District 9 and Elysium helmer Neill Blomkamp has provided a small update, as well as a new concept art design, for his new Alien movie in 20th Century Foxs franchise featuring Sigourney Weavers Ripley and Michael Biehns Hicks. Check it out in the gallery below!
Blomkamp posted the image on Instagram along with a tag reading: #alien going very well. Love this project.
At this point, its uncertain precisely what route the new film will take, but the continued use of Weaver and Biehns likenesses (as featured in the previously-revealed concept designs) seems to indicate a likely return to the franchise for the pair.
[Sigourney] knows about it, Blomkamp told our sister site ComingSoon.net in February, and part of it was just inspired by speaking to her on set when we were filming Chappie, and getting her thoughts on Alien and what she thought of the movies that came after Aliens and what she felt about Ripley and what was incomplete for her about Ripley. There was so much fuel in what she was telling me.
Ridley Scott, director of 1979s Alien as well as 2012s pseudo-prequel Prometheus, will serve as a producer on the currently untitled Neill Blomkamp Alien Sequel, which has a tentative 2017 release slot.