Alien Has A New Home

And it’s on Hulu, where it will join the upcoming Predator prequel Prey (though considering in Predator lore the creatures have visited the Earth throughout history it’s sounds like less a prequel/sequel than just a story of a particular encounter with the alien hunters).

By my reckoning the greatest problem with the Alien movies thus far as been Ridley Scott’s stranglehold over the franchise, despite the fact that he’s not particularly interested in it (if Prometheus and Alien: Covenant proved anything, it’s that) so to hear that someone else will be directing is a good thing.

And that person is Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) and while I don’t know if he’s the best choice, virtually anyone other that Scott is a marked improvement.

Though what’s perhaps even more interesting is that Hulu seems to be becoming the home of hard R-rated franchises that don’t quite fit in the Disney mold (Disney owns Hulu and 20th Century Fox, now known as 20th Century Studios) – such as their upcoming Hellraiser reboot – that might be theatrically-challenged.

It’s an interesting idea especially if their budgets remain on the level of theatrical features though it can only benefit Hellraiser, which never had particularly high budgets to begin with.

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