Rakka: Sigourney Weaver and Neill Blomkamp’s Short Film


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Recently, we discussed Neill Blomkamp's new production company, Oats Studios, which has a deal with Steam. His plans are to produce short films and, "be autonomous and just do whatever we want." And the first project has been revealed, an alien invasion film called … [Read more...]

Neill Blomkamp Still Planning District 10, Starts Short Film Studio, Declares Alien 5 Dead

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Neill Blomkamp exploded onto the filmmaking scene with District 9 after Weta's deal with Microsoft for him to direct a Halo film fell apart. District 9 was based on a short film called Alive in Joburg that became a viral sensation, and caught the eye of Peter … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott: Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 Is Unlikely


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After Neill Blomkamp revealed some Alien artwork he had commissioned during the post-production process of CHAPPiE for a possible Alien 5, fans became excited for a continuation of the property along with the current prequels. While Blomkamp said it was his own … [Read more...]

Sigourney Weaver on Avatar Sequels, Alien 5, and The Defenders


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigourney Weaver has had a wide ranging career. From battling Xenomorphs in the Alien franchise, to turning into a dog in Ghostbusters, she's been a bit of a go to for genre films and that hasn't stopped. Back in 2009, she co-starred in James Cameron's 3D smash … [Read more...]

Sigourney Weaver Says Alien 5 Will Ignore Alien 3 & 4

Concept art shows Ripley and Hicks in Neill Blomkamp's Alien sequel

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The fact that Alien 5 is a distinct possibility is exciting, especially since Neill Blomkamp willed it into existence via solely some art he had commissioned and displayed on Instagram. While it is currently sitting on the back-burner, as Ridley Scott is producing … [Read more...]

Alien: Paradise Lost Puts Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 On Indefinite Hold

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This year started off with a surprising revelation that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was working on an unofficial sequel to James Cameron's Aliens by commissioning some art. The art prominently featured Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and Hicks (Michael Biehn) … [Read more...]

Prometheus 2 May Be Delaying Alien 5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Alien prequel, Prometheus, came out about three years ago, and the current Hollywood trend is about that long space of time between sequels. But that second Prometheus film hasn't even started shooting yet, while director Ridley Scott moved on to The Martian, … [Read more...]

Neill Blomkamp Releases More Alien 5 Concept Art


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Neill Blomkamp has released new concept art for his highly intriguing Alien 5 project. The Chappie director is a self-confessed Alien fanatic – even admitting to having xenomorph shaped coffee mugs at his family home. When the District 9 helmer started releasing … [Read more...]

Concept Art: Steven Spielberg’s Unfilmed Robopocalypse


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Man versus machine sci-fi spectacular Robopocalypse is the Steven Spielberg film which may never happen. The Oscar winning filmmaker cancelled the planned Robopocalypse production in 2013, because he thought of a "another way to tell the story," and now the project … [Read more...]

Kinberg and Blomkamp Board The Leviathan Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just under a week ago, we were all taken aback from an online sci-fi sizzle reel to drum up interest for a film called The Leviathan by Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson. The film can be described as Dune meets Moby Dick meets Deadliest Catch. Robinson was at one … [Read more...]

Neill Blomkamp Talks Alien 5, Prometheus 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With the announcement that Fox is going ahead with Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 film and that Ridley Scott would be producing the film, there were some lingering questions. Looking over the concept art Blomkamp commissioned, you can't help but realize there will be … [Read more...]

Movie Review: CHAPPiE


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A Neill Blomkamp film is an odd thing. I'm not entirely sure how to describe them other than absurd, but grounded science fiction with mechs and military hardware set partially in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has a habit of making his films look plausible, even … [Read more...]

Blomkamp Says His Alien Won’t Undo Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection… But Odds Are It Will


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The upcoming Alien sequel has had a very explosive birth. What started out as some concept artwork by Chappie director Neill Blomkamp's pet Alien project, has turned into a full blown Alien sequel. That artwork clearly shows Sigourney Weaver's Ripley exploring … [Read more...]

Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Sequel To Ignore Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection

Concept art shows Ripley and Hicks in Neill Blomkamp's Alien sequel

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Some days I wonder if I'm going to wake up from a fantastic dream: Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Neill Blomkamp is directing an Aliens sequel. In a previous article about this project, I pointed out that in order for Blomkamp's … [Read more...]

Neill Blomkamp Officially Set To Direct Alien Sequel!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sometimes a deal comes together in such a bizarre way. Last month, Neill Blomkamp released a few images of some artwork for an Aliens sequel, because, according to him, it probably wasn't going to happen. The online reaction to the art was electrifying with the … [Read more...]

Blomkamp Talks About His Alien Sequel; Could Fox Be Interested?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Right around New Year's day, the director of District 9 and Elysium, Neill Blomkamp, gave the film world a surprising gift in the form of a cache of concept art he made for a potential Aliens follow-up. In it we see Ripley and a scarred Hicks stranded in … [Read more...]