26 March,2015:Â Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the writer duo behind hit film â€œIron Manâ€, have been attached to write the script for the remake of the sci-fi movie â€œAlien Nationâ€.
Unlike the original feature, Twentieth Century Fox plans to develop the remake as â€œa re-imagining akin to the studioâ€™s own commercial and critical hit franchise, â€œPlanet of the Apesâ€,â€ The Hollywood Reporter said.
Plot details are still being kept under wrap, but the first installment â€œwill begin by telling how and why the aliens came to Earthâ€. At the time of writing, the studio has not yet picked any producer.
The original â€œAlien Nationâ€ was produced by Gale Anne Hurd and released back in 1988. Its plot was set â€œin a near future where humans and a race of aliens are forced to co-exist, tenuously, as humans keep the newcomers mostly segregated and without rights.
The story then told of the first alien police officer, who is paired with a racially insensitive partner. Soon, however, a case comes along that brings the two together in friendship and respect.â€
The first film featured Mandy Patinkin as the alien officer and James Caan as the reluctant partner. The film was then made into a TV spin-off which lasted only one season, but leading to several TV movies, novels, and comic books.\
Source:The Indian Express