Neill Blomkamp Is Officially Directing a New Alien Movie

Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 10:00AM
Alien
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 10:00AM
Neill Blomkamp Is Officially Directing a New Alien Movie

It's really happening! District 9 and Chappie's Neill Blomkamp is directing a new installment of the beloved Alien franchise.

 

Um... So I think it's officially my next film. #alien

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The project has been rumored for quite a while, with Blomkamp confirming in January that he was once working on an Alien movie when he released this amazing concept art. He dashed fans' hopes that he was still working on the project at the time, but with his career on a definite uptick, he recently clarified that the project was still a possibility, and now it seems that he and 20th Century Fox have finally come to an agreement.

 

It's unknown whether Ridley Scott or star Sigourney Weaver will return (although she did feature heavily in the concept art), but we do know that the project is reportedly separate from the Scott-produced Prometheus sequel, and thank God for that.

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