"The universe is one big joke, and the joke is on us"
Sad to hear.
While Elysium and Chappy weren’t all that amazing (though let’s be fair those were both from SONY so chances are they might have messed with those movies in some way), District 9 was and still is a really great science fiction movie. I especially like Neill Blomkamp’s style in District 9, with the occasional documentary like moments, the somewhat gritty look, and how the low-fi special effects look amazingly seamless somehow. I think he would have been an interesting choice for an Alien movie, especially since this concept art shows something ambitious.
This isn’t the first time Neill Blomkamp has had a project of his cancelled though:
Well, that’s a bummer for some people and relief for others. As much as I enjoy Neill Blomkamp’s movies I would’ve liked to see an Alien movie in his style. Not a big loss for me, but I kind of like the idea of retconning the third and fourth movies as being bad dreams, because I loathed Alien3 for almost ruining the first two movies. In my mind, it’s not canon, like I don’t see the Matrix sequels exist. Anyway at least there’s Alien: Covenant and the fourth Predator movie.
And Neil Blomkamp has officially confirmed that ALIEN 5 is dead.
I guess at least we can look forward to more ALIEN prequels from Ridley Scott trying to explain the origin of the xenomorph – only ALIEN Covenant isn’t doing well at the box office
You know what, I am even more bummed out that Neil Blomkamp’s ALIEN 5 won’t be happening. While all we got was concept art, it at least seemed it was going an interesting route, not to mention it would have potentially served as a better send off for Ellen Ripley than Alien 3 and Resurrection (thought 3 was ok, but Resurrection was just awful). As for Ridley Scott’s prequel series, as Jay of redlettermedia said, “who cares about the origin of the xenomorph?”.
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