Both Sigourney Weaver and “District 9” and “Chappie” filmmaker Neill Blomkamp would have been shooting their proposed “Aliens” direct sequel right now if it weren’t for filmmaker Ridley Scott.
Last year Scott stepped in, demanding that his own “Alien: Covenant” film scored something breathing room and would arrive first – before Blomkamp got underway on his film. In fact at the time it was suggested Blomkamp’s film, which was to ignore “Alien 3” and “Alien Resurrection,” might even have been scrapped.
“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.”
Scott said last fall that Blomkamp’s movie will follow after ‘Covenant’ and that he intends to produce it. “Alien: Covenant” begins filming in Australia shortly ahead of an August 4th 2017 release.