Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has an incredible catalog of films. He rose to fame with his breakout smash hit 'District 9' and followed it up with the equally enthralling '[Elysium](movie:44956)'.
A while back he sparked a frenzy of interest and rumors on the internet by dropping some incredible concept art for an untitled, and previously unheard of, Aliens sequel. If you haven't seen the artwork, here's some of it to freshen your memory! If you'd like to see more, head over to his instagram page HERE!
Blomkamp was quick to clarify that the project was in no way sanctioned by 20th Century Fox and was merely a “mental stroll” through the world in which he is such a fan. The internet reacted incredibly positive, and Blomkamp has since revealed that this has had an intriguing affect on Fox's perspective. Speaking to Collider he had this to say:
“There was a reason. I wanted to make that film. I still may make that film. [Laughs] It may happen. But I did it on my own time. Like when Chappie was winding down in post and I had available time, I started to work on it. It was also from talking to Sigourney [Weaver] during the making of this. I mean, I asked her about Alien all the time. Alien and Aliens are my favorite films. So I genuinely wanted to make that film, I came up with the story, I came up with way more art than I put out and I never officially spoke to Fox about it, but Fox wanted to make it. So, I kind of touched on it and I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t know if I was just gonna go leave directing for a whole bunch of time and then I was like, ‘I might as well put some art out.’ But I may make it. I don’t know. That’s where it stands.”
Weaver, previously mentioned, has a role in the directors upcoming film '[Chappie](movie:466720)' and has long stated that she would be keen on a return to the franchise that made her a global icon. Her character was left in a somewhat unfinished state, following the last installment Alien: Resurrection in 1997, which would lead many to believe that Blomkamp would be the perfect director to put his own spin on the character and indeed the narrative.
Until we have more information, Blomkamp's next cinema outing will be Chappie which opens in U.S. theaters on March 6th, 2015.