Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 Won't 'Tread On The Toes' Of Prometheus 2

Exclusive: the director opens up in the new Empire

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In the new issue of Empire - on shelves this Thursday, March 26 - Neill Blomkamp talks a little bit more about his plans for his new Alien movie, which won't, in his words, "tread on the toes" of franchise godfather Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus 2.

"I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit," reveals Blomkamp. "One thing that makes me feel good about it is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make."

On top of this tantalising titbit, there was another intriguing aside from the South African sci-fi maven: Alien 5, as you might want to call it, will most likely not be called Alien 5.

"I sent the title I wanted to Ridley," says Blomkamp. "It's kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title. But in the event that it doesn't work, I'm dead in the water...". What on earth - or, of course, what not on Earth - could it be? Leave your conjecture in the comment box below.

For more details, be sure to listen to Blomkamp's recent interview on the Empire Podcast, embedded below and available to download here.

Blomkamp's Alien movie has no set release date, but that's not going to stop anyone getting worryingly excited about it.