Newswire: Sigourney Weaver “can’t think of a better director” for the next Alien movie

Despite widespread excitement about District 9 director Neill Blomkamp landing the job of directing the new Alien film primarily because of positive reactions to his concept art, some fans of the franchise are already preparing themselves for disappointment.

Whether it’s because—as even Blomkamp will admitElysium wasn’t very impressive, or simply because an assessment of the Alien series thus far proves the chasm between anticipation and eventual fan reactions, there is at least some chance that Alien 5, or Aliens Again, or whatever it ends up being called, could end up being a bad movie. But star Sigourney Weaver has enough confidence for everyone.

In a conversation with Variety, Weaver said that she “can’t think of a better director” to direct the next Alien film. She explained:

[Blomkamp is] a real fan. I think he’ll be true to the world and take it in unexpected …

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