Sigourney Weaver Says Neill Blomkamp's ALIEN Sequel Will Be "Worth The Wait"
When Ridley Scott decided to make the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant his next movie, that put Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 in a holding pattern. Blomkamp's movie is set after the events of James Cameron's Aliens and reportedly ignores the other sequels in the franchise, and Scott wanted to take a crack at making another bridge movie between Prometheus and the first Alien before someone else came in and told another story that takes place further down the timeline.
Now Sigourney Weaver, who will be working with Blomkamp on Alien 5, has given a little update about the movie (via Aggressive Comix) and she says it'll be "worth the wait."
"Well, I think it is. Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien 'til after Prometheus 2. [Ridley] wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it’s an amazing script, and Neill and I are really excited about doing it. We’re doing other things until we can get going on that. I’d be really surprised if we didn't do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait."
That sounds promising, but honestly, who the hell knows what's going on with this franchise? Scott has also said he wants to make two more movies after Alien: Covenant that continue the bridge to the original Alien, so is 20th Century Fox really going to release Covenant, and then Blomkamp's sequel, and then two more prequel movies that are follow-ups to Covenant? It just seems like a nightmare for the marketing department; while I know you all can keep this stuff straight (because you care enough about movies to read this website), it seems like a very difficult task to keep things clear for the general public. Though, admittedly, Disney is going to be a trailblazer in that department with the Star Wars movies bouncing back and forth between the regular saga and the Star Wars Story spin-offs and prequels, so maybe Fox thinks they can do something similar. We'll have to wait and see how it all works out.
Via: The Playlist