News broke on Wednesday that Neill Blomkamp will be directing a new Alien movie, a project he teased last month with concept art. After fans of the Alien film franchise responded very favorably to the director’s vision, Blomkamp revealed that Fox would make the film with him, but that he was the actual hold-out for it.
Later that night after the news broke that the District 9 director was officially on board for a new Alien movie, Sigourney Weaver appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in an episode that was recorded earlier that day. But, knowing the history of the project, host Jimmy Fallon did bring up the subject of a new Alien movie during the interview with the star, who was promoting her new film, Chappie, which was directed by Blomkamp.
Check out the video here below, where Weaver talks about Chappie, as well as a new Alien movie. Also included is another part of the interview where the actress recounts seeing the Beatles when she was 12 years old.
During the interview, Weaver talks about how she mentioned a new Alien movie to Louis C.K., who then told her how he’d want to be in that film.
Though Weaver is not officially signed on for the fifth Alien film (fifth if you don’t count the AvP movies), the actress did feature heavily in Blomkamp’s aforementioned concept art. The filmmaker, who also wrote and directed 2013’s Elysium, had expressed interest in working with Weaver on the new movie, while the Ghostbusters actress mentioned recently that she’d consider reprising the role of Ripley if “someone as talented as Neill” was behind it. At this point, I think it’s just a matter of getting everything down on paper at Fox, because I can’t imagine the Weaver not returning to the franchise she’s best known for, especially after seeing what Blomkamp has in mind and now also how he works.
Louis C.K. Wants to Die in Sigourney Weaver’s Possible Aliens Sequel.
Sigourney Weaver chats with Jimmy about her sci-fi film Chappie and being in talks with its director to make another Aliens movie.
Sigourney Weaver Had a Roadside Run-In with The Beatles
Sigourney Weaver talks to Jimmy about shamelessly snapping photos with every celeb at the SNL40 after-party, and Jimmy shows found footage of her attending a Beatles concert at age 12.