Neill Blomkamp's ALIEN Movie on Hold

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 30 October 2015

Movie News

There was news earlier this year that suggested Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie as having some troubles based around Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2, and now Blomkamp has confirmed that.

Taking to Twitter to reveal that his Alien film is on hold, Blomkamp said, “Alien is kinda holding/pending Prometheus 2. So I shall be working on other things… as much as I love the xeno – and Lt Ripley”

The Prometheus sequel that Blomkamp refers to is Scott’s recently-christened Alien: Paradise Lost, which is due to start production shortly ahead of a December 31st, 2017 release. Ridley Scott himself has talked about how he has further sequels in mind which will all push Prometheus towards the first Alien movie.

This is certainly some sad news for long-time Alien fans as Blomkamp’s film was to pick things up with Ripley and Hicks in the aftermath of Aliens. Whether we ever get to see that movie is now up in the air a little.

Fingers crossed that Blomkamp gets to work with those characters at some point in the future.

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0 #1 Mike Coldwell 2015-10-30 18:16
Bottom line? Blomkamp can draw nice pictures but his credibility as a feature director failed the test with Chappie. If this movie is on the back burner now it's as good as dead.
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