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Alien fans are living through a funny time. As Ridley Scott explores his "prequel" movies, Neil Blomkamp forges ahead with his delayed, but-feels-inevitable, Alien movie which will apparently completely ignore Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection.

The big news? According to Michael Biehn, Blomkamp will see Newt back as his film's 27 year-old heroine.

In an interview with Icons of Fright, Biehn went into some details:

“They’re planning on bringing me and Newt back and at this point Newt will be around twenty-seven years old. I know that every actress in Hollywood is going to want to play this one, it’s really a passing of the torch between Sigourney and this younger actress who would play Newt. It would keep the franchise alive and the studios would make money, because that’s what the bottom line is now: money."

“I know that Ridley’s focus is on the second PROMETHEUS (now titled ALIEN: COVENANT) and I’m sure that he and Fox both don’t want that and Neill’s movie to come out right next to each other, because they’re kind of two different worlds, with ALIENS taking place thousands of years later, which is how they explained it all to me, but at the same time, they want to give them a similar feel. I know they’re putting the brakes on Neill’s movie just for a little while, but I really think that it would be embarrassing to Ridley and Fox and Sigourney if they just didn’t make the movie.”

So, as fans of the Alien franchise, are we okay with this bold move? Or does this all sound like fan-fic wish fulfillment masquerading as a tentpole movie?

I'm on the fence.

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shole (2 years ago) Reply

"27 year-old heroin"
I think this might be a very different kind of film indeed!


robin (2 years ago) Reply

Could anything be worse than the last Alien film? The next Alien film.

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