Alien 5 movie that director Neill Blomkamp was working on got canceled. He was making the sequel to Aliens. Unfortunately, his project got canceled, and it’s not going to happen.
During a new interview with The Guardian, the filmmaker told a bit about Alien 5 and said he thinks that his 2015 sci-fi robot movie Chappie may be the reason that he didn’t get to make the new Alien movie. He said:
“It’s possible that Ridley [Scott, director of Alien] watched Chappie and he was like, this guy can’t do Alien so let’s just go ahead and move on.”
Chappie was about an AI law enforcement robot, voiced by District 9 star Sharlto Copley, who’s captured by gangsters. The movie didn’t really work. When asked about the future potential of working with Ridley Scott, Blomkamp said:
“There’s no coming back from that. I’m not gonna work on a movie for two years and have the rug pulled out from underneath me and then go hang out and have beers. It’s exactly why I don’t want to do IP based on other people’s stuff ever again.”
The unproduced movie that would have seen the comeback of Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn. The events of the movie would have picked up after the events of James Cameron’s Aliens and disregarded the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.
All of the original talent, which includes James Cameron, Weaver, and Biehn, loved the direction that Blomkamp was taking the story! They all like Blomkamp’s vision for the next episode of the franchise. Sadly, Scott himself said that Blomkamp’s movie would “never see the light.”