NORTH BERGEN, N.J. -- A New Jersey high schools stage production of Alien is coming back with help from the 1979 films director, Ridley Scott.
Alien: The Play was performed last month at North Bergen High School, which sits about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City.
Images of the productions elaborate sets and special effects drew a huge response online, and Scott wrote a letter to the school praising the students creativity.
Sigourney Weaver played the character Ellen Ripley in the movie that spawned a franchise. She taped a YouTube video in which she called the production incredible.
The plays director, teacher Perfecto Cuervo, said in an email that Scotts production company provided 5,000 so the school could put on an encore performance April 26.