Neil Blomkamp’s Next Movie Is A Sequel To Alien

Neil Blomkamp’s Next Movie Is A Sequel To Alien

It’s happening. It’s finally happening. District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp has a new project, and that project is a sequel to sci-fi movie par excellence Alien.

We’ve known for a while that a secret Blomkamp movie based in the Alien world has been in the works, although not officially — it seems to have been more of a passion project for the director and a source of some (really cool) concept art rather than anything serious. But now, this:

Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien

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At the moment, information is really limited — according to The Wrap, the movie is being backed by 20th Century Fox and directed by Prometheus’ Ridley Scott, who is also signed up for Prometheus 2. The new Alien flick will take place after the events of Prometheus 2. No news on whether original movie star Sigourney Weaver is on board too. [Instagram]