Ridley Scott Says Alien 5 Will Never Happen

By Creative Media Times

By Ridley Scott speaking at Wondercon, Anaheim, by Gage Skidmore

Just weeks before Alien: Covenant opens nationwide, Ridley Scott puts to rest any hopes and speculations about the possibility of ‘Alien 5’ becoming a reality.

This speculation has been around for a couple of years since ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp posted a concept art on Instagram, and was later followed by Sigourney Weaver (who worked with Blomkamp in ‘Chappi’) expressing interest in doing the movie.

But with production of ‘Covenant’ sequel already underway, currently titled ‘Awakening’, it looks like Scott will be getting busy piloting the Alien franchise. Scott of course directed the original 1979 Alien film and was followed by three sequels by James Cameron, David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet successively.

Here’s portion of Scott’s statement regarding ‘Alien 5’ (translated by AVP Galaxy):

“Ridley Scott, who was in Paris for the promotion of the new opus of the saga, was even more definitive in our microphone: “I think he will never see the light,” he replied after explaining That the project was far less advanced than previously thought. “There was never a scenario, just an idea that evolved into a pitch of ten pages, I had to participate as a producer but it did not go any further because the Fox decided that She did not want to do it. I had already done Prometheus and worked on Covenant.”

But there will be plenty of ‘Alien’ movies in the pipeline for fans, starting with this summers’ Alien: Covenant. Starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, the movie opens in theaters on May 19.