In the Alien series, there’s just as much admiration for the xenomorphs as there is fear. For some people, they admire the perfection of species, a creature that is the most excellent killing machine, intelligent, adaptable and insatiable in its apparent blood lust for other organisms. It’s enough to make you wonder where they came from, and how they evolved? Most Alien characters seem unconcerned with origins of the xenomorphs in the face of, you know, running for their lives, but it looks like Ridley Scott is finally going to go there in Alien: Covenant. Warning for the spoiler averse though because a pretty major reveal is discussed below. (more…)
With Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, ready to hit theaters in May, director Ridley Scott is already talking about making another. And not just a trilogy, he’s in this for the long haul. The Alien franchise already has (officially) seven films, including Prometheus, so Covenant would be the eighth film. In a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Ridley declared that the script for the next Alien film was already written and that they were planning on starting to shoot in 2018. (more…)
Note to self: if you land on an alien planet, and you find a field of wheat there, get the eff out immediately! That, I’m sure, is one of several pointed messages that will come out of the release of Alien: Covenant, the latest entry in the Alien saga, and the latest film from director Ridley Scott. In advance of its cinema debut this weekend with 20th Century Fox‘s new blockbuster, Logan, the new trailer for the film has been released online, and in case it wasn’t already clear, this new trailer assures that there’s going to be lots of xenomorph action as compared to Scott’s last ride in the Alien universe. (more…)
It has been half a decade since the world was treated to a new film from the Aliens franchise and fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the fearsome Xenomorph. Alien: Covenant has been in the works for a while and while some details have been leaked, not much is coming out regarding the story. Thankfully, 20th Century Fox released a 4-minute promotional clip introducing the crew that will be in the film (don’t worry, we will link to it after the bump). This release confirms the appearance of several highly anticipated actors and actresses but doesn’t supply much information about the plot. That being said, this is a major leak of epic proportions the nerd community can rejoice over.
For some reason, the first thought of the morning was “What if Gilligan found a crashed alien spaceship on the island and got face-hugged?” Who wouldn’t watch the heck out of that episode? The good money is on Mary Ann to be the sole survivor. In other Alien news, director Ridley Scott‘s Alien Covenant production has released a cast photo which you can check out below. (more…)
20th Century Fox’s Alien: Covenant wrapped back in July. Today, of all days, FOX released it’s first official trailer. Yes, on Christmas Day, the day where kids are feverishly unwrapping presents and parents just can’t seem to suck down enough coffee, a trailer full of scary ass alines out to slaughter some humans, rules the day. Father Christmas is gonna be so pleased.
Alien: Covenant, the sixth film in the Alien series but the second chronologically, taking place about a decade after the events of Prometheus. It looks as stunningly designed and ambitious as the former but feels much more like a classic alien film. What creeps in the shadows, followed by lots of running and screaming. Yep, this is defiantly an Alien movie. (more…)
Alien: Covenant comes out in just five short months, so it’s only appropriate that this last week has seen a veritable eruption of new images from the very secretive production. We’ve seen photos of Katherine Waterston’s very Ripley-looking Daniels, we’ve seen what looks like the return of the Colonial Marines, and we’ve seen a teaser poster that infers that were going to see the very traditional-looking xenomorph in the film. So what will we see today? Not much, but because this is an Alien movie, it confirms were going to see two very distinctly Alien things: a interior of a foreign spacecraft and lots, and lots of blood. (more…)
All indicators point toward a short wait until the first trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant hits the Internet. Starting that build up is a first look at one of the new pivotal characters Daniels, played by Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them). Entertainment Weekly brings us this first production still of a heavily armed Daniels searching for something or someone. (more…)
“In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream.” That was the tagline for the movie Alien, Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece. And what good tag line it was. Of course, there was plenty of screaming in Ridley Scotts Alien and plenty of people heard it, but still, what a brilliantly conceived tagline – one that none of the subsequent alien sequels ever managed to re-encapsulate. Aliens “This Time It’s War” and Aliens 3 “It’s Back” didn’t quite hold the same ovation.
So, now, some 35+ years since Ridley Scott’s first Alien movie, have the tagline writers at FOX gotten any better? Just what words of horror will be emblazoned on Scott’s new brand new Xenomorph alien film? Let’s just say, none cardio enthusiasts will quiver in fear. (more…)
Filming for Alien: Covenant is currently underway and it looks like leaked images from the set have already been…leaked. These images come courtesy of a source who has provided the site So, Is It Any Good with images straight from the set. The images include the “Space Jockey” chamber that was featured in Prometheus, early incarnations of the xenomorphs, a chamber housing some eggs, and facehuggers. Based on that one image, this is going to be one hell of a movie.