“District 9” Neill Blomkamp first teased plans for “Alien 5” in early 2015, quickly drawing the interest of fans, 20th Century Fox and franchise veterans Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn, only for the sequel to placed on hold because of what would become Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant.” Now, however, Scott casts serious doubts on whether Blomkamp’s project will ever materialize.
While speaking with French outlet Allocine, Scott was asked about the possibility of “Aliens 5″ finally coming to fruition, only for the director to seemingly place the final nail in its coffin. Scott suggested the project will never see the light of day, something Blomkamp himself has hinted at in recent interviews.
Scott said the film had developed beyond a pitch, explaining, “There was never a scenario, just an idea that evolved into a pitch of 10 pages, I had to participate as a producer but it did not go any further because the Fox decided that [it] did not want to do it.”
Early on, Blomkamp revealed concept art of an updated pulse gun intended to be used in the film, as well as renditions of Weaver and Biehn. Weaver, who had intended to return as Ripley, praised Blomkamp’s vision in 2015, saying the film would “break a lot of new ground.”
Opening May 19, Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.
(via AVP Galaxy)