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Neill Blomkamp reveals that chances of his Alien movie being made are now "slim"
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Neill Blomkamp reveals that the chances of his Alien movie being made are now "slim"

Neill Blomkamp has revealed that it is now unlikely that his planned Alien movie will get made. 

The director, who is best known for District 9 and Chappie, had confirmed in 2015 that he had the go-ahead to make a new Alien sequel, had entered pre-production and had even begun to post early concept art for the movie, but it was then all put on hold when it was revealed that Ridley Scott would be directing Alien: Covenant

Now asked on Twitter if his project was still going and the chances of it coming to cinema screens, Blomkamp replied "Slim". 


Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, who return from Prometheus. They are joined by a newly cast Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, James Franco, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby. 

Earlier this year the movie saw its release date brought forward. The movie was originally due to be released on August 4th next year but has now seen its release date brought forward to May 19th in 2017. 

It is the follow-up to Prometheus and picks up after the events of that movie. In this film, we follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant who find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise in a remote galaxy. Instead what the crew discover is a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition

You can check out Prometheus, Alien and all of the sequels in hmv's online store by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. 

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