Posted by marc March 29, 2016
Alien Day

Clutter Magazine has just received one doozy of a press release. 20th Century Fox has designated April 26 as "Alien Day", the date signifying the planet LV-426. Plenty of events are planned for this sci-fi celebration, but there are a few particularly awesome notes to share.

First up, Reebok are releasing one of their holy grails, a movie replica sneaker only second to Nike's Air Mags from Back to the Future Part II. Yup, the Alien Stompers will be dropping at select Reebok accounts in both Ellen Ripley's hi-tops and Bishop's mid-tops. Get your folding chairs out now.

Second, a double feature of Alien and Aliens will be screened in 20 cities across the US. I'm hoping these are actual film reels, as opposed to a digital print. Seeing those movies in their original, grainy glory would be an experience.

While the event isn't specific to 4/26 as far as I can tell, the press release also mentions a confirmation for an August 2017 release date for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. I'd say it's a safe bet that a trailer - or at least a teaser - will surface on Alien Day.

Finally, what would a marketing event be without a butt-ton of merch? NECA, Hot Toys, Dark Horse Comics, Super7, and Medicom will be releasing toys, comics, and more. The highlight here is probably the first ever reissue of DC's Batman vs. Alien comic.

Alien is one of my favorite movies of all time (though I'm not a big fan of the rest of the series), so this is pretty exciting for me. Are you getting in on any of this? Do you think there's still hope for a Blomkamp Alien? Hit up the comments and let me know!

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