Remember a few days ago director Neill Blomkamp said that Fox were keen to make his Alien movie, but he’s just not ready? Well, he’s not alone in the pursuit of a new Alien movie….
Talking about the work he had done on the preproduction, Blomkamp said: “Fox didn’t know that I was developing it, so in that sense, it was completely unsanctioned and just basically for fun. To me, it wasn’t for fun. To me, that was what I wanted to do next, and I spent a lot of time doing it, and there was a lot of effort that went into. Like when I could take breaks between Chappie’s post-production winding down as VFX got under control.”
“[Sigourney] knows about it and part of it was just inspired by speaking to her on set when we were filming Chappie, and getting her thoughts on Alien and what she thought of the movies that came after Aliens and what she felt about Ripley and what was incomplete for her about Ripley. There was so much fuel in what she was telling me.”
“Alien and Aliens are probably my favorite films so was I was like, ‘Sh*t, I wouldn’t mind messing around in that world for a bit’ so I just sort of self-funded the artists to work on the artwork. I did way more artwork than I released, probably ten times more and did a lot of writing. I have a pretty cool film just in case it happens.”
So Fox didn’t know about the project?: “Fox was blindsided by it, which wasn’t my intention, I just wanted to share artwork with people that liked the franchise. I don’t know whether it’s going to happen or not. We’ll see”
Sigourney Weaver added: “He kept sending me these brilliant designs and ideas and everything. We’ll see what happens”.
Would she like to return to the franchise?: “If something happens from this, it would be very organic and very original, and because of that, it would make me want to do it. If it was someone as talented as Neill, I’d certainly listen.”
We really think this is going to happen.
Weaver talks about it in the video below: