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Neill Blomkamp Talks New Alien Film

After the recent announcement that Neill Blomkamp would be the man behind the upcoming Alien film, details have slowly been trickling down but there has been nothing substantial. In a Q&A session with Entertainment Weekly Blomkamp spoke a little about the new Alien film:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So how did you arrive at wanting to do this Alien movie? And did it have anything to do with having Sigourney Weaver play a supporting part in Chappie?

NEILL BLOMKAMP: It did have to do with having Sigourney on Chappie. It’s just something that I’ve always wanted to one day be a part of. Those first two [Alien] films are probably my favorite films ever made. I didn’t know if it would ever happen. I just always wanted to participate in it if I was able to.

Over the years, I came up with a story for a film in that universe that I wanted to make. And then when I talked to her about her experience making those films and what she thought about Ripley and everything else, it informed and changed the film I wanted to make into something different.

It just sort of stuck with me. A year later, when post-production was winding down on Chappie, I started fleshing out the idea for a film that would contain Sigourney. Fox never knew. I just worked on it when I could. Before I knew it, I had this really awesome film with a lot of artwork and a lot of backstory. And then I didn’t know whether I was going to make it or not. So I just kind of sat on it for a while.”

But as EW start to film, Neill ultimately tells them “I want to keep it on hyper-lockdown. It’s early yet. It’s Chappie time.” Thanks to Nightmare Asylum for the news.

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