ALIEN: ROMULUS CinemaCon Footage Features Face-Huggers, Chest-Bursting, And Plenty Of Gore - SPOILERS

ALIEN: ROMULUS CinemaCon Footage Features Face-Huggers, Chest-Bursting, And Plenty Of Gore -  SPOILERS ALIEN: ROMULUS CinemaCon Footage Features Face-Huggers, Chest-Bursting, And Plenty Of Gore -  SPOILERS

Two clips from Fede Alvarez's Alien: Romulus screened at CinemaCon this week, and as long as you're okay with some spoilers, you can check out a breakdown right here...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 13, 2024 11:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Alien
Source: Via SFF Gazette

The first trailer for Alien: Romulus took a back to basics approach by focusing on the claustrophobic chills of the original Alien, and if descriptions of the footage that screened at CinemaCon this week are anything to go by, director Fede Alvarez really has managed to recapture the sheer dread of Ridley Scott's classic.

Two clips were shown to attendees, both spotlighting intense Xenomorph action. There will be some spoilers ahead.

The first clip sees Cailee Spaeny’s Rain Carradine and her crew under attack from a horde of Face-Huggers. The humans and their synthetic (sorry, Bishop... artificial person) Andy (David Jonsson) manage to escape, but not before one of the creatures attaches itself to a crew member.

The next scene flashes forward to that same character experiencing what happens when the Xenomorph's incubation period comes to an end, as she keels over and watches in horror as an alien slowly emerges from her chest.

You'll find a much more detailed breakdown over at Discussing Film, but their description is ever more spoilery.

While chatting to THR shortly after the trailer debut, Alvarez confirmed that Romulus takes place between the events of Scott's Alien and James Cameron's Aliens.

"The way we crafted it is, if you haven’t seen any of them, I’m jealous because you’ll have an incredible experience. You’ll have all these worlds of Alien coming at you, and you’ve never experienced any of this. You don’t know how the creature is born, and you don’t know any of these things. That’s fantastic. You’ll have a blast."

"Now, if you’ve seen the others," he continues, "then it’s a completely different experience in a way, because you’ll see and you’ll find those connections with the other movies. And if you’re a fan, you’ll be that person who annoys your friends in the theater, by telling them that you know what this is from and where that gun is from and what the characters are talking about."

Check out the trailer and poster below.

"The sci-fi/horror-thriller takes the phenomenally successful Alien franchise back to its roots: While scavenging the deep ends of a derelict space station, a group of young space colonizers come face to face with the most terrifying life form in the universe."

The film stars Cailee Spaeny (“Priscilla”), David Jonsson (“Agatha Christie’s Murder is Easy”), Archie Renaux (“Shadow and Bone”), Isabela Merced (“The Last of Us”), Spike Fearn (“Aftersun”), Aileen Wu. Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead,” “Don’t Breathe”) directs from a screenplay he wrote with frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues (“Don’t Breathe 2”) based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett.

Alien: Romulus is produced by Ridley Scott (“Napoleon”), who directed the original Alien and produced and directed the series’ entries “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant,” Michael Pruss (“Boston Strangler”), and Walter Hill (“Alien”), with Fede Alvarez, Elizabeth Cantillon (“Charlie’s Angels”), Brent O’Connor (“Bullet Train”), and Tom Moran (“Unstoppable”) serving as executive producers.

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Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 4/13/2024, 11:14 AM
I only hope the only survivor is a woman and thar every men turn to be fools
Surveyor
Surveyor - 4/13/2024, 11:18 AM
@Malatrova15 - I find it funny you're trying to make it a dig, when the first film literally had Ripley; a woman be the only survivor. And they didn't make them men look like fools, so why would they do that now?
kylo0607
kylo0607 - 4/13/2024, 11:19 AM
@Malatrova15 - Please be cibil
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 4/13/2024, 11:28 AM
@Surveyor - i never seen an Alien mobie
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 4/13/2024, 11:29 AM
@kylo0607 - I AM , I AM CIVIL , LOOKING FOR ADVENTYRE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY BIRN TO BE CIVIIIIIIL
bobevanz
bobevanz - 4/13/2024, 11:31 AM
@Malatrova15 - please don't be civil
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 4/13/2024, 11:33 AM
@bobevanz -oh Now we can see the warnings and the signs
Reading between the lines like writing on the wall
Now we can see, what do we need?
We should need nothing, nothing at all
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 4/13/2024, 11:19 AM
“Sorry Bishop” 😂 I wouldn’t remember this reference if I hadn’t just watched the movie last week.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 4/13/2024, 11:33 AM
@SuperJefe - good call back. Wilding doesn't have these chops.
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 4/13/2024, 11:48 AM
@McMurdo - I immediately went back up to look at who wrote it haha
WhatIfRickJames
WhatIfRickJames - 4/13/2024, 11:20 AM
That poster is perfect
RubyRhod
RubyRhod - 4/13/2024, 11:45 AM
I bet there's nonbinary crew member inside that spaceship
marvel72
marvel72 - 4/13/2024, 12:47 PM
@RubyRhod - Bound to be,it's just more nonsense they will force into the movie.
Colton
Colton - 4/13/2024, 11:46 AM
Just let it die. Its been shit since the original.
lord22
lord22 - 4/13/2024, 12:02 PM
@Colton - or you could choose to ignore this movie and let other people enjoy it ????

no you can't ?
Colton
Colton - 4/13/2024, 12:08 PM
@lord22 - I ain't stopping anyone from enjoying it. If comments on a comments section for movies and comics triggers you so easily, that's on you.
XtremeXFan
XtremeXFan - 4/13/2024, 4:32 PM
@Colton - I legit like Aliens and prometheus, and the Alien vs Predator Games and Comics are an absolute blast, but I can get where youre comming from.

Alien3, 4 and Covenant where kinda duds and the AVP films are hot garbage guilty pleasure movies.

so hopefuly this will be anther good one.

bobevanz
bobevanz - 4/13/2024, 12:16 PM
I'd argue that Aliens is an entirely different movie when compared to the first, which is a glorified Haunted House movie. And then the third tried to go back to the claustrophobic feeling of the first. Watch the Assembly cut for that one. Alien is a trendsetter and it deserves all the flowers, but saying it only got worse is simply a matter of tastes
EgoEgor
EgoEgor - 4/13/2024, 12:30 PM
It just feels like a reboot more than a film that's trying to take the franchise to new places. I love Alien and Aliens but I'm gonna pass on this. I've seen this movie before and even played the game. not for me.
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 4/13/2024, 12:36 PM
Thought Alvarez did a good job with Evil Dead, looking forward to it.
marvel72
marvel72 - 4/13/2024, 12:37 PM
Looks promising from the teaser.
campblood
campblood - 4/13/2024, 1:49 PM
Can xenomorphs be made with smaller animals like a frog or something?
SuperiorHeckler
SuperiorHeckler - 4/13/2024, 1:54 PM
@campblood - I suppose the stupid 'Black-Goo' first introduced with PROMETHEUS can do whatever it wants. And that would mean being able to 'morph' and transform smaller organisms. 🧐
dragon316
dragon316 - 4/14/2024, 10:01 AM
@campblood - if there’s something face hugger can attach to it’s possible we never see it in movies only comics I would like alien with wings that be very deadly movies or comics
campblood
campblood - 4/14/2024, 1:56 PM
@dragon316 - if it’s a size constraint then maybe a California condor since they’re huge birds
campblood
campblood - 4/14/2024, 1:57 PM
@SuperiorHeckler - I’m good on that
SuperiorHeckler
SuperiorHeckler - 4/13/2024, 1:52 PM
Pet-peeve that they have disregarded the 'Alien Alphabet' naming of the androids: Ash, Bishop, Call, David and then they screwed it up with Walter and now, going back to the beginning of the alphabet again with Andy. 🫤
Nolanite
Nolanite - 4/13/2024, 2:42 PM
Fede would never let us down.
I guess we will never find out what happened with David and the Covenant ship.
Nolanite out
grif
grif - 4/13/2024, 3:24 PM
ok but why should i watch this?

BillyBatson1000
BillyBatson1000 - 4/13/2024, 4:49 PM
Seriously, Fassbender's 'David' offers are a far more interesting (and original) plotline than another rehash of Aliens vs Humans histrionics (we all know how those end). Be great if they fixed the question of who created what: Ridley Scott canon ('Covenant' DVD commentary): David created the Xenos. 'Covenant' novelization (based on the script) the Engineers created the Xenomorphs.

And David is even freakier than that damn hybrid/thing in Resurrection.
GeneralZod
GeneralZod - 4/13/2024, 7:28 PM
@BillyBatson1000 - Couldn't agree more. Prometheus (Covenant, somewhat) really puts one to think, and Fassbender's David is such a unique character. We're going back to pure horror, which is fine and will make bank (that's all that matters these days, right?), but it's a let-down.
BillyBatson1000
BillyBatson1000 - 4/14/2024, 10:38 AM
@GeneralZod - Yep. We saw the same thing with Terminator - rehashing the same plot (with slightly different characters/different actors AS the same characters) until it was painted into a corner. Innovation is the way to go - even if it doesn't fully work - it offers new places to build further sequels from.
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