Last month the internet slightly shit its pants when DISTRICT 9 director Neill Blomkamp revealed some very cool concept art that he conjured up for a new ALIEN movie, an unofficial ALIEN movie that is. Well, it turns out that there might have been something more to it than that. Maybe, just maybe, Blomkamp was onto something here.
While doing the usual press rounds for his upcoming film CHAPPIE (the one with the mullets), Blomkamp spoke to Collider about why he came up with the concept art to begin with, saying:
“There was a reason. 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. 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 dude really wants to make an ALIEN movie, so I say let him. As far as being the right guy to bring ALIEN back to the big screen? His concept art speaks for itself, wouldn’t you say?