Neil Blomkamp

When it was announced that Ridley Scott was returning back to the film that made him a household name, and perfectly merged sci-fi and horror together into something original, fans were very excited. After all, Alien was a cult classic, it was terrifying, gave us a great female hero, and oh yeah, it was terrifying. Fast forward 33 years, we got the Alien prequel Prometheus, which gave us a semi-origin to how everything started (or so we thought), going in a different direction and concentrated on the supposed creators of the Xenomorph, the Engineers. Although it was divisive, Prometheus was successful, earning more than $400 million worldwide. So, it’s no surprise that Scott would make a sequel to the prequel: Alien: Covenant.

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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.

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Instagram. In the mix of food porn and other things people like to document that don’t matter, there was/is Neil Blomkamp‘s Instagram Account. The District 9 director has famously used it as a dumping ground for his concept art for a proposed Alien sequel. His designs depicted his vision for the happenings to Sigourney Weaver‘s Ripley and Michael Biehn‘s Hicks post the events in Aliens – one piece of art even featured Riply wearing some sort of Xenomorph suit (pictured above).  Supposedly, FOX has was very keen on bringing Blomkamp’s newly proposed Alien sequel to celluloid.

So what’s the status? Is Sigourney Weaver ‘s Ripley going to get a proper ending? Well, it’s not looking good. (more…)

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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…)

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Instagram is Twitter for people who can’t read. All you’ll find are selfies, food porn, and girls taking photos of their legs on the beach (Life is good, we get it). Occasionally, though, you’ll come across something good. Something like Neil Blomkamp‘s Instagram Account. The District 9 director has famously used it as a dumping ground for his concept art for a proposed Alien sequel. His designs depicted his vision for the happenings to Sigourney Weaver‘s Ripley and Michael Biehn‘s Hicks post the events in Aliens – one piece of art even featured Riply wearing some sort of xenomorph suit (pictured above). Thanks to the art releases, FOX has supposedly green light the premise and will allow Blomkamp to direct (and write) the newly proposed Alien sequel.

We haven’t heard much on the project since the beginning of the year, until now. Blomkamp has shared a piece of new Alien concept art, indicating things are still moving forward. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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In space no one can hear you scream….But I’d probably scream anyways if one of these Xenomorphs was after me.

20th Century Fox has apparently made a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new Alien movie, sources are saying.

Blomkamp, who directed District 9 and the upcoming Sony feature Chappie, had been trickling out a batch of radical Alien concept art to Instagram last month. The art showed, amongst other things, a re-teaming of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and Hicks (Michael Biehn), Ripley in some kind of xenomorph suit, and the alien ship from the first film (and it’s follow-up “prequel” Prometheus) in some kind of hanger. When the art appeared, no one knew what they were looking at – a movie, a game, a flight of fan fiction? (more…)

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Neil Blomkamp‘s Elysium has a new trailer making the rounds on the Internet and Matt Damon‘s getting all sci-fi-ed “Bourne” on the bad guys. Damon’s got a mission and no one is gonna stop him.

In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Elysium hits theater screens on March 1st, 2013.

What do you think of this new trailer? The last one told a little too much of the story in my opinion. This new one scales it back a bit while still getting the message across. Will you be buying a ticket?

Blomkamp’s District 9 was incredible and I’m hoping that Elysium will follow suit.

Via: /Film

(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

In this months iPad digital version of WiRed Magazine (issues number 18.12) readers were treated to a weird unexplained mysterious video. Said video appears on the splash page before the big Tron: Legacy cover story, credited as “Video By: Neill Blomkamp”. Yes, the Neil Blomkamp . The film master behind the Sci-Fi hit District 9. Assuming done by him the video in question shows two gentlemen pulling to the side of the road to look at an alien like creature (Whoever did the creature design on this “thing” did a pretty fantastic job making something downright ugly.) in a puddle on the side of the road. That’s it. WTF? Could this be a viral teaser for Blomkamp’s next project?

Just coming in past the one minute mark it’s one messed up video:

Here’s a little background info on the video thanks to /film:

Here is what I’ve discovered. 18.12 is the number of the issue of WiReD that this video appears in. I did some searching and found out that a Beverly Hills-based company named Sable Productions Ltd. filed for the trademark “AGM Heartland” on October 18th 2010. The trademark use is labeled as:

Entertainment services by way of an online website with video, audio and textual content and images featuring characters and storylines about a fictional genetic engineering company that produces genetically engineered and altered organisms

The fact that it mentions only online and not theatrical or television makes me think it’s not related to a film project… but you never know. My guess is it’s for some kind of online narrative.

Personally I really dig the design of the creature.. looking forward to seeing what exactly this is all about. Hopefully more details will be revealed in the coming weeks. If I were to take a guess I think this is another political Sci-Fi piece from Blomkamp, using the story of The Montauk Monster as his inspiration.

Via: Geeks are sexy, /film