Is Alien 5 Finally Happening?

Is Alien 5 Finally Happening?

It’s been almost two decades since the most recent instalment in the Alien franchise was released, Alien: Resurrection made its way to cinemas in 1997 from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, series mainstay Sigourney Weaver and writer Joss Whedon (no we are not counting Aliens vs. Predator 1 and 2).

The quasi-spin off Prometheus hit screens in 2012, with a sequel planned for 2016, however so far this series has only included nods to the classic xenomorph. While Prometheus 2 is still going ahead, it looks like after all these years we’re still getting another Alien film with Neill Blomkamp signing up.

Early reports indicate that Blomkamp’s film will take place after Prometheus 2, however if reports of Blomkamp’s desire to work with Sigourney Weaver are correct, presumably the film will take place well after not only Prometheus 2 but most likely Alien: Resurrection as well.

Whatever the case, between his previous films District 9 and Elysium, Neill Blomkamp has been doing some interesting work in sci/fi, taking on an Alien film seems a pretty natural evolution in his filmography at this point, and it’s without question a franchise in need of a fresh take

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.