Neil Blomkamp to Continue Alien Franchise

Posted in The Screening Room by - February 19, 2015

Fox has officially announced that Chappie and District 9 director Neil Blomkamp will be continuing the Alien Franchise. Blomkamp revealed he had been working on the project by leaking concept art to Instagram, but previously stated that he felt the film had been abandoned by the studio. If that was the case it seems the fury of fan interest sparked by his concept leaks caused Fox to change their mind. 

As reported by Variety, the film is officially a go. It’s unclear whether Sigourney Weaver will be returning to the franchise at this point, but a brand new Alien film in the hands of such a competent director is reason enough to get excited. 

Here’s all that concept art that got the internet so wound up: 

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