Over 30 years after its initial release, we might finally be getting a new instalment of the hugely popular Alien film franchise, if Neill Blomkamp’s Instagram is anything to go by.
This isn’t completely surprising, with the director’s current sci-fi Chappie starring the legendary Sigourney Weaver aka Ellen Ripley. It’s not yet confirmed if she will in fact revive this role, though a recent appearance on The Tonight Show hints towards the affirmative (and also how fucking awesome if Louis C.K. was actually in it and died “in a terrible way”). You can check out this brief exchange above.
The South African director is well-versed in all things creepy, with District 9, Elysium and Chappie on his resumé, all similarly epic dystopian thrillers – so the fate of the new era in the franchise is in good hands. More news to come.