Pildysh. The first announced director (Cannes 2000) was Jon Fries.
(Nostradamus, Battlefield Earth)
was then signed to direct (Allan
A. Goldstein had also been mentionned) and Sidney
(Detention) was hired
afterwards. Produced by Charles
M. Fries and Jon
Fries (executive) (Fries Film Group), Maurice
Smith (line), Michael
Stevens (associate), Satish
Tandon. Budget: $6 million. Principal photography is constantly
delayed (announced to start on August 25, 2001, then on March
15, 2002). Still in pre-production with no start date yet, originally
to be shot in Nova Scotia (Canada) and put on hold after September
11th. It's was then set to be filmed in Bollywood (India) and
re-scheduled for Canada, probably Montreal.
June 2003, Mark
Dacascos (Crying Freeman, Brotherhood
of the Wolf) is attached as the lead cast replacing Dolph
Lundgren. Tom Sizemore would has been mentioned as a possible
Marlowe and at the AFM 2005, Christophe Lambert (Greystoke,
Highlander, Fortress) is announced to be attached
to the project.
Jesse Johnson (Pit Fighter) took on directing the
film in June 2006 in Canada, with Mark Dacascos and Billy Zane
in the lead roles.
IS AN ALL-NEW MOTION PICTURE EVENT
STARRING DOLPH LUNDGREN
AS AN OUT OF THIS WORLD COP
SO WHILE WE WAIT
FOR THE WORLD RELEASE DATE OF
ALIEN AGENT" (Maurice Smith official
AGENT. Action. An unstoppable alien warrior collides in a titanic
battle with an assassin from beyond the stars. Earth is the arena
and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Cast: Dolph Lundgren.
Budget:$6M. Principal photography starts August 25, 2001."
Fries Film Group product list, Cannes 2001
response to the recent discovery of new "space king"
Martian photos, the producer of the new Dolph Lundgren sci-fi
film "ALIEN AGENT" says he thinks humans are a genetic
combination of aliens and apes.
Producer Maurice Smith (LAPD : TO PROTECT AND SERVE) says he
believes aliens originally colonized the Earth to salvage precious
metals for scientific applications. When mining ore became too
dangerous, the aliens genetically-spliced their DNA with primates,
creating a new order of domicile and receptive workers.
Smith said he specifically chose well-known action star Dolph
Lundgren to portray the alien hero for his film, not only because
of Lundgren's Black Belt martial arts proficiency but also because
of Lundgren's "scientific interest regarding the controversial
subject matter". Lundgren had attended the Royal Insititute
of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, received a Master's Degree
in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia
and awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to MIT.
The futuristic multi-million dollar production begins shooting
this summer in Canada."
(from a May 2001 Command Entertainment press release)
MAY 15, 2001 UPDATE :
Movie producer Maurice Smith, whose films include cult classics
"Cycle Savages" (Bruce Dern), "Julie Darling"
(Tony Franciosa), "Secrets" (Jacqueline Bissett), "Recruits"
(Lolita Davidovich), "Deathgame"" (David McCallum/Timothy
Bottoms) and "LAPD : To Protect and Serve" (Dennis
Hopper/Michael Madsen) is currently scouting locations for the
new sci-fi thriller : "Alien Agent". Action star Dolph
Lundgren has been tipped to star. Smith's team will either shoot
in Nova Scotia or Vancouver Canada this summer.
15, 2001 UPDATE :
Producer Maurice Smith confirms Nova Scotia as his best bet for
ALIEN AGENT. He is currently in talks with top Production Managers
in the area and says he has just met with Dolph "Punisher"
Lundgren, who has agreed to star ...
(TORONTO) Producer MAURICE SMITH has hired multiple Academy Award
winner ROGER CHRISTIAN to direct his upcoming sci-fi thriller
won Oscars for Best Set Dec on "Star Wars" and Best
Live Action Short "The Dollar Bottom". He was previously
nominated for an Academy Award for Set Design on Ridley Scott's
"Alien" and was George Lucas' Second Unit Director
on "Star Wars : The Phantom Menace".
FILM GROUP, December 2001:
"I am happy to announce that we signed Academy Award
winner Roger Christian to
direct ALIEN AGENT. Dolph Lundgren is attached to play the lead,
a law enforcement office from another galaxy sent to Earth to
protect its inhabitants against an evil horde of aliens bent
on conquering the universe. [...]
We are set to start principal photography on ALIEN AGENT in the
first quarter of next year. I'll let you know the exact start
date soon. "
"Separated from his world, Dolph Lundgren's ALIEN AGENT
tries to assimilate with Earth culture while waiting for communication
from his home planet. As in Luc Besson's THE PROFESSIONAL, our
hero bonds with a 15-year-old girl who looks up to him as a savior.
Then, without notice, a portal opens up on earth that the evil
aliens intend to use to invade the Earth. Determined to save
the girl and our planet from total annihilation, Dolph must stop
the evil aliens and close the portal - but at what cost?"
is next set to direct Dolph Lundgren in the stylish Sci-Fi action
movie: ALIEN AGENT. Dolph Lundgren will portray an extraterrestrial
law enforcement officer intent on protecting Earth from a horde
of evil aliens trying to invade and destroy our planet.""ALIEN
AGENT has been licensed to quality distributors around the world[...].
US rights were licensed to Domain Cinema, Paul Allen's new domestic
Stuart, Fries Film Group Executive Vice President.
AGENT. Action. A lawman from another Galaxy must stop an invading
force from building a gateway between the two worlds. Cast: Dolph
Lundgren. Director Sidney Furie (IRON EAGLE I-IV; SUPERMAN IV).
Production start date: March 15, 2002." from
Fries Film Group Spring 2002 production slate
email from Michael Stevens:
"I am no longer involved with the project, and as far
as my knowledge, following the events of September 11, the project
was 'revisited' and put on hold because of the extreme violence
of the screenplay. The initial momentum (scheduling) of the show
was lost at that point and many key personnel involved went to
work on other pictures." from DOLPH
- the definitive Guide
Satish Tandon has signed Julie Christie and Isabella Rossellini
for his Hollywood film The
Tandon is also making another film called Alien
starring action hero Dolph Lundgren and two other Indian action
heroes and a heroine. The films are being made in collaboration
with Fries Film group INC, Alibon Entertainment UK and Alien
Agent Productions INC, Canada." from eBolly.com
"[...] producer Satish
Tandon is now producing films in English, in Hollywood. He has
collaborated with producer Charles of Alibon Entertainment, U.K.
and producer Maurice Smith of Alien Agent Productions Inc., Canada
to make two English films which is mounted on a huge canvas,
in Hollywood. Both the films will star Hollywood actors and actresses
and technical team and expertise. Not only this, both the projects
are fully insured and time bound. The major portions of both
this films is being contemplated to be shot in India. Satish
Tandon will co-produce these joint ventures under his banner
of Satish Tandon Visions Ltd., India. [...] The second film titled
Alien Agent will be directed by Allan Goldstein.
It is being written by Vlady Plish and stars Dolph Lundgreen
in the title role. Three top Bollywood artistes are under finalisation
for both the films."
January 7, 2003
Lundgren said: "I've done Alien
Agent. I play a man who must stop a gateway opening between
two galaxies. It's a science fiction movie of sorts. Sidney Furie
is the director, and we have an amazing cast." from
"B & K Sports Magazine" (translation from
April 16, 2003
the new Cannes 2003 production slate from Fries Film Group, Alien
Agent is still listed as being "in pre-production",
can't find anywhere when it will be shot.
June 2, 2003
DACASCOS is now attached to this project replacing DOLPH LUNDGREN."
email to the webmaster from Mr. Tony Brewster, Fries Film Group,
In the Fries Film Group slate for the American Film Market, CHRISTOPHE
LAMBERT is listed as the new star attached to the project. Principal
photography is supposed to start late February 2006.
Finally the project takes off for a June 2006 principal photography,
"Alien Agent" will be directed by Jesse
Johnson (Pit Fighter) with Mark Dacascos in the lead.
I have read the screenplay, it is 103 pages of straight forward
action with chases, gunfightings and martial arts. It's like
a crossing between Dark Angel and Men In Black, X-Files
and Stargate, with some twists coming directly from Batman,
Terminator 2 and Mad Max! But all this mixing up
of sci-fi blockbusters results in a phony story, which is a shame.
The motive of Marlowe (killing the assassins of his wife and
child) seems too much cliché because it's not exploited
more of that. The relationship between Marlowe and Julie, the
alien cop far from his world and the rebel teen girl, would have
deserved more depth. But hopefully it will be re-worked, as the
project was "revisited" since the September 11th events...