District 9 director Neill Blomkamp raised and then quickly crushed the hopes of fans last month when he revealed breathtaking concept art for a new Alien movie, only to add the he’d abandoned the project, which Fox “didn’t even really know I was working on.”
However, now he tells Uproxx, “There’s a high possibility, a high degree of chance that it happens, that I go back and try to get Alien made.”
Blomkamp explains the concept art originated during post-production of Chappie, when he began think about his next project. ” I’ve been wanting to make an Alien film for like years and years,” he says.
“Speaking to Sigourney Weaver, when we were doing Chappie, she set off a bunch of thoughts in my head — I had come up with an idea that didn’t have Sigourney, it was a different idea,” the filmmaker continues. “But I spent all of the shooting time with her. It was like, holy shit, that could actually be really interesting. When I came back to Vancouver, I had an entire year to work on Chappie. And when I wasn’t needed in the edit, I could think about Alien. So, I basically developed an entire movie and I did all of this artwork as well.”
Blomkamp assures this Alien movie isn’t merely a pipe dream; the studio is definitely interested: “I’m the problem. Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it.”
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