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Director Neill Blomkamp off "RoboCop Returns", Says MGM Won't Wait

Neill Blomkamp, best known for his sci-fi films in District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, announced on Twitter that he's no longer directing RoboCop Returns. The Oscar-nominee wrote that MGM could no longer wait until his current commitment is completed so they're looking for a new director. Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM […]

Could Chappie End up in Apex Legends? Maybe

Director Neill Blomkamp has just started his foray into the video games sphere with a short film based on BioWare's Anthem, but he's already setting his sights higher. Apparently the success of Apex Legends has fans asking Blomkamp if he'd be willing to see the title character from his robotic sci-fi romp Chappie end up in the game. His […]

[Rumor] 2 'Alien' TV Shows for Hulu, One by Sir Ridley Scott?

A year can't go by without rumors swirling of what direction the future of the Alien franchise is heading. There have been starts and stalls for Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5, which would be a direct sequel to Aliens, Sir Ridley Scott's assurances that he'd make more Xenomorph films if/when the Disney purchase of Fox happens, and of […]

James Cameron Comments on Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien'

With James Cameron returning to the classic science fiction franchise of Terminator (albeit as producer), it makes sense that folks would start asking him about Alien again, right? Specifically, the long-talked-about but eventually scrapped Alien 5 from Neill Blomkamp. Reportedly, Blomkamp's film would have been a direct sequel to Aliens, complete with Ripely, Newt, and Hicks returning. Sir Ridley Scott sort of […]

Ed Neumeier Offers Some 'Robocop Returns' Updates

In 2018, there was a lot of chatter about a possible Robocop revisit, that would in truth be way more of a direct sequel than anyone thought possible. Justin Rhodes (co-writer of Tim Miller's The Terminator sequel) was reportedly rewriting a script that Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner originally wrote as a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1987 Robocop film. This script reportedly picks up […]

"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. 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 […]

'Robocop' Sequel Coming from Neill Blomkamp, 'Robocop Returns'

While plans for Neill Blomkamp's Alien film came and went (boo, because we really wanted his direct Aliens sequel with grown up Newt), it looks like the filmmaker will be bringing his flavor to another existing science fiction franchise. It would appear that Bloomkamp, along with original Robocop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, who will be producing and executive producing the feature, […]

Chris Evans to Star in Neill Blomkamp's New Movie Greenland

Oh this is quite the team-up and one we didn't know we wanted until right now. Chris Evans is getting ready to move on from the role of Captain America and that means he's going to start looking into new and different roles. This is good since Evans is a legitimately good actor but never […]

The Firebase: Neill Blomkamp's Latest Short Film

Director Neill Blomkamp has made some pretty impactful films.  District 9 showed us another side of what a science fiction film could be, and started pointing to the very real posibility of a Blomkamp Alien picture. Unfortunately, hopes and dreams of his direct-to-Aliens sequel were dashed when Sir Ridley Scott stepped back in and swooped up the franchise […]

Neill Blomkamp Is "Planning Another Movie" In The World Of 'District 9'

Neill Blomkamp took the world by surprise this week when he finally released a trailer for the first project from his new studio Oats Studios. It looks really cool and Blomkamp did a long interview with The Verge about another movie in the world of District 9, and his very dead Alien movie. While talking […]

Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios Releases A Teaser For "Volume 1"

Neill Blomkamp has created his own studio to help launch the careers of other people looking to jump into political science fiction the way he did back in 2009 with District 9. The teaser for the first Oats Studios project has landed online and it looked exactly like something you could expect from Blomkamp in […]

R.I.P. Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien 5', According To Ridley Scott

There are some things that are never meant to be and Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 is apparently one of those things. The internet went completely insane in 2015 at the idea of someone like Blompkamp directing an Alien movie and it got even louder when Sigourney Weaver at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 made comments about […]

Neill Blomkamp Isn't Making Chappie 2 So Please Stop Asking Him

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie is a pretty devisive film. While a lot of people think it is a bit of a misfire, it does have a bit of a cult following. I saw it grace lower down on a handful film of the year lists last year, for example. To illustrate, it seems one fan is […]

Michael Biehn Claims Aliens Sequel Will Still Happen Eventually

The saga of the Alien sequels is more exciting and twisting than the last five films to feature the creatures or "the DNA" of our favorite xenomorphs. After a pair of relatively lackluster sequels — and a duo of abominable Aliens vs. Predator films —  we had Ridley Scott's return to the concept with Prometheus and the […]

Neill Blomkamp In Talks To Direct The Gone World For Fox

District 9 writer/director Neill Blomkamp recently announced his Aliens sequel project was on hold while Ridley Scott makes his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost. In his announcement, he mentioned moving on to other projects and it seems he may have found one. Deadline reports 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to an upcoming science fiction, The […]

"Not My Fault" – Clip From Neill Blomkamp's Chappie

Sony has released a clip from the upcoming film Chappie, directed by Neill Blomkamp. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman (with a mullet). Blomkamp is known for having directed District 9 and the other day he announced that he will be doing an Aliens film next via instagram.   Um… So […]

Learning More About Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, Starring Hugh Jackman

Courtesy of Gentle Giant, we get some new information about Neill Blomkamp's upcoming movie, CHAPPiE. In the midst of rising crime and losses among the Royal South African Police, TetraVaal has introduced the successful SCOUT program to combat the deadly criminal elements that operate throughout the country. Since the introduction of the Scouts, crime has plummeted, […]