Sigourney Weaver wants to make Alien 5!

A few nights ago, The Hero Complex Film Festival honored Sigourney Weaver with a double feature of ALIEN and ALIENS, an event I'm sure most of us wish we could have attended. Someone who was in attendance was Weaver herself, who sat down to say a few words about the franchise she's best remembered for. Inevitably, talk of ALIEN 5 came up, and to my great delight Weaver sounds thoroughly interested in making it happen.

Here's a transcript of what she said regarding the potential for another ALIEN film, courtesy of Collider:

I feel after going to a couple of these Comic Cons and meeting so many fans who are so passionate about the series, passionate about Ripley — that there’s more story to tell; but I don’t know how to do that. I don’t think Alien belongs on Earth popping out of a haystack, which is where I was afraid it was going to go. I feel it should take place in the far reaches of the universe where no one in their right mind would go. There are very few filmmakers that I can think of that I would want to entrust this to. But I can think of a couple… I feel there’s a longing in certain groups of fans when I meet them for the story to be finished because we really left it up in the air and I feel a bit badly about that because I was part of that decision making process. I didn’t want to make four and five in a bundle. I think it’s hard to make these films all in a big lump. You need time to sort of let things resonate so I can imagine a situation where we could at least finish telling her story. I think that would be very satisfying at least to me — although I haven’t done anything about it; but I can understand why that could happen and I certainly know young filmmakers who are interested in doing that. So we’ll just have to see what happens.

Surely appears as though Ms. Weaver is raring to go on ALIEN 5, provided the script is appealing and the director is just right. I for one am all for it - ALIEN RESURRECTION has its moments to be sure, but I would love to experience a true finale to the Ellen Ripley story.

What do you think? If the pieces were just right, would you be down for ALIEN 5?

Source: Collider



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