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Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' concepts: The sequel we need

"District 9" and "Elysium" creator Neill Blomkamp has posted his concept art for a sequel to Ridley Scott's "Alien" series.

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You may have liked " Prometheus". There's no denying, however, that the prequel baffled and disappointed many fans of the "Alien" franchise. Especially that one scene with Charlize Theron and the rolling space craft. You know the one.

Ridley Scott has been drawing mixed reviews for his films in recent years, most recently "Exodus: Gods and Kings", which was critiqued for its inability to live up to its ambitions and its pointedly white cast. How the 2016 "Prometheus" sequel will turn out remains to be seen, but there's no denying that at least one writer and director could do some very interesting things with the "Alien" franchise.

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Neill Blomkamp -- writer and director of "District 9", "Elysium" and the upcoming "Chappie" -- has thought about turning his hand to "Alien", even going so far as to conceive a bunch of art concepts for a film called "Alien: Xeno" -- which he has posted to his Instagram account.

Before you get too excited, the artworks do not indicate an actual work in progress, but something Blomkamp was mucking around with for fun and love, and has since abandoned.

"Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though," he wrote. "Woulda rocked. Was a mental stroll into the world Ridley Scott created."

His concept collection -- including art by Douglas Williams and Geoffroy Thoorens -- features an older Ellen Ripley and acid-scarred Corporal Dwayne Hicks -- and what looks like technology based on Alien biology.

You can also recognise Blomkamp's particular industrial aesthetic. The concept of Weyland Corp's headquarters recalls the sets of both "Elysium" and "District 9", combined with the organic Giger forms of the xenomorphs.

Blomkamp, whose movies combine class issues with arresting visuals and intense action, could be the perfect person to take the helm of a new "Alien" flick. And it could happen: "Maybe I'll go back to the world," he wrote.

Check out the rest of the images on Instagram. Would you like to see an "Alien" film by Neill Blomkamp? Sound off in the comments below.

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