Something Familiar About This Alien Uprising
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't we mere days away from the start of 2009? Isn't it a little late in the game to be producing blatant knock-offs of the Alien movies? I thought such films had died off about a decade ago. Now Halcyon International Pictures has a film in the pipeline titled Alien Uprising that is positively Alien-a-riffic.
"In the future. Marines land on the prison planet Rove 12 in order to put down a suspected prisoner uprising. When the Marines arrive, they find most of the prisoners and all of the guards dead. Any survivors are hiding from a ruthless, blood thirsty creature. Now the prisoners and the Marines have to band together to get off the planet - ALIVE."
So between the futuristic setting, the space marines, the prison planet, and the slime-drooling extraterrestrial nasty it would seem Alien Uprisingis shoehorning pieces of the first three Alien films all into one convenient cinematic confection. I take back my negativity. I want to see this. Haven't seen a good or bad Alien-esque hodgepodge in a long time. I’m ready to witness the uprising.
You can experience a taste of the Alien Uprising by viewing the teaser trailer Halcyon has on their website (in addition to that indefensibly awful teaser art). I encourage you to give it a look if only to take note of how manyAlien components you can identify in less than 60 seconds.
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