Sigourney Weaver has 'unfinished business' with Alien saga

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 March 2015
Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

'Alien' star Sigourney Weaver is looking forward to returning to the sci-fi franchise

Sigourney Weaver thinks the 'Alien' saga is "slightly unfinished".

The 65-year-old actress, who starred as Ellen Ripley in the iconic sci-fi franchise, admits she's keen to see the story of her on-screen character completed.

Speaking before the new 'Alien' movie was announced, Sigourney said: "It's true we did leave the story in a nebulous place. I didn't want to go to Earth. I didn't think that was very interesting. But I must say, part of me would like the story to end.

"You have to reinvent the envelope, do things that are beloved and at the same time take it to a new place. It's a very difficult thing and I don't think it's anything a studio can manufacture."

Last month, it was announced South African-Canadian film director Neill Blomkamp is to helm the much-anticipated new movie, and the pair have just finished working together on another sci-fi film, 'Chappie'.

However, speaking prior to the announcement, Sigourney told The Sunday Times newspaper: "There are a couple of people who I think would do a good job [as director].

"The wonderful thing is the movies are still being watched and still hold up pretty well. We'll have to continue this conversation when and if anything happens."

Alien: Covenant

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

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