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Ripley & Her Xenomorph Space Suit Feature in Neill Blomkamp’s Drool-Worthy Alien Concept Art

I'll take ten.

ellen ripleyWas District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp working on an Alien movie? Some new concept art reveals he just might have been. Now whether or not he was getting paid for it is another story…

The dorector posted the following image on Instagram with the message: “Was working on this. Don’t think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph” and OMG WTF THIS IS ALIEN CONCEPT ART!

Was working on this. Don’t think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph

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Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created.

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#ripley #hicks

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OMG HICKS!!!!!!!!

#weyland corp

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Oh shit

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“Oh shit” doesn’t even begin to cover it. I NEED TO KNOW MORE!

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And finally, my home desk #xenomorph

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Especially after seeing that last posting, it seems as if this was just a fun passion project for the director, which was also suggested in something he said later. Blomkamp went on to tweet: “They didn’t really even know I was working on it ha… Ps this has nothing to do with the studio. I just feel like I might do something else instead. In which case why not show some work-”

Could it have been a pitch? Could releasing the images be Blomkamp’s way of gauging fan interest in such a project and seeing how the studio would respond? What do you think?

The director’s next film, Chappie, is set for release March 6, 2015.

(via ComicBookMovie)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."