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Original Newt, Carrie Henn to play Newt’s mother in Alien Identity fan film

July 6th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments


1986’s Aliens has given us many things: snappy one-liners; huge set-piece battles; Ripley fighting an Alien Queen in a forklift mecha; and of course Bill Paxton chewing up the scenery as Private Hudson.

We also got the utterly fabulous performance of Carrie Henn as Newt, sole survivor of Hadley’s Hope colony. With her performance winning her the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, it seemed that Henn was going on to big things. Aliens would prove to be her only film role, however, as she decided to go into teaching.

Things change, however, as 29 years later Henn has signed up to appear in a fan film called Alien Identity, set 14 years after the events of Aliens in an alternate timeline where Alien³ never happened. Elle Viane Sonnet will play Newt, with Henn playing Anne Jorden, Newt’s mother, in a flashback. Ricco Ross, who played Private Frost in Aliens, is producing the project and will also appear as Frost’s brother Richard.

Henn was recently asked about the project and responded positively, saying:

“I am looking forward to working on Aliens from a different perspective. I can’t wait to hear what all the fans think!”

Fan films have had something of a mixed reputation over the years. Some of the Star Trek fan-produced films of recent years have; however, produced better storylines than Paramount have managed so it’s hopeful that this will be a goer. Fingers crossed.

Source: Digital Spy


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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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