Sigourney Weaver Discusses Neill Blomkamp's ALIEN 5 Idea and Says She and James Cameron Loved the Idea
Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is a film that I would love to see happen one day. I loved everything that I heard about it and in a recent interview with THR, Sigourney Weaver was asked if we’d ever see the movie get made and she in her answer she explains how much she and director James Cameron loved the idea that Blomkamp came up with for the film:
“We almost started to do it when I was working with James Cameron. But by the time we were put off by Fox, Neill had gotten so many jobs that we’d have to wait probably. I’m busy doing Avatar 4and 5. I love working with Neill and I think he’d do a terrific job, and James Cameron really thinks it’s a great idea, so you never know. Right now, I think Neill’s got like three projects going at once.”
When previously talking about the script cameron said:
“I think it works gangbusters. He shared it with me, and I think it’s a very strong script and he could go make it tomorrow. I don’t know anything about the production, and I don’t know what Ridley [Scott]’s doing. But hopefully there’ll be room for both of them. Like parallel universes.”
“I think it’s totally dead, yes. That would be an accurate assumption at this point. It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.”
It really is sad! But, 20th Century Fox decided to go with Scott’s prequel films, which I think was the wrong choice. I didn’t care for either of those films and since they didn’t do very well at the bock office, it doesn’t look like his future Alien film projects will ever happen.
The studio should’ve gone with Blomkamp’s Alien 5! I bet it would have been a lot more successful.
Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn were going to reprise their roles in the film and it would have picked up after the events of Aliens. So Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, would have never happened.
I know this project seems like it’s not ever going to happen at this point, but I still have to hold out for hope that one day it does! Maybe someone at Disney will have the sense to push it into production when they close their deal with Fox.