The filmmaker mentioned his plans for “Alien Nation” throughout a current interview on the Staff Deakins podcast.
Nichols mentioned his “Alien Nation” plans throughout a current interview on the Staff Deakins podcast, the place he acknowledged he was engaged on adapting the 1991 sci-fi movie right into a 10-episode tv present. Nichols famous that he was approached by Fox to remake the movie however mentioned Disney killed the venture in 2019 after the corporate acquired the competing studio.
“I then had this concept of how I might take that title, however a state of affairs that has nothing to do with the unique film, essentially, and I obtained actually enthusiastic about it…I spent three years constructing out a complete alien civilization, and this example, and this setup, and all these characters and it’s actually what I’ve been doing for a very long time,” Nichols mentioned, per SlashFilm. “We have been set to go make it. It was going to be our subsequent massive problem for Adam and I, which might be making an enormous, $100 million studio movie, nonetheless in Arkansas. Disney purchased Fox and killed it, which was a bit of soul-crushing, to say the least.”
Nichols added that Disney got here again to him after killing his concept for a movie remake and expressed an curiosity in having the director work on an “Alien Nation” collection as a substitute.
“So I’ve taken it and damaged it into ten episodes, and it’s into account proper now,” Nichols mentioned. “Who is aware of, individuals in way more highly effective positions than me are deciding that. One of many tips is, I wish to shoot it like an enormous movie, and I’m undecided if we’ll be capable of get away with that.”
The unique “Alien Nation” sci-fi movie occurred in Los Angeles in 1991 after a number of hundred thousand aliens land on Earth and try to assimilate into society. The movie follows the connection between a human cop and a rookie alien detective who should work collectively to resolve a murder case. The movie turned a cult hit and spawned a number of tv film sequels and a single tv season.
If Nichols is ready to full an “Alien Nation” collection it will mark the primary tv credit score for the filmmaker. Nichols beforehand directed and wrote well-received movies reminiscent of “Loving” and “Midnight Particular,” which each premiered in 2016.
SlashFilm was first to report the Nichols information.