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Alien Nation Remake Gets Midnight Special Director Jeff Nichols

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Alien Nation Remake Gets Midnight Special Director Jeff Nichols
Midnight Special director Jeff Nichols has signed on to write and direct 20th Century Fox's remake of Alien Nation. The studio first set up this sci-fi remake in March 2015, when they brought on Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, but now Jeff Nichols will take over the writing duties. No production schedule was given at this time, and it isn't known if 20th Century Fox is eyeing a particular release date quite yet.

The original Alien Nation was set in a future where humans and an alien race were forced to co-exist with each other, as the humans keep the alien species segregated from the general population with very little rights. The plot followed the first ever alien police officer (Mandy Patinkin) on Earth, who is paired up with a racially-biased cop (James Caan). Although they have their differences, a case comes up that causes them to form
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Alien Nation Revival in the Works

The Sci-Fi Channel is in the process of developing a new version of Alien Nation, the 1988 sci-fi film-turned-television series. Veteran television producer and writer Tim Minear, whose credits include Dollhouse, Drive, Angel, Firefly and The X-Files, is writing the screenplay. Alien Nation centers on the partnership between a veteran cop and his alien detective partner, set against the larger tale of alien "newcomers" who move to Earth and attempt to assimilate into society. The film was directed by Graham Baker and starred James Caan, Mandy Patinkin and Terence Stamp. In 1989, 20th Century Fox TV adapted the movie for television, with Eric Pierpoint and Gary Graham in the lead roles. The show lasted just a single season but spawned a series of books. The show was revived in 1994 as a series of TV movies for Fox, starting with Alien Nation: Dark Horizon. Five more were ultimately aired; the last, Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy,
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