Ridley Scott Says Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ Didn’t Have A Script

AlienRidley Scott, the godfather of the Alien franchise has made it very clear that we’ll most likely never seen Neil Blomkamp’s proposed Alien 5. News of Neil Blomkamp’s planned sequel made its way online after he paired up with Sigourney Weaver in his 2015 film Chappie. Neil Blomkamp launched onto the scene after his 2009 debut District 9 and later released Elysium in 2013.

Blomkamp’s film would have effectively wiped the slate clean by removing Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection from the franchise’s timeline and would have continued Ripley’s story by serving it justice. The film would have also included an adult Newt and Cpl. Hicks, both who were found dead at the beginning of Alien 3.

However, all of Blomkamp’s plans seemed to have been halted after Ridley Scott announced his sequel to his 2012 film Prometheus and this year’s Alien: Covenant. It now seems that the prospects of an Alien sequel by Neil Blomkamp seems very unlikely if we go by the words of Ridley Scott who recently spoke to French publication Allocine. Lucky for us, Screenrant translated Scott’s words for us.

“I don’t think it will ever see the light of day. There was never a script. Just an idea that evolved from a dozen or so pages. I had to participate as producer, but it didn’t go farther because Fox decided it didn’t want to do it. As far I was concerned, I had already done Prometheus and I was working on Covenant. “

Well, I don’t dig this news at all. Personally, I’m a big fan of Blomkamp’s resume, especially Chappie, which I genuinely believe is a stroke of genius. Despite my broken heart, it’s great to see Scott returning to the Alien franchise, especially after Prometheus, which I believe is also great.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Noomi Rapace, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup and Amy Seimetz.

Alien: Covenant releases to UK audiences on May 12th, and hits theaters stateside on May 19th.

Source: Allocine (with translation by Screenrant)

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.

  • chaburchak

    Prometheus is great? You must’ve seen a different movie than I did…

  • Kerry Vanderberg

    No script?!? That’s not true at all. Sigourney Weaver at SDCC 2016 during the Aliens 30th anniversary panel said that she had read a script and that it was fantastic. So Scott doesn’t have all his facts. Maybe he only saw a few pages, but Blomkamp has a draft written according to Weaver. I’m saddened that Blomkamp’s film doesn’t seem likely, as that’s what I REALLY want to see. I’m cautiously optimistic about ALIEN:COVENANT, as the trailers look fantastic. But I was way too let down by PROMETHEUS to fully trust Ridley Scott again with this franchise. Plus, he should be able make his movie, and Blomkamp should be able to make his Alien movie, and let us all just enjoy new additions to the franchise in hopes that they are good.

    • The__Fly

      Ridley seems to have put a stop to it and he’s just covering his tracks.

  • The__Fly

    I don’t think Ridley was digging this idea encroaching on his clusterf*ck revival. But I hope it sees the light of day at some point. Maybe when Sigourney/Ripley is a very old lady. She can hit the aliens with her walking cane.

  • childerolandusa

    I like Chappie too. Never understood all the hate.

  • tigerface

    Chappie sucked. Kudos to the special effects team that worked on that movie but overall the movie wasn’t very good.