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'The Problem Is Me' Says Neill Blomkamp On Possible Alien Film


Neill Blomkamp is one of few film-makers who has the full endorsement of the collective masses with both District 9 and Elysium having satiated appetites for smart sci-fi. He has another film due out this year, Chappie, that looks to further push him into the fore-front of good directors we’re waiting to see fall. As Chappie was coming into post-production, Neil had some spare time to day-dream, and put together the makings of an Alien film, he tells Uproxx:
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.
Sigourney Weaver stars in Chappie, and apparently she was the catalyst for putting the art together:
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 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.
Before making it known that he’s simply apprehensive about entering the major franchise game, and that if he gets over that hump, it’ll happen:
Me. I’m the problem. Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it.”
One thing is for certain; he’s do a better job than our Ridley did on Prometheus. Here’s hoping we see it one day. You can check out all of his concept art in the slideshow below!