Next month, on April 26th, you’ll be able to celebrate Alien Day (a date that nicely connects to planet LV-426, a key part of the “Alien” canon), where you’ll get an extra special nod from fans if you leave the house wearing your Reebok replicas of Ripley’s high-top Stompers. But there’ll be plenty more to celebrate in the world of “Alien.” Ridley Scott will soon start shooting “Alien: Covenant” which is slated for release next year, but to help tide you over, Audible has a treat for fans that’s coming just in time for Alien Day.
On April 26th, the audio drama “Alien: Out Of The Shadows” will be released, and today we have an exclusive excerpt for your ears. Featuring the voices of Rutger Hauer, Matthew Lewis, Corey Johnson and Kathryn Drysdale, and based on the original novel by Tim Lebbon, the story follows Chief Engineer Hooper (Johnson), who finds himself in command of a stricken orbital mining vessel after its captain is killed. Hooper finds himself not only responsible for the lives of his fellow crew, but also for the survivor of the only previous alien encounter, Ripley (Lefkow).
Hooper’s ship, a large mining freighter, is in orbit over a planet while servicing a mine on its surface below. Suddenly, two of its drop ships appear unexpectedly from the storm-lashed planet, with on-board cameras revealing alien creatures are loose on the vessels, attacking the mining crew on their return to the freighter. The crew must struggle not only against the ferocious predatory aliens but also against Ash (Hauer), the Artificial Intelligence on board the freighter that will stop at nothing to secure an alien specimen alive.
As you’ll hear in the clip below, it’s intense stuff, with all the terror you’d expect from “Alien” brought to vivid life.
Directed and produced by Dirk Maggs, “Alien: Out Of The Shadows” is now available for pre-order at Audible. Listen to the clip below.