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Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Aliens’ sequel won’t happen, says Weaver

“There are all kinds of younger actors taking this kind of role.”

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Neil Blomkamp’s on-again off-again on-again off-again Alien 5 project will seemingly never see the light of day.

That’s according to Sigourney Weaver who tells that she was very interested in collaborating with the District 9 helmer on the film – said to be a direct sequel to 1986’s Aliens – but the powers-that-be ostensibly didn’t share their passion for the project.

In a new interview with Total Film, the Avatar actress said she’s hanging up Ellen Ripley’s gun.

“There are all kinds of younger actors taking this kind of role. And there was an Alien [film] that I really wanted to do with Neill Blomkamp, and we didn’t get to do that, but, you know, that ship has sailed. I’m very happy doing what I’m doing. I put in my time in space!”

Meantime, Fede Alvarez took to Twitter today to release a behind-the-scenes pic from his upcoming Alien film.

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