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It's official – Neill Blomkamp is making an ALIEN movie

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Whether you liked or hated his movies, it’s hard to deny that Neill Blomkamp has a unique style that is applied to whatever he works on. After hitting the big time with District 9, Blomkamp followed that effort up with Elysium, and then Chappie which is out later this year. So what’s next for Blomkamp? At one point, he teased making an Alien movie, before shrugging off such a product. Well it looks like a deal is in place, because Blomkamp will indeed be helming a brand new film set in that horrific universe.

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On Instagram, Blomkamp posted some classic H.R. Giger Alien artwork and commented “Um… So I think it’s officially my next film.” According to Variety, Blomkamp has come to an arrangement with 20th Century Fox, to direct a movie that will be completely seperate from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus prequel, which is also getting a sequel.

Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien

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And it’s going to be a damn good fit. Blomkamp still teased some Alien concept art that he had done last year, just for the hell of it. And its art which looked downright spooky, as it featured Sigourney Weaver dressed up like a Space Jockey, alongside a heavily-scarred Michael Biehn as space marine Hicks. Blomkamp made waves with his idea for refugee aliens in District 9, but seeing those ideas applied to the Alien franchise?

I can’t bloody wait to see what he has in store.

Last Updated: February 19, 2015

23 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    February 19, 2015 at 08:43

    I can’t bloody wait too!

    Reply

  2. Spaffy

    February 19, 2015 at 08:49

  3. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 19, 2015 at 08:49

    RIP HG Giger.
    Really looking forward to a new alien movie.
    And I don’t care what people say, I liked Prometheus (shush Rince!)

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    • Spaffy

      February 19, 2015 at 08:50

      Ditto

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    • Rock789

      February 19, 2015 at 09:11

      Me too, actually… It was slow… It had plot holes… But what can I say – I enjoyed it. I really did…

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        February 19, 2015 at 12:44

        It had plot holes so big you could drive a giant space ship shaped like a wheel through it. ;P

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        • Captain JJ the crafter

          February 19, 2015 at 13:46

          Wheel?
          I saw doughnut. 😉

          Reply

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            February 19, 2015 at 15:06

            Clearly you ran to the side & not in front of it 😉

    • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

      February 19, 2015 at 18:32

      Same here

      Reply

  4. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 19, 2015 at 08:54

    The return of Michael Biehn….man oh man.

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    • Peet Luckhoff

      February 19, 2015 at 09:43

      Hicks DIED…He DIED. He is not supposed to come back. WTF people

      ACM made that terrible mistake already

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      • Peet Luckhoff

        February 19, 2015 at 09:44

        And don’t tell me he is cloned, like Ripley was. Ripley was cloned for the Queen DNA, what possible reason could there have been to clone Hicks?

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      • Captain JJ the crafter

        February 19, 2015 at 10:05

        I know, and I agree. But it’ll be nice to see Michael Biehn in a decent movies again.
        His best work of late is Sergeant Rex Power Colt.

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  5. Rock789

    February 19, 2015 at 09:10

    More Alien? And from a proper Alien fan/Director? Hell-to-the-yeah! This is awesome news! Shweeeeeeeetttttt!

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    • Peet Luckhoff

      February 19, 2015 at 09:46

      Randy Bitchford was also supposed to be a true Alien fan, and look what he got up to…

      Don’t think Blomkamp will follow the same path, but never forget ACM

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      • Rock789

        February 19, 2015 at 09:53

        True… But Randy comes across as the kinda guy that would say he loves carrots if it meant he’d sell more games… I don’t find him genuine at all… And ACM, after being flogged off to development studio after development studio, was always doomed.

        Saying that, anything can happen. But I’m firmly in the “let’s hope for the best” camp on this one. 🙂

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        • Peet Luckhoff

          February 19, 2015 at 10:04

          I’m in that same camp!

          Reply

  6. konfab aka derp

    February 19, 2015 at 10:25

    This is going to be great.

    Also has anyone else noticed that certain parts of the article can be edited.

    I always wanted to be a writer for themovies 😀

    Reply

    • Kervyn Cloete

      February 19, 2015 at 11:20

      Er….. that’s not supposed to happen. DAAAAAARYYYYYYYN!

      Reply

    • Kervyn Cloete

      February 19, 2015 at 11:23

      That should be fixed now!

      Reply

  7. Kensei Seraph

    February 19, 2015 at 16:42

    Holy uncle of all that is the life of Alexander the Great’s foremost journal!!!

    Reply

  8. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    February 19, 2015 at 18:36

    Bloody pra… I mean xenomorph!

    Reply

  9. Skyblue

    February 20, 2015 at 11:10

    OMFW!!!! OMFW!!!! OMFW!!!! It’s like I’m 8yrs old unwrapping my Atari 2600 all over again!

    Reply

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