Alien 5: Sigourney's dream of continuation

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a) The film Alien Resurrection left the Ripley character in a strange situation, floating in space orbiting the planet in spacecraft. 
However an extended edition on blu-ray and DVD had Ripley an the android Analee Call playing out their end scene that was on the ship on the planet Earth instead by a post-apocalyptic Paris. 
Indeed another sequel couldn't exactly take place on Earth with the Alien popping out of a haystack somewhere in the French countryside.

b) September 1998
It was made known that Canadian director Vincenzo Natali was interested in directing Alien 5. 
An immediate question might have been what would he would have brought along to the project from his own interests as a film maker. 
Jokingly one might have wondered if that meant he was turn the derelict ship interior into something that starts shifting around inside like a a Rubik's cube

c) October 2003
Ridley spoke about his interest in going back to make another Alien movie and it would be a tighter movie, a one on one film. 
He wasn't too happy about the idea of making an action movie with multiple aliens because it diminished the terror, but it had not even advanced to a stage where it was a serious discussion

d) March 2004
Ridley talked about how discussions about an Alien 5 was progressing, how the discussion had been going on for years. 
He didn't think about himself as a director but he had an idea that he wanted the movie to follow and so hoped that he would have some involvement.
Then again he knew that it was the luck of the draw really in that sense. 
In the most broadest terms , it was something for the audience who wanted to see Ripley's Journey come full circle. 
She might not see the alien's home planet but the audience might. 
At the time Fox were a lot more interested in doing an Alien vs Predator movie and if that did well, then they would do another Alien movie and then a Predator movie.

e) August 2004
Paul Anderson having released Alien Vs Predator talked about his own interests in making an Alien film,  how he talked about it every day but wouldn't expand on his own ideas about where it should go since if he did , they could suddenly use the idea without him. 
Then came rumours that he was actually connected with the next film but these rumours were not true and he hadn't been approached about it. 
There were some thoughts that his Alien Vs Predator movie was another Alien movie, but he didn't want it to be considered that way, although he saw it was a prequel to the series. 
He also felt that he was making a standalone film that wouldn't interfere with an Alien 5 or Predator 3, which were both movies that he would like to see.

f) April 2008
Sigourney was asking whether there was uncharted territory for Ripley to consider for an alien that had been debased by CGI. 
She still hadn't seen the "Alien vs Predator" film, but she was quite sure that Fox had killed it because of the movie, but if the creature was over exposed, then that was a mistake.

g) December 2008
Sigourney was talking about how both she and Ridley felt a commitment to Ripley. 
Ridley was as much responsible for who she was as Sigourney was. 
Sigourney thought that she would love to work for Ridley again.  
So there was the thought about going back to the drawing board on the creature, and this was the first thing Ridley talked about in their conversation about a fifth film.

h) It was interesting for Sigourney to play someone who was suddenly a couple of hundred years older.
They were interested in taking the character Ripley and seeing what other science fiction story they could tell about someone who has lives several lives. 
There was also the possibility of going back to where the alien creature came from. But she was prepared to let Ripley rest

i) 2011
Sigourney resurfaced on the subject of Alien 5 speaking of her doubt that there was a likelihood that she would be making another Alien movie because once one reached sixty, one was not going to be starring in an action movie. 
She had an urge to go back to the planet where Ripley's history would be resolved.  
To further her view,  Sigourney Weaver stated that she didn't want to manufacture a sequel for the sake of it and where it had been going she felt as if she was starting to do that. 
Furthering thoughts about Ripley's future, Sigourney didn't doubt that in a fifth episode her humanity would have prevailed. 
However if something more were to happen, it would be an idea that grew out of itself, would be very original and be because of that it would make her want to do it.
  1. Enligt spansk press så ska FOX vara intresserade i att få den Italienska reggisören Vincenzo Natali att vara med och göra Alien 5. Vincenzo är känd för sin numera kultfilm "Cube" som vunnit många priser på filmfestivaler de senaste åren.  (Translation The Spanish press then FOX be interested in getting the Italian director Vincenzo Natali to be with and make Alien 5. Vincenzo is known for his now cult film "Cube" which won many awards at film festivals in recent years) ( 12 November 1998)
  2. Vincenzo Natali is now rumoured to have been offered / asked about taking the directors chair for Alien 5, according to the Spanish press. He directed the acclaimed 'Cube' and also 'Elevated.' (, 12th November 12, 1998,) (original Spanish source was never found)
  3. Ridley Scott: I will decide in the next 5 weeks, I'm looking at Alien 5 [for] sure. Why not? Maybe. There hasn't been a good Pirate Movie either, so I haven't decided yet. It's in the works. (Latino Review, retrieved from
  4. Ridley Scott dropped the following quote at a press conference in Sydney this morning – 'You know, I thought it'd be nice. I'd do it. It really is entirely dependent on the take on the material. It's all about material. I been asked about Alien 5 and I said 'of course.' We've started a script meeting. I mean, I've started it off so i may as well close the door – if in fact this is meant to be the last one.'"(Dark Horizons, 14th February 2002, retrieved from
  5. After being mauled, killed, resurrected and cloned, Sigourney Weaver is all set to battle those pesky Aliens all over again. The 53-year-old actress says she is considering taking up her most famous role as space-bug-buster Ellen Ripley one more time. Sigourney says: 'Ridley Scott and I have talked a couple of times because people are always coming up to me and saying 'What about Alien 5?' In the current atmosphere where there is so much going on on earth, I can understand people wanting to see an adventure that's far away and so I, myself, would love to go and see something happening on another planet. You know, out by Mars or something. But we don't have any definite plans.' ( Cinema Confidential retrieved from
  6. Neil Marshall, writer/director of "Dog Soldiers", has penned an interesting "Alien" script, maybe they should take a look at that.(
  7. Famitsu Wave spoke with Director Ridley Scott recently and answered several questions about those old rumours that he's keen on doing another "Alien" movie. Mediasharx managed to transcribe the key quotes:
    Famitsu Wave:What of the rumor of another Alien movie?
    Scott: We have been talking about doing another one for years. It's been a complex situation. At the end of the day, a studio has to be pleased, a core audience has to be pleased, and a director has to agree to all that. I am glad to say things are progressing...
    Famitsu Wave: With you as Director?
    Scott: I don't think I'll be directing, but I will have some involvement. It'll probably be based on an idea I have, so I hope I'm asked to be involved.
    Famitsu Wave: Can you talk about the idea?
    Scott: In broad terms, It's something for those folks that want to see Ridley's Journey come full circle and..
    Famitsu Wave:Does that take her to the home planet of the Aliens?
    Scott: She won't necessarily see the home planet, but you might...
    Famitsu Wave:Do you know when this will happen?
    Scott: Fox are waiting to see how Aliens vs Predator does, and then they'll do the Alien movie, and I believe a Predator film too. Again, if I'm involved in it, great, if not, then that's luck of the draw. (, Tuesday March 23rd 2004 12:15AM)
  8. Sigourney Weaver: The last time [Ridley and I] saw each other we talked about it. The character is still interesting [and] I'd love to work with Ridley again, but Fox has effectively killed it because of ‘Alien vs. Predator.' What else can you do with the creature? You can take the situation, you can go back to where they came from. ( April 2008)
  9. Sigourney Weaver:To play someone who ages a couple hundred years was fascinating, [But] let [Ripley] rest. ( April 2008)
  10. Sigourney Weaver: There’s definitely uncharted territory for Ripley. ( December2008/)
  11. Sigourney Weaver: whether there’s unchartered territory for a creature who’s become somewhat debased by this computer generated thing. I haven’t seen ["Alien Vs. Predator"] but I just think if you overexpose the creature, that’s a mistake. ( December2008/)
  12. Sigourney Weaver: Both of us feel a kind of commitment to that woman. He’s as much responsible for who she is as I am. ( December2008/)
  13. Sigourney Weaver: We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the alien], Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film]. ( December2008/)
  14. Sigourney Weaver: What we’re interested in is taking the character of Ripley and seeing what other science fiction story we can tell about someone who has lived several lives.( December2008/)
  15. Moviefone: Do you think audiences will ever see another adventure with Ripley on the big screen?
    Sigourney Weaver: I doubt it just because the way the industry is. While I can't speak for them, I think for Fox, once you're sixty, you're not going to be starring in an action movie. I think it's too bad that that's the case. I would have liked to do one last story where we go back to the planet, where Ripley's history is resolved. But I do feel like her story is unfinished.
    I love the way the story has evolved, that every few years there's another voyage into that universe with another wonderful young director. And certainly I'm blessed with lots of different wonderful jobs, so I'm not sitting at home ruminating about all of that. If I was really caught up in it, I would find a logical story and try to get them behind it, but she may just be left circling earth.
    I could definitely kick that alien's ass again.
    [Ripley]'s a smart hero, it's the way she thinks, but just looking at the way the business is... ( 17th July 2011)
  16. Sigourney Weaver: Had we done a fifth one, I don’t doubt that her humanity would have prevailed. … ( June 02, 2014) 
  17. Sigourney Weaver: I do feel like there is more story to tell. ( 2nd June 2014)
  18. The actress earned laughs when she said she didn’t think a new “Alien” sequel could take place on Earth, with the Alien “popping out of a haystack” somewhere in the “French countryside. ( 3rd June 2014)
    Dark Horizons reports:
    'With the success of 'Alien Vs. Predator', rumors have begun floating around regarding a continuation of the two franchises with most talk indicating another 'Alien' movie will be made.

    Now, in an exclusive interview with Now Playing Magazine, AVP helmer Paul W.S. Anderson himself flatly denied the rumors that he's scripting another 'Alien' movie - 'That's not a reality. I've heard that. I've been doing press lately for AvP and a lot of people said that. I don't know where that came from. It's not something I've been approached about.'

    In fact he doesn't want AvP to be considered as a fifth 'Alien' or third 'Predator' movie - 'I would hope [it's not looked at that way], because it's a prequel anyway, so it doesn't even take place in the same timeline as the Sigourney Weaver film. You know, when I did AvP, it was very much that I felt like I was making a standalone film that wouldn't interfere with an Alien 5 or a Predator 3, which are both movies that I would like to see.'
    Courtesy of Dark Horizons (
  20. Question: Do you have any thoughts on where this franchise is going to go?
    Paul: Yes, we talk about it every day. Everyone is terribly interested.
    Question: Will it be kept on earth do you think or ---
    Paul: I can't give that away, because then Fox wouldn't need to employ me. They could just hire somebody else. (laughter).


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