New ‘Alien’ Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp

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  1. chapped

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    20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm.

    The untitled sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.

    Blomkamp, who directed “District 9″ and the upcoming Sony feature “Chappie,” had been teasing the project in recent months but said the extra-terrestrial reboot was likely abandoned. It was supposed to star “Alien” veteran Sigourney Weaver.

    But on Wednesday Blomkamp confirmed the tentpole was back on track at Fox.

    “So I think this is officially my next film,” he confirmed on Instagram.

    It’s unclear whether Weaver is still attached to the movie.

    According to insiders, the new “Alien” takes place years after the “Prometheus” sequel. Scott is producing both films through his production company Scott Free.

    “Prometheus,” also distributed by Fox, was “loosely based” on the “Alien” franchise and earned over $400 million worldwide. But the 3D movie opened to mixed reviews, and Fox hopes Blomkamp, who last directed “Elysium,” can take the franchise to the next level.

    Born in South Africa, the 35 year-old Blomkamp is repped by WME.


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    Great movie.
    More tent pole franchise reboot unoriginality :munch:

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    Do we really need another at this point?
     
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    C'mon, Hollywood, just do the ultimate franchise clusterfuck and get it all over with.
     
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    There's really nothing new they can add to this series. Like the Jurassic Park franchise, they just retell the same story. Small group of people trapped on an island/spaceship and get hunted down and killed by a dinosaur/alien. If you've seen one, you've seen them all.
     
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    Only if its a good one!
     
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    With those teeth and jaw and limbs, Beff should have a starring role in this new one.
     
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    Maybe they can get rid of the bad taste the clusterfuck aliens 4 left in the fans mouths with this one.
     
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    just reboot after the events of ALIENS - everything after that has been SHIT. Aliens 3 & 4 were just a bad psychotic dream to Ripley caused by too much time in cryo-tubes. Pick up with an older mentally unstable Ripley and grown up Newt and charge on.
     
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    I think Newt ate Ripley.

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    I never noticed you can see it's skull through its head.

    And it has no cock! :doh: Too bad, Howard.
     
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    The original 1979 toy was the best representation of how that thing looked in the light...

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    Oufahhh... :facepalm:
     
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    awesome news i think I am one of the few people that loved prometheus although at first view it was tough but after like 20 times I love it learning something new each time.

    wasn't prometheus a prequel?
     
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    Of sorts. I think Ridley said the space ship at the end of Prometheus was not the same ship from Alien.
     
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    I found 3 of those at a yard sale.
    I also found the alien spaceship from Mars Attacks with one of the aliens inside.
    Yep. I'm a nerd.
     
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    i can't wait.
     
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    Same universe with a squeal in preproduction. .

    clearly the alien at the end of the movie is a precursor of the xenomorph to come
     
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