The most iconic image of Ellen Ripley and Newt
The most iconic image of Ellen Ripley and Newt

Alright, first, on 19 February 2015, director of District 9 and Elysium tweeted that he got picked to be directing the next Alien movie.



The rumours were already surfacing early this year and looks like this tweet is the confirmation that the fans of the franchise has been hoping for. Despite the rather lackluster Elysium, science fiction fans still remember how awesome District 9 was. Perhaps he is the right director to continue the Alien franchise. Here you can check out some of the director’s vision for Alien. Ridley Scott will be the producer for the new movie.

Sigourney Weaver signed up for the sequels to reprise the Ellen Ripley role. What is more, the director will not give a hoot about continuing the story from those dreadful Alien 3 and Resurrection. Instead, he wants to continue the story from the last battle between Ripley and the Alien Queen on board of the United States Colonial Marines USS Sulaco in Aliens (1986).

In the latest interview, the veteran actress said that it is to give Ripley “a proper finish“. In the interview with EW, the director said:

Over the years, I came up with a story for a film in that universe that I wanted to make. And then when I talked to her about her experience making those films and what she thought about Ripley and everything else, it informed and changed the film I wanted to make into something different. It just sort of stuck with me. A year later, when post-production was winding down on ‘Chappie,’ I started fleshing out the idea for a film that would contain Sigourney. Fox never knew. I just worked on it when I could. Before I knew it, I had this really awesome film with a lot of artwork and a lot of backstory. And then I didn’t know whether I was going to make it or not. So I just kind of sat on it for a while.

There is no definite date as to when his version of Alien will be out yet. So what do you think of this development? Comment below and let us know.

Source: EW & SlashFilm

Image credit: Comic Vine

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