Disney Has Put Jeff Nichols' Alien Nation Remake on Hold For Now

One of the projects that was being developed at Fox before Disney bought them was a remake of the classic 1988 sci-fi thriller Alien Nation. Director Jeff Nichols was developing the film, but it looks like Disney isn’t too keen on moving forward with it. According to Variety, the Mouse House has “hit the pause button” on the project.

You know what? I’m totally fine with Alien Nation not being remade. It’s one less remake that the world needs. The original movie starred James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, and Terence Stamp. The story is set in Los Angeles in 1991, “humans live alongside extraterrestrial humanoid beings whose spaceship crash landed three years earlier. This coexistence is not always harmonious, as exemplified by segregated slums and the uneasy partnership of police detective Matthew Sykes (Caan) with new humanoid partner Sam Francisco (Patinkin). However, the pair begin to overcome their differences as
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