Ridley Scott has now begun output on Alien: Covenant, the sequel to his film Prometheus (the quasi-prequel to Scott’s unique 1979 Alien movie), as evidenced by images from the film’s sets in New Zealand and Australia having started to make their way on line. Nevertheless, now that the studio at the rear of the Alien film home, 20th Century Fox, has formally announced that the strategy is for Covenant to provide as the middle chapter in a Prometheus/Alien movie prequel trilogy, this has raised the query: is there even now a spot for filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 in the long term of this sci-fi/horror collection?
Alien 5, for those people just tuning in, would be the fifth installment in the key Alien film collection (so not together with Prometheus or the Alien vs. Predator motion pictures) and would provide as a sequel/”soft reboot” alongside the strains of Jurassic Environment, in that it is remaining built to provide foremost as a followup to the very first two installments in the franchise (Alien and Aliens), alternatively of the considerably less-beloved 3rd and fourth installments (Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection). Nevertheless, there has been uncertainty encompassing the film given that very last tumble, when Blokamp confirmed that the project is on maintain for the time remaining (thanks to Alien: Covenant).
Sigourney Weaver, who lined up to reprise her legendary Alien position as Ellen Ripley in Alien 5 (ought to it happen) after doing the job alongside Blomkamp on the film Chappie, was questioned if Blomkamp’s Alien movie is even now alive (read through: only quickly on maintain) for the duration of an occasion held by the tech big VMare. Here’s the update she supplied in reaction (as documented by Aggressive Comix):
Effectively, I *think* it is. Ridley questioned Neill NOT to make our Alien til after Prometheus two. He (Ridley) desired his movie to shoot and be released very first. But it is an Amazing script, and Neill and I are Truly psyched about carrying out it. We’re carrying out other things until finally we can get heading on that. I’d be seriously stunned if we Didn’t do it, because it is these kinds of a excellent script, and we appreciate doing the job with each other. So, it is just heading to just take a very little bit for a longer time to get out to you, but it’ll be worthy of the wait around.