I just read the story behind conehead Ripley. I remember seeing this the day they announced Blomkamp wanted to make Alien 5. I wanted to pull my hair out.
No idea what is so good about this fanboy director. He sounds as bad as Anderson or worse. I'm so happy Fox canned this shit. I'm sure they saw these pictures and just flicked them across the room.
There's so many different better ways the franchise can go instead of having Ripley and Hicks running around in the same derelict or some other garbage fanboy idea. I might be wrong because I can see a little bit his style of directing fitting into this franchise but it may look a bit like the guy's in A4. I don't know, the pictures don't help either. I see him as too much of a fanboy and didn't enjoy his 2 movies either. Anyhow there's too much conflict with Ridley's ideas and Fox is going to listen to the man, not the fanboy. I guarentee everyone Alien: Covenant is going to be really great.
I think it's best for this franchise, for movies at least, to stay between the timeline of Promtheus & A3 or even further up to AR where not much is know about Xenomorphs to humans. It's really sad starting an Alien movie and everyone knows what they are already..Anyways just trust Ridley...not Ripley lol.http://io9.gizmodo.com/neill-blomkamps-secret-alien-movie-looks-so-good-were-f-1677082116
Neill Blomkamp's Secret Alien Movie Looks So Good We're Furious
Filed to: CONCEPT ART
Guess what? Neill Blomkamp was working on a secret Alien project that included Sigourney Weaver reuniting with Corporal Hicks, and the concept art is gorgeous. But now it's dead, or was never going to be made in the first place, and I'm just going to scream "PROMETHEUS" into a pillow all day until I pass out from lack of air.
Last night, District 9 and Elysium director Blomkamp fired off a round of concept art on his Instagram account. The first image was of a pissed off Xenomorph Queen and had this caption: "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph." Then he continued to upload a whole lotta beautiful Alien-inspired work onto his account, commenting, "Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created." The idea looks like it took place inside Weyland-Yutani headquarters, which was currently housing the derelict spaceship, and somehow a mangled Hicks reappears (which is a great idea). Ripley can also be seen donning the Space Jockey helmet, and (of course) there's a screamingQueen Xenomorph. It looks great.
The art seems more like Blomkamp's personal pitch for an Alien film, and not something a studio pulled from him. Blomkamp even told one Instagram commenter, "Fox never said no." What could that mean? Did Blomkamp ever actually pitch this to Fox?
An unverified Blomkamp Twitter account fleshed out the backstory a little stating that "they [presumably Fox] didn't really even know I was working on it ha"
So perhaps this was just a fun thing that Blomkamp had been tinkering with for awhile. Honestly, this could all just be really fantastic fan art. That being said, I can completely imagine Fox ignoring this pitch in favor of fanning Ridley Scott's current detour for the Alien franchise into Prometheus world. Because, well, they kind of made that bed and now they have to lay in it.
But how wondrous would it be if a movie that was actually embedded into actual world of this franchise was made? Please make this movie! It's what the people want!
The Derelict Ship has somehow been transported into a gigantic warehouse (presumably inside Weyland Corp).
OH HAI HICKS *falls over on the ground and dies* Actual caption on the image is just "#ripley #hicks"
Inside "Weyland Corp"
Oh shit. Yeah that's Ripley wearing the Space Jockey Pilot mask.
Cut off caption says "Alien Xeno," and "Weyland Yutani headquarters."
"And finally, my home desk #xenomorph"
Life isn't fair.