Alien: Romulus' trailer proves this movie is more than a bite of nostalgia

Alien Romulus trailer; a xenomorph
(Image credit: 20th Century)

The first trailer for Fede Álvarez' Alien: Romulus is finally here, and it doesn't disappoint. The team has been quietly creating this year's new Alien movie, due 16 August, with one eye on returning the franchise to its handmade, slow-burn horror roots.

The director behind horror hits Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead isn't averse to turning on the VFX when needed, but also he's placed physicality and eking out tension from tight spaces high on the list of things that tick in his movies… ideal then, for an Alien movie designed around claustrophobic terror.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.