District 9 Director Signs Deal For New Alien Movie.

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This is pretty exciting news if you’re a fan of the Alien movie franchise as film director Neill Blomkamp, (District 9, Elysium, Chappie), has been given the go-ahead to bring his vision of an Alien movie to the big screen.

The director recently uploaded various pieces of concept art for a secret Alien project he was working on for Fox. Unfortunately the project was cancelled but following the amount of positive attention the art received across the Internet a real desire by fans to see this movie started to emerge. Now it seems Blomkamp has signed a new deal with Fox to bring his own installment of the Alien franchise to the big screen with the director announcing on Instagram the exciting news.

Details are sketchy right now but what is certain is that this Alien sequel will have not attachment to Ridley Scott’s current Prometheus 2 project except that the film’s events will take place directly after. There has also been no confirmation that Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ripley or that Michael Biehn will return as Corporal Dwayne Hicks both of whom were featured in Blomkamp’s concept art for the movie.

No word on a screenwriter or scheduled release date either but its early days and more news will surely follow regarding this sequel soon.

(via sister site Sequels Prequels)

Prometheus Viral Video Feat Peter Weyland.

This short viral video for Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus is simply delicious.

It stars Guy Pierce as Peter Weyland, (he of Weyland Corp), addressing a packed auditorium as he delivers a TED, (Technology, Entertainment and Design) speech in the year 2023. Is it just us or is he deliberately trying to act and sound like John Hurt?

Prometheus is a prequel of sorts to Scott’s original movie Alien and will deal with the crew of a spaceship dispatched to explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race as part of a mission to uncover the origins of humanity.