This spine-chillingly terrifying sequel is set 57 years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, when in a lucky twist of fate her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis.
Back on earth, the powers-that-be find her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426 sounding like tall tales of a traumatised woman. In an attempt to clarify the truth, the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 be investigated, but it is found that all communication with the colony is lost.
At this juncture, The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terra-formed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors.
As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.
Did you know?
Sigourney Weaver had initially been very hesitant to reprise her role as Ripley, and had rejected numerous offers from Fox Studios to do any sequels, fearing that her character would be poorly written, and a sub-par sequel could hurt the legacy of Alien (1979). However, she was so impressed by the high quality of James Cameron's script - specifically, the strong focus on Ripley, the mother-daughter bond between her character and Newt, and the incredible precision with which Cameron wrote her character, that she finally agreed to do the film. Read More