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.