Neill Blomkamp Says He Has 'Moved on' from His Alien Film

Posted 2018/01/03 0 0

He officially “moved on” from his idea for making a sequel in the Alien franchise.


Whilst there are merits to both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, under director Ridley Scott’s stewardship, the Alien series has gone to some divisive places, squashing Blomkamp’s Alien dreams. And while Scott’s latest stab at the franchise stalled at the box office last summer, Blomkamp all but declared that his goal to make the film was “totally dead.” Now, with six more months to think about his remarks, it appears that Blomkamp hasn’t changed his stance on reviving his idea to do the film. In a Twitter response to a fan following the filmmaker’s release of more Alien 5 concept art last week, Blomkamp dashed any hopes that it signaled a rebirth of his idea. See Blomkamp’s tweet about moving on from the project below:

In other news, Ridley Scott thinks the Alien series should be on the same level as other science fiction franchises, such as Star Trek and Star Wars. In an interview with The Toronto Sun for his latest film, All the Money in the World, Ridley Scott briefly discussed 2017’s Alien: Covenant and the next step for his Alien prequel series. While he didn’t shed any light on his plans, he did say that the franchise should arguably be as big as some of Hollywood’s other sci-fi films.

“There’s no reason why Alien should now not be on the same level for fans as Star Trek and Star Wars. So I think the next step as to where we go is, do we sustain the Alien (series) with the evolution of the beast or do we reinvent something else? I think you need to have an evolution on this famous beast because he’s the best monster ever, really.”

Unfortunately, it seems as if 20th Century Fox has closed the door on the Alien franchise. Scott planned on making at least two more movies in his Alien prequel series, following the events of 2012’s Prometheus and 2017’s Alien: Covenant, but recent rumors indicate that the studio has shelved the franchise due to the poor critical reception and box office performance of Covenant, which hit theaters in May 2017. And it doesn’t seem like Fox is keen on moving forward with Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 either, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.