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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Sequel Part of Expanded Universe

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There’s no sign of slowing down when it comes to FOX and Ridley Scott’s Alien expansion.

Scott is planning several sequels to Prometheus, his Alien prequels, with the next (Alien: Paradise Lost) aiming for release on May 30, 2017.

With Scott shifting titles to remove Prometheus from its moniker, it left many of us wondering where this leaves Neill Blomkamp’s untitled Alien sequel, which is to follow the events of Aliens, the 1986 sequel directed by James Cameron.

According to Scott, a first draft has been completed, with a target to have it in theaters by 2017.

“We have Neill Blomkamp’s Alien, which will be out in 2017,” he tells the Daily Beast. “We just have the first [screenplay] draft in so far but it looks pretty good.”

I’m not exactly sure how Blomkamp’s Alien will release by 2017 considering he is still in the drafting phase with no plans of shooting anytime soon, yet Scott’s Alien: Paradise Lost films in March just to make it in theaters by 2017.

From where I’m standing, Scott’s expanded Alien-verse is so out of control he can’t even picture a timeline in his head. Clearly, Blomkamp’s Alien isn’t going to go into production next year, with Scott shooting his, which makes me think Blomkamp is going to have to wait until 2017 to go into production with a 2018 release. This sort of fits into our exclusive report regarding Scott’s Prometheus sequel holding up Blomkamp’s Alien.

And if that’s not enough to scramble your brain, Scott’s Alien films will eventually bridge into his 1979 classic. For more on actual story details, check out our report from yesterday that reveals plans for a new crew and destroyed Engineer home planet.

Watch this spot for more Alien madness as it comes in (probably tomorrow).

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  • Blade

    So are they going to like, idk, discuss this stuff so it all makes sense? If you have one guy working on movies that predate the original, and a guy making a movie that comes after the 3rd pretty much at the same time, they should probably be discussing this stuff with each other that way Scott doesn’t introduces something specific in his new movie, then this other guy introduces/does something that completely contradicts it what Scott does. If that makes sense lol

    TLDR: If these movies are going to be in the same universe, hopefully they are kind of working together so they don’t make a mess of the timeline/story/canon.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      You think they haven’t been discussing? You don’t think they had a big fucking meeting detailing and planning all this shit? Cuz Mr. D didn’t report it?

      I meeeeean. Blade. I think they’ve been communicating haha. Call it a hunch but I think they’ve got it on lock. Thank you for your concern.

      • wehoaks

        Terminator Genisys.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          Terminator Yuckisys

      • Blade

        Lol I am sure they have since they are obviously professionals, but I have seen continuities of other works of fiction become a mess when different directors take on the sequels and stuff. I hate to say it since its a favorite of mine but look at the Halloween universe, we have 1 and 2, then 4/5/6 and then H20 and Resurrection completely ignore 4/5/6 and its all f***** up. Then people have to choose which ones really happened or are “canon” lol

        • concerned citizen

          Only Halloween 3 is now cannon according to John Carpenter.

        • Khy

          Yeah but none of the Halloween sequels were ever planned and written simultaneously with the intention for a shared universe. They knew having H20 ignore films 4-6 would fuck up continuity, they just didn’t care- not knowing it would spark a ripple effect that would still be effecting the series today (The remakes are already their own timeline and now Halloween Returns looks to be the start of yet another)

          But when comparing it to what’s happening to Alien- apples and oranges bro.

          • Blade

            Good point. It is pretty different, I just worry about that kind of stuff sometimes since I have seen many continuities get mucked up lol but yeah Halloween Returns will start another continuity if it is really an all new sequel to the original Halloween 2 lol

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Khy on point per fucking usual.

        • huntermc

          And let’s not even talk about the “continuity” of the Texas Chainsaw films. It’s like every film has a completely new family, plus Leatherface.

          • Blade

            Ugh don’t remind me lol I was actually going to use that as an example too

        • huntermc

          And let’s not even talk about the “continuity” of the Texas Chainsaw films. It’s like every film has a completely new family, plus Leatherface.

    • Andy Neal

      They are for absolute certain discussing this a lot as they are literally making the sequel film together, with Blomkamp directing & Scott in major creative consultant & producing roles. It’s like wondering if the Cohen brothers are going to discuss their next film..

    • ViewerMale

      Scott is producing Alien 5, and based on his reputation as a control freak, you can bet he’ll have plenty to say.

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        He doesn’t have a reputation as a control freak, in fact he’s very studio-friendly and feels since they’re giving him large amounts of money to make a movie he should keep them happy. You just totally pulled that from thin air.

        And I’m glad he’s overseeing, as any Alien fanboy should be. We could’ve used his godfather-presence from 1992 to 2007, where us fanboys were treated to 80 minute slasher movies, a WASTED Winona Ryder(you get a two time Oscar nominee A-lister, who just so happened to be a fangirl, in your third sequel slimy monster movie, and you give her that NOTHING role??? Unforgivable), terrible mo-motion, ghastly scripts, directors who weren’t right for the material but were experienced, directors who were right for the material but inexperienced thus fucked proper by the studio, directors who weren’t right for the material AND inexperienced, ill-light creatures, terrible CGI(just give me a good fucking explosion for once! Thankfully Prometheus came through on this.), too much gore, too much running down corridors, 15 minute end credits to pad the running time, low budgets, thin stories, great IDEAS that were never fleshed out(Looking at YOU, Resurrection.)

  • Jason Bartlett

    I can’t fucking wait for any of them. Bring them on.

  • brewers_rule

    I like the theory of this but the execution sounds SO scatterbrained right now. It’s like they’re all sitting in a room going ‘How about this?’ I suppose that could be natural this early in the stages so I could be criticizing unfairly too but planning multiple sequels so far ahead like that just seems to lead to too much trouble. Look how many sequels they had planned for Garfield’s Spidey and now they’re rebooting already after the last one tanked.

  • Halloween_Vic

    I’m sorry this shit is wayyy to fucking confusing!!!

  • Halloween_Vic

    I’m sorry this shit is wayyy to fucking confusing!!!

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    I’m glad Ridley is overseeing the franchise now, as any Alien fanboy should be. We could’ve used his godfather-presence from 1992 to 2007, where us fanboys were treated to 80 minute slasher movies, a WASTED Winona Ryder(you get a two time Oscar nominee A-lister, who just so happened to be a fangirl, in your third sequel slimy monster movie, and you give her that NOTHING role??? Unforgivable), terrible mo-motion, ghastly scripts, directors who weren’t right for the material but were experienced, directors who were right for the material but inexperienced thus fucked proper by the studio, directors who weren’t right for the material AND inexperienced, ill-light creatures, terrible CGI(just give me a good fucking explosion for once! Thankfully Prometheus came through on this.), too much gore, too much running down corridors, 15 minute end credits to pad the evilly short running time, low budgets, thin stories, great IDEAS that were never fleshed out(Looking at YOU, Resurrection.)

    Ugh. Ridley is one of the most powerful filmmakers of all time, his name brings epic cachet. As an Alien fan, I have never had it so good. I’m tired of these $40 million slasher movies, give me a fucking epic war movie! Something big. And Ridley’s name attached, combined with Fox’s mission statement of them hoping Neill will “take this franchise to the next level”, combined with Neill’s epic concept art, makes me believe we will see something other than another goddamn tin can movie. Enough of the tin can movies! I get it, I get it. The alien hides in a crushed-black corridor and the unsuspecting blue collar or criminal type gets their brains bashed in. Wooooooooo! COOL! We’ve had that six times. Give us ships, soldiers, explosions, a ton of xenomorphs. They don’t need to be men in suits. CGI is so damn good nowadays. I want to see a good-looking CGI xenomorph. But I would also like some up close suit shots of course. All of this of course supplementing an amazing story with great characters.

    Fox, this doesn’t have to be a mid-tier franchise. Alien and Aliens were in the top ten at the box office in their respective years, #6 and #7. Don’t forget its power.

    It seems my wishes have finally come true though; my prayers have finally been answered. For the first time in this franchise’s history, filmmakers at the top of their game are directing installments. We aren’t getting a music video director, we aren’t getting one half of a non-English speaking French duo, we aren’t getting video game hack master Resident Evil Mortal Kombat dork, we aren’t getting visual effects brothers, no. It is being treated with seriousness and integrity. Hell, this even extends to the Predator franchise. Shane fucking Black? Ridley Scott? Neill Blomkamp? Playing with this franchise post-Aliens vs. Predator Requiem? My fucking SAVIORS. Shane Black, guys, directed a billion dollar movie in Iron Man 3, has written Lethal Weapon 1 and 2, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and others. He can do ANY fucking movie he wants, but instead is devoting time and creative energy into expanding the fucking PREDATOR universe. I guarantee you guys, that movie is NOT just going to be what the Predator movies have been the last 5 movies: “Predator(s) + group of people getting killed off one by one = Movie”. It’s going to be a different beast, trust me. “This time, people are getting killed… In the city! See! It’s so different!” “This time… It’s the SNOW! See? Different!” “This time, it’s in a small town! See?? DIFFERENT!” “See, this time it’s in the jungle again but it’s on another planet! SEE!? Different!” No, Fox, not different. It’s the same shirt, you’re just dying it different colors each time. Boring.

    Again, these franchises can be so much more than just goo, slime, gore, cheap looking sets, aliens, CGI, etc., crushed-black corridors. They finally realized that this franchise, if they want to continue forward, needs REAL talent involved.

    Fellow Alien fans, welcome to the Batman Begins/Casino Royale stage. I mean, Prometheus for me WAS that but it’s not an Alien film it is a spin off, but yeah, welcome.

    • SugarShane333

      How many times did you just cum?

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        *high-larious amount*

  • Ryan 741

    If Marvel and DC can have a universe then so can us Alien fans:0).

  • felix9008

    Alien 3 and 4 and all the predator movies after the first one, including the abortion that is AvP sucked. Restore our faith, Fox. DO IT! make…our dreams come true!

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