The internet has become a powerful voice for fans that execs listen to. The newly announced Deadpool movie, as well as Spider-Man shifting into Marvel’s hands prove this point.
A month or so back District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp shared some insanely cool concept art from his Alien movie pitch, which at the time was nothing more than a pipe dream. Now, the director who has become close with Sigourney Weaver (she also stars in his upcoming Chappie) could be gaining legit momentum to go into battle against a legion of Xenomorphs.
“There was a reason,” he telles Collider in response to being asked about the aforementioned art. “I wanted to make that film. I still may make that film. [Laughs] It may happen. But I did it on my own time. Like when ‘Chappie’ was winding down in post and I had available time, I started to work on it. It was also from talking to Sigourney [Weaver] during the making of this. I mean, I asked her about ‘Alien’ all the time.
” ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’ are my favorite films,” he adds. “So I genuinely wanted to make that film, I came up with the story, I came up with way more art than I put out and I never officially spoke to Fox about it, but Fox wanted to make it. So, I kind of touched on it and I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t know if I was just gonna go leave directing for a whole bunch of time and then I was like, ‘I might as well put some art out.’ But I may make it. I don’t know. That’s where it stands.”
The most exciting thing is his relationship with Weaver, who has always been very open about her willingness to return to “finish what she started” by destroying the Xeno home planet. I want to see that movie, badly.
Still, what I love about all of this is that, back in 2013, I begged FOX to hire Blomkamp for a new Alien film. It looks like my wish may come true. How do you guys feel about it? I mean, all of his movies are soaked in Alien references, straight down to sound design and shot selection….
Check out a bunch of his Alien concept art here.