Director Jeff Nichols Offers Details on His Alien Nation Remake and Says it Will Be Epic

A couple of years ago it was announced that Jeff Nichols would write and direct a remake of the classic sci-fi crime 80s film Alien Nation. The filmmaker has been hard at work developing this film and it’s something that he’s really proud of and very excited about doing.

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 they investigate a slum drug ring led by the slippery William Harcourt (Stamp).”

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the movie, but I really enjoyed it! Nichols is
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