Posts tagged with "Neill Blomkamp"

Sigourney Weaver Says Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Movie Will Still Happen

Sigourney Weaver Says Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Movie Will Still Happen
According to Sigourney Weaver, Neill (District 9) Blomkamp’s proposed Aliens sequel – set to feature and older Ripley and Hicks (and apparently ignoring all post-Aliens Alien movies) – is definitely only on hold, not cancelled. Production on the film was put on hiatus after Ridley Scott requested that it should not go ahead until after Alien: Covenant, his own sequel to Prometheus/prequel to Alien, is released. However, Scott has also indicated that... 

Michael Biehn Teases Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens Sequel

Michael Biehn Teases Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens Sequel
Whether it will ever happen is still unclear, but Niell (District 9) Blomkamp’s Alien sequel is still managing to create headlines. Now Michael Biehn, who played Hicks, one of the few survivors of James Cameron’s Aliens (1986) along with Ripley and Newt, has revealed a few titbits about what he knows about the proposed, but much-delayed sequel. Blomkamp has been revealing concept art from the project ever since it was announced which revealed... 

District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp In Talks For Fox SF Series The Gone World

District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp In Talks For Fox SF Series The Gone World
District 9, Elysium and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp (right) has some time on his hands now that his Alien project with Sigourney Weaver has been put on hold, and he may be filling it by writing and directing a SF series pilot for FOX based on The Gone World, the upcoming novel by Thomas Sweterlitsch. According to Deadline, Blomkamp is currently in negotiations to oversee the project, which is described as a time travel procedural (TimeCop... 

How Director Neill Blomkamp Is Prepping Himself For His Alien Film

How Director Neill Blomkamp Is Prepping Himself For His Alien Film
Mystery still surrounds director Neill (District 9, Elysium) Blomkamp’s plans for his entry in the Alien franchise (though presumably “Make it better than Alien Vs Predator Requiem” is on his check list). But he’s released an image on Instagram captioned “Alien room” which suggests he’s emerging himself in the Alien universe to help with inspiration. Four TV screens, though? Is that so he can compare and contrast all the different versions... 

Competition: Win a Blu-ray player and a CHAPPiE goodie bag

Competition: Win a Blu-ray player and a CHAPPiE goodie bag
CHAPPiE – director Neill Blomkamp’s vision of the near future – sees the streets patrolled by an oppressive mechanised police force. Yet when a police droid is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see CHAPPiE as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that he is the last of his... 

Chappie (2015) Review

Chappie (2015) Review
Neill Blomkamp first hit the big screen after a bunch of interesting short films with District 9 – a science-fiction film that had a much smaller scope in a location that wasn’t the United States for a change, yet could still deliver wonderful special effects and impactful action. He followed that groundbreaking film with Elysium, a general disappointment of a flick despite some stellar trailers. Now he brings us this: Chappie. In what... 

District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp to Helm Upcoming Alien Sequel

District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp to Helm Upcoming Alien Sequel
20th Century Fox has officially closed a deal with District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp to lead a new addition to the Alien franchise. The news was confirmed by Blomkamp himself via Instagram, and follows a series of concept designs teased over recent months. According to Variety sources, the as-yet untitled film will stand apart from Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus 2, being set several years later. It appears that the project... 

New Halo Movie Pictures?

New Halo Movie Pictures?
Back in 2007 Halo fans were presented with this trailer from rising talent Neill Blomkamp and producer  Peter Jackson. Suddenly there was hope that there were people out there who could actually make a good film based on a video game. Unfortunately, the film deal fell through due to issues with Microsoft and the creative team decided to take the accumulated resources and the result was the brilliant  District 9. Fast forward to today and Machinima,... 
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