A pretty easy way for Neill Blomkamp to get people to stop talking about how bad “Chappie” was (for the record, I’m one of the few who really liked it, flawed as it may be), is to keep talking about his new “Alien” movie. While in typical fashion he’s mostly been teasing the movie rather than dropping any concrete details, in a recent chat with Empire, Blomkamp shared a couple more hints about where his movie fits into the “Alien” movie universe, and his thoughts on everything after James Cameron‘s “Aliens.”
“I changed the one thing [Ridley Scott] felt was bumping [the] ‘Prometheus‘ [sequel] a little bit,” Blomkamp said. And oh yeah, there is an official title it would seem, but you’re not going to hear it for a while because “…it’s kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title.”
So speculate away and remember, Blomkamp has said his movie links to “Alien” and “Aliens” but pretty much ignores (but doesn’t undo) whatever happened in “Alien 3” and “Alien Resurrection.” Why? Probably because he doesn’t much like them. “Where it went after ‘Aliens’ to me, as a fan, was wrong,” he says adding, “There’s a shitload missing as a fan that I would want to see.”
But can Blomkamp deliver the goods? It’s arguable that he hasn’t lived up to the expectation put on his shoulders after “District 9” and this is one of the crown jewels of all sci-fi franchises. If you’ve got some thoughts on this, hit the comments section.