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June 11, 2019

‘Alien: Isolation’ will terrify Switch users later this year

Xenomorphs will soon hunt you down on the road. Creative Assembly and Sega are bringing the survival horror of Alien: Isolation to the Switch sometime later in 2019. There are precious few details of what will change, but the portability is an obvi…
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April 26, 2019

Alien Is Getting a Tabletop Roleplaying Game

At the gaming table, no one can hear you scream. io9 can exclusively reveal that Tales From the Loop creator Free League Publishing has teamed up with 20th Century Fox to create an original tabletop roleplaying game series set in the world of Alien. And it’s coming out this year.

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March 23, 2019

This high school drama club put on a stage production of Alien, and it looks fantastic

Picking up the mantle once championed by the (sadly fictional) Max Fisher Players, a high school drama club in Bergen, New Jersey recently put on what looks to be an absolutely amazing staged rendition of Alien. Yes, Alien. Yes, the Ridley Scott movie. Oh, just shut up and look:

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February 28, 2019

Ridley Scott’s Alien will finally be released in 4K HDR for its 40th anniversary

Enlarge / The titular alien. (credit: 20th Century Fox)

The long wait is over for sci-fi and horror film buffs: the 1979 classic Alien will be released in 4K and HDR for the film’s 40th anniversary. The remaster will be available on an UltraHD Blu-ray disc.

20th Century Fox and partners embarked on an effort to remaster the film in 4K last year, under supervision by Pam Dery and director Ridley Scott. Alien was originally shot on 35mm film, and the remaster was made using the original negative.

Remastering older films for the UltraHD era has sometimes proven challenging for studios. In many cases, original film [...]

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