Remember when Neill Blomkamp posted this incredible Alien concept art and all of us suddenly wished very, very hard that he’d make a new Alien film?
Well, Blomkamp has finally opened up and explained what the deal was with the concept art during an interview with Uproxx:
Basically, what happened was, when Chappie got heavily into post-production, I could take my foot off the gas a bit. I was thinking about what I wanted to do next and I’ve been wanting to make an Alien film for like years and years.
Not surprisingly, Sigourney Weaver was the inspiration:
Speaking to Sigourney Weaver, when we were doing Chappie, she set off a bunch of thoughts in my head — I had come up with an idea that didn’t have Sigourney, it was a different idea. But I spent all of the shooting time with her, it was like, holy shit, that could actually be really interesting. When I came back to Vancouver, I had an entire year to work on Chappie. And when I wasn’t needed in the edit, I could think about Alien. So, I basically developed an entire movie and I did all of this artwork as well.
But here’s the thing…
Me. I’m the problem. Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it.
Apparently, Blomkamp has reservations about making a franchise movie. Still he notes that there is a “high possibility” that he tries to get his Alien movie made so long as it’s done on his terms.
If you read the interview, his reservations about making the film don’t seem particularly logical, so it’s probably only a matter of time before he comes around to the idea. We certainly hope it happens sooner rather than later.