Damn, fan-filmmakers, this is quite a coup. Carrie Henn was a complete unknown when cast as Newt, and did not continue with acting afterward; these days, she mostly works as a schoolteacher.
In Alien Identity, which will also star Aliens‘ Ricco Ross as the brother of his previous character, Private Frost, it is 14 years after the events of Jim Cameron’s 1986 blockbuster. “It continues the story of Newt, the little girl we all loved, but despised to see perish in vain. They decided to bring back Newt, played by Elle Viane Sonnet as a young woman with an undeniably haunting past and an uncertain future.”
A Kickstarter is expected to launch soon. In the meantime, like the Facebook page for more info on the project that might beat Neill Blomkamp to the revisionist sequel punch.