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Neill Blomkamp Talks The (De) Evolution of Alien 3.2

In a new interview with Funhaus, Neill Blomkamp has spoken a little about his work on and what happened to his proposed Alien 5. While the interview is primarily about his recent work on the fantastic Oats Studios, the hosts can’t help but sneak in some questions about Blomkamp’s involvement with existing properties such as Halo and Alien.

Blomkamp doesn’t go into specifics about the story, but he does talk a little about how far he got into working on the alternate Alien 3 and re-emphasizes that the film started as a Ripley-less film that would turn into an alternate Alien 3 after talking to her on the set of Chappie.

“I basically worked on Alien for about…I met Sigourney on Chappie and I had a different idea for an Alien film I wanted to make. So I had this idea for a story set in the world of those two first films that was not a continuation of James Cameron’s. It was just in the world of it and it had a totally different character that was the lead character. Because my assumption was that Sigourney would just never make another one and I told her about it on Chappie and she was like “No, no, no! I actually would make another one because I felt like Ripley’s story didn’t end correctly.” I was like “oh, okay. That’s amazing!”

So I went back to Vancouver and while I was editing Chappie I started to think about what I would do with Sigourney as basically a sequel to James Cameron’s film. I spent about a year working on it with only Sigourney knowing and I hired one really awesome concept artist. We put together essentially a script and all the artwork and that’s what I went to 20th Century Fox with. They seemed really into it and Ridley came on as producer and then it just unraveled. “

 Neill Blomkamp Talks The (De) Evolution of Alien 3.2

Blomkamp does go on to talk a little about the film’s apparent cancellation. Again, he doesn’t go into specifics but seems to hint at it being due to Ridley’s involvement as producer.

“It’s very difficult to speak about on several levels because Ridley created Alien. It was something that inspired me deeply. I got into film because of it. Everything that happened with my script and with the way the film collapsed – it’s hard to talk about it without it seeming like I’m bashing him which is like one of my idols to get into film. It’s a super strange psychological place but films go down in Hollywood all the time. That’s just essentially, I think, what happened and it sucks for me…It’s not that it sucks for Sigourney, it’s not going to make any difference to her, but I think she really did like the story because it allowed Ripley to…it really felt like a cool third film.”

Last month, Blomkamp was asked about the current condition of the film where he re-affirmed that the film was unlikely to happen: “I think it’s totally dead, yes. That would be an accurate assumption at this point.

It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.”

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  1. Local Trouble
    You're both right. I know SpreadEagleBeagle will be angry - but as good (with the obligatory "yet flawed") a film as AL III EN is... it f**ked everything up in terms of future movies. No one really liked it at the time, most people STILL don't like it (OK - prefer it, I like it, but I wish that it didn't exist). The sequence above would have been entirely satisfying - and maybe even would't have relied on Ripley being in it at all after Aliens.

    I'd say Alien Resurrection f**ked up everyth using.  Alien 3 merely gave us an ending to Ripley's story.
  2. 426Buddy
    Yes, i suspect most people still don't like Alien 3.  We have a very tiny cross-section of people on here who are hard-core fans of the series and therefore embraced Alien 3.  The casual fans of the series or the people for whom the series had broad appeal have long gone.  That is Alien 3's fault.

    People wanted a dark Swiss Family Robinson in space after Aliens.  That's basically the direction that film took the series in.  People wanted the series to be based on certain beloved characters and not just about alien creatures with no personality.  They are alligators for all intents and purposes...

    Folks on both sides think they speak for the broader fanbase, its pretty funny.

    It would be much better if people simply stated their own opinions and wants for this series without trying to attach them to the the rest of the community.

    Just about everyone here has their own personal spin on what they like and want to see from this franchise.

    Personally a "dark swiss family robinson in space" sounds absolutely terrible in regards to this universe. But hey, to each their own.

    I find it funny how some of you guys defend AC and say how alien 5 would have been stupid...did you even watch AC ??? did I see a different version... not only was AC stupid..it was a bad movie and RIdley scott is not a legend... he has tenure but that doesn't make  you a legend.... Spielberg is a legend..... don't confuse the too

    All your opinion I guess.

    I enjoyed A:C well enough and I think Ridley has earned his status as a top film maker.

    I have no problem with Blomkamp doing an Alien film, it would probably be pretty cool. I just don't want to see Ripley, Hicks, and Newt brought back just because.
  3. darkvegetto
    I find it funny how some of you guys defend AC and say how alien 5 would have been stupid...did you even watch AC ??? did I see a different version... not only was AC stupid..it was a bad movie and RIdley scott is not a legend... he has tenure but that doesn't make  you a legend.... Spielberg is a legend..... don't confuse the too
  4. Perfect-Organism
    Yes, i suspect most people still don't like Alien 3.  We have a very tiny cross-section of people on here who are hard-core fans of the series and therefore embraced Alien 3.  The casual fans of the series or the people for whom the series had broad appeal have long gone.  That is Alien 3's fault.

    People wanted a dark Swiss Family Robinson in space after Aliens.  That's basically the direction that film took the series in.  People wanted the series to be based on certain beloved characters and not just about alien creatures with no personality.  They are alligators for all intents and purposes...
  5. Russ



    Alien 1979    "Space Truckers finding Darelect and encountering the Alien"
    Aliens 1986    "Ripley and Space Marines return to LV-426 and fight more Aliens"
    Alien 3 1992    "Weyland-Yutani brings Aliens back to Earth!"
    Alien 4 1997    "Finding the Alien Homeworld and wiping them out once and for all!"
    Alien 5 2001    "Alien prequel that features xenomorphs' origins and the Space Jockey race"

    That's all I ever wanted as a fan of the Alien Saga

    Oh my god. You nailed it. We could've been done. That sequence of films would've been amazing.

    Don't ever forget that this is all the fault of Alien 3. The franchise arguably has STILL not recovered.

    You're both right. I know SpreadEagleBeagle will be angry - but as good (with the obligatory "yet flawed") a film as AL III EN is... it f**ked everything up in terms of future movies. No one really liked it at the time, most people STILL don't like it (OK - prefer it, I like it, but I wish that it didn't exist). The sequence above would have been entirely satisfying - and maybe even would't have relied on Ripley being in it at all after Aliens.
  6. PierreVW
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(   Blomkamp has nothing to live down.  And I'd say he's reaping exactly what he's sown: consistent fan attention for his artful storytelling.  By getting asked about Alien 5 "in every interview from here to kingdom come" is like free publicity, innit?   ;D

    Yah, in time they will be making a documentary entitled Blomkamp's Alien.  The best sci-fi film never made.  This film has just gone to martyr status.

    The best sci-fi movie never made is Jodorowsky's DUNE, and there is a documentary about it.

    Blomkamp's ALIENS 2 is just glorified fan-fiction meant to please ALIENS fans and Cameronites.

    Alien 3 fans have such a disdain for Aliens and Cameron...I don't understand it but I find it hilarious.

    Actually, I have no disdain for ALIENS and Cameron. I have disdain for the hype, over-appreciation and god status.

    LOL. The ironic thing is it's painfully clear that Jodorowsky's  Dune would've been f**king GARBAGE.

    I guess I was too subtle in my sarcasm...

     
    Quote
    I'm pretty sure people will start to appreciate AC more in the future. I can easily imagine some rabid Alien 5 "fanboy" of today turning 20 in a couple of years and realizing that "Wait a minute, this movie is actually good and has a lot of depth. I guess the I got caught up in the social media frenzy. Lesson learned: the highest upvoted comment is by no means necessarily the most correct comment. I will now have a more open mindset free of social media bias when viewing cinematic art in the future."

    Probably.


    Quote
    At the same time though, I truly hope this Alien 5 thing turns into a meme to haunt Blomkamp forever. Just imagine 20 years into the future, Blomkamp has just released the third part in his District 9 saga which is exactly the same thing as the first one except now the main character is a South African rapper with progeria whose best friend is a conscious  robot Walrus, trying to both fight social injustice and his rapid ageing at the same time. During the highly anticipated premier, Blomkamp is interviewed about the movie. The interview goes well, asking about the movie and the production hurtles etc. until the very last question, which would go something like this:
    "District 11 has been quite an anticipated movie, but I think I speak for most people when I say that what the fans really  want is Alien 5. Are there any plans to resurrect this movie? *Editors note: De-aging the now 90 year old Sigourney Weaver in a respectable way is now technologically feasible*
    Neill Blomkamp's face starts reddening, he stammers something which slightly resembles curses directed toward the now deceased Ridley Scott (may peace be upon him) before fleeing the scene with tears rolling down his cheeks.

     8)

    I agree 100%.

    In a funny note:

    I think We(the fanboys of ALIEN and ALI3NS) care about this way more than David Fincher.

    Fincher hates ALI3NS and hated the process. He doesn't give a damn if NB and FOX erased ALI3NS from History.
  7. Lonely Universe
    Alien 1979    "Space Truckers finding Darelect and encountering the Alien"
    Aliens 1986    "Ripley and Space Marines return to LV-426 and fight more Aliens"
    Alien 3 1992    "Weyland-Yutani brings Aliens back to Earth!"
    Alien 4 1997    "Finding the Alien Homeworld and wiping them out once and for all!"
    Alien 5 2001    "Alien prequel that features xenomorphs' origins and the Space Jockey race"

    That's all I ever wanted as a fan of the Alien Saga
    That's what it was supposed to be. We all know it :(
  8. BishopShouldGo
    I hope Blomkamp never lives this down, it seems that every time he makes something half decent, hardcore  Aliens fans will claim he would have made an amazing film. He's going to be asked about it in every interview from here to kingdom come.

    It's called Karma, bitch. Reap it.

    You tried your hand and failed.

    HUH???

    A lot of lunatics out in the world...

    Alien 1979    "Space Truckers finding Darelect and encountering the Alien"
    Aliens 1986    "Ripley and Space Marines return to LV-426 and fight more Aliens"
    Alien 3 1992    "Weyland-Yutani brings Aliens back to Earth!"
    Alien 4 1997    "Finding the Alien Homeworld and wiping them out once and for all!"
    Alien 5 2001    "Alien prequel that features xenomorphs' origins and the Space Jockey race"

    That's all I ever wanted as a fan of the Alien Saga

    Oh my god. You nailed it. We could've been done. That sequence of films would've been amazing.

    Don't ever forget that this is all the fault of Alien 3. The franchise arguably has STILL not recovered.
  9. Perfect-Organism
    Alien 1979    "Space Truckers finding Darelect and encountering the Alien"
    Aliens 1986    "Ripley and Space Marines return to LV-426 and fight more Aliens"
    Alien 3 1992    "Weyland-Yutani brings Aliens back to Earth!"
    Alien 4 1997    "Finding the Alien Homeworld and wiping them out once and for all!"
    Alien 5 2001    "Alien prequel that features xenomorphs' origins and the Space Jockey race"

    That's all I ever wanted as a fan of the Alien Saga

    Well said
  10. FHGD
    Alien 1979    "Space Truckers finding Darelect and encountering the Alien"
    Aliens 1986    "Ripley and Space Marines return to LV-426 and fight more Aliens"
    Alien 3 1992    "Weyland-Yutani brings Aliens back to Earth!"
    Alien 4 1997    "Finding the Alien Homeworld and wiping them out once and for all!"
    Alien 5 2001    "Alien prequel that features xenomorphs' origins and the Space Jockey race"

    That's all I ever wanted as a fan of the Alien Saga

  11. SpreadEagleBeagle
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(   Blomkamp has nothing to live down.  And I'd say he's reaping exactly what he's sown: consistent fan attention for his artful storytelling.  By getting asked about Alien 5 "in every interview from here to kingdom come" is like free publicity, innit?   ;D

    Yah, in time they will be making a documentary entitled Blomkamp's Alien.  The best sci-fi film never made.  This film has just gone to martyr status.

    The best sci-fi movie never made is Jodorowsky's DUNE, and there is a documentary about it.

    Blomkamp's ALIENS 2 is just glorified fan-fiction meant to please ALIENS fans and Cameronites.

    Alien 3 fans have such a disdain for Aliens and Cameron...I don't understand it but I find it hilarious.

    Actually, I have no disdain for ALIENS and Cameron. I have disdain for the hype, over-appreciation and god status.

    LOL. The ironic thing is it's painfully clear that Jodorowsky's  Dune would've been f**king GARBAGE.

    I guess I was too subtle in my sarcasm...

     
    Quote
    I'm pretty sure people will start to appreciate AC more in the future. I can easily imagine some rabid Alien 5 "fanboy" of today turning 20 in a couple of years and realizing that "Wait a minute, this movie is actually good and has a lot of depth. I guess the I got caught up in the social media frenzy. Lesson learned: the highest upvoted comment is by no means necessarily the most correct comment. I will now have a more open mindset free of social media bias when viewing cinematic art in the future."

    Probably.


    Quote
    At the same time though, I truly hope this Alien 5 thing turns into a meme to haunt Blomkamp forever. Just imagine 20 years into the future, Blomkamp has just released the third part in his District 9 saga which is exactly the same thing as the first one except now the main character is a South African rapper with progeria whose best friend is a conscious  robot Walrus, trying to both fight social injustice and his rapid ageing at the same time. During the highly anticipated premier, Blomkamp is interviewed about the movie. The interview goes well, asking about the movie and the production hurtles etc. until the very last question, which would go something like this:
    "District 11 has been quite an anticipated movie, but I think I speak for most people when I say that what the fans really  want is Alien 5. Are there any plans to resurrect this movie? *Editors note: De-aging the now 90 year old Sigourney Weaver in a respectable way is now technologically feasible*
    Neill Blomkamp's face starts reddening, he stammers something which slightly resembles curses directed toward the now deceased Ridley Scott (may peace be upon him) before fleeing the scene with tears rolling down his cheeks.

     8)
  12. tleilaxu
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(   Blomkamp has nothing to live down.  And I'd say he's reaping exactly what he's sown: consistent fan attention for his artful storytelling.  By getting asked about Alien 5 "in every interview from here to kingdom come" is like free publicity, innit?   ;D

    Yah, in time they will be making a documentary entitled Blomkamp's Alien.  The best sci-fi film never made.  This film has just gone to martyr status.
    LOL. The ironic thing is it's painfully clear that Jodorowsky's  Dune would've been f**king GARBAGE. Thankfully, the good elements were salvaged to  make good movies.
    I'm pretty sure people will start to appreciate AC more in the future. I can easily imagine some rabid Alien 5 "fanboy" of today turning 20 in a couple of years and realizing that "Wait a minute, this movie is actually good and has a lot of depth. I guess the I got caught up in the social media frenzy. Lesson learned: the highest upvoted comment is by no means necessarily the most correct comment. I will now have a more open mindset free of social media bias when viewing cinematic art in the future."

    At the same time though, I truly hope this Alien 5 thing turns into a meme to haunt Blomkamp forever. Just imagine 20 years into the future, Blomkamp has just released the third part in his District 9 saga which is exactly the same thing as the first one except now the main character is a South African rapper with progeria whose best friend is a conscious  robot Walrus, trying to both fight social injustice and his rapid ageing at the same time. During the highly anticipated premier, Blomkamp is interviewed about the movie. The interview goes well, asking about the movie and the production hurtles etc. until the very last question, which would go something like this:
    "District 11 has been quite an anticipated movie, but I think I speak for most people when I say that what the fans really  want is Alien 5. Are there any plans to resurrect this movie? *Editors note: De-aging the now 90 year old Sigourney Weaver in a respectable way is now technologically feasible*
    Neill Blomkamp's face starts reddening, he stammers something which slightly resembles curses directed toward the now deceased Ridley Scott (may peace be upon him) before fleeing the scene with tears rolling down his cheeks.
  13. JokersWarPig
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(   Blomkamp has nothing to live down.  And I'd say he's reaping exactly what he's sown: consistent fan attention for his artful storytelling.  By getting asked about Alien 5 "in every interview from here to kingdom come" is like free publicity, innit?   ;D

    Yah, in time they will be making a documentary entitled Blomkamp's Alien.  The best sci-fi film never made.  This film has just gone to martyr status.

    The best sci-fi movie never made is Jodorowsky's DUNE, and there is a documentary about it.

    Blomkamp's ALIENS 2 is just glorified fan-fiction meant to please ALIENS fans and Cameronites.

    Alien 3 fans have such a disdain for Aliens and Cameron...I don't understand it but I find it hilarious.
  14. SpreadEagleBeagle
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(   Blomkamp has nothing to live down.  And I'd say he's reaping exactly what he's sown: consistent fan attention for his artful storytelling.  By getting asked about Alien 5 "in every interview from here to kingdom come" is like free publicity, innit?   ;D

    Yah, in time they will be making a documentary entitled Blomkamp's Alien.  The best sci-fi film never made.  This film has just gone to martyr status.

    The best sci-fi movie never made is Jodorowsky's DUNE, and there is a documentary about it.

    Blomkamp's ALIENS 2 is just glorified fan-fiction meant to please ALIENS fans and Cameronites.
  15. Perfect-Organism
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(   Blomkamp has nothing to live down.  And I'd say he's reaping exactly what he's sown: consistent fan attention for his artful storytelling.  By getting asked about Alien 5 "in every interview from here to kingdom come" is like free publicity, innit?   ;D

    Yah, in time they will be making a documentary entitled Blomkamp's Alien.  The best sci-fi film never made.  This film has just gone to martyr status.
  16. FenGiddel
    Oh ye of little faith!   ;)   We all thought Spock was dead back in 1982...and he came back with a vengeance!   ;D   Of course, that may be a little before some of this bunch's time...
  17. The Eighth Passenger
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(

    In his case I think it's the wrong side of the box:laugh:

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSI5wqDcZPFKWBx2VCbB81urJ0NhbXE78Ep9G2gdLVB2KKRSNgJGA

    And only, from the looks of it. That's a shame. I was really hoping to learn more.

    Yeah, unfortunately that was all he mentioned.
  18. FenGiddel
    Must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed...   :(   Blomkamp has nothing to live down.  And I'd say he's reaping exactly what he's sown: consistent fan attention for his artful storytelling.  By getting asked about Alien 5 "in every interview from here to kingdom come" is like free publicity, innit?   ;D
  19. Vertigo

    Maybe FOX don't want Sigourney Weaver as the lead.

    It's common with very old men: Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, etc....

    But I NEVER saw a big movie with an old woman(Sigourney Weaver) as the lead.

    Well it's about time!

    It's doubtful. Hollywood was and is sexist.

    It's impossible a 70-80 million dollar film about a 70 year old woman(Sigourney Weaver).

    I actually think Sigourney Weaver could be the exception to the rule.  People would come out to see that movie.  Especially with the dynamic of Hicks and Newt in tow?  Gangbusters!

    Maybe if they got a really famous and current star. Someone like Jennifer Lawrence.

    FOX doesn't have faith in NB and 2 really old actors: SW and Hicks.

    That's probably the answer: casting someone young(ish) and hot as Newt, or a new main character.

    It's exactly what they're doing with Blade Runner - Harrison Ford isn't expected to carry the box office, so they've cast irritating superhunk Ryan Gosling to fill out the posters.
  20. Corporal Hicks
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.

    And only, from the looks of it. That's a shame. I was really hoping to learn more.
  21. PierreVW
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.


    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    He's already answered that one.  :P

    Maybe FOX don't want Sigourney Weaver as the lead.

    It's common with very old men: Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, etc....

    But I NEVER saw a big movie with an old woman(Sigourney Weaver) as the lead.

    Well it's about time!

    It's doubtful. Hollywood was and is sexist.

    It's impossible a 70-80 million dollar film about a 70 year old woman(Sigourney Weaver).

    I actually think Sigourney Weaver could be the exception to the rule.  People would come out to see that movie.  Especially with the dynamic of Hicks and Newt in tow?  Gangbusters!

    Maybe if they got a really famous and current star. Someone like Jennifer Lawrence.

    FOX doesn't have faith in NB and 2 really old actors: SW and Hicks.
  22. Tonyhartmorph
    I hope Blomkamp never lives this down, it seems that every time he makes something half decent, hardcore  Aliens fans will claim he would have made an amazing film. He's going to be asked about it in every interview from here to kingdom come.

    It's called Karma, bitch. Reap it.

    You tried your hand and failed.
  23. Perfect-Organism
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.


    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    He's already answered that one.  :P

    Maybe FOX don't want Sigourney Weaver as the lead.

    It's common with very old men: Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, etc....

    But I NEVER saw a big movie with an old woman(Sigourney Weaver) as the lead.

    Well it's about time!

    It's doubtful. Hollywood was and is sexist.

    It's impossible a 70-80 million dollar film about a 70 year old woman(Sigourney Weaver).

    I actually think Sigourney Weaver could be the exception to the rule.  People would come out to see that movie.  Especially with the dynamic of Hicks and Newt in tow?  Gangbusters!
  24. PierreVW
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.


    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    He's already answered that one.  :P

    Maybe FOX don't want Sigourney Weaver as the lead.

    It's common with very old men: Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, etc....

    But I NEVER saw a big movie with an old woman(Sigourney Weaver) as the lead.

    Well it's about time!

    It's doubtful. Hollywood was and is sexist.

    It's impossible a 70-80 million dollar film about a 70 year old woman(Sigourney Weaver).
  25. Perfect-Organism
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.


    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    He's already answered that one.  :P

    Maybe FOX don't want Sigourney Weaver as the lead.

    It's common with very old men: Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, etc....

    But I NEVER saw a big movie with an old woman(Sigourney Weaver) as the lead.

    Well it's about time!
  26. PierreVW
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.


    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    He's already answered that one.  :P

    Maybe FOX don't want Sigourney Weaver as the lead.

    It's common with very old men: Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, etc....

    But I NEVER saw a big movie with an old woman(Sigourney Weaver) as the lead.
  27. Alionic
    I stand by that the best option is to bring back Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and continue on a different tangent from where Aliens left off.  30 years later, I bet people would still love to see this story.  Whether it would live up to its expectations is another thing, but it would fill seats...

    lol

    Just flat out ignoring Alien 3 is such a monumentally stupid idea, which raises unfortunate implications. Beginning a trend in Hollywood of ignoring plot lines of sequels that a fanboy director didn't like sets a dangerous precedent.

    FFS what is so hard about making an Alien film without Ripley, Hicks, and Newt?

    Ask Ridley Scott.

    I was referring to Blomkamp, dummy.
  28. SpreadEagleBeagle
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.


    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    He's already answered that one.  :P

    Yeah, District 9 "needs" a sequel (or prequel).
  29. The Eighth Passenger
    First mention of Alien 3.2

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp
    so i knew i would get asked about this. i have answered it in press as honestly as i can. I will try and clear it up. The film is basically dead. No signs of life. I wish I could have made the film with Sigourney. It does not appear to be happening, or will ever happen.


    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    He's already answered that one.  :P
  30. Local Trouble
    Instead of pouring all his energy into making a sequel to a movie that already got a sequel, why doesn't he give us a sequel to his best movie instead?

    And create a role so good that Daniel Day-Lewis would come out of retirement to play it.
  31. Local Trouble
    Well I can't speak for Hicks, but I'm not even on the same continent as the lever, nevermind pulling it.

    Bah, we all know you have Rupert's ear.

    And I'm sure Hicks can manage to pull a lever despite the inconvenience of wearing a straight-jacket.

    Ha, he's just getting bombarded with questions. No way to answer them all. We'll see if he mentions any more details with regards to Alien 3.2.

    Wouldn't surprise me if he had Dakota Fanning in mind for Newt.

    Has anyone asked him about Turk yet?
  32. Corporal Hicks
    He's doing an AMA on Reddit this Thursday @ 9AM PST (4PM GMT). Why not ask him yourself?

    https://twitter.com/NeillBlomkamp/status/884793849423421440

    Looks like its 5pm BST. I was planning on asking about that original Alien concept and who he envisioned replacing Carrie Henn if 3.2 had been made.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/6n28se/i_am_neill_blomkamp_director_of_chappie_district/?st=j52mfoae&sh=9ec19656

    Thread is here.
  33. SM
    Sequel to Resurrection.

    A sequel to the under-performing film in the franchise.  Won't happen.

    Quote
    New version of Alien 3.

    Essentially a retcon.

    Quote
    Sequel to Covenant.

    Already being made.

    Quote
    New AvP film.

    After the last ones got such poor reviews?  Nope.

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    Midquel between Prometheus and Covenant.

    That's likely to happen.  :P

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    Something else entirely.

    TV series/streaming.  Maybe.

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    Do nothing.

    Not so long as money exists.

    All entirely besides the point.

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    I had no idea SM and Hicks were high-up lever pullers at Fox.

    Funny about that...

    SM, that's too cryptic for me! Did you guys mention this to your contacts? Sorry - I'm still only half way down my coffee...

    Well I can't speak for Hicks, but I'm not even on the same continent as the lever, nevermind pulling it.
  34. Hemi
    Quote
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    Sequel to Resurrection.

    A sequel to the under-performing film in the franchise.  Won't happen.
    Unless it does.

    Quote
    New version of Alien 3.

    Essentially a retcon.
    So it will happen if they want to.

    Quote
    Quote
    Sequel to Covenant.

    Already being made.
    And you know this how?

    Quote
    Quote
    New AvP film.

    After the last ones got such poor reviews?  Nope,
    unless they will

    Quote
    Quote
    Midquel between Prometheus and Covenant.

    That's likely to happen.  :P
    you know this how again?

    I doubt you have any authority on the matter...

    But hey, if I am talking to the wallet of FOX... can we please have conclusions for the storylines in Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien : Isolation first?

    No? Well then... anything is possible then I guess... :P

  35. Scorpio
    Sequel to Resurrection.

    A sequel to the under-performing film in the franchise.  Won't happen.

    Quote
    New version of Alien 3.

    Essentially a retcon.

    Quote
    Sequel to Covenant.

    Already being made.

    Quote
    New AvP film.

    After the last ones got such poor reviews?  Nope.

    Quote
    Midquel between Prometheus and Covenant.

    That's likely to happen.  :P

    Quote
    Something else entirely.

    TV series/streaming.  Maybe.

    Quote
    Do nothing.

    Not so long as money exists.
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