Blomkamp’s Alien movie Is A Direct Sequel To Aliens!
In an interview with Sky Movies (promoting Chappie), Blomkamp said he wants his upcoming film to feel like the “genetic sibling” to James Cameron’s classic. “So, it’s Alien, Aliens, this movie,” he said, referring to his ideal timeline.
Alien franchise star Sigourney Weaver added “I would love to take Ripley from orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story. So, I guess we’re pretending that Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection never existed?
According to the newly proposed timeline, the events of Alien 3 were what? A fever dream that Ripley experienced in hyper sleep? Actually, that could work. And technically, the events of Alien: Resurrection could still be considered canon, since that film takes place hundreds of years after the events of Aliens. But I don’t think anyone will be upset about Resurrection not “counting.”
Looks like the horrible Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection are getting the middle finger. The idea of of Neil Blomkamp directing a new Alien movie just makes me giddy. The man makes some excellent science fiction movies and the designs for his Alien movie are pretty amazing, you can check them out here.