Sigourney Weaver stars in Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming Chappie movie where right from the get-go the two started talking about additional Alien movies.
Blomkamp then released concept art, and Fox has greenlit the movie.
Now both Sigourney Weaver and Blomkamp talk about the potential Alien movie above.
Worth a mention is that Blomkomp says he wants the movie to follow Alien and Aliens, with no mention of Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection (which wouldn’t be all that bad).
“I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story,” Sigourney Weaver said. “So when somebody like Neill Blomkamp suddenly said, ‘Well, I’m interested in finishing the story,” I thought, ‘My little ears perked up.’
“I want this film to feel like literally it’s the genetic sibling of Aliens,” Blomkamp added. “So it’s Alien, Aliens, this movie.”
“We started chatting on the set of Chappie almost right away about his love for these movies,” Weaver said with a laugh. “Then he started to send me the artwork over the last year and a lot of story ideas.”
“It’s a Freudian kind of nightmare,” Blomkamp continued. “That element to me is what is so appealing. To try and put the audience at the edge of their seat the whole time in a traditional monster stalking you dark corridor way. I love that. When you mix in all the design elements and the life cycle of the Alien, you know it’s just a power keg of creativity for me.”
“I’m delighted he is interested in doing this,” Weaver said. “I think it’s a great series. It deserves a proper ending. I know the fans would love that. So I hope it works out.”