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Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie isn’t happening

May 2nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Hopes of an Alien sequel to Aliens, and directed by Neill Blomkamp, looks doomed if comments by Ridley Scott are anything to go by.

The Prometheus director was asked by the website Allocine if the planned Alien 5 project would happen.

I don’t think, so no,” he said. “There was never a script. It was an idea which was evolved on, I think, a ten-page pitch. And I was meant to be a producer on that, and it didn’t evolve.”

Scott said Fox “decided that they didn’t want to do it, so that was that”.

Rumours of such a film appeared online last year after Blomkamp posted concept art from a project that became known as Alien 5.  The sequel apparently picked things up following Aliens, as if Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection hadn’t happened.

Alien: Covenant meanwhile, Scott’s sequel to Prometheus, arrives in cinemas later this month.

Source: Allocine

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….