Ridley Scott’s Letter to the ‘Alien’ High School Drama Club

Perhaps you saw the viral report about the New Jersey High School Drama Club who put on a spring production based on the seminal science fiction film Alien. They did it all with recycled materials, and the result was an incredible tribute and production.

We cannot get over the quality of sets and costumes, all of which were apparently made from recycled materials.


And, what’s Alien without the iconic dinner scene? Wonder if they chose not to tell the actress playing Lambert about the chest burster.

Turns out someone else thought it was pretty awesome too, someone by the name of Ridley Scott, director of the original film.

Scott sent a letter to the North Bergen High School Drama Club, complimenting the tenacity of the team and urging them to never lose their creativity, imagination, and determination.

He also vowed that his production company Scott Free would make a financial donation to ensure the Club could mount a fitting finale performance of the production.

But how about instead of Gladiator (which we know Scott is mounting a sequel for) they do the PERFECT production for 2019, Blade Runner?!

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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