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Alien Nation to get a reboot

Alien Nation is a classic sci-fi movie from 1988  that starred James Caan as a human police detective and Mandy Patinkinas his alien partner.

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It was gritty, dark movie that used the Alien / Human relationship as a backdrop to explore racism amongst other things.

Following the movie a TV series spun off onto FOX with Gary Graham and Eric Pierpoint in the lead roles. The series went deeper into the differences of both races but only ran for one season and a few TV movies.

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Now, like just about everything else that made any money once, Hollywood is in the process of rebooting the franchise in the same vein as The Planet Of The Apes. To do this they’ve handed the writing over to Art Marcum and Matt Holloway who have worked on Iron Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the as-yet-unseen Highlander reboot. The first story is supposed to focus on the how and why the aliens first come to Earth.

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