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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.

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This Is The Holdup With Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Movie

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neill-blomkamp-was-developing-an-alien-film-and-heres-some-concept-art-1-578x578Early this year, Neill Blomkamp released a bunch of concept art for an Alien movie he had been working on. It looked crazy awesome, and the idea of the visionary director of District 9 and Elysium delving into that particular universe sounded incredible. But it was unclear if it was something he was doing for fun, or if it was an actual project that was in the works but petered out. We’ve now learned the real deal, and the truth is that the only thing standing between us and Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie is actually Neill Blomkamp himself.

His latest, the allegorical robot adventure Chappie (which looks like the bastard child of RoboCop and Short Circuit, and I mean that in the best possible way), comes out in a few weeks and he’s been hitting the promotional circuit hard. Talking to Uproxx, the director shed some light on his Alien endeavor.

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Watch John McClane Battle Aliens And Predators In This Incredible Fan Video

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We just survived Christmas, and I know there are a lot of us out there who consider Die Hard to be the best holiday movie ever made. Facing off against Hans Gruber and his gang of international mercenaries is harrowing indeed, but this new video that appeared at the end of last year imagines Bruce Willis’ John McClane tangling with two even more vicious foes, Predator and the Xenomorph’s from Alien. And with no further ado, here is Die Hard: Alien vs. Predator.

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Neill Blomkamp Was Working On An Alien Movie, Check Out This Concept Art

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Blomkamp AlienNeill Blomkamp has a history of ambitious projects that don’t quite pan out. He’s delivered movies like District 9 and Elysium, and his robot-themed outsider story Chappie opens up this year, but there was also that big studio adaptation of Halo that never came together, among others. It looks like we can add another potentially awesome film to the pile of things that will never happen, as Blomkamp was apparently working on an Alien movie (in what capacity we’re not sure), and recently posted some concept art from the abandoned project.

Blomkamp shared this art and information on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, and while he was definitely working on something, it doesn’t appear that this was anything that was ever going to happen, or anything that involved the studio in any way. In fact, it seems like he was just doing this for kicks, and in that regard this feels like fan art. But really awesome fan art. I don’t entirely know what’s going on, but I like what I see.

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Check Out These Incredible Alien Posters From Poster Posse

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AlienWell, the Poster Posse is back and at it again. Ridley Scott’s Alien is one of the most terrifying films ever made, creating a near perfect blend of horror and science fiction that is a huge part of why it still holds up after all these years. There are a lot of movies from 1979 that we aren’t celebrating, or that we don’t even remember, but this year has certainly been full of people paying homage to the 35th anniversary of one of their favorite films. And the international poster crew is no different, only their commemoration is much prettier than ours, which primarily includes sitting on the couch in the dark and watching Alien repeatedly. Not to imply that’s bad, just somewhat less artistic on our part.

The artist collective took Alien’s milestone as an opportunity to create a three phase art project that celebrates what has become common knowledge at this point, the fact that in space, no one can hear you scream. This is just a smattering of the selections (check out Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 here for even more striking work), but it gives you an idea of the variety of approaches and talent they’re working with.

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Japanese Posters For Alien, Enemy Mine, And Others Are Bonkers In The Best Way

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I may not be sure of many things in this life, but one thing I am sure of is that the Japanese posters for some of my favorite science fiction films are straight-up bonkers, and in the very best way possible. Sometimes it’s just that the Japanese lettering plastered all over everything is actually perfectly consistent with the universe of the story, as with this Blade Runner poster.

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