Neil Blomkamp Comments On The Status Of Alien 5

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Alien 5 was announced a few years ago and many people have been wondering if the project is still getting made.

Well director Neil Blomkamp has commented on the situation and it doesn't sound like good news. His comments are similar to what Ridley Scott said a few weeks ago.

Blomkamp was interviewed recently by The Verge and the website asked him about the status of Alien 5.

Sadly, it seems as if the movie will never be made in its current state since 20th Century Fox wanted to concentrate on Ridley Scott's Alien prequels instead. You can read Blomkamp's comments on the movie's status below.

I think it's totally dead, yes. That would be an accurate assumption at this point. It's sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it's gone now, and the way that it all is -- it's just not going to live.

Studio politics was the reason why the movie never got off the ground seriously. It seems as if Blomkamp didn't want to ruin the story of the franchise that would have conflicted with what Ridley Scott was planning on the prequels.

That being said, Blomkamp has admitted that he has yet to see Alien: Covenant. He's instead working on other projects not involving the Alien franchise.

Even though Alien 5 might be "totally dead", 20th Century Fox could possibly bring it back from the dead. This is thanks to the low amount of money that Alien: Covenant has been earning at the Box Office.

The movie is going to gross half the money that was earned by Prometheus five years ago.

A new sequel could earn more money than yet another prequel. Hopefully 20th Century Fox rethinks its plans for the Alien franchise in the near future.

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