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An Alien Nation remake will describe how and why aliens came to Earth

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The screenplay comes from the writers behind Iron Man

Alien Nation, the 1988 buddy cop / sci-fi mashup, is getting a remake, The Hollywood Reporter reports. While the original movie centered around the first police officer from an alien race, the Fox reimagining will reportedly explain how and why the aliens came to Earth in the first place.

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the writing team behind the first Iron Man movie, are set to write the screenplay. Beyond that, no other casting or release details are known, but THR suggests the movie will draw inspiration from the studio's Planet of the Apes remake.

Mandy Patinkin played the original alien officer, while James Caan was his disgruntled human partner. We're hoping some cameos are in the cards, at least.