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

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

Fede Alvarez Foreigner: Romulo It will have its UK premiere at the revamped Edinburgh International Film Competition (EIFF) in August.

The long-awaited reboot of director Ridley Scott’s horror franchise, Midnight Insanity, will open the new competition on August 15.

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

The film is produced by Scott and co-written and directed by Alvarez, and stars Cailee Spaeny, David Johnson, Archie Reno, Isabela Merced, Spike Fern, and Eileen 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 thrilled to be hosting the UK premiere of this hugely entertaining new take on the Alien franchise from one of the most exciting horror directors currently working,” said Paul Reid, EIFF Festival Director.

“Fede Alvarez brings a sense of tradition and heritage as well as bloody authenticity and swagger, and we can’t think of a better way to open our Midnight Insanity program than with this stunning new film. Furthermore, knowing that Ridley Scott’s film is one of a kind,Ensures It also made its UK debut at midnight in the 1979 contest and is the crowning glory of a stunning, if very spiky, cake. It may come.”

Reed, a former Picturehouse Cinema acquisitions executive, is gearing up for this first edition of the responsible EIFF, as the competition undergoes a major overhaul after a tough few years.

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The new Midnight Insanity series will cover the entire competition, ending with Coralie Farget’s dark fitness horror. Subject On August 20.

The competition will also host a special screening of Chris Nash’s art-house horror film Midnight Insanity, violent in nature.

EIFF recently announced Overcoming Written by Nora Fingscheidt (System destroyer) as the opening film. The film is based on Amy Liptrot’s best-selling memoir about her battle with alcoholism, starring Saoirse Ronan (Ladybug, Brooklyn) as a Scottish journalist and writer.

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