Film Buff Spends More Than £10,000 Building The Spaceship From Alien
A sci-fi fan has forked out an absolute fortune on building a replica of the spaceship from sci-fi-horror movie Alien.
Luis Escribano, from Barcelona, Spain, has spent more than £10,000 ($13,200) and the last three years of his life using wood, plastic tubes, PVC, lights and recycled devices to recreate the Nostromo from the classic film. And he's still not finished.
The film nut has been obsessed with the movie since he was a child and said he became so dedicated to getting it perfect that he stopped counting how much he had spent after he reached £9,000 ($11,900) and just carried on going.
The 'man cave', which is just a five-minute walk from his apartment, is Luis' space where he can go to relax and lead tours for other film buffs.
He says he got the idea when he realised he'd run out of room in his flat to store his collectibles, so decided to create a dedicated space for his love of the Ridley Scott film. As you do.
Speaking about his passion, Luis said he gets a lot of compliments from other fans about the job he's done.
He said: "I watched Alien when I was eight, and loved it. I started to collect posters, pins and little toys. Nowadays, in my collection there are more than 20 big statues, lots of prop replicas, and some screen used objects.
"I've built a section of a Nostromo corridor, part of the laboratory of Ash and part of the Narcissus shuttle in Alien.
"It has taken me more than three years and I will probably need another year to finish it.
"It started when I ran out of space at home for my collection and decided to make something special.
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"I stopped counting at 10,000 Euros."
He added: "Everybody says they love what I did, especially Alien franchise fans. Even some people related to the movies - like Aliens actors - follow me on social media!"
And if being able to chill on a replica of the movie set from wasn't enough for Luis, he'll be ecstatic with the news that Scott is planning another film in the series.
Earlier this year, the director confirmed that a new Alien movie is in the works.
Plans for another instalment of the sci-fi classic have been talked about for some time, but the director revealed that progress is finally being made.
Scott directed the original 1979 movie, with James Cameron taking over for Aliens, David Fincher for Alien 3, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet for Alien: Resurrection.
Then, in 2012, he returned to take over the reins for Prometheus, and then again for Alien: Covenant five years later.
Speaking to Yahoo! Entertainment, the 82-year-old said it was doubtful that he would be jumping back into those storylines.
He said: "That's in process. We went down a route to try and reinvent the wheel with Prometheus and Covenant
"Whether or not we go directly back to that is doubtful because Prometheus woke it up very well.
"But you know, you're asking fundamental questions like, 'Has the Alien himself, the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam? Do you have to rethink the whole bloody thing and simply use the word to franchise?' That's always the fundamental question."
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