Neill Blomkamp Confirms 'Alien' Sequel Project As His Next Movie
by Ethan Anderton
February 18, 2015
After teasing fans with some concept art this January for an unrealized Alien sequel, sci-fi director Neill Blomkamp addressed the existence and status of the project in an interview earlier this month and was very hopeful that the project would get made, even though he indicated that it was his own hesitancy that kept it from happening initially. But now Blomkamp seems to be making good on his teasing as he just confirmed that this new Alien project will be his next film. The director again took to Instagram to post another piece of art, but now with the caption, "Um… So I think it's officially my next film. #alien." Whoa!
Here's the post that Neill Blomkamp made on Instagram just moments ago:
And just to assure everyone, Variety has word from 20th Century Fox that they closed a deal for the project.
If you've seen the concept art, you know that Alien cast members like Signourney Weaver were part of whatever story idea he had, but there's no confirmation as to whether or not her involvement will be realized. Though Blomkamp just told ComingSoon recently, "She knows about it, and part of it was just inspired by speaking to her on set when we were filming Chappie, and getting her thoughts on Alien and what she thought of the movies that came after Aliens and what she felt about Ripley and what was incomplete for her about Ripley. There was so much fuel in what she was telling me.” That sounds like she would be on board with this project, but it's up to the studio to strike a deal with her. However, since Ridley Scott is also producing, that shouldn't be too hard to negotiate. Stay tuned for updates from here.