Oh man I am so pumped. As a fan of Aliens I have been waiting for something good to come out. We have had some hits or misses, but nothing has really hit as hard as the first two movies. Well we are in for a treat with a 6 episode antholgy coming out every Friday on IGN. The first episode is Containment. The anthology series is in celebration of the 40th anniversay of the franchise. These short fan films are leading up to April 26th which is known as Alien day.
6 film where chosen out of a number ranging in the 500s. The first film is Containment. Containment is direct and written by Chris Reading. The discription of the film is as follows:
Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected.
My thoughts, I loved ever minute! It reminded me of the comics and he sense of dread and eerie tone that Chris delivered was fantastic. This short film, similar to how to Sonnies edge in Love Death and Robots, sets the tone for what to expect. We are being thrown deep in the Alien’s universe, and its exaclty what we have been waiting for.
Its also great to see new directors take a shot, especially those that our fans and the fact that the 6 best where chosen out of a huge pot of submitted fan films. If you’re a fan of Aliens, let us know what you think of Containment and are you excited for the next 5 films? Also what franchises would you like to see given this type of treatment?
Source: IGN youtube page