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Sigourney Weaver on a Neill Blomkamp Alien movie: "We'll see what happens"

02.12.2015

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We know director Neill Blomkamp has had conversations with his CHAPPIE star Sigourney Weaver about a new ALIEN movie and it may happen, but what are the actress' thoughts on the project? Cinemablend got a chance to talk to Weaver during a CHAPPIE press junket, and she says Blomkmap sent her a bunch of ALIEN ideas and artwork.

We started chatting about it on Chappie, like the first day. And he grew up watching these, I think he broke the tapes he watched them so much… But I was sort of surprised. He sent me a lot of artwork last spring and some ideas, and so you know…

The site says Sigourney Weaver "seemed hesitant to discuss the matter any further," however it does sound like Weaver is down for a Neill Blomkamp directed ALIEN film.

I think we’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens. There’s no one I can imagine that would do a better job.

Neill Blomkamp

In a recent interview with UPROXX, Neill Blomkamp also talked about the possibility of helming an ALIEN flick, and he says he came up with the ideas and art while working on CHAPPIE.

Speaking to Sigourney Weaver, when we were doing Chappie, she set off a bunch of thoughts in my head — I had come up with an idea that didn’t have Sigourney, it was a different idea. But I spent all of the shooting time with her, it was like, holy shit, that could actually be really interesting. When I came back to Vancouver, I had an entire year to work on Chappie. And when I wasn’t needed in the edit, I could think about Alien. So, I basically developed an entire movie and I did all of this artwork as well.

Neill Blomkamp goes on to say if it is going to happen, it has to be on his terms, although he wasn't sure if he was going to do another movie at all since "Hollywood itself is a difficult animal to negotiate." In addition, the director revealed FOX would love to make a new ALIEN. So what's the hold up?

Me. I’m the problem. Fox, they would make it. Like, tomorrow. They would make it.

Hopefully once Blomkamp decides to get over his franchise phobia he'll commit to directing a future ALIEN movie. But like Sigourney Weaver says, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

CHAPPIE opens on March 6, 2015.

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Source: CinemablendUPROXX

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6:44PM on 02/12/2015

my plot

Opens with a young lady in a vegetable garden. We soon learn she is Newt grown up. Ripley walks in, elderly but happy. Live is good.
We zoom out, the garden is on a Company spaceship. The original Ripley and Newt are long dead. Alien 3 was real. The recreation of people from DNA in Resurrection is real.

Alien 3 Haters groan in pain. And I smile.
Opens with a young lady in a vegetable garden. We soon learn she is Newt grown up. Ripley walks in, elderly but happy. Live is good.
We zoom out, the garden is on a Company spaceship. The original Ripley and Newt are long dead. Alien 3 was real. The recreation of people from DNA in Resurrection is real.

Alien 3 Haters groan in pain. And I smile.
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6:31PM on 02/12/2015
Along with Terminator, the Alien franchise is one that deserves so much better & if Blomkamp wants to make one then they should let him do it & give him full control without interference. If Weaver is game also, maybe they can get Biehn back as well.
Along with Terminator, the Alien franchise is one that deserves so much better & if Blomkamp wants to make one then they should let him do it & give him full control without interference. If Weaver is game also, maybe they can get Biehn back as well.
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5:11PM on 02/12/2015

What's going on in that pic of Blomkamp?

I think he could do a good job, and I would be interested to hear his take on what the film would be about.
I think he could do a good job, and I would be interested to hear his take on what the film would be about.
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2:02PM on 02/12/2015

Hicks

I could care less about Ripley's character in the new installment. What would change everything to me is if Neil brought back Dwayne Hicks. Now that would be insane. I can still remember how pissed off I was when (SPOILER) they revealed the death of Hicks in Alien 3. I just could not get on board with any other Alien movie after that writing catastrophe.
I could care less about Ripley's character in the new installment. What would change everything to me is if Neil brought back Dwayne Hicks. Now that would be insane. I can still remember how pissed off I was when (SPOILER) they revealed the death of Hicks in Alien 3. I just could not get on board with any other Alien movie after that writing catastrophe.
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3:41PM on 02/12/2015
Alien 3's failure had more to do then what they did to Hicks and Newt. I've actually read three completely different scripts for Alien 3 that were all in development at one point. One actually had Hicks as the main character. Believe they were found by a space station. Hicks and Newt were both fine but Ripley spent the entire time in a coma. When shit started to hit the fan Hicks jettisoned her pod into space leaving it open for Ripley to return. Interesting read especially if you love Hicks so
Alien 3's failure had more to do then what they did to Hicks and Newt. I've actually read three completely different scripts for Alien 3 that were all in development at one point. One actually had Hicks as the main character. Believe they were found by a space station. Hicks and Newt were both fine but Ripley spent the entire time in a coma. When shit started to hit the fan Hicks jettisoned her pod into space leaving it open for Ripley to return. Interesting read especially if you love Hicks so much. Honestly none of the three scripts were very good and I'd say the version we got in theaters was slightly better.
4:00AM on 02/13/2015
I thought the alternate scripts were just rumors. What you said sounds incredible. Amazing just how badly produced Alien 3 was. It had such potential but they obviously selected the worse script. I need to get my hands on that pro-hicks and Newt script and just read it for the sake of just seeing it could have been.
I thought the alternate scripts were just rumors. What you said sounds incredible. Amazing just how badly produced Alien 3 was. It had such potential but they obviously selected the worse script. I need to get my hands on that pro-hicks and Newt script and just read it for the sake of just seeing it could have been.
1:11PM on 02/12/2015

In Neill I TRUST!

As long as Blomkamp brings in his gritty sci-fi style of cinematography, i don't care whether it'll be a reboot with a different cast and storyline, I would be completely behind this.
As long as Blomkamp brings in his gritty sci-fi style of cinematography, i don't care whether it'll be a reboot with a different cast and storyline, I would be completely behind this.
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12:55PM on 02/12/2015

I'm game

Seeing the artwork he did and knowing how much he wants to make this film, I am confident he would deliver a unique Alien film that fits the original and its sequel (ignoring number 3 and 4). So I say get your act together Neil, grab Weaver and let's do this thing.
Seeing the artwork he did and knowing how much he wants to make this film, I am confident he would deliver a unique Alien film that fits the original and its sequel (ignoring number 3 and 4). So I say get your act together Neil, grab Weaver and let's do this thing.
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10:58AM on 02/12/2015
Please bring back Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn.
Please bring back Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn.
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10:46AM on 02/12/2015
This would be amazing if it were to actually happen. Fingers crossed, I guess.
This would be amazing if it were to actually happen. Fingers crossed, I guess.
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10:28AM on 02/12/2015
Would love to see Ripley and Hicks back in action, even at their age.
Would love to see Ripley and Hicks back in action, even at their age.
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