While Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe with Prometheus wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it was still great to return back to that world. The world of androids, cryosleep, oh and the terror of an unknown alien creature that indiscriminately kills with acid for blood! Scott’s planned sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant will be hitting theaters August 2017. Returning are Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace. Newcomers Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and Billy Crudup will be joining. The film has already promised that we will not only see the Engineers of Prometheus, but we will see the Xenomorphs from the original Alien series.
Recently Fassbender has an interview with BBC Radio 2, and let out a slip for what to expect for the next film. So spoilers…
A lot of Spider-Man movies have been released in the past fifteen years. Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of the web-slinger launched just four years after Tobey Maguire hung up the cobwebbed cowl. Instead of finishing The Amazing Spider-Man series, the iconic character has instead swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with yet another reboot now due for 2017. While it’s easy to see why some fans would be reluctant to get excited about another retelling of the same story so soon, a lot of the criticism already levelled at Spiderman: Homecoming has nothing to do with the potential lack of originality. (more…)
Shooting continues for Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant and there’s some interesting insights into the production from Danny McBride (East Bound & Down, The End) who’s as yet unnamed character now has a job according to McBride latest comments about the project. Even more interesting for movie fans is McBride’s comments on the production’s set and practical effects. (more…)
In all the discussion about Alien: Covenant, even when it was known as Prometheus 2 way back when, there has been one constant: Michael Fassbender. The actor played David, an android, in the original 2012 film, and like most synthetics in the Alien universe, there was something not quite right with him. As a result of his activities in the film, David was left only with his head in the end as he, and Shaw played by Noomi Rapace, blasted off to find the aliens responsible for the creation of life on Earth, and now have the desire to destroy it. But has David gotten an upgrade between then and now? (more…)
It’s no small secret that work has begun on Alien; Covenant, Ridley Scott‘s follow-up prequel sequel to Prometheus and the Alien universe. Many are looking at Covenant with a sense of reserved anticipation; Prometheus left a lot of people disappointed, but Scott’s last film, The Martian, showed that so far as his sci-fi chops go, he’s still got it. So keeping all that in mind there’s this piece, a new official photo from the set of Katherine Waterson in character as the female lead, Daniels. Obviously, not much has yet been revealed about her, or anything regarding Covenant, but if you take a look at the photo, Scott is definitely invoking Alien heroines of the past in this one. (more…)
The Alien franchise is well-known for the tense atmosphere it seems to so effortlessly create. Ever since Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo came up against the extraterrestrial beings known as the xenomorphs, the Alien films have consistently generated an image of a dark and harrowing world. Whether you enjoyed the films in the Alien universe or not, there is no denying they use a stunning mix of haunting, fully realized creatures and a well developed set to engage an audience. It seems this will be the case with the follow-up to Prometheus; Alien: Covenant. Ridley Scott and the cast and crew of Alien: Covenant landed in Sydney to got straight to work on the upcoming movie, where initial pictures have been released from the set.
On May 4th we celebrate the saga set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and October 21st is the day we remember the man that went to the past, kissed his mother and came back to… Well, you get it. Pop culture is slowly but surely taking over the calendar and one more day couldn’t hurt! 26th April has been deemed “Alien Day.” The day has been chosen as a reference to the planet on which a ship filled with Xenomorph eggs landed and was subesequently discovered by the Nostromo team, the planet Acheron, also known as LV-426. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of James Cameron‘s follow up to Ridley Scott‘s Alien, the aptly named… Aliens. (more…)
From the time before even Alien Versus Predator was given the green light, people have been talking about making Alien 5. In fact, big names have been buzzing around the project since as early as 2002. Sigourney Weaver has been open about her interest and quite adamant that a new film would definitely be the right way to go with the franchise. Ideas, concepts and even scripts have been pitched, over the years, from Joss Whedon, Ridley Scott and James Cameron. (more…)
Say what you want about Prometheus, but it had a pretty great cast that included Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. That’s some raw talent right there, and why not, when you’re Ridley Scott you can recruit that kind of talent just as easily as a xenomorph tears apart a crew of space truckers. So in making
Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant, you know that there are a lot of people who’d be willing to take Scott’s call, like Danny McBride, for example. Yes, the Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express and This is the End star is the latest name attached to Covenant. (more…)
After winning the coveted Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical for The Martian last Sunday, Ridley Scott did what he does second best: talk about his future projects. Scott seems to be particularly chatty these days about his next movie Alien: Covenant, the halfway between prequel, sequel and reboot of the Prometheus and Alien series. No new specific plot details were offered, but in a general way, Scott confirmed the content of the film, and he said it will be worthy of a “hard R” rating. And while it’s good to know that Scott won’t spare us the blood and gore in his new Alien movie, it’s worth pointing out that squeamishness was not one of the problems with Prometheus. (more…)