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