By Darren Coyne
Cannabis plants from the Nimbin area are set to be featured in the latest Alien film being directed by Ridley Scott.
The plants, which have been delivered to Fox Studios in Sydney, are to be used as props in Alien 4: The Covenant.
The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, and will take place roughly ten years later.
The story will follow the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, where the crew discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, inhabited solely by the android David, survivor of the ill-fated Prometheus expedition.
However, the planet is soon revealed to be far more dangerous than they expected.
But how will the crew survive during their long periods in outer space, dealing with illness and trauma? Medicinal cannabis of course.