While director Neill Blomkamp was able to convince both actress Sigourney Weaver and Aliens director James Cameron (called the film’s outline/idea “gangbusters”) about his pitch for Alien 5, but it sounds like Ridley Scott was ultimately the harder sell and may have ultimately led to the project’s death. During a recent interview with The Playlist,Continue reading “‘Alien 5’: Neill Blomkamp Suggests Ridley Scott’s Reaction To ‘Chappie’ May Have Led To Cold Feet”
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‘Independence Day’ Director Roland Emmerich Almost Made An ‘Alien vs. Predator’ Movie In The 1990s
Friday marked the 25th anniversary of German director Roland Emmerich‘s alien invasion film “Independence Day,” but it wasn’t the only big sci-fi spectacle he had been working on for 20th Century Fox. In the wake of David Fincher‘s “Alien 3,” it felt like 20th Century Fox was over the “Alien” franchise, and Sigourney Weaver leading it. Ellen Ripley had killedContinue reading “‘Independence Day’ Director Roland Emmerich Almost Made An ‘Alien vs. Predator’ Movie In The 1990s”
‘Alien’ Series Creator Noah Hawley Wanted To Watch Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ Movie; “I Would Have Paid Money To See That”
There has been lots of fantastic artwork from Niell Blomkamp’s Alien 5 aka Red Harvest making the rounds online thanks to concept artist Geoffroy Thoorens (new concept art pictured above). It looks like the former Blomkamp project is getting some support from another creative working within the Alien franchise. Deadline sat down with Fargo’s NoahContinue reading “‘Alien’ Series Creator Noah Hawley Wanted To Watch Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ Movie; “I Would Have Paid Money To See That””
‘Alien 5’: More Ellen Ripley Concept Art Appears Online From Neill Blomkamp’s Unmade Sequel
Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie, Elysium) famously attempted to put together a new Alien sequel with Sigourney Weaver back in the Ellen Ripley role. Alien 5 aka Red Harvest seemingly would have acted as a direct sequel to James Cameron’s Aliens and ignoring the events of Alien 3/Alien Resurrection allowing them to bring backContinue reading “‘Alien 5’: More Ellen Ripley Concept Art Appears Online From Neill Blomkamp’s Unmade Sequel”
Concept Art From Neill Blomkamp’s Unmade ‘Alien 5’ Features A New Android Character
Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 aka Red Harvest was once an elevator pitch made to Sigourney Weaver on the set of Chappie alongside a wave of concept art the filmmaker had commissioned on his own that materialized into an actual development deal with 20th Century Fox to make the sci-fi film. Blomkamp’s idea was to ignoreContinue reading “Concept Art From Neill Blomkamp’s Unmade ‘Alien 5’ Features A New Android Character”
Ridley Scott Says Next ‘Alien’ Film Still In Development – Teases It Might Be Something New?
We’ve all been extremely interested in what direction the Alien franchise could be getting in the wake of the Disney merger with 21st Century Studios, as it had been confirmed by Ridley Scott himself that he was speaking with studio executives about making a third movie that had once been referred to by the titleContinue reading “Ridley Scott Says Next ‘Alien’ Film Still In Development – Teases It Might Be Something New?”
Walter Hill Reveals ‘Alien V’ Script Co-Written With David Giler Is From March 2020 – Teases Retconning ‘Alien 3-4’?
Last week, it was revealed by Alien franchise actress Sigourney Weaver that producer Walter Hill penned a draft for Alien 5 over a year ago. Weaver didn’t sound terribly enthusiastic about reprising the Ripley role. Hill has now reached out to SyFy Wire and has added some new information including images of the script titledContinue reading “Walter Hill Reveals ‘Alien V’ Script Co-Written With David Giler Is From March 2020 – Teases Retconning ‘Alien 3-4’?”
New ‘Alien 5’ 50-Page Treatment Was Penned By Franchise Producer/Screenwriter Walter Hill
We’ve been waiting to hear some update concerning the Alien franchise and while there has been some teases from Ridley Scott that his third prequel Alien: Awakening is still in development phases. A fifth Alien film starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley might be still in the cards despite the Neill Blomkamp incarnation of theContinue reading “New ‘Alien 5’ 50-Page Treatment Was Penned By Franchise Producer/Screenwriter Walter Hill”