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Alien 5? Alien 2.5? Who Cares? The B**ch is Back!

Final report of the Commercial Starship Nostromo. Third Officer Reporting. The other members of the crew… Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash, and Captain Dallas… are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.

Once upon a time, I got hold of a script for Alien Resurrection. I was pumped. There were aliens! And the ending was on Earth, with a new, bone white, terrifying alien!

Well, the end result was less impressive. Alien Resurrection wasn’t a very good movie. I still saw it three times in the theaters. This was 1997. With the exception of the Alien vs. Predator movies (which don’t count), the title creature has not graced our theater screens in a new film in the 18 years since.

But that’s about to change.

Last month, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp posted a series of Alien concept art on his Instagram account. It wasn’t anything official. He was just doing it as a fan, creating concept art for a project he was attached to, nor had ever discussed with 20th Century Fox. The photos made quite an impression.

A few weeks later, Blomkamp reported that there was some talk with Fox on another Alien movie, based on his ideas. Still, though, there was a lot of skepticism. But today, the cat came out of the bag.

So it’s official. There will be another Alien movie. This… is… AWESOME!!!!

Now excuse me while I celebrate with some Alien Isolation.

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