Ridley Scott Says Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' Sequel Isn't Happening
In 2015, Blomkamp, the director of "Elysium" and " District 9" shared some concept art for an upcoming "Alien" film that featured Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a disfigured Hicks (Michael Biehn), who apparently didn't die in "Alien 3" after all. At the time, he said, "'Alien' going very well. Love this project."
But Scott now says that film is DOA. He told French web site Allocine (via The Playlist), "I think it will never see the light. There was never a scenario, just an idea that evolved into a pitch of 10 pages. I had to participate as a producer, but it did not go any further because Fox decided that they did not want to do it."
You can start debating now whether this is because "Chappie," Blomkamp's most recent film, was a critical and box-office disappointment, or because Scott wants to keep making any and all "Alien" films himself.
Blomkamp hasn't yet commented on the news. He did share a tweet on #AlienDay, saying he was excited for Scott's upcoming "Alien: Covenant."
— NΞill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) April 26, 2017