Hooray! Neill Blomkamp IS Making A New Alien Movie After All!
District 9 director confirms he's helming a revival of the iconic sci-fi franchise...
When Neill Blomkamp leaked some tantalising concept art for a seemingly abandoned Alien movie, there was a howl of protest from fans who thought the District 9 director would be the perfect man to re-invigorate the franchise.
And it seems that 20th Century Fox was paying attention, because it has now announced that the project is BACK ON - and that original director Ridley Scott is on board as a producer too!
Blomkamp broke the news to his followers on Instagram yesterday, writing: "So I think this is officially my next film."
The picture he shared was a piece of concept art for HR Giger's famously terrifying Alien creature.
The new movie will apparently be set after the events of Scott's 2012 sci-fi epic Prometheus - and speculation is mounting that Sigourney Weaver could reprise her role as Ripley.
She has apparently said she'd be interested in working with Blomkamp and her likeness was featured in concept art which he shared when the project appeared to have gone belly-up.
Weaver is appearing in Blomkamp's new movie Chappie, which is released next month.