District 9's Neill Blomkamp Was Working on an Alien Movie?
District 9 an Elysium director Neill Blomkamp isn't lacking for projects, as he has the high-profile Chappie coming out in March. But still, it would have been amazing to see him take on the Alien franchise, as was previously rumored. Now, Blomkamp himself has confirmed that he was once working on an Alien movie, as he released concept art for the prospective film on his Instagram.
In the captions, he wrote, "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though... "Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created." He also stated in the comments that the artwork was "done by awesome French concept artist. Developed idea and art, but I don't think I'll make it."
It seems as though Blompkamp is not involved in this project anymore, which is a shame, because it looks a heck of a lot better than the completely disappointing prequel-ish Prometheus.