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These Alien Makeup Test Photos Show A Tough, Grizzled Hicks

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AlienAll we really know for sure about Neill Blomkamp’s next project is that it is in fact an Alien film, taking place somewhere in the universe that Ridley Scott created back in 1979. According to some, it could be a prequel, or it could discount the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. It does sound like Sigourney Weaver is going to be back as cinematic badass Ellen Ripley, and Michael Biehn might be back as Corporal Dwayne Hicks. He appears in Blomkamp’s concept art and when asked, said he has been contacted (I guess it’s possible he could play a character besides Hicks).

In Blomkamp’s pictures, Hick’s face is half melted, presumably by the highly corrosive Xenomorph blood. While this looks pretty damn awesome, David Woodruff and his special effects company, Generation Effects Inc, cranked things up a few notches. He and his team did a makeup test based on the concept art, which shows what Hicks could look like in real life. We ran across these photos at Terminator Fans, and they’re awesome.

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Alien 5 Could Bring Michael Biehn Back, Here’s What He Said About The Possibilty

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Michael BiehnNeill Blomkamp has been stumping hard for his upcoming robot-centric actioner Chappie, but over the last few weeks, one subject has overshadowed his latest film, his next one, which will see the South African director take on the world of Ridley Scott’s Alien. Damn near every time he sits down with the press there’s some Chappie talk, but what everyone really wants to know appears to be news about his Alien project. There has been a lot of talk about whether or not Michael Biehn will reprise his role as Corporal Dwayne Hicks from James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens, and now the actor himself has addressed the topic.

The talk first started when Blomkamp released some concept art for this project at the beginning of the year. No one knew he was working on this, and it seemed more like something he was doing for fun rather than as a potential new film. Hicks figures prominently in the images, but it’s concept art, which is far from gospel, so we didn’t know what was up. Then all of a sudden this is official and happening and we have a lot of questions.

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This Is The Alien 5 Role That Louis C.K. Wants

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Louis CKNow that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie is officially happening, we can start the rampant speculation about casting and plot and all the fun little details that go along with a project like this. As this is going to be a pretty big deal, you have to imagine that all kinds of people in Hollywood are going to be interested in joining the party, and one star has already thrown his hat into the ring. Comedian Louis C.K. says he wants to be cast and then killed off in the next Xenomorph adventure. We can totally get behind that.

It wouldn’t be a true Alien movie without franchise stalwart Sigourney Weaver (we don’t really count the Alien Vs. Predator movies), and we certainly hope that she’ll return. She worked with Blomkamp on his latest, Chappie, and reportedly was part of the inspiration for his idea for the film. We don’t know yet if she’ll be back (on potential report says this could be a prequel, so it’s hard to imagine how she fits in), but she talked about the possibility on The Tonight Show and dropped the bit about Louis C.K.

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Neill Blomkamp Is Making His Alien Movie Next, Here’s How It Fits In The Timeline

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alienNeill Blomkamp’s Chappie is in the final stretch before it opens in a couple weeks on March 6, but the South African filmmaker has already lined up his next project, and it’s a big one. After a long gestating Halo adaptation failed to materialize, the District 9 and Elysium director has be reluctant to work with major studios, but he will team up with 20th Century Fox and make Alien 5. That’s right, Blomkamp is going to dip his toe into the universe created by Ridley Scott back in 1979.

Earlier this year, Blomkamp released some concept art for an Alien movie he was working on, but he gave the impression that it was something he was doing as a lark, not necessarily anything that was going to happen. A couple of weeks ago, he was quoted as saying that Fox was totally down to back his Alien project, but he was actually the one holding things up.