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Matt McGloin

Fox Wants To Make The Neill Blomkamp Alien Movie



Neill Blomkamp, director on District 9, Elysium and the upcoming Chappie, previously released concept art for an Alien movie he wants to make.

Now it's learned that the Alien movie actually might get made as Fox Studios is ready, but things are just waiting on Blomkamp.

Speaking with UproxxBlomkamp says he has been thinking of the Alien idea while filming Chappie and bounced ideas off of Sigourney Weaver.

Basically, what happened was, when Chappie got heavily into post-production, I could take my foot off the gas a bit. I was thinking about what I wanted to do next and I’ve been wanting to make an Alien film for like years and years.

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. 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 onChappie. 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 continues with mention that Fox really wants it done, and mentions what is holding up the process is that he doesn't like to do franchise movies.

Me. I’m the problem. Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it.


Awesome Art by Geoffroy Thoorens #hicks

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Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph

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