Now that that good looking Aliens sequel by Neil Blomkamp has been cancelled, we can probably speculate that Ridley Scott’s continued involvement in the franchise and his insistence that it stay more ‘Prometheus’ than ‘Alien’, is the reason we’ve been denied.
Scott again recently revealed his desire to stay on the new un-Alien path.
There was a third possibility though. In an interview with Empire Sigourney Weaver revealed that producer Walter Hill presented her with a 50-page treatment for a new film around late 2018 or early 2019.
But Weaver says with Scott’s project it’s unlikely she’ll return to her career defining role: ‘I don’t know. Ridley has gone in a different direction.’ So it looks like Scott has torpedoed a new Alien movie from the great Walter Hill as well.