Director Neill Blomkamp Confirms Sigourney Weaver Will Reprise Ripley Role In Alien 5 Movie

Sigourney Weaver on the set of the original Alien film in 1979
Sigourney Weaver on the set of the original Alien film in 1979

Neill Blomkamp has confirmed Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ripley in the forthcoming Alien film.

The writer and director has been working with the Oscar-nominated actress on new sci-fi film Chappie, and said it inspired him to cast her again in his reboot of Ridley Scott’s Alien.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he said: “[Wanting to do this Alien movie] did have to do with having Sigourney on Chappie. It’s just something that I’ve always wanted one day to be part of.

“I talked to her about her experience making those films and what she thought about Ripley and everything else, it informed and changed the film I wanted to make into something different.”

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SOURCE: Independent CO.UK
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