20th Century Fox have hired “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to pen the script for a reboot of the late 1980s sci-fi feature “Alien Nation”.
The original film was set in 1991, when alien refugees had come to Earth three years before and were now attempting to integrate into Los Angeles.
The action followed the partnership between a veteran cop (James Caan) and his newly assigned alien detective partner (Mandy Patinkin) trying to stop a businessman from selling a dangerous narcotic to the alien species.
The film spawned a TV spin-off the following year on Fox which lasted one season, several TV movies aired from 1994 to 1997, wrapping up the show’s storylines. Gale Anne Hurd produced the original, but there’s no word on who will serve as producer.
Source: Heat Vision