Neill Blomkamp shares mutated Alien 5 Xenomorph movie sculpt!
Although Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 project (code named Red Harvest) has been indefinitely shelved and its fate remains unknown pending Disney's aqcuisition of 20th Century Fox, we still have a rough idea of what the film might have looked like! Just recently Blomkamp shared a photo of an Alien Xenomorph sculpt which was created by Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. of Amalgamated Dynamics for Alien 5 while it was in development.
The new Alien 5 Xenomorph mimicked that of H.R. Giger's original beast from the 1979 classic, but with added arms, much like that of James Cameron's Alien Queen. Check it out:
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Oct-06-2018 9:10 PM
The extra arms are interesting. If this movie ever comes out, it would be nice to see them have a purpose. In Aliens, they were just there and seemed like eye candy. Perhaps the smaller arms could hold an egg while the larger arms could act as defense/attack as needed
Oct-06-2018 9:56 PM
A young queen makes sense- maybe it develops the armor looking carapace with age. Since it is Alien 5, I wonder if it could also be a specialixed drone.
Oct-06-2018 10:17 PM
@ I Raptus,
I was thinking the exact same thing, seems like Blomkamp's interpretation of what happened to Specimen-5 in SEGA's AvP video game - a drone that gradually evolves into a Queen.
The issue I have with this idea is that, along with what little we know about Blomkamp's abandoned Alien movie, it seems to be too heavily adapting the ideas seen in the comics and video games.
In all honesty, the sculpt looks very similar to the S.H. MonsterArts model I have next to my Alien DVD/Blu-Ray/Book Collection (pictured above).
Oct-07-2018 4:12 PM
Some interesting points....
For me i think while its a nice Prop... it does-not offer anything really NEW its interesting to see the return of the 1979 Xenomorph Style.. But i Question WHY those extra arms, i see its a Nod to the Queen..
And i can see some suggestions here about maybe this could be a Drone that Evolves to a Queen. I think thats a interesting idea and Logically for the Perfect Organism, having a method to EVOLVE something into a Queen, when the Queen is Wiped Out would be needed, but Alien 3 and Alien R show us the Queen Embryo has traits of a Queen so we know a Queen can come about via some Face Hugger Event. But we are talking about a Drone Evolving... where i think to fit into the Insect like Nature (in part) of the Xenomorph i would have thought some kind of Cocoon/Chrysalis (Pupa Stage) would have fitted, with a Drone Turning into some kind of PUPA and then from this we see the Drone then breaks out with MORE Traits from a Queen than this Alien 5 Project has shown.
But i cant knock it... as this could just be a IN-PROGRESS Mutation and so those arms appear first, but then the Head Changes too.
But then maybe ALIEN 5 is in part about Re-Engineering the Xenomorphs and so we could had been seeing a number of Hybrids (some Concept Suggested) and so these could be a Mutation/Trait borrowed from the Queen and passed on to the Drone... But i think we would have to ask WHY which means we have to think WHAT additional Benefit would a extra pair of Shorter Arms have for the Organism?
But we could ask that of the QUEEN too... which the most likely answer would be.... because it looks COOL!
Oct-07-2018 4:21 PM
Regarding Blomkamps Alien 5 i think there is still potential to explore most of his ideas for SURE... I am just not 100% so sure on the Alternative Sequel Route.. as in bring back Ripley, Hicks and Newt!
I am sure Blomkamp Originally had ideas for his Alien Movie idea that DID-NOT include the Survivors of Aliens... until he met Miss Weaver while working on CHAPPIE...
Nothing Personnel about Miss Weaver but i dont think that route would be wise.... I do however think Blomkamps Alien 5 ideas could be incorporated into a LITERAL Alien 5 like the idea i had proposed a few times on here.
Some Company Re-Create the Xenomorph from Ripley 8 DNA, and do a all manner of Hybrids... while having Ripley 8 go through some kind of Changes, where she is Evolving to take on more Xenomorph DNA.... So here Skin Color Changes and Texture, this way they can use a bit of CGI Overlay to make Miss Weaver look the age she did back in 1996-1997 for just a short spell on screen, then by having her Skin Change Color and Texture would allow her to get past the Fact she is 20+ years older now...
Even having her Evolve more as the Movie goes by.. using this Evolved Ripley 8 as a replacement over the Alien 5 Ripley in that Space Jockey-esque suit.
Combining my ALIEN 5 idea with Blomkamps i think would be a ideal way to continue the Ripley Saga! While also making a more Alieny Movie.
Oct-08-2018 11:35 AM
They could use the extra arms to hold on to their prey as they use their larger arms to drag them back into the nest to be cocooned.
Oct-08-2018 12:48 PM
What's strange about the extra arms was that they didn't seem to serve any purpose except flail about. Even the regular arms didn't do much- business was executed mostly by tail or inner jaw.
Oct-08-2018 12:56 PM
I agree with BigDave, I like the idea and concept that this could merely be one stage of mutation the Xenomorph goes through. The idea about re-engineering the Xeno is also an interesting angle to explore but like BigDave said, bringing back Ripley, Newt and Hicks might have limited the potential for this new story.
Oct-09-2018 2:39 AM
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Oct-09-2018 7:58 AM
This one looks interesting, one of the things that I like about the Xenos is that they can be done in different ways. Maybe they could do a comic book or a novel based on it?
I am not really sure if we need another Ripley movie, I would like to see new characters but they must be well done, otherwise we will have another disappointment like the prequels. They could make new characters that are not connected to old ones.
Oct-10-2018 7:53 AM
I do think Blomkamps Ideas could be interesting.... the MAIN thing is Re-Introducing the Xenomorph...
With the Franchise we had to wonder WHY the company would Pursue Ripley in ALIEN 3 the only Logical Conclusion is there was NO other way to obtain a Specimen Elsewhere, which means the Derelict and Cargo is DESTROYED and their are NO other Xenomorphs within the Vicinity of Space that Mankind had explored...
The Prequels Muddy this a little as we know the Xenomorph Origins/Related Organisms had likely Originated on LV-223, there would be remains of them on Planet 4 and likely Origae-6 by the time we get to ALIEN in the year 2122.
So we had to ASK why does the Company choose to only Pursue the Derelict Cargo, which we assume after ALIENS leaves only the Queen that Ripley is Gestating as the ONLY source for the Xenomorph?
Its it likely that those other avenues (Planet 4, Origae-6 and LV-223) are all Eliminated and Bare NO Fruits?
so with Blomkamp he had to look at HOW to introduce the Xenomorph again.... does he go and obtain it from LV-223? or come up with some other WORLD where the Xenomorph could be FOUND? But exploring these Avenues could have Conflicted with what ever Plans the Prequels could have had.
He could have gone the route that the Derelict was intact... but they would have to then deal with the Derelict and any Xenomorphs that are experimented on and acquired because by the time we get to Alien Resurection, it has to be that there is NONE of those left, leaving only Ripleys DNA as a source to obtain the Xenomorph.
So again potentially conflicting the Franchise..
Which is WHY a Alternative Sequel to ALIENS could had been the answer, and it appears this is what ALIEN 5 ended up looking like, where it would merely offer a FORK in the Road.. where we have TWO Alternative Roads after ALIENS.
Alien 3 ==> Resurrection OR Alien 5 and what ever comes next.
So this could mean accepting ONE means the other Route is NOT Canon... but it could be enjoyed as looking at it as being given TWO Alternatives to Enjoy...
I HOWEVER think they could have done a Literal Alien 5 by following the Same Path as Alien Resurrection... which would be to OBTAIN/EXTRACT the Xenomorph DNA from Ripley 8
During this pursuit it could take many attempts to extract a PURE stand of Xenomorph DNA which leaves room for many Mutations/Hybrids on the way to a PURE Xenomorph and then experiments on this PURE source.
A Plot like this does-not even have to have Ripley 8 it could be set Years after Alien Resurrection and reveal a Sample of her DNA had been obtained either from the Wreckage of the Auriga, or had been obtained before the Auriga Crash... or even from RIPLEY 8 at some point after the events of Alien Resurrection.
This is the PATH i would take with a Alien 5 if they ever chose to do so... i even had expanded on this last year with a Plot i had for such a Alien 5