Guess what? Neill Blomkamp was working on a secret
Alien project that included Sigourney Weaver reuniting with Corporal Hicks, and the concept art is gorgeous.
But now it's dead, or was never going to be made in the first place,
and I'm just going to scream "PROMETHEUS" into a pillow all day until I
pass out from lack of air.
District 9 and Elysium director Blomkamp fired off a round of concept art on his Instagram
account. The first image was of a pissed off Xenomorph Queen and had
this caption: "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it
though. #alien #xenomorph." Then he continued to upload a whole lotta
beautiful Alien-inspired work onto his account, commenting,
"Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott
created." The idea looks like it took place inside Weyland-Yutani
headquarters, which was currently housing the derelict spaceship, and
somehow a mangled Hicks reappears (which is a great idea). Ripley can
also be seen donning the Space Jockey helmet, and (of course) there's a
screaming Queen Xenomorph. It looks great.
The art seems more like Blomkamp's personal pitch for an
Alien film, and not something a studio pulled from him.
Blomkamp even told one Instagram commenter, "Fox never said no." What
could that mean? Did Blomkamp ever actually pitch this to Fox?
An unverified Blomkamp Twitter account fleshed out the backstory a little stating that "they [presumably Fox] didn't really even know I was working on it ha"
So perhaps this was just a fun thing that Blomkamp had been tinkering
with for awhile. Honestly, this could all just be really fantastic fan
art. That being said, I can completely imagine Fox ignoring this pitch
in favor of fanning Ridley Scott's current detour for the Alien franchise into Prometheus world. Because, well, they kind of made that bed and now they have to lay in it.
But how wondrous would it be if a movie that was actually embedded into
actual world of this franchise was made? Please make this movie! It's
what the people want!
The Derelict Ship has somehow been transported into a gigantic warehouse (presumably inside Weyland Corp).
OH HAI HICKS *falls over on the ground and dies* Actual caption on the image is just "#ripley #hicks"
Inside "Weyland Corp"
Oh shit. Yeah that's Ripley wearing the Space Jockey Pilot mask.
Cut off caption says "Alien Xeno," and "Weyland Yutani headquarters."
"And finally, my home desk #xenomorph"
Life isn't fair.