The future is bright for the Alien saga with television prospects currently looking toward a different angle on things. TCA coverage last month via the trades revealed that forthcoming treatment of the franchise for the small screen will be nil to do with the character, Ripley, iconically portrayed by actress Sigourney Weaver for all four films from directors Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Fede Alvarez is at the helm for the latest rousing push for upcoming thriller, The Girl In The Spider’s Web. Following suit from David Fincher’s inaugural 2011 film revamp of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Emmy-winning actress Claire Foy fronts the sequel from a script by Alvarez, and co-scribes Jay Basu and Steven Knight.
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Joining Foy is actor Sverrir Gudnason reprising the role previously played by Daniel Craig in the 2011 film with performances by Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund and Vicky Krieps culminating the cast. Sony is rolling out hard and heavy with two official trailers get the ball rolling in welcoming Foy and the gang to the fray for the explosive new thriller, and you can check those out below!
Critics at SXSW were unanimous in their praise for the film. Perri Nemiroff at Collider.com called it “a masterful combination of suspense and violence that’ll have you squirming in your seat and enjoying every minute of it,” while Eric Vespe at Ain’t It Cool News said it was “a tense Hitchockian thriller.”