Los Angeles: Actor Michael Biehn mentions that the new “Alien” movie, directed by Neill Blomkamp, will feature 27-year-old Newt, a character played by Carrie Henn in the 1986 original film.
Biehn, who is up to reprise his role as Hicks, also revealed the project would bring back Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and feature an adult version of Newt, reported Aceshowbiz.
“They’re planning on bringing me and Newt back and at this point Newt will be around twenty-seven years old,” the actor explained.
Played by Carrie Henn in the 1986 sequel “Aliens,” the young girl Newt was the sole survivor of the colony on LV-426. Much to the dismay of fans, the character was promptly killed off in 1992’s “Alien 3,” but Blomkamp apparently has found a way to resurrect her. Although the director has insisted he’s “not trying to undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Alien: Resurrection,’” Biehn contends the “basic idea” is that those two films “never existed.”
“I know that every actress in Hollywood is going to want to play this one, it’s really a passing of the torch between Sigourney and this younger actress who would play Newt. It would keep the franchise alive and the studios would make money, because that’s what the bottom line is now: money,” he added.
20th Century Fox announced “Alien 5” back in February, with Blomkamp set to direct and Ridley Scott producing.
The project has been delayed because the studio and Scott want to focus on the sequel to “Prometheus”, which is now called “Alien: Covenant”.