Now that we can officially get excited about Neill Blomkamp making an Alien film, questions have started being asked about where exactly the District 9 and Chappie filmmaker’s concept fits into the franchise.
“It’s a Freudian nightmare. That element to me is what is so appealing. To try to put the audience on the edge of their seat, in a traditional ‘monster stalking you in a dark corridor way.”
Weaver added “I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space, and give a proper finish to her story”
Well, this would explain what Hicks was doing in the concept art. Obviously, it’s still very early days for the project, but while David Fincher’s Alien 3 and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien Resurrection are generally regarded as the weaker instalments, they do have their fans. And how do you feel about the franchise continuity being rewritten? It’s difficult to argue with statements like “It’s a great series, it deserves a proper ending. I know the fans would love that. So I hope it works out”.
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