It looks like Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie is set to do a Superman Returns and act as a sequel to the first two movies while ignoring the second two.
Speaking to Sky Movies, Sigourney Weaver, Ripley herself, said: “I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story. So when somebody like Neill Blomkamp suddenly said ‘well, I’m interested in finishing the story’, my little ears perked up”.
Building on this idea, Blomkamp himself said: “I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens. So it’s Alien, Aliens, this movie”.
He added: “It’s a Freudian kind of nightmare. That element is what is so appealing.” He wants the movie to be a “traditional monster stalking you in a dark corridor kind of way”.
“It’s a great series, it deserves a proper ending. I know the fans would love that. So I hope it works out”.
So there you have it, it looks like the story will see Ripley waking up and Alien 3 never having happened… so, does this mean Hicks will return too? Well, hopefully…
Let us know your thoughts, folks.
UPDATE!!!!: Neill has clarified what he meant by his comments, and stated he is NOT trying to rewrite continuity.
“I’m not trying to undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Alien Resurrection,’” he tells the outlet. “…My favorites are the first two movies. I want to make a film that’s connected to ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’. That’s my goal.”