Nobody knows exactly what went down, but based on Ridley's comments it seems there never was a full, locked script for Blomkamp's film in place.
And yet Ridley previously said they had the first draft of the script
in and that "it was looking good". James Cameron called the script
"gangbusters" and Sigourney Weaver praised it as well. One would also wonder what exactly Blomkamp was doing during the time the film was in pre-production (more than 9 months) if he wasn't working on the script.
Ridley Scott instagram has a story @neillblomkamp
and Neill posted the same picture on his page with Ridley Scott in the middle...
I hope this means what i think it dose... my excitement level is off the carts.
OP, I'm still waiting to hear why you think that is Ridley Scott in the picture and why you say that the picture was also posted on Ridley Scott's Creative Group's Instagram when it clearly wasn't. Quite frankly, I can see bugger-all connection here with anything related to Ridley Scott aside from some old geezer (in shorts no less) in a very low-res picture who might look vaguely similar to Scott if you stretch your imagination a lot.
This is most likely just a bts shot from Firebase.
Honestly think it was the higher ups that pulled the pin on Alienkamp. Ridley didn't want to spread it around but he also said he didn't give a shit.
Yeah, it was Fox's call, not Ridley's.