Overnight, District 9 director Neill Blonkamp took the internet by surprise when he jumped onto Instagram and released a series of images showing concept art for a new Alien film, one that was apparently happening, but now is not.

“Was working on this,” he said as he sent out the first of 10 images. “Don’t think I am anymore. Love it though.” It’s unclear whether he created these images of his own accord, or whether he was involved in an Alien movie in some kind of official capacity.

Either way, you can see the images in all their acid drippy, xenomorph-y glory below:

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

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Wtf?

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

Kuva, jonka Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) julkaisi

#ripley #hicks

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#weyland corp

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Oh shit

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And finally, my home desk #xenomorph

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Awesome Art by Geoffroy Thoorens #hicks

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And Doug Williams – maybe I’ll go back to it ….love the world

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The image of Sigourney Weaver‘s Ripley in a xenomorph suit (why is Ripley in a xenomorph suit, and also, why is a xenomorph suit necessary?!) appears to have been created in March of last year. 

Other images show some kind of Weyland Corp facility (they’re always meddling in shit they shouldn’t), Ripley’s old buddy Hicks, and some kind of multi-armed alien monstrosity.

Ridley Scott is currently doubling down on the ridiculousness that was Prometheus with a sequel, while Blomkamp’s newest film, Chappie, is due out this year. 

Whatever this was or might have been, it seems these concept images are our only ever look inside sweetie man Neill Blomkamp’s awesome plan for the series.

via The Verge
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