Alien Nation – the movie AND the TV series – was a fun piece of sci-fi that was big from 1988 to the early 90s… and now it’s coming back.
Based on the movie produced by Gale Anne Hurd and starring James Caan as a grumpy, racist cop paired with an alien partner played by Mandy Patinkin, it was basically a cop thriller with a slight alien subplot where basically a race of aliens had fled their planet and come to earth where they integrated into society but were persecuted by almost everyone… think District 9 lite.
The 20th Century Fox reboot, reports THR, will be penned by Iron Man’s Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Early word is it will be a Planet of the Apes type reboot that will hopefully lead to a successful franchise. Most interesting of all is that the first movie is rumoured to tell the story of why the aliens left their home planet… something that was never explored before.
Call us cautiously excited…