Twentieth Century Fox is bringing the Alien franchise back to cinemas, and to mark the occasion the studio has announced a 24-hour celebration. April 26th will be known as Alien Day 426, a nod to LV-426, the moon where the Nostromo crew first came into contact with those xenomorph eggs and what better way to celebrate that with a double feature of two of the best films!
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across America will be showing a double feature of both Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien and the 1986 sequel, Aliens, by James Cameron. But it doesn't just stop with the movies, Mondo and Twentieth Century Fox have teamed up to bring fans plenty of exclusives and brand new products that will surely sell out before you know it!
When you pre-book tickets to the movie, you will receive an exclusive and limited edition t-shirt, released exclusively for the celebration.
Reebok and Fox have joined forces to bring us what are said to be the most requested licensed products: Limited editions of the Alien Stomper worn by Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and the mid tops worn by Android Bishop (Lance Henrikson).
The Stompers will be available from April 26th at the Reebok website and select Reebok stores worldwide but no details have been released about price or availability.
Those two items are just the tip of the iceberg, as there are many more items being released to celebrate the movie.
Here's a list of just some of the other products that will be released to celebrate Alien Day 426:
FUNKO will add to their ReAction retro action figure series with an Alien Queen & Power Loader with Ripley figures.
NECA will release an Ellen Ripley figure, inspired by Kenner Toys as well as Lieutenant Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) and Newt (Carrie Henn) figures.
TITAN BOOKS will launch a brand new novel by Tim Lebbon, Alien: Invasion (The Rage War Book 2).
DARK HORSE COMICS will release a deluxe 30th anniversary hardcover of the original Aliens 1986 series. Exclusive covers of the ongoing Aliens comic book series by Brian Wood and Tristan Jones will be available at certain comic book retailers.
DC ENTERTAINMENT will join forces with Dark Horse Comics to re-release the Batman vs. Alien comics for the first time in over 10 years!
AUDIBLE will release Alien: Out of the Shadows, a new audio drama with the voice talents of Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter series) and Corey Johnson (Ex Machina).
LOOT CRATE will release a limited edition Aliens 30th Anniversary crate with exclusive items from official licensee partners.
UPPER DECK will release the Aliens Anthology Collector Trading Cards as well as an Aliens Vs Trading Card Game.
HOT TOYS will be releasing a brand new Alien Ripley 1/6th figure.
USAOPOLY will be unveiling a twist on some classic board games: Yahtzee Alien vs. Predator and Clue: Alien vs. Predator.
I have never been more envious of all you lucky Americans! Aliens is one of my Top 10 films of all time and something like this would be amazing to attend!
Take this chance and go see these movies on the big screen! Something like this opens these movies up to a whole new generation of fans, both young and old, as well as reminding the old ones why they loved it in the first place.
Save the date and keep a look out for more news closer to the date.
Check out the original trailer.
How are you going to celebrate Alien Day?