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Neill Blomkamp Confirms ‘Alien 5’ Sequel is Officially Dead

Neill Blomkamp Confirms 'Alien 5' Sequel is Officially Dead

Quite some time ago director Neill Blomkamp announced that he had a desire to create a real sequel to Alien, which would of included Aliens‘ returning cast Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn. Just today, we learned via The Verge that Blomkamp’s project is officially dead.

I think it’s totally dead, yes,” Blomkamp told the site. “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 impressive. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.

Blomkamp continues, “Yeah. Ridley [Scott] was one of my idols growing up. He’s so talented and he’s made this film that really set me off in a direction. I want to just be as respectful and not go stamping around in this world that he created. I think that if the circumstances were different, and I didn’t feel like I was getting too close to something that he apparently feels a massive personal connection to, that things that may have played out differently. But I did want to be as respectful as possible.

Well, that’s a bummer. We were hoping to one day see Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn tearing it up again on the big screen.