After two Alien prequels without Sigourney Weaver, you know you’re ready to see her fighting some more nasties from outer space. So check out the first film from Neill Blomkamp’s new shorts project via Oats Studios. Titled Rakka, the 21-minute sci-fi movie features Weaver as one a group of human survivors fighting a resistence against crocodile-like alien invaders. The creatures have destroyed much of the world with their terraforming and wiped out our population by using us as surrogate incubators for alien young.
The premise sounds like a mix between Alien and The Matrix with a good helping of The Terminator but with that movie’s robot takeover exchanged for telekinetic, mind-controlling and brain-bludgeoning lizard overlords. The persistent narration from Carly Pope as one of the other survivors sounds a lot like Linda Hamilton’s in the Terminator movies. Of course, this is Blomkamp, so there’s also definitely comparison to be made to his Best Picture nominee District 9.
Check it out down below, Movie Geeks!