Check Out Concept Art from Neill Blomkamp’s Planned Alien Sequel!


I think it’s pretty safe to say that nobody woke up this morning thinking they’d see concept art from a proposed Alien sequel, which is what makes this story such a wonderful little treat. Let’s kick off 2015 in style with a look at the badass film that almost was!

Director Neill Blomkamp, known for sci-fi gems District 9 and Elsyium, took to social media today to share several pieces of concept art from an Alien sequel he was at one point in time working on, apparently without the direct involvement of 20th Century Fox.

Was working on this. Don’t think I am anymore. Love it though,” Blomkamp wrote on Instagram.Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created.

This has nothing to do with the studio,” the director continued. I just feel like I might do something else instead. In which case why not show some work. They didn’t really even know I was working on it.”

Whipped up by a French artist, the pieces of concept art give us a small taste of Blomkamp’s vision, and it looks like the film was going to mark the return of both Ellen Ripley and Corporal Hicks. In the most interesting image, Ripley appears to be wearing a Xenomorph suit, which has me all sorts of interested in what he was going for here.

Check out the concept art below, which is surely going to whet your appetite for another Alien film!












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