Sigourney Weaver over Blomkamp’s Alien

Sigourney Weaver over Blomkamp’s AlienVolgend jaar komt regisseur Ridley Scott met Alien: Covenant, zowel het vervolg op Prometheus als prequel op Alien. De opnames van de film vinden nog volop plaats, met onder meer acteurs als Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace en Danny McBride in de hoofdrollen. Laatstgenoemde onthulde dat de film een donkere horrorfilm moet worden:

“I got the script and I’m like this shit is dark! There is no comic relief in this at all. This is a dark horror movie. That was exciting. To be able to step into something like that and to participate in a way that’s not relying on things I’d done before.”

Naast Covenant is er nog steeds een toekomst voor de franchise.  Regisseur/schrijver Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) werkt namelijk nog steeds aan een vijfde film in de franchise. Tegenover EW onthulde franchise hoofdrolspeelster Sigourney Weaver nieuwe details over de film:

““It’s a great story and it’s satisfying to me to give this woman an ending…The script itself has so much in it that’s so original, but also really satisfies the, I would say, the primal needs of the aliens. It’s a tribute to all of the great work that the other directors have done, in a way, but goes in a completely new direction. I hope we’ll do it.”

Sigourney Weaver over Blomkamp’s Alien

Weaver sprak ook over het afwijkende verhaal van Alien 3 en Alien: Resurrection.

“It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie. It’s just more, I would say, following Jim Cameron’s story about these characters, rather than just ending up in this sort of monastery in space, which was [Alien3 screenwriter] Vincent Ward’s idea and Fox elected to go in that direction. I think Fincher was fine with that. Each director kind of wanted to create a whole new set of circumstances. In this case, it picks up, it follows directly the circumstances of Jim Cameron’s Aliens.”

Blomkamp en Weaver zijn momenteel met andere projecten bezig, maar ze blijft hoop houden:

“I hope it won’t be a few (years). I hope it’ll be a couple. But we’ll see.”

Het nog titelloze vervolg op Aliens gaat voorlopig nog niet in productie. In ieder geval niet voordat Scotts Covenant is uitgekomen in oktober 2017.

Well, we have a great script. Fox asked us to delay so Ridley Scott could shoot his [second] Prometheus movie. That was too bad because we would have already done it by now. Now that we’re waiting for that, I have a couple of Avatars to do and Neill has The Gone World. So we’ll have to see what happens when we get back, when those projects are over.”