Now that Neil Blomkamp‘s concept art has sparked a new feature film in the Aliens franchise we’re getting new details about the as yet untitled project. While making some publicity rounds for Blomkamp’s newest film to hit the big screen Chappie, Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver have some interesting things to say about the new Alien movie.
Sky News had a nice little video of the interview, we’d have it here for you, but it’s since been made private. We do however have some quotes from the interview. Blomkamp starts it off with a bombshell on where this movie fits in:
I want this film to feel like it’s literally the genetic sibling of Aliens. So it’s Alien, Aliens, and then this movie.
Weaver then chimed in saying:
I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space, and give a proper finish to her story.
When asked about the tone of the movie Blomkamp said:
It’s a Freudian nightmare. That element to me is what is so appealing. To try to put the audience on the edge of their seat, in a traditional ‘monster stalking you in a dark corridor way.
Now a lot of people might be upset about Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection getting chucked out with the bath water, but when one looks at the Rotten Tomatoes scores for the franchise it’s easy to see why most people won’t say a thing.
Alien – 97%
Aliens – 98%
Alien 3 – 44%
Alien: Resurrection – 54%
Don’t get me wrong, they all made a ton of money at the box office, but in the hearts of fans those last two just don’t stack up. Having Weaver back on board to play Ripley is incredible. I’m really hoping the next bit of casting news is That Michael Beihn will be back to play Hicks.
While there is no announced release date, the production does seem to be picking up steam. We should be hearing more about the plot, and other casting news sooner rather than later.
Who might be cast as Newt is another interesting question that the Internet will have a lot of fun with in the coming days.