Hey, remember six months ago when Neill Blomkamp made some tweets about having concept art for a new Alien project? Remember when Fox green-lit the project?

Well, the director of District 9 and Chappie fame recently released some more concept art for the project that will feature Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ellen Ripley.

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We’ll have to trust his caption “#alien going very well. Love this project[.]” while we wait for any more official news on the project.

The newest film will reportedly ignore David Fincher’s misfire Alien 3 and instead be a direct sequel to James Cameron’s Aliens. Personally, I think Alien 3 has quite a bit of merit that it doesn’t get credit for, especially the “Assembly Cut” version. While I don’t agree with all of the choices, it will be refreshing to see a new take on the franchise which has squandered since the much reviled Alien: Resurrection.

There’s still no official word on whether or not Michael Biehn will return to play Corporal Hicks or if we’ll see a return of Newt, but it’s hard to imagine a retcon like this where they would be written out again like they were in Alien 3. It certainly looks like the droopy-eyed fellow next to Ripley could be him. He has the frown to match.

Also in the concept art is a Spartan super-soldier marine with a South Korean patch on his shoulder. There’s no word if this will be an Alien and StarCraft crossover, but we know some of you just jumped at the thought.

For more on the upcoming Neill Blomkamp Alien project, as well as all things nerd, keep it here at Nerdy, Inc.


 

Steve is definitely not an alien in disguise, but you can follow him on Twitter @driver194

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