While Neill Blomkamp hasn't released a movie over the last few years, the director is still busy attempting to get his own studio off the ground thanks to a series of independently short films that will be released online. The director was also attempting to get a fifth Aliens movie made, but that film will probably never end up seeing the light of day.
Now Blomkamp has offered his opinion on the matter. Speaking with The Verge, the director has sadly admitted that he also thinks that Alien 5 is dead.
"I think it's totally dead, yes. That would be an accurate assumption at this point. It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live."
Blomkamp says he cane to this decision after discovering how invested Ridley Scott still was in the classic franchise - with his own ideas of how things should be handled.
"Ridley [Scott] was one of my idols growing up. He's so talented and he's made this film that really set me off in a direction. I want to just be as respectful and not go stamping around in this world that he created. I think that if the circumstances were different, and I didn't feel like I was getting too close to something that he obviously feels a massive personal connection to, that things that may have played out differently. But I did want to be as respectful as possible."
This is such a shame. Alien 5 was set to take place after James Cameron's Aliens and reunite fan-favorite characters Ripley, Hicks and Newt. The events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection were also set to be ignored with Blomkamp's movie.
While Blomkamp won't be visiting the Alien universe, he still has plans up is sleeve for the future - check out the trailer for is upcoming Sci-Fi short film posted below...
Source: The Verge
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