“Alien: Romulus” Trailer Bridges the Gap Between the Two Most Iconic Installments

You know the old adage, made famous by Ridley Scott’s original Alien, that in space, no one can you hear scream? You can be sure there will be screams aplenty in director Fede Alvarez’s Alien: Romulus, an interquel that bridges the gap between Scott’s 1979 game changer and James Cameron’s fantastic 1986 sequel Aliens. 

Alvarez’s film has the distinction of having been approved by both Scott and Cameron. Romulus is centered on a crew of young space colonists who come into contact with a fearsome Xenomorph, the acid-spewing, multiple-mouthed creature that literally burst onto the scene in Scott’s original. In Alien, we got an incredible performance from Sigourney Weaver as the indomitable Ellen Ripley, who battled and eventually vanquished a Xenomorph after a grueling duel aboard the USCSS Nostromo. Cameron picked up the story seven years later and followed a battle-hardened Ripley, now a part of a military mission to a space colony to investigate a fresh xenomorph attack. Romulus is set between these two films and boasts an ensemble of young performers led by Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn, and Aileen Wu.

The trailer reveals Spaeny’s Rain Carradine making a fateful decision; she wants out of her boring life and into something a little more eventful. So, she jumps aboard a ship that will end up being a house of horrors, including a chest-busting alien that brings us all the way back to the original Alien.

Check out the trailer below. Alien: Romulus hits theaters on August 16.

For more on Alien: Romulus, check out these stories:

First “Alien: Romulus” Images Unleash the Xenomorph in Fede Alvarez’s Upcoming Interquel

First “Alien: Romulus” Trailer Reveals the “Interquel” Connecting Franchise’s Most Iconic Films

Featured image: Xenomorph in 20th Century Studios’ ALIEN: ROMULUS. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.


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