Alien movie series producer Walter Hill has revealed during a recent interview that a couple years back he had a great idea for another Alien film involving Sigourney Weaver and the Ellen Ripley character, but that Disney apparently have no interest in bringing her back. The news isn't all that surprising considering Disney have both a new Alien TV series and a new Alien film in the works currently. Not to mention the indefinite shelving of Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 project further soured tastes for ever bringing Ripley back to the silver screen. During his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, this is what Hill had to say:
We took a shot at that a couple of years back with Sigourney. But that was back when Aliens was still at Fox. The people at Disney, who now control Aliens, have expressed no interest in going down that road. I had an idea for a good story with the Ripley character and Sigourney.
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The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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