Fox Wants to Resurrect 'Alien Nation'

Fox hopes to land a successful invasion with a reboot of Alien Nation on the big screen, The Tracking Board reports.

Alien Nation kicked off with a 1988 film starring James Caan, Mandy Patinkin and Terence Stamp. The movie takes place in a world where aliens called Newcomers have started assimilating into society. Caan and Patinkin play a pair of cops -- one human, the other alien -- who team up to solve a murder.

The film proved popular enough to launch a spinoff television series that aired for one season, followed by a variety of TV movies, comics and novels. In 2009, Syfy had plans to resurrect the concept, but it didn't get past the pilot stage.

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