New Alien Film is Go Reveals 'District 9' Director on Instagram

By Matt Hill on at

You know how District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp has been a right tease about that new Alien film he started concepting and sharing with Sigourney Weaver without any official sign-off whatsoever? Well, it looks like it's been given the big studio green light by Fox at last, if Blomkamp's Instagram is anything to go on.

Accompanied by the original HR Giger artwork that inspired Ridley Scott's original beast, his Brownsout account posted this last night:

"Um… So I think it's officially my next film #alien"

Variety sources have confirmed the news is true, with RIdley Scott producing the upcoming film set after his pseudo-prequel Prometheus. Here's the post below in full. Best job-getting/slow-build marketing campaign in years: