The Making of ‘Aliens’ (1986)

Published on Jul 26 2013 // Behind The Scenes, Movies

In the year 1986 director James Cameron brought us the follow-up to the genre defining Ridley Scott movie, ‘Alien‘ (1979), bringing back it’s lead Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) to deal with not only one but a whole army of Aliens in this action-adventure Sci-Fi epic ‘Aliens‘., The movie follows Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of Colonial Marines.


Following the success of The Terminator (1984), Cameron got established as a major action director and 20th Century Fox was more than happy to provide a, at that time a huge, budget of $18 million for him to film it in England at Pinewood Studios and at a decommissioned power plant. The movie was nominated for Seven Academy Awards, and won in the categories of Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects, but the little known fact is that it also got a Best Actress Nomination for Sigourney Weaver.

Here’s a full 3 hour plus Documentary called ‘Superior Fire Power‘ on the making of one of the most successful sequels to the Alien franchisee, filmed in 2003. So pull out the popcorn and sit back and enjoy this in-depth look at the making of the film:

Author – Abhijit Roy

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