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Sigourney Weaver says 'Alien vs. Predator' was depressing

Ridley Scott directed the actress in "Alien," while James Cameron, David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet took over for "Aliens," "Alien 3" and "Alien Resurrection," respectively.

By Annie Martin
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Sigourney Weaver at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special on February 15. The actress said she found 'Alien vs. Predator' depressing at London Film and Comic Con on Monday. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/b31e7f06dc19dbc20d1ca790bc0922cc/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Sigourney Weaver at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special on February 15. The actress said she found 'Alien vs. Predator' depressing at London Film and Comic Con on Monday. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- Sigourney Weaver says crossover film Alien vs. Predator was depressing.

The 65-year-old actress discussed the 2004 movie at London Film and Comic Con on Monday. Weaver starred in the original Alien (1979) and sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997), and told fans Alien vs. Predator killed the chance of Alien director Ridley Scott helming a sequel.

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"[Alien vs. Predator] really depressed me because I was very proud of the movies," she shared. "I've got nothing against building a movie on a video game, but at the time it was, as James Cameron said, I think publicly, 'Why would you want to do that?' It's like making Alien meets the Wolfman."

The film was directed by Resident Evil helmer Paul W.S. Anderson, and received generally negative reviews from critics. The movie is based on the crossover comics and video games, and inspired sequel Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), directed by Greg and Colin Strause.

Scott went on to helm Noomi Rapace in Prometheus (2012), which takes place in the same universe as Alien and is slated for a sequel. Weaver, meanwhile, is attached to reprise Ellen Ripley in a new Alien film directed by Neill Blomkamp and scheduled for release in 2017.

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Blomkamp shared new concept art for the movie last week on Instagram, writing, "#alien going very well. Love this project." Weaver last appeared in the director's film Chappie, and is also scheduled to portray a new character in the Avatar sequels.

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