By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The in-depth documentary about Ridley Scott’s classic sees release next month, and the latest poster has been unleashed. See it after the jump.
Coming October 4 to theaters and VOD from Screen Media and Legion M, MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN was written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, of the PSYCHO documentary 78/52. It features interviews with ALIEN actors Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright, Ronald Shusett, Roger Christian and others from the creative team, Roger Corman and more. The synopsis: “MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of ALIEN creators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger—including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and O’Bannon’s original 29-page script from 1971, titled MEMORY. The documentary also takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of ALIEN and dedicates focus to the film’s iconic ‘chestburster’ scene.”
The poster seen below was selected via fan vote by the thousands of members of Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company. You can read our review of MEMORY here, and read our interview with Philippe on MEMORY and ALIEN in RUE MORGUE #190, our special Halloween issue, available here.