"Chappie" director Neill Blomkamp suggests his hotly anticipated "Alien" film may gloss over the events of "Alien 3" and "Alien: Resurrection," if not ignore them entirely.
"I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of 'Aliens,'" he told Sky Movies while promoting "Chappie." "So it's 'Alien,' 'Aliens' and then this movie."
Franchise star Sigourney Weaver, who will reprise her iconic role as Ellen Ripley, endorsed the plan, saying, "I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story."
Opening March 6, Bompkamp's "Chappie" stars Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel, with Weaver in a supporting role.