Blomkamp is a bit like Del Toro, they're both decent directors with a proper vision but they're only as good as the script.
Crimson Peak looked great but the story was thin. And his At The Mountains Of Madness script was weak.
You know who'd be great? But probably more for an Engineer movie, Mad Mel Gibson.
He did The Passion Of Christ, Apocalypto and was supposed to do a viking movie. Makes me think he has a certain interest in stuff like that.
Ridley Scott isn't good at telling epics. Alien worked because he had a handful of characters in a small setting. The movies that he has done that are bigger in scope are never that good.
I think the Prometheus series would've been a solid epic if they stuck with the original plan.