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)
We’ve been trying to resist the urge of getting all excited in a schoolgirl fashion over the prospect of Ridley Scott’s forthcoming sci-fi epic movie Prometheus, but after watching the second official trailer above, our pigtails are now in a twist.
Loads more footage has been revealed from the movie in this latest trailer which premiered at Wondercon 2012 last week. From what we’ve seen so far it appears Scott is well and truly back on form with a glorious return to the genre which effectively launched his career.
The plot of Prometheus rattles along like so:
In the late 21st Century, a star map is discovered within the imagery of Aztec, Mesopotamian and Magdalenian culture. The crew of the spaceship Prometheus is sent on a scientific expedition to follow the map as part of a mission to find the origins of mankind. Exploring the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race, they soon discover a threat to humanity’s very existence.
Here it is, your first official look at Ridley Scott’s much anticipated new movie Prometheus.
A director who pretty much changed modern sci-fi films with Alien returns to the genre which made him famous with a film which was originally intended to be a direct sequel to the 1979 cult classic. Not very much is known about Prometheus except that it stars the always watchable Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Guy Pierce and won’t precede any of the previously established characters or story lines from the Alien franchise.
The plot rattles along like so:
The film will focus on a mythology within the Alien universe. Set in the late-21st century, Prometheus will explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race responsible for the origins of modern humans on Earth, as well as the background of the Alien creature which made its first appearance in the 1979 film.
So, crew of future science geeks in discovery of large alien humanoids shocker. Count us in.
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