Neill Blomkamp’s ALIEN Sequel to be Ripley’s Proper Ending

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Neill Blomkamp’s ALIEN Sequel to be Ripley’s Proper Ending

by Mother Brain

Since the release of Neill Blomkamp’s artwork for a dream ALIEN sequel followed by the announcement of the project becoming a reality, every fan of the series has one too many questions. Will it continue where ALIEN: RESURRECTION left off? How will Corporal Hicks come back from the dead? How will this affect future PROMETHEUS films? Now Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver are talking.

While making the press junket rounds for Blomkamp’s upcoming film CHAPPIE, Blomkamp and Weaver spoke with Sky Movies about their plans to not only give Ellen Ripley “A proper ending” but also hinted at the possibility of ignoring ALIEN 3 and ALIEN: RESURRECTION all together. It’s a well known fact that this franchise jumped the shark with killing Ripley in the third film only to bring her back as a half-breed clone with sharp basketball skills in the fourth. Eliminating the continuity of those film will be much similar to Bryan Singer’s SUPERMAN RETURNS which attempted to ignore two lackluster sequels in order to be a solid third entry to a beloved franchise. We all know how much of a failed experiment that was.

Though Blomkamp is an incredibly talented filmmaker, one has to question if his unique vision to save the franchise can withstand the studio interference from Fox that nearly killed the careers of David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I for one remain very optimistic about this project and believe he will exceed expectations.

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"Staten Island, NY native Andre´ Joseph had a love for movies from a very early age. He began his career making short films with family and friends on home video. He attended the New York Film Academy summer program in 2001 where he first gained experience working with 16 millimeter film and later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in 2006 where he received a degree in Visual and Media arts. He also interned in television production with VH1 Classic in the summer of 2006. In 2008, Andre´ formed his own New York-based independent film production company, AJ Epyx Productions, LLC. The company’s first feature film, Priceless, which Mr. Joseph wrote, starred, and directed, opened at Tribeca Cinemas in October 2008 and was selected for exhibition at the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival in March 2009. His second feature film, Dishonorable Vendetta, was the official selection at the NewFilmmakers NY Winter Series in 2015. Most recent projects include the dramatic short film Night Stream which was nominated for 4 World Music & Independent Film Festival awards including winner for Best Supporting Actor, the comedic short film Tempted which was the official selection at the Garden State Film Festival, and the short dramedy The Dinner. When not making films, Andre´ co-hosts the movie review web series The Cinefiles for the geek culture site, This is Infamous. He enjoys weight lifting, running, yoga, comic books, wrestling, football, basketball, and an extremely eclectic taste in music."

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