In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, an attempt to breathe new life into the Alien saga, and a role that changed Michael Douglas’ career.

Alien Resurrection went through at least five possible endings, and wasn’t originally to feature the character of Ripley. The plan for it to be a lower budget spin-off soon changed.

Michael Douglas was known for safe roles before 1987 came along, and Oliver Stone was warned about casting him too. One Oscar later…

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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