Just when you thought Fox Home Entertainment’s ALIEN ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray box set had satisfied your voracious hunger to know all phases of the Alien mythology, a new officially licensed book, Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film, promises to deliver an eye-opening insight into Ridley Scott’s landmark 1979 gothic sci-fi masterpiece.
Author Ian Nathan gained fullly authorized access to director Scott’s storyboards, photos and script pages, plus H.R. Giger’s nightmarish creature designs, construction blueprints, costume designs and never-before-seen photos of the cast and crew to fill 176 pages of unprecedented details on the making of ALIEN. From the book’s blog page:
For over thirty years, audiences have been simultaneously captivated and appalled as the spaceship Nostromo is invaded and its crew stalked by a terrifying parasitic creature. From the gore of the infant alien bursting from Kane’s chest to the mounting claustrophobia as Ripley discovers the monster has followed her into the escape shuttle, Alien is a chilling masterpiece.
Now, Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film opens a portal into the making of this legendary film, tracing its path from embryonic concept to fully fledged box office phenomenon.
This looks like an exciting new exploration of Ridley Scott’s influential and franchise-spawning horror film in detailed text and images. You can count on FilmEdge to review this book when it’s scheduled to burst onto bookshelves September 17th from Voyageur Press.