Neill Blomkamp reveals plan to make new Alien movie

South African film-maker Neill Blomkamp says Hollywood will give the go-ahead to his take on 'Alien', but has not decided whether he wants to proceed with the film

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Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp thinks Hollywood will give the go-ahead to his take on 'Alien'.

In January, the South African film-maker released 'Alien'-themed concept art work of Sigourney Weaver - who starred in the original films, as well as Blomkamp's new movie 'Chappie' - and has now revealed that the only obstacle remaining is whether or not he wants to proceed with the plan.

He explained: "Basically, what happened was, when Chappie got heavily into post-production, I could take my foot off the gas a bit.

"I was thinking about what I wanted to do next and I've been wanting to make an Alien film for like years and years."

Blomkamp said his conversations with Weaver, 65, increased his appetite for a new 'Alien' movie.

He told Uproxx: "Speaking to Sigourney Weaver, when we were doing Chappie, she set off a bunch of thoughts in my head - I had come up with an idea that didn't have Sigourney, it was a different idea. But I spent all of the shooting time with her, it was like, holy s***, that could actually be really interesting.

"When I came back to Vancouver, I had an entire year to work on Chappie. And when I wasn't needed in the edit, I could think about Alien. So, I basically developed an entire movie and I did all of this artwork as well."

However, he added: "I'm the problem. [The film studio] Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it."

Alien 5

  • Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver

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