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A few weeks ago concept art hit the web of director Neil Blomkamp's 'ALIEN' movie that never went into production. 20th Century Fox have now closed a deal with the director to develop a new film in the classic 'ALIEN' series.

This upcoming sci-fi film will NOT be 'Prometheus 2' which 20th Century Fox is still going into production on with original 'ALIEN' director Ridley Scott.

Blomkamp known for his science fiction films; 'District 9' and 'Elysium', also with the upcoming 'Chappie' has teased his involvement in the series in recent months but claimed the reboot was unlikely to happen.

Take a look at some of the concept art:

Fans were disappointed when Blomkamp said his 'ALIEN' project was unlikely, so fans of the series and the director will be glad to know this is going to be his next film as he announced on Instagram.

It is unknown at this time whether or not Sigourney Weaver will return to the franchise, although she confirmed on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' that she and the director have had conversations. Take a look:

Are you guys excited for Neil Blomkamp to take a shot at the 'ALIEN' franchise? I know I am, let me know your thoughts down below in the comment section!

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