Disney Puts “Alien Nation” Remake On Holld

Disney Puts Alien Nation Remake On Hold

Disney Pictures have opted to put Fox’s proposed remake of 1988 science-fiction thriller “Alien Nation” on hold for now, pushing pause on the project rather than scrapping it ala “Mouse Guard”.

“Take Shelter” and “Loving” helmer Jeff Nichols signed on to write and direct the project in 2016 and both Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Sarah Greene are set to produce.

The original was set in Los Angeles after 300,000 members of an enslaved alien race – the Newcomers – landed in the Mojave Desert. James Caan starred as a police officer partnered with an alien (Mandy Patinkin) in the film which was successful enough to launch a single season spin-off TV series.

Source: Variety