Neill Blomkamp pours cold water on Alien film hopes

Neill Blomkamp pours cold water on Alien film hopes

Neill Blomkamp doubts that his 'Alien' film will ever be released.

The 41-year-old director had been planning a movie in the iconic sci-fi series with star Sigourney Weaver but plans fizzled out when original director Sir Ridley Scott returned to the franchise with his prequels 'Prometheus' and 'Alien: Covenant' which explored the origins of the deadly Xenomorph.

Blomkamp accepts that his project is now "dead", something which is a disappointment to him.

Asked if the potential movie could be revived, Neill told "No, would be my guess. I would say nothing will come out. But, who knows? At this present moment, I would say it's just dead."

The 'Elysium' filmmaker revealed that the false start with 'Alien' put him off working with a major film studio but he didn't turn down the possibility of boarding a big franchise in the future.

Blomkamp said: "I think the answer would be a mixture of both things, meaning it has turned me off and I am weary of huge IP that's owned and controlled by corporate interests, but simultaneously, if some awesome studio came to me with some awesome piece of existing IP, I would be a fool to not look at what, at least, it was.

"It's like, going in weary would be the way that I would look at it. My instinct is to just keep working on my own stuff, basically, but if someone came to me with something awesome, I would definitely look at it."

Blomkamp has been working on the horror flick 'Demonic' and described it as a "highly unusual" film.

He said: "This movie was highly unusual, in process, because it was a bunch of separate elements that were floating around in my head and COVID and the fact that nothing else was the galvanising thing that made me move forward with it."