Neill Blompkamp Reveals Image of New 'Alien' Pulse Rifle

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Earlier this year, director Neill Blompkamp revealed some concept art for his upcoming Alien 5; now, today, he teased an image of the new and improved Pulse Rifle.

"We all knew there would be pulse rifles," Neill Blomkamp wrote on Instagram "Obviously. Now with added RIS". "RIS" here meant Rail Interface System, which is a generic term for attaching accessories to firearms. Check out the image below:

The M41A Pulse Rifle first appeared in James Cameron's 1986 movie Aliens. It was the primary infantry weapon of the United States Colonial Marine Corps of the late 22nd century.


For comparison's sake, I've embedded the footage from Aliens that shows the old Pulse Rifle:

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