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Neil Blomkamp confirms his Alien 5 is no longer happening

June 4th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We reported a few days ago that director Neil Blomkamp’s proposed Alien 5 was no longer going to happen and now the man himself has admitted as much himself…

Blomkamp, who brought us District 9 and Chappie, has now moved on to his sic-fi project Oats Studio (here) so we figured it wasn’t likely that his Alien idea would see the light of day.

The idea was that his Alien would erase Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection (here) but now it looks like, should the franchise have a future, it will be in Ridley Scott’s hands.


“I think it’s totally dead, yes,” says Blomkamp.

“That would be an accurate assumption at this point. It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.”

He went on to hint that it was because of Ridley Scott’s new Alien movies that his idea was cut short: “Yeah. Ridley [Scott] was one of my idols growing up. He’s so talented and he’s made this film that really set me off in a direction. I want to just be as respectful and not go stamping around in this world that he created.

“I think that if the circumstances were different, and I didn’t feel like I was getting too close to something that he obviously feels a massive personal connection to, that things that may have played out differently. But I did want to be as respectful as possible.”

We know that Alien: Covenant has been divisive to say the least so we’re sad to hear that Blomkamp’s movie – which seemed very much in the spirit of the first two movies – isn’t going to happen.

Source: The Verge

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….