If you’re a fan of the Alien franchise, you might want to check out this new release from Audible. Alien: Out of the Shadows is released on the 26th April, and stars Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner and Batman Begins), Corey Johnson (The Bourne Ultimatum and Kingsman: The Secret Service) Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series), and Kathryn Drysdale (Two Pints of Lager and St Trinian’s) in a fast-paced thriller set between the first two Alien films, following a terrifying fight for survival and an intense struggle between human and artificial intelligence…
The story follows Chief Engineer Hooper (Corey Johnson), who finds himself in command of a stricken orbital mining vessel after its captain is killed. Hooper finds himself not only responsible for the lives of his fellow crew, but also for the survivor of the only previous alien encounter, Ripley (Laurel Lefkow).
Hooper’s ship, a large mining freighter, is in orbit over a planet whilst servicing a mine on its surface below. Suddenly, two of its drop ships appear unexpectedly from the storm-lashed planet, with on-board cameras revealing alien creatures are loose on the vessels, attacking the mining crew on their return to the freighter. The crew must struggle not only against the ferocious predatory aliens but also against Ash (Rutger Hauer), the Artificial Intelligence on board the freighter that will stop at nothing to secure an alien specimen alive.
Rutger Hauer (voicing Ash) says, “Working on such a famous franchise was a challenge, but an amazing one to have. This was also my first introduction to audio work; it was fascinating to focus on just how powerful the voice can be for such a unique, non-human character like Ash. In the art form I work in, creating compelling audio drama is the ultimate illusion.”
A new chapter in the Alien franchise, the sci-fi audio drama is directed and produced by the renowned radio director Dirk Maggs (radio series of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), based on the original novel by award-winning author Tim Lebbon.
Alien: Out of the Shadows – an Audible Original audio drama – is available to download from 26th April at www.audible.co.uk/scream. If you want a taste of how it sounds, check out the clip below!