Several years ago, we almost got to see an Alien film from Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind films like District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. After releasing concept art fans wanted more and we almost had it when Fox greenlit the project with Blomkamp set to direct. Blomkamp even had Sigourney Weaver on the hook to reprise her role. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant moved forward putting Blomkamp’s Alien sequel on the shelf.
Alien: Covenant got less than a warm reception, but Scott insists that the story should continue. However, I’m not sure fans would agree who should be in the director’s chair for the next installment.
We would love to see Blomkamp’s version of a new sequel. After his series of short films through Oats Studio (one will become a feature), there is no question in my mind that he should have a shot at the iconic franchise. During our interview with Blomkamp addressed his sequel and his short film series.
The new pieces of concept art just released via Blomkamp’s Instagram account from his Alien dream project are beyond awesome and have the same feel as the 1979 original. It definitely opens up the conversation for a new Blomcamp Alien film. Hopefully, Fox is listening. Don’t get me wrong, Scott is an extremely brilliant, talented filmmaker. The question is, is it time for him to pass the torch?