The director of the hit film District 9, Neil Blomkamp has come out with some new information regarding the film’s potential sequel/spinoff fans have been clamoring for since the film was released in 2009. Additionally, Blomkamp has killed all rumor and speculation about the state of Alien 5, the Alien film he had been working on for a number of years.
Ridley Scott recently sat down with Allocine to answer fan questions about Alien: Covenant and the franchise as a whole where he quickly shot down any hopes of a Ripley return in Neill Blomkamp‘s Alien 5. That means that Covenant and its sequel will be the only Alien franchise titles in development. He went on to tell everyone how far along Alien 5 was in development. (more…)
For a project that has been floating in the social consciousness for almost fifteen years now, Alien 5 still remains something of a mystery. It has had a number of different names attached to and dropped off it over the years, with everything from plot to characters to art released and then either retracted or put on hold as time went on and nothing came of it. Now that 2017 is just around corner, we’re finally getting close to seeing an actual product, as it has been said that work will really get underway after the Prometheus prequel Alien: Covenent, due for release in May of next year. (more…)
From the time before even Alien Versus Predator was given the green light, people have been talking about making Alien 5. In fact, big names have been buzzing around the project since as early as 2002. Sigourney Weaver has been open about her interest and quite adamant that a new film would definitely be the right way to go with the franchise. Ideas, concepts and even scripts have been pitched, over the years, from Joss Whedon, Ridley Scott and James Cameron. (more…)
It’s been quite a year for Alien developments. Way back in February, we started seeing hints that a new Alien sequel was in development under the supervision of District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, and then production began ramping up on Ridley Scott‘s sequel to Prometheus. In the last couple of months though it’s Scott’s movie
Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant that has taken prescience, while Alien 5 was put on “indefinite hold,” but now “indefinite” seems not so definite. One of the stars of the Alien franchise, Michael Biehn, is saying that his next adventure in the Alien universe merely awaits the release of Scott’s. (more…)
Whether you’re a fan of Ridley Scott’s return to the world of Alien – AKA Prometheus – or you’re one of those folks who absolutely hated it, it’s a fact that Scott plans on continuing his way into this new piece of the franchise. In addition, you may have heard the news that Alien 5 is in the works and it shall be written and directed by none-other-than Neill Blomkamp. Since the two stories take place during two completely different timelines of the Aliens universe, it seems that they could be released whenever, right? But, according to the rumor mill, Alien 5 is going to be delayed a bit, as it has to take a back seat to Scott’s Prometheus 2. (more…)