Thursday, February 19, 2015

ALIEN 5 Confirmed with Neill Blomkamp Directing

In space, no one can hear your sequel being greenlit.

Back in January, District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp teased fans with conceptual art for a possible fifth Alien movie.  The project seemed to be little more than wishful thinking that stalled at studio 20th Century Fox...until now.

Posting this update yesterday on his official Instagram account, Blomkamp revealed that Alien 5 will be his next movie, which has been confirmed by Variety.

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Based on the concept art above, the upcoming sequel was apparently designed with Alien star Sigourney Weaver in mind, as well as Michael Biehn, who played Corporal Dwayne Hicks in the 1986 sequel Aliens. According to Variety, Alien 5 is set years after the upcoming Prometheus sequel, both of which will be produced by Alien director Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free.

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