Filmmaker will get to direct ‘Alien’ film after all…

20th Century Fox has closed a deal with ‘District 9,’ ‘Elysium’ and ‘Chappie’ writer-director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new entry in the ‘Alien’ franchise.

 

Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien

A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Feb 18, 2015 at 3:55pm PST

 

The project is in the earliest of stages so plot details are unknown, but the sci-fi is believed to be a separate film from the ‘Prometheus’ sequel that Ridley Scott is working away on.

Blomkamp has been teasing the prospect of a new ‘Alien’ over the last couple of months, posting concept art that featured Sigourney Weaver’s iconic heroine Ellen Ripley and Michael Biehn’s Corporal Dwayne Hicks.

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Blomkamp’s last offering, CHAPPIE starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Weaver, and Hugh Jackman, opens in Irish cinemas March 6th.