District 9 director Neil Blomkamp to direct new Alien movie
Neil Blomkamp, director of District 9 and Elysium, will be directing a new Alien movie.
The director had long been linked with taking the reins on the new Alien movie, but it appeared he was out of the running for the director's chair when he posted a series of images of concept art last month he had been working on for a new movie along with a message that suggested he would not be involved in a new Alien movie.
However, on Instagram last night (February 18th) Blomkamp wrote "So I think this is officially my next film" alongside a drawing of the series' distinctive looking alien, suggesting he is now very much on board for the film.
According to Variety, the deal for Blomkamp does not see him taking over the franchise, with Ridley Scott continuing to work on a sequel to prequel Prometheus. Blomkamp's new film will be set many years after the events of Prometheus.