Vor einiger Zeit tauchten einige Concept Arts zu einen möglichen weiteren Alien-Sequel auf. Der Regisseur Neill Blomkamp (u.a. Discrict 9) wurde mit einen möglichen weiteren Film in Verbindung gebracht. Am Set von Chappie
trafen nun gemunkelter neuer Regisseur und die ehemalige Hauptdarstellerin von Alien Sigourney Weaver zusammen. Die Website Cooming Soon
hatte die Gelegenheit mit beiden ein Interview zu führen. Angesprochen auf die Concept Arts hat Blomkamp folgendes geantwortet:
“It was sort of both,” he responded. “Fox didn’t know that I was developing it, so in that sense, it was completely unsanctioned and just basically for fun. To me, it wasn’t for fun. To me, that was what I wanted to do next, and I spent a lot of time doing it, and there was a lot of effort that went into. Like when I could take breaks between Chappie’s post-production winding down as VFX got under control.”
“The issue was more like whether I feel like directing another film at all,” he continued. “Not really whether Alien is the right or wrong film, if that makes sense. (Sigourney) knows about it 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.”
He added: “Alien and Aliens are probably my favorite films so was I was like, ‘Sh*t, I wouldn’t mind messing around in that world for a bit’ so I just sort of self-funded the artists to work on the artwork. I did way more artwork than I released, probably ten times more and did a lot of writing. I have a pretty cool film just in case it happens.”
Auf die Frage hin, ob er bereits mit 20th Century Fox
gesprochen hätte, antwortete er:
“Fox was blindsided by it, which wasn’t my intention,” he explained. “I just wanted to share artwork with people that liked the franchise. I don’t know whether it’s going to happen or not. We’ll see.”
Also gibt es bisher keine Gespräche bzgl. eines neuen Alien-Films. Vielleicht wird die ganze Geschichte hinter den Art Works auch nur als eine Cmocidee verwirklicht.
Das Interview mit Weaver macht aber durchaus Hoffnung auf mehr, vor allem schein Weaver große Lust zu haben, in das Alien-Franchise zurück zu kehren, als sie auf die Concept Arts angesprochen wurde:
“He kept sending me these brilliant designs and ideas and everything. We’ll see what happens,”
“It’s not that so much is that we just left it at such a creepy place, sort of stranded above Earth. I was quite happy to move onto other things and I didn’t want to go to Earth. I didn’t want to manufacture a sequel and I felt like we were starting to do that. If something happens from this, it would be very organic and very original, and because of that, it would make me want to do it. If it was someone as talented as Neill, I’d certainly listen.”
Das Video ist auf der Website von Cooming Soon zu finden.