Director Neil Blomkamp has posted some new concept art from his new Alien movie on his Istagram, informing fans that all is going well. This is good news for Aliens fans.
At the same time, Fox has shut down the fan-made movie Alien Identity which was set to star the original Newt from Aliens, actress Carrie Henn. This is bad news for Aliens fans.
We have posted the art here and also added the post from Identity writer Adam Sonnet on his website: “When we decided to make this Alien tribute film we anticipated from the beginning that this could happen. We were hoping that since Fox allowed other fan films in the Alien/Predator universes to be made that they would allow us to do so likewise.
“Although we wanted to make a tribute film spin off in the Alien universe reuniting original cast members to play new roles, we understand that this is Fox’s intellectual property and we want to respect their wishes. Therefore we peacefully withdraw from any further production of ALIEN IDENTITY, and will pursue our own original content, which I think is best anyway.
We realize some of the fans will be disappointed by this, but we are happy that our talent from the tribute film will be coming on board taking the roles of original characters in our other Sci-Fi adventure TRIBORN, that we’ve been developing. We thank all the fans for their support and invite them to join us on another adventure”.
So, for Alien fans this really is a case of the sweet and the sour… it is interesting that we’re hearing that FOX wanted Sonnet’s movie shut down because it came close to aspects of Blomkamp’s movie.
Let us know, which movie would you rather see?