I really want this Alien 5 a lot more as any "Pseudo Alien movie" that Scott ever will release.Fox is so stupid..a Alien 5 with Ripley,Hicks and the other stuff would be a blockbuster...
OK, the argument is mixing what some fans want; (not a "Pseudo Alien movie"), with what the studio wants.
And the argument then moves to money, (the goal of the studio) and that Alien 5 (with Blomkamp) will make big box office.
- The evidence for this is that Alien franchise nostalgia (Ripley/Hicks) is somehow comparable to Star Wars nostalgia (cute robots, Leia/Solo)?
Look at Star Wars...Retro with new elements is the way to go!;-)
* Imo. The studio investing millions of dollars on some vague Alien nostalgia connection is not a safe bet.
- Ripley/Sigourney was in "Alien 3" and "Ressurection" which had poor financial performance.
There is no evidence that the mere appearance of Ripley would lead to "Alien", "Aliens" or even "Prometheus" box office results.
- And Hicks? I think he's dead. So is Newt.
* Why should the Fox studio risk funding a multimillion $ Alien film by Blomkamp?
- "District 9" (2009) was a big financial success due to the modest budget ($30 million) but Blomkamp can't figure out how to do a sequel.
(Double the budget to see the box office needed to pay for production costs. This estimate does not include marketing costs.)
- "Elysium" (2013) was a modest success with $286,140,700 worldwide box office and a $115 million budget.
- 'Chappie" (2015) probably just broke even after video sales. $102,069,268 worldwide box office with a $49 million budget.
- Financially each Blomkamp science fiction movie is doing worse.
He is a risky choice imo.
* Instead Fox sees that Ridley Scott has had two recent science fiction box office hits. And one was with an Alien franchise movie.
- "Prometheus" had $403,354,469 worldwide box office with a $130 million budget. This did much better financially than "Elysium".
- "The Martian"; $630,161,890 worldwide box office and a $108 million budget.
Scott's last SF movie was a blockbuster. "The Martian" numbers are in the range of "Interstellar" and any director who can be in the conversation with Christopher Nolan is going to be the safer bet.
* For the studio Scott is clearly the better choice over Blomkamp.