A drama club brought an adaptation of Ridley Scott's "Alien" to their high school stage, and even the director himself was impressed.
Scott saw footage from "Alien: The Play" online, and he decided to let them know. He wrote a letter to the North Bergen High School Drama Club, praising their "creativity, imagination and determination to produce such an ambitious show." Scott also saw it as a teachable moment and told them to "stay with this determination, and this spirit in everything you do, and you will succeed."
Read the full letter below (via Deadline):
Scott's film, "Alien," which starred Tom Skerritt and Sigourney Weaver, would certainly be a hard one to turn into a play. The film had such great special effects that it won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Yet still the students made do. Watch some of what they came up with below:
In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma. Read More