Alien 5 – today is still an untitled project and working title of the new film in the Sci-fi and horror franchise “Alien” by Neill Blomkamp who is a young and talented director of films like “District 9”, “Elysium” and “Chappy”. It promised that the history will return to the screen characters Ripley, Hicks, Newt and possibly Bishep, as well as shed light on the motives of antagonists’ of the saga – Aliens. If you want to know the answer to the main question: “When does Alien 5 come out?” and more details on the project, please, look through the topic below. There you will find all known information.
When is Alien 5 2018 coming to theaters?
There is no exact month and day of the release. All that is known at this time is the year of release – 2018.
History of creation
The basis for the film was the work of fan art by Neill Blomkamp, which he created exclusively on his own initiative without any plans to apply his project for the studio Fox. However, his work received a response among the fandom of the saga and was approved by actress Sigourney Weaver, continuously representing the popular character of Ellen Ripley in “Alien” who Blomkamp worked with during filming his movie “Chappy” (2015).
In February 2015, the Fox studio is interested in ideas of Blomkamp about the fifth film in the series franchise. Also, the actress S. Weaver confirmed her desire to take on the role of Ripley again. The new film is designed to finish the story of her heroine.
Sigourney Weaver also commented this:” I think we left the story in limbo. I certainly do not like it. I think that it is hard to come up with something new just because the studio wants to film another part. I always wanted to finish the story that we began. This was real only after we began to discuss the idea with Neil. At that moment I thought: That’s why we waited for so long.”
A month later, Michael Biehn’s participation informally was confirmed in the future film.
In March 2015, started pre-production phase of the film that in close contact with the producer of “Alien 5” and at the same time the director of the sequel to “Prometheus” has led to a number of adjustments in the elements of the Blomkamp’s plot.
When in August, Sir Ridley announced his intention to put the continuation of the “Prometheus”, there was talk that the sequel will slow down the production of “Alien 5”. Neill Blomkamp made the situation clear when tweeted that his “Alien” is going to put on hold.
At the end of October 2015, the project was frozen until the “Alien: Covenant” by Ridley Scott shoots in order to avoid contradictions between the two films. And there was another reason: if Ridley Scott returns to filming, his project for the studio is much more interesting than the Blomkamp’s version. His “Chappy” earned a worldwide box office of $ 102 million and only 31 million were in the United States while “Martian” By Scott earned of $ 400 million and 170 were in the US.
The movie Alien 5 trailer is not for public access. The trailer will out closer to the release of the movie.
On assurance of the director, who also acts as the writer of his films, the fifth part of the famous saga will take place after the story of “Aliens” 1986 by James Cameron and will be a “spiritual successor” of the first two films: “Alien” 1979 by Ridley Scott and “Alien”. The action of the new film will take place in 15-20 years after the events of the movie by James Cameron and complete history the transfer of “baton” of the main character from Ripley to adult Rebecca / Newt.
S. Weaver as Ellen Ripley
Alien 5 2018 movie release date is unknown but creators assure that the movie will come in 2018, in the USA.