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Neill Blomkamp Alien movie “worth the wait” says Sigourney Weaver

May 4th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Remember last year, when District 9 director Neill Blomkamp announced that he was working on an Alien movie that would disregard Alien3 (boo!) and Alien Resurrection (yay!)? And we lost our collective crap over it?

I do. I remember being at a con in Sheffield when Michael Biehn said he really wanted to reprise Hicks for the project, and I squee’d harder than I’d squee’d since I first saw Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Then Ridley Scott himself put the brakes on the project because he didn’t want any attention taken away from his Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant. Arsebiscuits.

But none other than Ripley herself has said that she’s convinced the project is still alive. Speaking at an event for software company VMWare, Sigourney Weaver had this to say:

Well, I think it is. Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien ’til after Prometheus 2. He wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it’s an amazing script, and Neill and I are really excited about doing it. We’re doing other things until we can get going on that. I’d be really surprised if we didn’t do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait.

Worth the wait, huh? Awesome! From what little we know about the script, it will feature Ripley, Hicks and a mid-twenties Newt. It’s unlikely we’ll see it in cinemas before 2019 since Alien: Covenant isn’t due out until next year. But seriously, this has the potential to be fantastic. Don’t balls it up, Neill. Please.

Source: Games Radar

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...