20th Century Fox has reportedly closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) to develop a reboot the iconic sci-film film franchise Alien, reports Variety.
The 35-year-old director confirmed reports with a post on Instagram, which included an illustrated photo of a version of the Alien character. “So I think this is officially my next film,” Blomkamp wrote in the caption.
He’s been teasing the project in recent months, but had previously said it was likely abandoned… until now. It was previously said to the franchise’s former star, Sigourney Weaver.
Further details about the Alien reboot is currently unknown.