Artwork We Hope Influences The Look of Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’

Sep 13, 2016

Neill Blomkamp (District 9) started off his campaign to make a fifth Alien film by posting exciting concept art from artist Geoffroy Thoorens on his Instagram account. Fox would eventually have him sign-on to write and direct the film with Sigourney Weaver (also involved in it’s development) loosely attached to reprise the role of Ellen Ripley.

Later, it would be revealed their plan was to retcon the last two installments to allow the return of Aliens characters Newt and Hicks, who were killed-off in David Fincher’s Alien 3. There’s also been chatter that Newt could eventually take over the franchise from Ripley leading to more installments.

The film almost went into production last year, but Fox and producer Ridley Scott asked them to hold-off while they put Alien: Covenant in production instead. Allowing Scott to get his sequel to Prometheus out there first, as Weaver and Blomkamp would eventually focus on other projects that would further delay Alien 5.

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More recently, James Cameron praised Blomkamp’s script during the Aliens 30th Anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con over the summer.

We’re sure that Blomkamp will intrust the rest of the production art to Thoorens along with Elysium and Chappie artists Aaron Beck and Ben Mauro.

However, we have a collection of artwork from other artists we’d hope to see influence the updated look for Alien 5 including vehicles, environments, weapons, new xenomorphs (Project Chimera) and some brief character art.

Take a look below.

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Natalie Dormer as Newt: Head by Nick Gaul and edit/manipulation by myself.

Drive layout

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Artwork by Scott Robertson.

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Artwork by Nathan Dearsley.

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Artwork by Toph Gorham.

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Artwork by Fausto de Martini.

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Artwork by Marek Okon.

 

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Artwork by Benny Kusnoto.

 

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Artwork by Brad Wright.

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Artwork by Jeremy Chong.

What do you think of the existing concept artwork and our own suggestions?

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