Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 on Hold Because of the Prometheus Sequel

When the forthcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus got renamed from Prometheus 2 to Alien: Paradise Lost, we got a little nervous for the future of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5. Frankly, it seemed like bizarre brand confusion for both projects to be happening at the same time.

Well, it looks like we weren’t the only ones who thought that.

Blomkamp tweeted yesterday that Alien 5 had been placed on hold, and that he was moving on to other projects.


Alien 5 potentially would see both Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn return to the franchise, so it’s potential demise is kind of depressing for long time fans. Honestly, between Alien: Paradise Lost and Alien 5, Blomkamp’s sequel seemed like the more interesting film — and one day I hope to see it.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”