Neill Blomkamp Officially Directing Next Alien Movie

Neill Blomkamp Officially Directing Next Alien Movie

We suspected it would only be a matter of time until this news became official. After Neill Blomkamp’s previous comments on his willingness to direct an Alien movie, and his concept art he released online late last year we all knew how badly he wanted to be on-board. Well, it is now official, coming from the District 9 director himself. He posted this on Instagram:

Neil is the perfect person to pick up this glorious franchise! In case you didn’t know, we are huge Alien fans!

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

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Here’s the interview with Uproxx, for the rest of the interview click here:

The art was very specific, it looked like a complete story. Ripley is wearing a space jockey helmet.

It was a whole story. Then I just wasn’t sure if I was going to do another film, like, at all.


Sometimes Hollywood just sort of gets to me. I love movies, but Hollywood itself is a difficult animal to negotiate. So, then I was like, if I don’t do any, I should put some of this artwork out and that’s exactly what happened.

Is that you giving up on possibly doing an Alien movie?

It’s not really giving up on the idea.

People on the Internet responded really well to that artwork.

There’s a high possibility, a high degree of chance that it happens that I go back and try to get Alien made.


What do you guys think? will it be a remake or a reboot? With Prometheus 2 still happening we’re not quite sure if this will be a continuation of Prometheus, or a complete reboot? We will have to wait and see…