The Alien project seems to have been a very sensitive subject for Neill Blomkamp.
Neill Blomkamp, the director of Gran Turismo, definitively ended any talks about his paused Alien movie in a recent interview. The Alien franchise, which arose its popularity in the 1979 release, has brought forth several sequels, spinoffs, and prequels like Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Prometheus, making its place in cinematic history.
Blomkamp had previously shared his disappointment over his concept for an Alien movie that was unsuccessful, and here is proof that this topic remains a sore point for him. During his interaction with Uproxx, Blomkamp’s reaction to questions about his scrapped Alien project was averting.
The discussion initially revolved around Gran Turismo, eventually drawing comparisons to his directorial debut, District 9. As the conversation shifted to the impact of sci-fi on his career and his views on its early success, Blomkamp’s responses remained short, and he expressed a desire to move on. The interviewer then mentioned about Blomkamp’s involvement with Alien 5’s production design.
However, the director swiftly redirected the conversation back to his current project, Gran Turismo. Blomkamp and his press agent suddenly ended the interview after being reminded about his past movie Alien.
Here is the Conversation below:
“I enjoyed the production designs you posted on Twitter… NB: It’s hard to define how little I care about what happens with Alien. Okay. Well, I think you just defined it pretty well, just with that statement. NB: Yeah. So I guess I don’t want to talk about that either. I want to talk about Gran Turismo or we shouldn’t talk about… Sorry, I didn’t hear that last part you said. NB: Let’s just focus on Gran Turismo. Well, I mean, yeah, we did for 12 minutes. And I had more about it, too. We’re not done yet. Are you still there? NB: Yeah. I did want to ask you about Mardenborough doing his own driving stunts? That’s a pretty cool thing. NB: Yeah. Okay. I mean, I don’t know. What happened here? NB: Well, I mean, we were talking about Gran Turismo, which was interesting. Right. And I liked the movie. NB: We’ve spoken about it enough. I guess you have enough info. Well, no… [The publicist chimes in that it might be time to end this interview.] All right, cool. I think so, too. See you guys. Bye.
The blunt nature of his responses during the interview underscores the fact that the cancellation of the Alien project still remains a sensitive topic for Neill Blomkamp.