South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to make new Alien movie

2015-02-13 19:00

Los Angeles - Neill Blomkamp thinks Hollywood will give the go-ahead to his take on Alien.

In January, the South African filmmaker released Alien-themed concept art work of Sigourney Weaver - who starred in the original films, as well as Blomkamp's new movie Chappie, and has now revealed that the only obstacle remaining is whether or not he wants to proceed with the plan.

He explained: "Basically, what happened was, when Chappie got heavily into post-production, I could take my foot off the gas a bit."

Check out the trailer of Chappie:

"I was thinking about what I wanted to do next and I've been wanting to make an Alien film for like years and years."

Blomkamp said his conversations with Weaver, 65, increased his appetite for a new Alien movie.

He told Uproxx: "Speaking to Sigourney Weaver, when we were doing Chappie, she set off a bunch of thoughts in my head - I had come up with an idea that didn't have Sigourney, it was a different idea.

"But I spent all of the shooting time with her, it was like, holy shit, that could actually be really interesting.

"When I came back to Vancouver, I had an entire year to work on Chappie. And when I wasn't needed in the edit, I could think about Alien. So, I basically developed an entire movie and I did all of this artwork as well."

However, he added: "I'm the problem. [The film studio] Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it."

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