It looks like Disney is changing up some of Fox’s plans again. The studio has reportedly pressed pause on Fox’s remake of the 1988 film Alien Nation, according to Variety.
- In 2016, Fox hired director Jeff Nichols to write and direct the remake.
- Nichols was to reteam with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Sarah Greene, the producers of his film Loving.
- He signed on to direct the remak two days before Loving premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
- The original Alien Nation starred James Caan as a police officer partnered with an alien played by Mandy Patinkin and was set in Los Angeles after an alien race landed in the Mojave Desert.
- Alien Nation was a moderate success, earning $25 million at the box office and Fox launched a spinoff series which ran for 22 episodes in 1989-1990 before it was cancelled.
- The series starred Gary Graham and Eric Pierpoint.
- Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Sonoya Mizuno were tapped to star in Fox’s remake of the film.
- Disney has now put the project on hold, just a week after cancelling Fox’s animated feature Mouse Guard.
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