Fede Alvarez’s ‘Alien: Romulus’ to Have UK Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Feed Alvarez Alien: Romulus It will premiere in the UK at the revamped Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in August.

The highly anticipated reboot of director Ridley Scott’s horror franchise will open the festival’s new Midnight Madness section on August 15.

20th Century Studios will release the film in the UK and Ireland on August 16, the same day as its US release.

Produced by Scott, co-written and directed by Alvarez, the film stars Cailee Spaeny, David Johnson, Archie Reno, Isabella Merced, Spike Fern, and Aileen Wu.

Described as a return to the roots of the series, the film follows a group of young space colonists who, while researching an abandoned space station, come face to face with the most terrifying lifeforms in the universe.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the UK premiere of this fun and brutal new take on the Alien franchise from one of the most exciting horror filmmakers working today,” said Paul Reid, EIFF Festival Director.

“Fede Álvarez brings a sense of tradition and legacy, as well as bloody authenticity and swagger, and we can’t think of a better way to open Midnight Madness than with this stunning new film. Plus, knowing that the original and essential Ridley Scottreservation It also premiered at midnight in the UK at the 1979 festival and is the icing on an amazing, if very quirky, cake. Help yourself.”

Reed, a former Picturehouse Cinema acquisitions executive, is preparing for this first edition of the EIFF at the helm, as the festival reinvents itself after a difficult few years.

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The new Midnight Madness line will be on display throughout the festival and will conclude with Coralie Fargeat’s dark body horror. Subject August 20.

The festival will also host a special screening of Chris Nash’s Midnight Madness, an arty film. Of a violent nature.

EIFF recently announced Overtake the race Written by Nora Fingscheidt (System destroyer) as the opening film. Adapted from Amy Liptrot’s best-selling memoir about her battle with alcoholism, the film stars Saoirse Ronan.Ladybug, Brooklyn) as a Scottish journalist and writer.

EIFF will take place from August 15 to 21. The full program will be announced on July 10.

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