20th Century Fox recently gave director Neill Blomkamp the green light to make his Alien movie. Based on the concept art, which included Corporal Dwayne Hicks (Michael Biehn), many of us guessed that it would ditch the third and fourth films in the Alien franchise and now Blomkamp has pretty much confirmed that. "I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens, so it's Alien, Aliens and then this film," Blomkamp told Sky Movies.
Blomkamp then explains what it is that attracted him to the Alien franchise. "It's a Freudian nightmare," Blomkamp said. "That element to me is what is so appealing; to put the audience on the edge of their seat the whole time in a traditional, monster-stalking-you, dark-corridor-way. I love that. And then when you mix in all of the design elements and the life cycle of the alien, it's a powder keg of creativity for me."
Sky Movies also spoke with Sigourney Weaver who sounds extremely excited to jump back into that world so that she can give Ripley the proper send off she never got. "I would love to take Ripley out of sort of orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story," Weaver explained. "So when someone like Neill Blomkamp said, 'Well, I'm interested in finishing the story,' my little ears perked up… I think it's a great series. It deserves a proper ending—I know the fans would love that."
Transcription by JoBlo