Sigourney Weaver in Alien

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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):

Ridley Scott's Alien letter

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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:

[via: Deadline]