Director Neill Blomkamp is setting out to regain the trust of fans that have been religiously following the “Alien” franchise over the last 36 years. The “Chappie” helmer shared some details regarding the untitled new Alien movie with Sky Movies (via slashfilm.com) and mentioned that the upcoming Sci-Fi horror would ignore “Alien 3” and “Alien: Ressurection”. Geeks familiar with the movies will know that “Alien 3” and “Resurrection” failed to live up to the 1986 smash hit “Aliens” (second film in the franchise) which received two awards for Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects. The follow-ups failed to deliver the same edgy suspenseful storylines and crisp visuals (3rd installment in particular) when compared to the versions previously released by Ridley Scott and James Cameron. Being a super fan of the franchise, I appreciate the third and fourth installment but always felt there was much to be desired in terms of rounding up the storyline from where it all started back in 1979 with “Alien”.

Neill Blomkamp Says New 'Alien' Movie Will Skip 'Alien 3' and 'Resurrection'

Neill Blomkamp Says New ‘Alien’ Movie Will Skip ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Resurrection’

Blomkamp says he has this covered:

“I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of ‘Alien’,”

“So it’s ‘Alien’, ‘Aliens’ and then this movie.”

Franchise horror queen Sigourney Weaver says she would love the opportunity to give the franchise a proper send-off:

“I would love to take Ripley (played by Weaver) from orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story.”

Blomkamp fans eager to see the helmer take on the “Alien” project will be pleased to hear that working with Weaver in “Chappie” contributed to his desire to take on the project. In a separate interview with EW he said:

“It did have to do with having Sigourney on ‘Chappie’. It’s just something that I’ve always wanted to one day be a part of. Those first two [Alien] films are probably my favorite films ever made. I didn’t know if it would ever happen. I just always wanted to participate in it if I was able to,”

He continues about the storyline for the upcoming pic:

“Over the years, I came up with a story for a film in that universe that I wanted to make. And then when I talked to her about her experience making those films and what she thought about Ripley and everything else, it informed and changed the film I wanted to make into something different,” “It just sort of stuck with me. A year later, when post-production was winding down on ‘Chappie’, I started fleshing out the idea for a film that would contain Sigourney,” “Fox never knew. I just worked on it when I could. Before I knew it, I had this really awesome film with a lot of artwork and a lot of backstory. And then I didn’t know whether I was going to make it or not. So I just kind of sat on it for a while.”

 



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