Yes, Alien 5 is a go and it’ll be worth the wait: Sigourney Weaver

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2016 10:11 IST
Sigourney Weaver has starred as Ripley in 4 Alien movies.

Actor Sigourney Weaver says she can’t wait to get back into space as Alien Hunter Ellen Ripley in Neill Blomkamp’s fifth film in the series.

A new sequel to Scott’s cult 1979 movie has been in the works for years, and now Weaver has an update for fans.

The film was previously greenlit with with Elysium director Neill Blomkamp as director, but was put on the backburner after Ridley Scott announced his Prometheus sequel. Now, Weaver says Blomkamp’s Alien will start shooting after Scott’s Alien: Covenant is released in August, 2017, reported Contactmusic.

Read: Neill Blomkamp to revive Alien franchise, Ridley Scott producing

“Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien until after Prometheus 2,” Weaver said.

Weaver previously worked with Blomkamp on Chappie

“He (Ridley Scott) wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it’s (new Alien film) an amazing script, and Neill and I are really excited about doing it.”

#alien going very well. Love this project

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“We’re doing other things until we can get going on that. I’d be really surprised if we didn’t do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait.”

Read: Ryan Gosling confirms that he’s starring in the Blade Runner sequel

Ridley Scott, who is also helping to develop another sequel to one of his cult movies, Blade Runner, will be producing Blomkamp’s Alien film after directing Covenant.

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