Blomkamp's 'Alien 5' Movie is On Hold While 'Prometheus 2' Fires Up
This is why Guillermo del Toro always says you must be working on multiple projects at once. So if (or inevitably when) one falls apart, you already have another in the works that you can pick up and continue. Vancouver-based filmmaker Neill Blomkamp took to Twitter last night to announce his Alien 5 project is officially "holding/ pending prometheus 2". Blomkamp has been sending out photos of concept art and weapons designs, and it looks like he was making major progress developing his version of Alien. However, word going ’round was that Ridley Scott is so excited to be working on Prometheus 2 again, he wants that to be the only sci-fi from this universe. So until they've figured that out and finished it, this movie is on hold.
Here's the tweet from Neill Blomkamp where he explains the current situation in less than 140 characters:
alien is kinda holding/ pending prometheus 2. So I shall be working on other things… as much as I love the xeno- and Lt ripley
— Иeill BlomkΛmp (@NeillBlomkamp) October 30, 2015
As of February of this year, Neill Blomkamp was saying that it's official he is working on an Alien movie. He posted an Instagram shot of some xenomorph concept art and stated "So I think it's officially my next film." Ever since then, things have been quiet as he has been working very intensely behind-the-scenes to develop the script and all the material for it. Blomkamp has been posting shots of concept art and weapons to his Instagram over the last few months, indicating that works is being done and they are (or were) progressing towards making this movie. His hint in this most recent tweet is that it is going to be about Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver who was rumored to be back, and would definitely have real Alien xenomorphs in it unlike Prometheus. Only time will tell if it comes back together and we one day see Blomkamp's Alien.