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‘Rakka’: Sigourney Weaver Stars in Neill Blomkamp’s Short Alien Thriller — Watch

They're still not making that "Alien" sequel together, though.

Neill Blomkamp has premiered his new short film “Rakka,” described as “the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species.” It’s familiar territory for the filmmaker, who announced himself to the world with “District 9” and was briefly attached to an “Alien” sequel that never materialized.

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He ended up working with Sigourney Weaver anyway, as the former Ellen Ripley stars in this new 20-minute sci-fi story. The project comes from Oats Studios, which Blomkamp recently launched as a means of debuting short films for free online — and potentially expanding them to feature length.

“At the end of making ‘Chappie,’ I wanted to try to figure out a different method for making films and expressing myself,” Blomkamp told the Verge about this new venture. “I felt that if I could sell smaller pieces directly to the audience, the sale of those small experimental pieces would keep this machine alive so that it became an ecosystem that was self-sufficient.”

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Blomkamp most recently directed “Chappie,” which reunited him with frequent collaborator Sharlto Copley. Watch “Rakka” in its entirety below.

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