Hollywood has a bit of a history of completely inappropriate movie tie-ins. From Burger King and their Dark Whopper, to the Mean Girls video game, and the legendarily bizarre First Blood annual. What makes for better bedtime reading than the adventures of a psychologically damaged killing machine with PTSD? Now they are at it again with Alien.
20th Century Studios and Penguin Random House have teamed up to bring the story of an intergalactic killing machine into your child’s classroom. Alien is coming to the pre-school crowd in time for the 45th anniversary of the franchise.
As part of the Little Golden Books line from Disney, A is for Alien: An ABC Book will hit shelves next year, with art from the Disney Storybook Art Team. It already has a synopsis:
“In space no one can hear you giggle as you read this Little Golden Book featuring the characters from the classic movie Alien! Follow Ripley and the rest of the Nostromo crew on a space adventure that introduces the alphabet from A to Z.”
The book will be targeted at children 2 to 5-years-old and is released just before the Fede Alvarez movie Alien: Romulus. The book lands on on July 9th 2024. That movie will be followed by the Alien TV series from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley. The movie is set between Alien and Aliens, while the TV show is a prequel set somewhere near Prometheus.
A Is For Alien is available to pre-order right now via Penguin Random House.
I am holding out for my Schindler’s List shower curtain.
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