Looks like Alien 5, starring Sigourney Weaver and directed by Neil Blomkaamp, is finally, totally dead. As in the dishes are done, dude, dead. In an interview with The Verge, Blomkaamp stated:
I think it’s totally dead, yes. That would be an accurate assumption at this point. It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.
He clarified the politically part:
Yeah. Ridley [Scott] was one of my idols growing up. He’s so talented and he’s made this film that really set me off in a direction. I want to just be as respectful and not go stamping around in this world that he created. I think that if the circumstances were different, and I didn’t feel like I was getting too close to something that he obviously feels a massive personal connection to, that things that may have played out differently. But I did want to be as respectful as possible.
So basically, from what can be gathered, is that Scott, as in Ridley Scott, was the one pushing for this project to get killed. Seems to me he’s accomplished his goal.