Neill Blomkamp Talks 'Alien' and Takes Blame for 'Elysium'
Last week it was announced that director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) will bring his Alien idea to the big screen. Fans of the original Alien movie and the subsequent sequels weren't too sure, but Blompkamp is trying to put faith back into the fans.
Blomkamp has put to bed concerns regarding continuity with his plans for the next Alien film stating it won't be dismissing the events of the second half of the sci-fi horror franchise.
"I’m not trying to undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Alien Resurrection,'” Blomkamp said, "My favourites are the first two movies. I want to make a film that’s connected to ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens.’ That’s my goal.”
Blomkamp’s comments come on the heels of a report yesterday that led many to speculate that the new film would rewrite the events of the latter sequels.
Blomkamp also recently spoke to Uproxx about his second movie Elysium that starred Matt Damon, admitting that he “f***ed it up.” He was asked if he felt frustration with Hollywood when it under-performed at the box office, he said, "No, any frustration I feel with Elysium is with myself. I think I’m lucky, at least for this phase of my career, I’m lucky in the sense that I don’t feel a lot of pressures I think other directors feel." Blomkamp went on to say, "Let’s say you make District 9 and it does well. So, now, a normal director is like, 'Sh*t, I’ve got this pressure because this last film did well and I hope this one lives up to it.’ I don’t have that. It definitely doesn’t bother me. The thing that bothers me is if I feel like I f***ed it up.”
Neill Blomkamp's new movie 'Chappie' stars Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman and Sharlto Copley. It is released on the 6th March 2015.