UPDATED: Well, since most of us may have forgotten that this thing was close to being a (Walter Hill) reality up until even relatively recently, here’s an update on this one. Disney has robbed us of a WH Alien 5, it seems.
Here is what Hill tells THR this week:
“We took a shot at that a couple of years back with Sigourney. But that was back when ‘Aliens’ was still at Fox. The people at Disney, who now control ‘Aliens,’ have expressed no interest in going down that road. I had an idea for a good story with the Ripley character and Sigourney. But I do hope to see her in Venice.”
The series is now going to get the TV treatment with Alien, a Noah Hawley creation. Hawley is a Woke Imam, so expect that one to hurt.
PREVIOUSLY: Since Sigourney Weaver revealed that Walter Hill was working on another Alien film, it has drawn out more information about the project on the internet. An image of the treatment via SyFy.com tells us that the film would actually be Alien 5 and that it was still being worked on as late as March.
Walter Hill wrote it alongside fellow OG Alien producer David Giler.
The website also suggests that the fate of this movie lays with Sigourney Weaver’s decision on whether or not to do it (so not Ridley Scott then?).
Alien 5 may just be a working title. Or could it be a direct sequel to Resurrection? The 1997 film is not the most popular entry in the series, plus retconning seems to be all the rage these days. I’d love to see a return of the Colonial Marines.
The mere sound of a motion tracker over a dark/black screen would be a huge viral sensation even for a 20 second teaser.
Thanks to: Sergei