Fox Hires ‘Iron Man’ Writers For ‘Alien Nation’ Remake

Mar 27, 2015

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The Hollywood Report now says that the studio has hired writers for their Alien Nation reboot. Originally, an 80’s sci-fi cop film that starred James Cann and Mandy Patinkin as buddy cops, one xenophobic human and the other apart of a refugee alien race that is stuck on Earth.

Set in a near future where humans and a race of aliens are forced to co-exist, tenuously, as humans keep the newcomers mostly segregated and without rights. The story then told of the first alien police officer, who is paired with a racially insensitive partner. Soon, however, a case comes along that brings the two together in friendship and respect.

 

Think District 9 , but is set in L.A. with aliens that look more humanoid and can speak English, mixed-in with a little bit Lethal Weapon.

Fox has tasked Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to pen the script.

The 1988 film spawned a television series which of course I was a fan along with novels and comics. It was a unique concept and could use an interesting modern take on the material.

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We’ve been talking about how much 20th Century Fox is investing in the science fiction genre resurrecting franchises like Alien, Predator, Planet of The Apes, and doubling-down on three Avatar sequels.

Apparently, the studio sees franchise potential in the remake similar to Apes and the first installment will begin by telling how and why the aliens came to Earth.

SOURCE: THR

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