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Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie may still happen…

February 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Remember a few weeks ago we showed what an Alien movie made by Neill Blomkamp might look like (here)? Well, it may still be on the cards…

The director of Chappie and District 9 has been talking to Uproxx and the topic arose and he seems to think it’s a very real possibility: “I’ve been wanting to make an Alien film for like years and years… Speaking to Sigourney Weaver, when we were doing Chappie, she set off a bunch of thoughts in my head — I had come up with an idea that didn’t have Sigourney, it was a different idea. But I spent all of the shooting time with her, it was like, holy s@#t, that could actually be really interesting. When I came back to Vancouver, I had an entire year to work on Chappie. And when I wasn’t needed in the edit, I could think about Alien. So, I basically developed an entire movie and I did all of this artwork as well.”

His artwork (see the link above) seemed very specific and mapped out: “It was a whole story [in my head]… There’s a high possibility, a high degree of chance that… I go back and try to get Alien made.”

So, is it the studio or internal politics preventing it?: “I’m the problem,” he says

“Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it… it’s not politics.”

So, Blomkamp seems to be in a place where he doesn’t want to make it yet… but here’s to hoping he gets to that place. Soon.

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….