New ‘Alien’ Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp

Variety: 20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm.

The untitled sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.

Blomkamp, who directed “District 9″ and the upcoming Sony feature “Chappie,” had been teasing the project in recent months but said the extra-terrestrial reboot was likely abandoned. It was supposed to star “Alien” veteran Sigourney Weaver.

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Inzo1524d ago

Niel Blomkamp is a Sci-fi genius.

gigoran1524d ago

“Prometheus,” also distributed by Fox, was “loosely based” on the “Alien” franchise....

What? Hahahahaha this writer isn't for real, right? I dunno what kind of research they have done or if they have ever really watched the films, but that is like the most ridiculous thing I have read for a long time! LOL

Jrmy841524d ago

Same here, laughed me ass off when I read that.

arkard1524d ago

Prometheus is meant to be based in the same universe as the Alien franchise. So they are not wrong.

RevXM1524d ago

I just hope Neill can make it justice.
If anything it should be a total reboot because I feel like there is nothing to add to the Ellen Ripley story. Alien 3 was okay, flawed but ended allright. Aliens Colonial marines the game never happened (supposedly canon) and neither did Alien 4. Alien 4 had some decent ALIENS in it, but not much else and it just felt like a mess to me.

Alien: Isolation I feel could actually translate to a decent movie.
Amanda Ripleys search for truth or closure. But maybe just a plain reboot would be for the best.

-Foxtrot1524d ago

Well going off the concept art the new film will ignore Alien 3 and Resurrection.

So it's either going to be passed off as nightmares which Ripley had in stasis or just hinted at that they got back home safely all those years ago

RevXM1524d ago

I could get behind that. Make so Alien 4 did not happen sounds perfect to me. LOL.

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