Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ Had to be Changed to Satisfy ‘Prometheus 2’


alien-blomkamp-artI’d say it’s fair to call Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) a visionary filmmaker, but as far as him being a quality storyteller, that’s another thing. So, it’s safe to say I’m a little wary of his upcoming Alien feature, which he recently discussed with Empire (via Den of Geek) and has said a few changes had to be made because Ridley Scott felt it “was bumping [Prometheus 2] a little bit.” Blomkamp made the change to minimize any kind of conflict with the Prometheus sequel.

He also adds there is already a title for the film that is “kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title.” I’m not entirely sure what that means considering we’re going to know the title sooner or later, but it seems safe to assume it isn’t Alienses.

As for any kind of plot, so far all he’s said is it will play well with Alien and Aliens while pretty much ignoring the events of David Fincher‘s Alien 3 and Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s Alien: Resurrection. He tells Empire, “Where it went after Aliens to me, as a fan, was wrong. There’s a shitload missing as a fan that I would want to see.” We’ve already seen the likes of Signourney Weaver and Michael Biehen in Blomkamp’s concept art and so far those are the only plot hints we have.