The Making of ALIEN: A New Book by J.W. Rinzler Releasing


by Jaime Prater

As ALIEN fans, there never seems to be enough material on the behind the scenes of an Alien film. 2019 marks the 40 year anniversary of release of Ridley Scott’s seminal science fiction film, ALIEN. In celebration of such a milestone Titan Books are about to release a new ‘making of’ book by author J.W. Rinzler.

“In 1979 a movie legend was born, as Twentieth Century-Fox and director Ridley Scott unleashed Alien and gave audiences around the world the scare of their lives.

To celebrate the movie’s fortieth anniversary, author J.W. Rinzler (The Making of Star Wars) tells the whole fascinating story of how Alien evolved from a simple idea in the mind of writer Dan O’Bannon into one of the most memorable sci-fi horror thrillers of all time.

With interviews with Ridley Scott and other key members of the original production crew, and featuring many never-before-seen photographs and artworks from the archives, The Making of Alien is the definitive work on this masterpiece of popular cinema.”

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The book has a scheduled release date of December 16th, 2018 in the UK. No word as of yet on a US release.