Sigourney Weaver has revealed that Neill Blomkamp's upcoming Alien movie will move away from the other films in the sci-fi series.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Weaver is set to reprise the role of Ripley in the new film, which will see her reunite with filmmaker Blomkamp; the pair previously worked together on Chappie.

There is already excitement building around this currently untitled Alien project but it looks like it is going to differ from the films that have gone before it.

Speaking to EW, the actress said: "It's just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill's movie."

This will be the first film for Blomkamp since Chappie - he as also brought us District 9 and Elysium in recent years - and, as well as being in the director's chair, the filmmaker has also penned the screenplay.

Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection have hit the big screen from 1979 to 1997 and has seen Weaver star in all of them. This will be the fifth film in this series. We have also seen Ridley Scott return with Prometheus - which is getting a sequel.

So, if you are a sci-fi fan and a fan of this genre, there is plenty to look forward to going for.

There will also be an Aliens reunion at Comic-Con this summer as the James Cameron-directed film is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

As for Weaver, we are going to be seeing plenty of her on the big screen as she has already completed work on A Monster Calls and Tomboy, a Revenger's Tale.

The actress is also set to reunite with filmmaker James Cameron for a string of Avatar sequels.

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