Neill Blomkamp’s planned Alien film may have been scrapped, at least according to Ridley Scott, but the District 9 filmmaker isn’t letting that slow him down.
In fact, Blomkamp looks to be tackling a few Alien-esque ideas in a series of shorts. Blomkamp is spearheading a venture titled Oats Studios, which will be crafting experimental short films to be made available via Steam. The first trailer for the production company has dropped, unveiling snippets of what appear to be some pretty slick sci-fi projects.
“Volume 1” features appearances by Sigourney Weaver, Dakota Fanning, a young girl that looks a lot like Aliens‘ Newt, and even a young Michael Biehn lookalike (or is that him with digital make-up effects?).
Plus, the Oats Studios Instagram dropped a quick teaser for a short titled Rakka, although no details have been released:
The studio will also be offering aspiring filmmakers the chance to make their own works using some of their creations…
Would people be interested in 3D models / vfx assets / raw footage / music etc. if it was available for a small price on steam?
— Oats Studios (@oatsstudios) May 30, 2017
Blomkamp broke out with his highly acclaimed, 2009 sci-fi film District 9, which was based on his 2006 short film Alive in Joburg. He followed it up with the Matt Damon-starring 2013 picture Elysium, which received mixed reviews, and in 2015 delivered the polarising droid picture Chappie.