Alien Nation

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20th Century Fox is bringing back Alien Nation to the big screen under the creative direction of Jeff Nichols (Loving). The 1988 film took the buddy cop movie to new heights as the disgruntled veteran cop (James Caan) wasn’t partnered with a dog, robot, or psycho crazy loose cannon cop, but an alien  (Manny Patinkin) who crash landed on Earth with 300,000 other enslaved aliens who escaped their alien overlord masters and are now trying to assimilate into Los Angles. (more…)

Alien Nation

It’s hard to forget the original Alien Nation.  Not only was the movie a brilliant commentary on discrimination, set in the future of 1991, but it was a hell of a crime drama, and even won the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film of 1998.  The movie went on to spawn a television series, several tv movies, books, and a comic book series. Well, as we all know, Hollywood banks on nostalgia more than creativity, so it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Alien Nation is heading back to the screen, via a 20th Century Fox reboot. (more…)

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