Actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium) let his followers on Facebook know that the film is under development at 20th Century Fox and director Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) will helm the project. Blomkamp made it official by releasing a statement on Instagram.
While not directly related to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” Blomkamp’s movie will take place several years after the events that took place in the Scott film.
What is still rumor concerning this Alien project is the story currently spreading around the water cooler that Alien veteran and sci-fi’s number one space opera badass, Sigourney Weaver (Avatar, Ghostbusters) will take the lead. That has yet to be confirmed by Weaver, Blomkamp or anyone attached to the film over at Fox. However, Ms. Weaver only added fire to the rumor this week while visiting The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. When Fallon asked her if there were any truth to the rumor Weaver simply replied that she has been approached and is currently in talks with Blomkamp and Fox.