James McTeigue Alien sleeper cell

The first and last time we heard about Alien Sleeper Cell was way back in 2011, when we heard the project had been put into development. Truth be told, it’s been so quiet in the years since then that we basically forgot it existed at all.

But it does, and now, at long last, it’s taking a major step forward. James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) has just signed on to direct the sci-fi thriller. Hit the jump for more about the Alien Sleeper Cell director.

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The title “Alien Sleeper Cell” conjures up a very specific scenario. Aliens pass for humans and live among us until, triggered by a cataclysmic event, they rise up to take over the humans. Which, actually, sounds a lot like the ABC show V. That’s probably a good thing because any image that title brings to mind is more evocative than the actual information that’s out there for the new project Alien Sleeper Cell.

Concerning “otherworldly beasties” the film is currently in development based on an idea by producer Felipe Linz. It’ll be written by former editor Morgan Davis Foehl and produced by Adrian Askarieh and Bill Block, who produced District 9. Read more about the parties involved after the jump. Read More »