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While Chappie will surely break new ground as one of the few original sci-fi releases of 2015, director Neill Blomkamp, known for genre favorites District 9 and Elysium, was actually attempting to bring a more familiar franchise back to the big screen. It appears that he was working on a true sequel to the 1986 release Aliens, though in an unofficial capacity. He has released some of the concept art, though with no real context to why or what he was truly planning.
As everyone knowns, director Ridley Scott returned to his roots by directing the Alien prequel Prometheus, which came after two less than well received Alien Vs. Predator movies. It's possible that 20th Century Fox was also planning a true sequel, which is hinted at in art that features Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and Michael Biehn as a badly scarred Hicks. We also get to see the Alien Queen on the loose, »
Considering what a disappointment that Alien prequel Prometheus turned out to be, it would be a blessing if 20th Century Fox saw fit to get another director to enter the world that Ridley Scott created, but has since left stale. Enter District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, who has his film Chappie arriving in March, who revealed some concept art on Twitter for some kind of Alien project that he was working. Blomkamp began to tease the project on Twitter by saying, "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph." However, we found that's a little bit deceiving after he revealed more. Here's what Neill Blomkamp posted on Twitter, by way of Instagram, sometime last night: Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Jan 1, 2015 at 5:30pm Pst Wtf? A photo »
- Ethan Anderton
Neill Blomkamp, the director behind District 9, Elysium and the upcoming Chappie, has taken to (an unverified) Twitter to share some concept art from an Alien project he was unofficially working on, which includes some shots of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and Hicks (Michael Biehn), along with the iconic creature, Weyland Corporation and the crashed alien ship from Ridley Scott’s original movie…
Considering that Hicks was killed off in between Aliens and Alien 3, you have to wonder as to how Blomkamp could have reintroduced the character, and whether he’d have ignored the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. But, as he states he’s no longer working on the project, I guess we may never know…
- Gary Collinson
"District 9" and "Elysium" filmmaker Neill Blomkamp shocked the hell out of everyone last night when he used social media to drop a massive stash of concept art for a film project he says he has given up on. Not just any film either, but what appears to be a direct follow-up to James Cameron's 1986 effort "Aliens" that seemingly ignores both "Alien 3" and "Alien Resurrection.
It began with the tweet: "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though... Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created." along with an image of the Queen Alien. Further concept art showed off Sigourney Weaver's Ripley and Michael Biehn's Hicks with facial scarring (which would set this after "Aliens"), along with scenes set inside what seems to be Weyland Yutani headquarters. It also looks like the crashed ship wreckage from Lv-426 has been moved there. »
- Garth Franklin
Looking back at Prometheus (and especially at the special features on the Prometheus Blu-ray), it may have been better if someone other than Ridley Scott had directed a new Alien movie. Perhaps the man for the job should have been District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp, who recently posted some concept art for an Alien film he was working on, although it appears to be in an unofficial capacity. Hit concept art is interesting because while some of it could have easily fit into a new Alien sequel such as the Queen and the Engineers' ship, there are also some intriguing drawings such Ripley strapped with an explosive device and standing next to a facially scarred Hicks (his scarring presumably the result of the acid blood he took to the face in Aliens). It's possible that these designs were just a leisurely activity for Blomkamp, something he may have wanted to pitch to Fox, »
- Matt Goldberg
“Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph,” director Neill Blomkamp tweeted off on New Year’s Day, setting off a firestorm of fan speculation. Was the “District 9” and “Elysium” director — who has his latest sci-fi film “Chappie” arriving in March — working on the next “Prometheus” film or another spin-off from Ridley Scott’s “Alien”? “Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created,” he later said, suggesting he was developing some kind of related xenomorph film, and that the project had fallen apart. Well, apparently not. Or at least not anymore. While Blomkamp did post six Instagram photos that looked like concept art and drawings inspired from “Alien,” “Aliens” and “Prometheus,” Blomkamp came clean. “Ps this has nothing to do with the studio,” he wrote on Twitter. “I just feel like I might do something else instead. In which »
- Edward Davis
A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Jan 1, 2015 at 5:49pm Pst
Blomkamp revealed that he was working separately from studio 20th Century Fox to develop the Alien movie, with the film now unlikely to ever see the light of day.
"This has nothing to do with the studio. I just feel like I might do something else instead. In which case why not show some work," he wrote on Twitter. "They didn't really even know I was working on it."
The artwork also includes renderings of a Xenomorph, »
As far as we know, Neill Blomkamp isn't attached to an Alien movie, but yesterday the District 9 and Elysium director posted several pieces of very interesting concept art featuring xenomorphs, Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, Michael Biehn's Corporal Hicks and more. While one of the images is captioned "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though" Blomkamp later tweeted (although it isn't a verified account), »
- Jesse Giroux
Director Neill Blomkamp is best known for directing District 9 and Elysium. His upcoming film is Chappie, which looks like a remake of the 1986 classic, Short Circuit. After that, what comes next? Well, it might have been a film set in the Ridley Scott/James Cameron Alien/Aliens universe. A few hours ago, Blomkamp posted messages along with five pieces of concept art from an Alien/Aliens project that would've included Signourney Weaver's 'Ripley.' Blomkamp wrote, "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though." That message was attached to an image of a Xenomorph/Alien (last image). Below, you can view all of the concept art he posted and underneath each of those is the messages he posted with them. "Oh shit" "#weyland corp" "#ripley #hicks" "Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created." "Wtf?" "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. »
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