Talking to the Empire Magazine for their latest Heroes Issue, Sigourney Weaver revealed to the magazine that Walter Hill sent her a 50 page treatment for an Alien 5! Unfortunately she doesn’t mention any details, but Weaver states that she received it nearly 18 months back, in the aftermath of the death of Blomkamp’s Alien 5.
Speaking to Empire in the new Heroes Issue – on sale now – Weaver revealed that she received a 50-page treatment from Alien franchise producer Walter Hill around a year and a half ago for a different take on a fifth Ripley film, which came about in the aftermath of Blomkamp’s project falling through – though she’s ultimately not sure the future of Alien rests in the revival of that legendary character. “I don’t know,” she said. “Ridley has gone in a different direction. Maybe Ripley has done her bit. She deserves a rest.”
Walter Hill and David Giler at the premiere of Alien 3.
Though once a huge part of the Alien franchise, Walter Hill has been absent from the series since Alien 3. Hill co-wrote multiple drafts of both the original Alien and Alien 3 along with his Brandywine partner David Giler.
This issue of Empire is now on shelves, but we don’t know yet if the actual article goes into more detail about this treatment.
Update: Here’s the full two page article in PDF format.
Empire Magazine (July 2020)
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