While we are excited for both the Alien and Prometheus sequels, we have to admit Alien 5 has us more excited. But it looks like we’ll have to wait on that one.
It looks like work on Neil Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is on hold until Prometheus 2 is in the can and that’s due to the commands of producer Ridley Scott.
Anyone who knows the Alien and Prometheus movies will know that Scott is where both movie franchises (all one franchise, we suppose) started as he directed both.
“Alien 5 is still very much in the works, as Fox remains hot on the idea. Blomkamp continues to work on the script (only an outline existed previously) and refine the tale he is telling. Ridley Scott is still producing, but has insisted on ‘Prometheus 2′ being made first,” says a source on both movies.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing that Alien 5 has to be postponed for another year or so as it would surely have to imply that we’ll probably get a better final product, but the down side is we want Ripley, Hicks and co back as soon as possible…