It feels like all we have been talking about for the past month is Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5, but with good reason, with the film is Blomkamp’s capable hands, it is expected to be incredible.
While we await story details etc, for now we are just grasping at every piece of info that becomes available, and so far the majority of updates have come from interviews with either Blomkamp or Sigourney Weaver (who will reprise her role of Ellen Ripley in the new film).
The latest update comes courtesy of a brief interview Variety had with Weaver at the New York premiere of Blomkamp’s latest film, Chappie. Weaver told Variety that not only is the new Alien film in good hands, but that Blomkamp intends to break new ground with the latest installment in the franchise.
She said: “I can’t think of a better director. He’s a real fan. I think he’ll be true to the world and take it in unexpected directions. It’s got a lot of sinew in it. It will certainly stand up to the others and probably break a lot of new ground as well.”
While we don’t know what new ground exactly will be broken, we do know from numerous previous reports, that both Weaver and Blomkamp have been discussing Alien 5 for at least a year now, with Blomkamp sending Weaver his concept designs. If she states he is going to break new ground, then you’d better believe it.
If you have seen the concept art, then you should already know that Blomkamp has some seriously cool designs up his sleeve. Now let’s get cracking on that fifth Alien film, shall we?