Wednesday 20 September 2017

Weaver heading back to Alien again?

Sigourney Weaver says she may star in another Alien
Sigourney Weaver says she may star in another Alien

Sigourney Weaver has revealed she would consider going back to Alien for another sequel.

The Avatar star played Ripley in the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien and sequels Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.

Recently, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp shared some artwork for what he imagined another instalment to look like and Sigourney, who worked with him recently on upcoming sci-fi thriller Chappie, told Coming Soon she would consider reprising her role.

She said: "He kept sending me these brilliant designs and ideas and everything. We'll see what happens."

Asked if she was interested in exploring more of her character, she replied: "It's not that so much, as that we just left it at such a creepy place, sort of stranded above Earth. I was quite happy to move onto other things and I didn't want to go to Earth.

"I didn't want to manufacture a sequel and I felt like we were starting to do that. If something happens from this, it would be very organic and very original, and because of that, it would make me want to do it. If it was someone as talented as Neill, I'd certainly listen."

Neill - who hasn't been signed up by any studio for a sequel - explained of the artwork: "Part of it was just inspired by speaking to Sigourney on set when we were filming Chappie, and getting her thoughts on Alien and what she thought of the movies that came after Aliens and what she felt about Ripley and what was incomplete for her about Ripley. There was so much fuel in what she was telling me.

"Alien and Aliens are probably my favourite films so I was like, 'S***, I wouldn't mind messing around in that world for a bit', so I just sort of self-funded the artists to work on the artwork.

"I did way more artwork than I released, probably 10 times more and did a lot of writing. I have a pretty cool film just in case it happens."

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