Not long ago, Sigourney Weaver revealed that she was recently sent a 50-page treatment for Alien 5. That treatment was sent to her about a year and a half ago, but it looks like that the project has moved forward since then and a script has been written for the film.
Thanks to a photo of the script shared by Brandywine Productions, we’ve learned that the script was most recently worked on in March of 2020. So, it seems to me like there might be some real movement right now on this Alien 5 film.
The script also includes the tagline, “In space no one can hear you scream. In space no one can hear you dream.” There’s also a quote on the cover from Edgar Allen Poe that reads, “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Then there’s a quote by William Tecumseh Sherman that says, “War is hell.”
I have no idea how this relates to the story that is contained in this script, but I wouldn’t mind finding out! However, there’s no indication at this time that Disney would be interested in moving forward with an Alien 5 film. It’d be cool if they did but if an Alien 5 movie never happened, it wouldn’t bother me.
As you know District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was working on an Alien 5 film for years. That’s the movie that I wanted to see happen as it would have brought back Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and Michael Biehn as Hicks. Newt would have also been involved. It’s a shame that movie never got made.
But, who knows, maybe we’ll see a fifth Alien movie eventually get made. Weaver might not be interested in it, though. When asked about the potential of returning she said, “I don’t know. Ridley has gone in a different direction. Maybe Ripley has done her bit. She deserves a rest.”
Producer Walter Hill recently talked to SyFy Wire about the script and said that Weaver isn’t giving enough credit to her own ability. He also revealed that the “destiny” of Ellen Ripley is key to the new film:
Sigourney, as she has from the very beginning, is being too modest about her proven ability to pull off the idea — which is to tell a story that scares the pants off your date, kicks the ass of a new Xenomorph, and conducts a meditation on both the universe of the Alien franchise and the destiny of the character of Lt. Ellen Ripley.
So, if they do want to make this movie, Weaver has got to sign up for it. Do you they have a chance of doing that?