Alien is one of the most respected movie franchises around. It has had its hits and misses, but a recent announcement of a new film in the series has industry insiders taking notice.
Fox announced that the visionary director of the vaunted ‘District 9’ and the panned ‘Elysium’ Neill Blomkamp is coming on board. As exciting as that is for fans, it isn’t something that would really make Hollywood insiders sit up and take notice.
It is the additional announcement that Blomkamp is bringing along Sigourney Weaver to reprise her role as Ripley that has the buzz going.