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Pre-production on new Alien film will start next week

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OvomorphMember40 XPMar-05-2015 6:57 AM

Sigourney Weaver, Neill Blomkamp Tease 'Alien' Follow-up

Also, Sigourney Weaver officially confirmed that she will star in the upcoming film:

*After teasing his ideal Alien sequel on Instagram earlier this year, director Neill Blomkamp was finally given the opportunity to direct a brand new installment in the Alien franchise, and it looks like Sigourney Weaver has signed on to reprise her iconic role.

Weaver and Blomkamp, who both walked the red carpet at the New York premiere of their upcoming sci-fi collaboration Chappie, stopped to talk to ET’s Jason Dundas, and they both teased the long-awaited project.

When asked about whether or not she was coming back to reprise her role as alien-fighting badass Ellen Ripley, Weaver said she would be retuning.

“There are two factors [Neill Blomkamp] needs: Ripley and the Aliens,” Weaver said.

Blomkamp, who directed Chappie and is best known for helming the Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic District 9, confirmed her participation as well.

“She’ll be in the cast,” Blomkamp said. “She is the Alien franchise, to me, so yeah.”

Blomkamp also confirmed that he will begin pre-production on his Alien sequel as early as next week.*

13 Responses to Pre-production on new Alien film will start next week


PraetorianAdmin4319 XPMar-05-2015 7:14 AM

Thanks Shambs, this is great news!!! Going to feature this!


OvomorphMember40 XPMar-05-2015 7:52 AM

Indeed! this is so exciting :)


OvomorphMember0 XPMar-06-2015 6:03 AM

COOL!!! Its been so long since ive watched an AVP movie!

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OvomorphMember0 XPMar-27-2015 6:29 PM

I'm so excitted about it! I love those movies!



OvomorphMember29 XPJun-18-2017 7:59 AM



OvomorphMember11 XPMay-04-2021 7:27 PM

Wow can't wait

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DeaconMember10358 XPMay-05-2021 4:51 AM

Nice to see a Bump on a OLD Topic....

Indeed the ALIEN V project was placed on Hold so that Ridley Scott could at LEAST begin his First Sequel to PROMETHEUS....  The Movie was NOT canceled but was placed on HOLD and RS was to be Producer and so i Suspect that some of the PLOT would be Changed...  Ridley Scott did say that you could introduce Ripley back as you could DE-AGE her so it seemed he was NOT against the making of a Alternative ALIENS Sequel.... he just DID-NOT want it to STEEL the THUNDER from his Prequels or AFFECT what he intends to SHOW.

However..... nearly a Year ago David Giler and Walter Hill did announce they have a ALIEN V Project in the Works, which seemed it would bring back RIPLEY by making some of the Franchise merely DREAMS...

But as the Months went by it became all SILENT on this Front, but then the COVID Pandemic would have Put many Plans in Hollywood on HOLD.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10358 XPAug-13-2021 4:54 AM

Its been OVER a Year since David Giler and Walter Hill had mentioned about their ALIEN V Project, and Nearly 18  Months since the Draft.

I think the Disney Acquisition had put things on HOLD and then we had COVID which puts stuff on a Back Burner, but with the Unfortunate Death of David Giler (R.I.P) in December its a Case of would Walter Hill wish to Pursue this STORY?

It seemed that Miss Weaver as Ripley was KEY to the Story, and it did-not seem she was 100% up for Returning as she seemed Unsure she could do the Character any Justice anymore.

Its been VERY QUIET on the ALIEN Franchise in regards to Theatrically, we had a Confirmation of a TV Series instead but even thats all QUIET...

If we have Nothing by Alien Day 2022 then maybe it could be BAD NEWS and a LOSS of Interest in the Franchise from Disney (until maybe 2029 when they REBOOT it.... well maybe).

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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OvomorphMember65 XPAug-14-2021 2:22 AM

I really hope that if there is an alien 5, it would ignore the events of alien 3 and resurrection 


DeaconMember10358 XPAug-14-2021 8:46 AM

I know a LOT who feel the same... for Various Reasons....

I am NOT a Fan though, i think Ripley had her Journey, unless they wish to Continue with a Sequel to Alien Resurrection...(if you want to have Ripley again).

I think the Problem with going "ah well that never worked well" and then going "well lets just Ignore that and make a Alternative" and Especially with DISNEY as the Owners.... is ONCE you Begin... where do you STOP?

You OPEN the Door for the Franchise to be Rebooted Over and Over...

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


NeomorphMember1643 XPAug-14-2021 9:58 AM

I would rather have no movie rather than another one with Ripley in it. Get new characters that are well-written, if they get Ripley right and the rest are bad then the movie would be bad anyways.

Alien 3 is a good movie, AR is a disappointment. Keep 3 and erase AR if you shall erase any of them, even though I'm not a fan of that. Not sure if I want Blomkamp involved, I'm not that impressed with what I've seen from him this far. My main reason for being against an Alien 5 is that they would throw Alien 3 to the side, I'm against anything that would do that since it's a good movie. The franchise should never be about a happy family story.

Doing constant re-boots and re- whatever is boring, why is it so difficult for them to come up with something new? At least the idea of the prequels was good but the execution wasn't the best. Introduce new things but please stay away from Ripley because she's done.


DeaconMember10358 XPAug-14-2021 4:01 PM

Certainly i think each Movie will Resonate differently Fan to Fan i dont think that Replacing a Movie is the Answer.... dont like AR, lets Remake a Alien 3 Sequel that Ignores  say Alien  Resurrection, there is No Need as you can  make a Sequel to Alien 3 that does-not Conflict with AR.  Some never liked Alien 3 as it KILLED OFF our Ripley but for me her Sacrifice was a Fitting End.

"why is it so difficult for them to come up with something new?"

Thats the Golden Question.....  Blomkamps Alien V and Brandywines both Revolve around Bringing our Heroine Ripley back and removing some Movies from Canon.  That just shows they either Ran out of Ideas or they FELT you cant have a Successful ALIEN Story without Ripley.

The Prequels had OPENED the Door to Expand the Franchise even as FAR as the Xenomorph and Related Horrors.  But its PLOT also meant you could introduce any Number of NEW things.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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