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New 'Alien' Movie from Director Neill Blomkamp Is Coming

A new "Alien" movie appears to be in the works, according to press reports. "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp announced the new movie by posting a photo of the alien on Instagram. "Um... So I think it's officially my next film. #alien," Blomkamp wrote in the photo post.

Blomkamp isn't new to the spacey science fiction movie scene. His alien allegory "District 9" wowed fans when it burst into theaters in 2009. Blomkamp followed that film up with "Elysium," a movie about an amazing space station specifically designed to cater to the wealthy as people on Earth suffered. Read more about the new "Alien" movie via Variety.

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Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.

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