"You Never Know", Sigourney Weaver Says About Blomkamp's 'Alien'

The long-gestating saga of an Alien film from Neill Blomkamp continues, with yet-another quote from Ellen Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver.

"You Never Know", Sigourney Weaver Says About Blomkamp's 'Alien'
Actress Sigourney Weaver
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Perhaps you'll recall when a few years ago, Weaver revealed the plans (at the time) for a direct Aliens sequel that Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) was reportedly working on. It sounded amazing; picking up right after the dropship leaves Hadley's Hope, and telling the story of what happened to Newt, Ripley, and the additional survivors of the Colonial Marines.

"You Never Know", Sigourney Weaver Says About Blomkamp's 'Alien'
Filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott
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Sadly, that project got scrapped for Sir Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, and whatever the other films are he has in mind.

"You Never Know", Sigourney Weaver Says About Blomkamp's 'Alien'
Sigourney Weaver during SDCC
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Just this weekend, Weaver addressed the Blomkamp film subject again while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, saying:

"We almost started to do [Blomkamp's Alien] when I was working with James Cameron. But by the time we were put off by Fox, Neill had gotten so many jobs that we'd have to wait probably. I'm busy doing Avatar 4 and 5.

I love working with Neill and I think he'd do a terrific job, and James Cameron really thinks it's a great idea, so you never know. Right now, I think Neill's got like three projects going at once."

While sure, that's not really a cement update, it's the most we've heard on the subject for sometime.

It's not like projects don't suddenly happen once all the pieces fall into place, so we're going to keep hoping that maybe, someday, we get the Aliens sequel we deserve.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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