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Disney Shelves Fox’s ‘Alien Nation’ Remake

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Disney has decided to shelve another film in development from 20th Century, this time it’s the long in development Alien Nation remake according to Variety.

In 2016 Fox tapped Jeff Nichols (Mud, Loving) to write and direct the project, with his Loving producers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Sarah Greene on board.

Alien Nation is the latest project from 20th Century to get shelved, following Wes Ball’s Mouse Guard, which was set to star Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Sonoya Mizuno.

The original Alien Nation film released in 1988, centered on humans living alongside extraterrestrial humanoid beings whose spaceship crash landed three years earlier. This coexistence is not always harmonious, as exemplified by segregated slums and the uneasy partnership of police detective Matthew Sykes (James Caan) with new humanoid partner Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin). However, the pair begin to overcome their differences as they investigate a slum drug ring led by the slippery William Harcourt (Terence Stamp).

Source: Variety

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