‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp announced last night via Twitter that his untitled ‘Alien 5’ sequel has been put on hold indefinitely. Which isn’t all that surprising, the film seemed to have struggled since it was first announced. The film, meant to be the sequel to ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’ will remain in limbo until at least 2017, while Blomkamp moves onto other projects.
This means that his film will not be shot until after Ridley Scott’s new sequel to ‘Aliens’ is released. Scott is now prepping to shoot his sequel ‘Aliens: Paradise Lost‘ in January of 2016. It is a shame that Blomkamp’s film has been stalled, the concept art that has released looks amazing.
In the mean time Blomkamp will be serving as producer for the upcoming film ‘The Leviathan’, among other projects. ‘The Leviathan’, directed by Ruairi Robinson, is set in the not so distant future, in a world where mankind has harnessed the power of faster than light travel by harvesting the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever known.