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Blomkamp's sequel to Aliens
« on: February 26, 2015, 04:41:05 AM »


Neill Blomkamp's upcoming Alien movie will carry on Ellen Ripley's story from James Cameron's Aliens, and ignore the sequels that came later.

In an interview with Sky News (during a promotional tour for Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi flick Chappie), Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver revealed that they intend to give Ripley a "proper finish" - one the pair don't think was achieved in Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection.

"I want this film to feel like it's literally the genetic sibling of Aliens," said Blomkamp. "So it's Alien, Aliens, and then this movie".

"I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space, and give a proper finish to her story", said Weaver.

Considering the twists and turns that came later, it's easy to forget that Alien was originally pitched as "Jaws in space"; a sinister tone Blomkamp wants to recapture.

"It's a Freudian nightmare. That element to me is what is so appealing," said Blomkamp. "To try to put the audience on the edge of their seat, in a traditional 'monster stalking you in a dark corridor way".

It's a bit of a blow to fans of the sequels, but it's hard to argue against taking Alien back to its horror roots. After all, there's a reason why the sound of that motion tracker still sends chills up our spines so many years later.

Neill Blomkamp's new Alien is yet to have a release date attached.
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Re: Blomkamp's sequel to Aliens
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 05:35:05 AM »
A sequel which ignore its sequels. Holywood going batshit crazy.
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Re: Blomkamp's sequel to Aliens
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 11:10:46 AM »
I would be thrilled if Hollywood actually stops groveling to the fanboy cry of "respect the canon." Each film should be allowed to carve its own path, each filmmaker should be allowed to decide the terms of the story they want to tell. There's nothing to be gained by shackling yourself to a story you don't want to tell simply because it exists.
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Re: Blomkamp's sequel to Aliens
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 11:15:01 PM »
I am excited about this. I am not a fan of this guys out put thus far but I have always said that Alien 3 sucks, I remember being a kid and watching and being like WTF how do you kill off Hicks and NEWT with some fucking lame ass computer text, this is a good idea but I feel blokamps execution will be awful, he needs to not use CGI like for everything but I do like his idea and I share his passion for aliens and loathe alien 3.


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