2016 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the best films ever made by one of the greatest filmmakers of modern times - Aliens.
James Cameron took what he had learned on his first full feature film, The Terminator, and amped everything up, delivering a sequel to Ridley Scott's Alien that did so much more than just furthering a single story. In many way, he created the xenomorph menace as we know it today, and also crafted one of the most influential sci-fi action films of all time.
The short version is it's a pretty great film, and you can see it in a whole new way with a live score by the RTE Concert Orchestra. The performance is part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary and we're actually going to get to see it in Dublin before anywhere else in the world. While the premiere is set for the Royal Albert Hall in London on the 6th of November 2016, it will arrive at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin as a preview on the 23rd of September.
Here's some comments from James Cameron himself!
This is an amazing opportunity to feel the power of James Horner's score, which undoubtedly elevates this film to an even higher level. Horner really was the king of genre scores in the 80s, also bringing great power and verve to the likes of Battle Beyond the Stars, Star Trek 2, Krull, Willow and a whole lot more.
Aliens Live will be at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of September, 2016. Tickets start at €15 and go up to €54, and the event is strictly over 18s. Which makes sense if you've ever seen Aliens.
Cameron, producer Gale Ann Hurd and star Sigourney Weaver will be at Comic Con for a special 30th anniversary panel that also reunites them with the cast including Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen and Carrie Henn. That's happening on the 23rd of July, 2016. Keep your eyes peeled for yet another blu-ray release of the film later in the year too.