Neill Blomkamp talked a little bit about his planned Alien film during the Chappie press tour, saying that he wants to make it a “genetic sibling.” Confirming that his film is indeed part of the Alien canon, the District 9 director said that it goes “Alien, Aliens, and then this film.” According to him and star Sigourney Weaver, the new chapter in the Alien franchise would give Ripley’s story a proper ending. These comments led to the speculation that his film would ignore Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection.
While that “proper ending” would lead some to believe that it would undo the last two films of the Alien franchise, Blomkamp clarified his previous comments, saying that he’s “not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection” and said that his goals are to “make a film that’s connected to Alien and Aliens.” Hit the jump for more.
Blomkamp spoke to AlloCine about his Alien film, which seems to be overshadowing the press for his current film, Chappie.
My favorites are the first two movies, so I want to make a film that’s connected to Alien and Aliens. That’s my goal. I’m not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection, I just want it to be connected to Alien 1 and 2.
Blomkamp seems to be doing a bit of backtracking, and trying to reassure that his film isn’t a reboot and won’t disregard the final two films.
Most of us would agree that Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection would be the weakest of the franchise, so far. But Blomkamp’s film is still a long ways away, and how it will connect with the first two without disregarding the final two will be something every fan of the franchise will be interested in seeing, and will no doubt be talking about when the new film is released.
No release date has been announced, and the only person confirmed to star is Sigourney Weaver.