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Louis CK is a big star. Predominantly known as a stand-up comic, Louis runs in the same circles as Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock. He branched off into serialized television (with his award-winning FX program Louie), and occasionally acts for the likes of Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine) and David O. Russell (American Hustle). If the comic gets his way, he’ll even show up in an anticipated sci-fi blockbuster… but he won’t stay for long.
In case you aren’t caught up on the latest, director Neill Blomkamp (Chappie) will be helming a new Alien movie… and might even be bringing Sigourney Weaver back into the fold. The actress was on The Tonight Show talking about the possibilities with Jimmy Fallon, and she dropped this unusual tidbit of information about Louis CK’s interest in participating:
Louis CK said, ‘I want to be in [the next Alien movie], and I want to die in a terrible way!’ And I said, ‘I’m sure something can be rearranged.’
Neill Blomkamp has been teasing this unexpected Alien movie for weeks now, and from what we heard recently, the sequel/spinoff/prequel movie now is a go. The process started back when Blomkamp – who helmed District 9 and Elysium -- shared concept art for an Alien movie he wanted to make with Sigourney Weaver. At the time, he said that the ball was in Fox’s court, and the studio seems to have given the greenlight.
Where does Louis CK fit in? At first, he doesn’t. He wasn’t part of any of the previous films. He might be a distraction, as seeing him in that world would sort of take you out of the terror that’s supposed to be generated by an Alien movie. Even when Louis appears in a movie, he tends to sort of play a variation of himself… especially when he’s being embarrassed by Bradley Cooper.
But, I could see Louis CK dying horribly in an opening sequence that kicks the new Alien movie off in bloody fashion. Cast him as a military grunt who gets an alien tail through the chest? Have a laser blaster remove his head accidentally? The possibilities are endless. Now let’s see if it happens.
Here is Sigourney Weaver talking about Chappie and the new Alien film. Skip to the 1:30 mark to hear the Louis CK story.