Looks like we’ll be getting back to back movies set in the Xenomorph Universe instead of those long dry spells we had to endure back in the day. Neil Blomkamp, director for the as yet untitled Alien 5 or Alien 2.1 depending on how you want to count them, and his some time movie making partner and wife Terri Tatchell sat down with Empire to talk about the ins and outs of production. Blomkamp also had some good news for those of us looking forward to more Prometheus.
Ridley Scott is producing both movies and it should come as no surprise that he wants to keep both on track production wise and out of each others way. Blomkamp says:
I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping ‘Prometheus’ a little bit. One thing that makes me feel good about it is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make.
When asked about the title of his Alien movie:
I sent what I wanted as the title to Ridley. It’s kinda quite bold, and he was like, ‘I really like that.’ So I’m gonna test it, I don’t think it’s gonna work, though. I have my own idea but it gives away too much if I say the title. But in the event that it doesn’t work, I’m dead in the water…
Interesting, I wonder if we’ll play Hide and Go Seek with that title for a while then. Perhaps even through the first trailer. When asked about how he choose this as his next film project, his wife chimed in saying:
He’s hemming and hawing, going back-and-forth. Finally I said, ‘Look, look at what you make me drink my orange juice out of every morning,’ and I pulled out of the cupboard, we have these set of glasses that have these brutal scenes from the movies. I said, ‘You make your daughter drink out of these cups! This is a sign.’
I’m guessing she is talking about these glasses, and in particular the chest bursting glass:
Blomkamp responded to her comment saying:
No bullsh*t, that made me realize there is a massive portion of my brain taken up by the xenomorph. I was like, ‘Hmm, that’s a valid point.’
The plan as it stands is that Prometheus 2 will hit theaters on March 4th, 2016. The following year we should get Blomkamp’s Aliens movie. That is a hell of a lot better than the average six-year wait we had between the original films.
As much as everyone bitched about some of the particulars about Prometheus, we all know that our butts will be in theater seats when it is released. I’m just glad we don’t have to wait too long for Blomkamp’s either.