From an early draft script of Alien the crew started off as all male members with the
inclusion of an eighth crew member, a Hungarian translation of 'eighth passenger' meaning 'Alien'
stuck and was carried through into the film versions. The final draft script saw a female cast
in the role from the request of Fox, who saw the role of a strong female character as pivotable
in the role and so cast Sigourney Weaver even though she arrived late for the auditions.
The sets of the Nostromo's three decks were each created almost entirely in one piece, with each deck
occupying a separate stage and the various rooms connected via corridors. To move around the
sets the actors had to navigate through the hallways of the ship, adding to the film's sense of
claustrophobia and realism, some of the crew found it hard for the duration of the filming.
The use of artwork and concepts from H.R.Giger and Ron Cobbs was pivotal in production of the film.
Creative Assembly announced a new game based on the Alien franchise May 2011, also to be on console, not
formally named but known as Alien IP. A game being produced by a company previously associated with the PC RTS genre.
June 2013 The Creative Assembly had a demo prepared for Sega, thankfully they liked the idea and the demo,
and production continued.
In October 2013, it was revealed that 20th Century Fox had filed a trademark for 'Alien: Isolation' for
use with computer game and video game software, downloadable mobile software, and decorative magnets in October of 2013.
In December 2013, artwork for the game was found on Twitter. December 11, 2013 Lifelower leaked four
images from the game again on Twitter, followed by confirmation from Sega on Jan 07, 2014 that the game
should be released late in 2014, releasing gameplay images, in game footage and interviews from the team.
Later in January a dedicated website has been established, called http://www.alienisolation.com/ which
sets about details of the game and associated information and forums.
The Creative Assembly, hold a lecture called 'Develop's An Audience With…', about the game Alien: Isolation
February 12th 2014, in the Dolby lounge in Soho, London.
Followed by EGX Rezzed UK, at the NEC in Birmingham 28/30th March 2014, were Alien: Isolation is playable.