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Neill Blomkamp Confirms Alien 5 Put On Hold For Prometheus 2 

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Shared universes are all the rage in Hollywood these days, and even the non-comic book properties are eager to jump in on the craze. Fox is hoping their Alien franchise can be the latest to join these ranks. Ridley Scott is preparing his Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost for production in Australia next year. In addition, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is hoping to make the currently untitled Alien 5, which is described as a sequel to James Cameron's Aliens.

Blomkamp is obviously still developing his new adventure for Ripley, as he recently shared an image of the new pulse rifle on social media. However, it looks like he's going to have to put his Alien film on hold for a bit, while Scott figures out Alien: Paradise Lost and the other Prometheus followups he wants to do.

The filmmaker broke the news himself on Twitter, saying that he's going to be moving on to something else for the time being:

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