If you weren’t aware, the ALIEN franchise is set to burst into life once more with Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez writing and directing a brand-new film in the long running franchise and we are now getting news that Cailee Spaeny is all set to be confirmed as the lead role, fighting off these iconic creatures, taking over from the much-missed Ripley who fought them for many of films.

There is not much known about this planned sequel/reboot/remake/whatever it is, apart from the fact that original director Ridley Scott will serve as a producer via his Scott Free banner and the idea from Alvarez is an “exciting one”.

The guys over on DEADLINE reported only recently that “20th Century and Scott Free made this a top priority after hearing Alvarez’s pitch and after a recent script was delivered, things only gained speed in getting this film in front of cameras by early 2023.”

Spaeny was recently seen in the sequel, THE CRAFT: Legacy.