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Neill Blomkamp has “Moved On” from Alien 5
Posted on 6th January, 2018 - By Jonathan Hezzlewood
Hadley’s Hope? Nope!
Sad news for Alien fans. Neill Blomkamp has confirmed that he has in fact; “moved on” from his Alien 5 project.
The director confirmed the news a few days ago on Twitter, in a bittersweet tweet; where he said he had:
“an amazing chance to work in the [Alien] world”
The full tweet can be found below:
Yes. I have moved on. What I meant was that I wish there was a way for fans to see some of what we had designed. It was an amazing chance to work in the world Ridley and James Cameron created. And collaborate with Sigourney. https://t.co/zgztIBj7LQ
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) 2 January 2018
No Ripley, thanks to Ridley!
Now, this is really sad news for all of us here at GoneFullGeek, and no-doubt hugely disappointing for a vast amount of Alien fans out there.
Not only is this gutting, but it also has me a little angry that FOX decided to go with the sequel (a.k.a. Alien: Covenant) to Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus – a divisive film to say the least – rather than Blomkamp‘s sequel.
Yes, I know. Without Ridley, we would not have the Alien franchise. The first Alien film is an absolute masterpiece, as is it’s sequel; Aliens. But since Scott returned to the universe, he has failed to re-ignite the magic and instil the fear into audiences; like his original film did.
Much like the upcoming James Cameron / Tim Miller Terminator sequel, Alien 5 would have also acted as a semi-sequel. By which I mean, it would have followed-on from the second instalment (Aliens), ignoring the vastly inferior sequels; that were Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.
Alien 5 would have seen the return of the ultimate female badass; Ellen Ripley. Along with fan-favourites; Corporal Dwayne Hicks and Rebecca “Newt” Jorden. Maybe we’d have even seen Lance Henriksen reprise his role as Bishop.
Although this does look like the end, I am still holding out hope that things may turn around in the near future. You never know what lies around the corner. Hopefully a sequel that reunites Ripley, Hicks and Newt with the terrifying Xenomorph…
For now, I will have to continue to hold out hope, and distract myself with the impressive work Neill Blomkamp and his team at Oat Studios are doing. I recommend you check it out.
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