Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Isn’t Happening

Hey, remember when Neill Blomkamp was talking about making the Aliens sequel that would have let us throw Alien 3 in the trash? Well, if you hadn’t guessed already, that’s almost certainly not happening.

Speaking to AlloCiné, Alien, Prometheus, and now Alien: Covenant director Ridley Scott just confirmed as much. “[The film] will never see the light,” Scott said (via). “There was never a script. It was an idea that evolved from, I believe, a 10-page pitch, and I was meant to be
part of the producers on that. It didn’t evolve. Fox decided that they didn’t want to do it and that was it. I’d already done Prometheus and I was planning Covenant so I dunno.”

Or, in other words, a man with the power to push development on an Alien sequel did not do so, and thusly, that film did not further develop. Instead, that octogenarian developed the Alien film he was already doing himself. Weird!

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