And the Animatrix should of course be better than anything in the Matrix "trilogy" based solely on the fact that the Matrix was just live action anime anyway, so that ain't saying much.
JohnDoeB on Mar 14, 2019
I tend to agree that you have a stronger case with Alien movies than with the Matrix's ones. But still, I want to see what will come out of it. And even for the sake of a good will here, until we see these shorts, I'll be on your side. No guaranties for what happens afterwards ...
shiboleth on Mar 15, 2019
I'm actually curious to see all of them now.
Jezper on Mar 14, 2019
DAVIDPD on Mar 14, 2019
Fantastic! I really hope this is them testing out the waters with some less safe stories, actors, etc so they can produce an actually worthy Aliens movie.
syntaxterror on Mar 14, 2019
I'm a bit bummed that Neil Blomkamp's OATS studio wasn't involved or that he wasn't directly, but this is EXACTLY what this franchise needs after being run into the ground. Fresh blood and ideas pumped into an awesome universe that's been begging for this for YEARS.
THE_RAW_ on Mar 15, 2019
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