Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Forced to Change Story Because of ‘Prometheus 2’

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Forced to Change Story Because of ‘Prometheus 2’

Mar 24, 2015

 
Despite a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp still would have you believe that he is the right man to have behind the wheel of the Alien franchise. 
 
But there’s one part of the film series that he’ll have to steer clear of: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2.
 
"I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit," Blomkamp revealed to Empire in a recent interview. “One thing that makes me feel good about it,” the filmmaker continued, “is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make.”
 
The filmmaker also told the UK publication that he has a title for his new film, and it’s not Alien 5.
 
"I sent the title I wanted to Ridley," Blomkamp said. "It's kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title. But in the event that it doesn't work, I'm dead in the water...". 
 
 
Blomkamp seemingly Instagram’d this film into being, when in January he posted concept art for the project online – to much enthusiasm from fans (see a couple of the images above). Shortly before the release of Chappie, Fox greenlit the further adventures of Ellen Ripley. 
 
Whatever the title is, Sigourney Weaver is set to reprise her iconic role in the film, which is set for a 2017 release. 
 
What do you think the title should be? Sound off in the comments below. 
 

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