Nine months ago, District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp released some concept art for a new Aliens movie that collectively broke the internet’s mind. The images featured Ripley and Hicks battling new and terrifying forms of aliens on a colony that looked a lot more populated than the typical settings for the series.
Unfortunately for everyone, Blomkamp’s vision for the Alien franchise (which reportedly may have involved rolling back the series as if Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection never happened) was derailed due to Ridley Scott’s plans for more Prometheus movies, which have served as soft prequels for the franchise. But now it sounds like Neill’s work may end up getting used after all. The only question is when.
At a recent VMware appearance, Sigourney Weaver confirmed that the project was still alive.
“Well, I think it is,” she said, according to Slashfilm. “Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien ’til after Prometheus 2. He wanted his movie to shoot and be released first.”