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Neill Blomkamp Shares Design For a New Project That Isn’t ‘Alien 5’

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by Britt Hayes September 9, 2016 @ 12:27 PM
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In the tale of two Alien movies, Ridley Scott is Lucy to Neill Blomkamp’s Charlie Brown, which would make those alien eggs the football, I guess? At any rate, after getting the green light from Fox to develop a new Alien sequel based on his impressive concept art, Blomkamp had the project swiftly yanked away as Scott’s own Alien: Covenant (and an as-yet-named sequel) took precedent — leaving Alien 5 on indefinite hold. But don’t worry; Blomkamp isn’t sitting around and waiting for a phone call that might not come for several years (if ever).

James Cameron Weighs In on the ‘Alien 5’ Screenplay

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by Matthew Monagle July 24, 2016 @ 10:29 AM
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While many people stood in line for Marvel’s big announcements at Comic-Con International ,  other science-fiction fans were being treated to a panel discussion on the 30th anniversary of Aliens. Director James Cameron and his cast and crew talked about the experience of making the original film, but those also interested in the future of the franchise were treated to Cameron’s first impression of the oft-delayed Neill Blomkamp Alien 5.

Sigourney Weaver Is Still Talking About Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Sequel

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by Britt Hayes July 6, 2016 @ 2:57 PM
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Today brings news that San Diego Comic-Con will play host to a special panel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens, James Cameron’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic. Cameron himself will be in attendance along with Sigourney Weaver, who is still talking up Neill Blomkamp’s new Alien sequel despite reports that the project had been delayed due to Scott’s own Alien prequel plans.

Neill Blomkamp’s Abandoned ‘Aliens’ Sequel Would’ve Starred Newt as the New Ripley

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by Mike Sampson November 23, 2015 @ 2:43 PM
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Earlier today, Matt Singer wrote an article all about the “Legacyquel” phenomenon where “beloved aging stars reprise classic roles and pass the torch to younger successors.” Recent examples include Creed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Days of Future Past. One film that almost got added to that list is the now-defunct Aliens sequel where director Neill Blomkamp’s proposed follow-up would’ve had Sigourney Weaver returning co-star alongside a now-grown Newt, who would be the franchise’s new action hero.

Neill Blomkamp’s ’Alien’ Sequel on Hold to Make Way For ‘Prometheus 2’

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by Charles Bramesco October 30, 2015 @ 9:24 AM
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In space, no one can hear your pre-production developments being set back. Sci-fi filmmaker Neill Blomkamp tweeted as much last night when he announced that his upcoming fifth entry under the Alien franchise banner had been put on hold in favor of a sequel to Alien prequel Prometheus, courtesy of the original Alien director Ridley Scott.

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Sequel Revives the Pulse Rifle in New Photo

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by Britt Hayes October 16, 2015 @ 5:40 PM
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Although it was previously rumored that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost is delaying Neill Blomkamp’s direct Alien sequel, Scott recently clarified that both films will be arriving in the next two years, with Scott heading into production on his Alien prequel in February, and Blomkamp still at work in pre-production, as evidenced by his latest photo — which features a very familiar weapon.

‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ Will Introduce New Travelers, Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Sequel Coming in 2017

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by Britt Hayes October 7, 2015 @ 5:49 PM
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Ridley Scott is heading into production on the newly-titled Alien: Paradise Lost early next year, which has reportedly pushed Neill Blomkamp’s separate Alien movie back just a bit to make room for the Prometheus sequel. Scott hasn’t been shy in discussing plans for the projects — particularly his own — and the director is at it again, teasing more plot details for Alien: Paradise Lost, as well as a potential release date for Blomkamp’s film.