Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 movie might be getting a second chance thanks to Aliens director James Cameron! While speaking to IGN recently, Cameron answered a question about whether or not he had plans of reaching out to Blomkamp about his take on an Aliens sequel and to that he said he does plan to make that call. James Cameron also just recently finished up with a new Terminator film, a sequel to his own Terminator 2, so to see Jim considering a revisitation to the other iconic sci-fi franchise he helped to popularize is not overly surprising.
Although Alien 5 was initially shelved by Fox in favor of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, our own sources had assured us the project was never officially killed off and that Fox had every intention of reassessing the film at a later date. It's quite possible under the new ruling of Disney, Alien 5 will finally come to fruition; albeit not with the exact same plot line, however.
You can watch the IGN interview below:
In an ironic twist of fate, if Cameron follows through in this intention, it may turn the tables and place Scott's Alien: Covenant sequel(s) on hold.
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