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Filming is underway at locations around Australia on the Ridley Scott-helmed Alien: Covenant. The film follows the mixed-bag prequel Prometheus and promises a direct link up to everyone’s favorite titular killing machines. It may also answer the questions posed in the prequel about why the Engineers seeded human life and created the xenomorphs.

 

At the conclusion of Prometheus, only one man (droid) was left standing – at least since Noomi Rapace dropped out of the prequel sequel – Michael Fassbender’s David. The hard-working actor, currently filming Covenant, had some impressive things to say about the upcoming production.

 

In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fassbender discusses his spate of upcoming and in-production films. Reprising his role in Covenant, the actor is in a unique position to compare and contrast the sets and conditions with its predecessor, as well as its unwinding path toward its founding film. Fassbender also teases what everyone’s been hoping for, those nasty little murder-machines:

 

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“There are going to be great sets and aliens coming out of people. It’s amazing to watch Ridley work. I try to soak up as much knowledge as I can from him, because having worked on this kind of films a few times and having seen how many moving parts there are, how many people work on the set and how many departments need attention and the language, he’s an absolute master.”

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He also lauds the set design on Covenant. For an actor who’s worked on some highly inventive films (X-Men: Apocalypse and Assassin’s Creed, just to name two), his praise bodes well for the Prometheus follow-up.

 

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“The sets are fantastic. Again, the most impressive sets I’ve seen since ‘Prometheus,’ which was the original setting. It’s a fantastic mixture of high-end technology and primitive elements. The way that I can explain it is the same way that Ridley did ‘Blade Runner.’

Fassbender’s words are very encouraging to fans who, although excited by Prometheus, were somewhat underwhelmed by its payoff. Although much of the appeal of the Alien series was due to its fantastic futuristic set pieces and technology, it was the gritty realism of blue-collar space travel which helped audiences better identify with the characters.

 

As more images emerge, it will be interesting to watch the films slowly connect to one another. However, it’s important Scott doesn’t crib too much of his earlier stylistic elements for Alien: Covenant. The key to creating a believable sequence of films leading back to the Alien is portraying the evolution (or devolution) of the universe along the way. While Fassbender would be foolish to criticize a film he’s currently shooting, hence promoting, his praise seems genuine. If Scott can capture his Blade Runner/Alien blend of high tech and “primitive” design, Covenant could be theAlien film fans have been waiting for.

 

Source: http://screenrant.com/alien-covenant-michael-fassbender-set-design/

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Alien: Covenant Set Photos Show Some Mysterious & Creepy Figures

The Alien franchise is one of the most enduring in film history, with a fan base that is not only forgiving, but extremely patient. The fans have stood by artist H.R. Giger’s dark vision of the Xenomorph throughout the subsequent sequels, crossovers and prequels, most of which have received a less than stellar reception from viewing audiences. But that hasn’t dampened expectations for the latest film to be tied directly to the Alien universe, and now some of the first images of Ridley Scott’s latest installment in the series could mean a renewed interest for audiences everywhere.

 

The batch of new set images from the filming of Alien: Covenant offer fans a glimpse of a dark and disturbing dystopic future and a plethora of destruction and several ashy beings. The context of the images is hard to speculate on at this stage of production, but they’re certainly an interesting peek into the next stage of progression in the Alien universe. Of course one has to wonder whether these people are from planet Earth or if they’re part of the film’s storyline that reportedly delves deeper into the story of the Engineers and their part in creating humankind. The images could very well be depicting Engineers who suffered a horrific fate similar to the people of Pompeii, or the figures could be human in nature.

 

At any rate, hopefully the new film will tie into the Alien franchise in a way that will be befitting the franchise. The original Ridley Scott Alien film, released back in 1979 to rave reviews, sparked a legendary 1986 sequel. Aliensbrought now well-respected action director James Cameron into the fold and spawned what is still considered by many to be the quintessential film in the franchise. The third Alien film hit theaters in 1992, this time with a fresh take from director David Fincher, since Cameron was fully committed to building the Terminator franchise at the time with T2: Judgement Day. Fincher offered a fresh take on the universe, but for the first time in the franchise history Alien 3 received a mixed reception from fans. Aside from Alien: Resurrection, the remainder of the 1990s would relegate the fans to their Dark Horse comic books to get their Alien fix. It wasn’t until the ill-fated Alien vs. Predator crossover films in 2004 and 2007 that the fans would finally get not only another set of Alien film appearances, but the epic showdown that they thought they wanted on-screen.

 

Alien: Covenant may sport the title name from the franchise, but this newest Ridley Scott addition to the mythos is absolutely a sequel to Prometheus, which is still a prequel to the original Alien. We do know that Covenant takes place a full decade after the events of Prometheus and we’re set to get two more films before the movies will catch up to theAlien movie timeline. It’s unknown what exactly the tone of Covenant may be, but we know that by the end of the movie fans will be seeing the all too familiar sights of the Alien eggs, face huggers, chest bursters and maybe even the queen mother herself.

 

Ridley Scott is returning again to the franchise he first made famous and he has given us a few vague, but important, plot details. In Covenant they will be exploring the planet that the Engineers came from and the reasons by they first made the terrifying Alien Xenomorphs. If the film really does answer the question of “why?” this predatory race of creature was created, then fans will have not only more depth to the mythos, but endless debate on whether they like or agree with the explanation given. This is an area that filmmakers will hopefully craft carefully and certainly not take lightly.

 

Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3600337/On-set-photographs-upcoming-Prometheus-sequel-Alien-Covenant-directed-Sir-Ridley-Scott-filmed-Sydney-big-budget-sci-fi-film-starring-Michael-Fassbender-scheduled-August-2017-release.html

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the creatures look like the dood from prometheus

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I wanted it to take place directly after the first movie, when they go back to the home world :(

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6 minutes ago, warwagon said:

I wanted it to take place directly after the first movie, when they go back to the home world :(

Yep - I was hoping they would go back to the planet. In Typical Alien fashion little do they know they have an egg on board or something and that begins the true alien outbreak.

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Alien: Covenant Image Teases Katherine Waterston’s Character

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Now, 20th Century Fox has revealed an official first look at Scott’s next sci-fi movie, via a production image released through the Alien Anthology Twitter account. The photo shows Waterston as Covenant‘s protagonist, a character who is simply referred to here as “Daniels”. You can check out that Alien: Covenant production image featuring Waterston, below.

 

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The photo shows Waterston as Covenant‘s protagonist, a character who is simply referred to here as “Daniels”. You can check out that Alien: Covenant production image featuring Waterston, below.

 

The Covenant spaceship’s interior design, which is presumably what is shown above, is in keeping with the production design of Prometheus and previous Alien installments alike. With that said, Alien: Covenant‘s Oscar-winning costume designer Janty Yates (a longtime Ridley Scott collaborator) has indicated that the passage of time between Prometheus and Covenant will, in fact, be reflected in the movie (see the spacesuits worn by Covenant’s space explorers, among other elements). Scott’s Prometheus sequel should also further bridge the gap between the visual design of Prometheus and his original Alien feature, at the same time that it incorporates certain well-known aspects of the larger Alien franchise’s mythology (including, for example, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation – which was formed during the aftermath of the events that transpired in Prometheus).

 

Waterston, for her part, has adapted a look here that brings to mind classic Alien heroine Ellen Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) appearance, as well as that of Prometheus‘ Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), to a lesser degree. It remains to be seen if “Daniels” emerges as a memorable protagonist in her own right or a Ripley re-tread, though. Similarly, Alien: Covenant has to prove itself to be a worthwhile chapter in the larger Alien film saga and not an uninspired recycling of elements from the previous Alien films, as some fans are concerned it’s going to be after Scott’s divisive Prometheus.

 

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Here is 20th Century Fox’s official synopsis for Alien: Covenant:

 

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Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

 

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Alien: Covenant – Noomi Rapace to Reprise Prometheus Role

 

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Director Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus remains a divisive entry among devoted Alien franchise fans. Even so, the quasi-prequel/spinoff to Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror classic Alien was successful enough to warrant a sequel, with plans for an eventual trilogy in motion now too. The followup, titled Alien: Covenant, takes place ten years after the events of Prometheus and revolves around the crew of the spaceship Covenant, as it finds its way to a world believed to have once been a paradise. However, that planet is now a desolate wasteland, whose sole inhabitant is the android or “synthetic” known as David (Michael Fassbender).

 

David, you might recall, has his head ripped off his body during Prometheus by one of the Engineers – the alien race responsible for creating humanity – and eventually wound up traveling with the sole human survivor of the Prometheus mission, Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), into space in search of the Engineers’ home. A set photo has now been released, confirming that David’s head is back on his body in Alien: Covenant – but as there’s no mention of Elizabeth in the official Covenant synopsis, it’s been unclear whether she’s doing as well as David by the time the Covenant crew arrives on the Engineers’ planet… or if Rapace is in the movie at all.

 

Deadline reports that Rapace is in Australia – where Scott is currently in the midst of production on Covenant – and that she will be on the movie’s set for more than a single week; though, Deadline‘s article is otherwise vague aboutexactly how long Rapace will be on set, making it difficult to gauge just how significant her role here will beScott previously indicated that Rapace either wouldn’t be returning for Covenant or, rather, that she wouldn’t be serving as one of the film’s lead characters. The role of protagonist in Covenant appears to fall instead to Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), who is playing the Covenant crew member known as “Daniels”.

 

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Alien: Covenant Wraps Filming; Photo of Katherine Waterston Released

 

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The upcoming sci-fi-horror film Alien: Covenant is arriving next year and new information continues to build anticipation. The Ridley Scott-directed film is both a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus and another prequel to the 1979 classic, Alien.

 

So far, bits of news have provided some vague knowledge of what the film is about, with casting news having done the most to shed some light on the film’s plot and its setting. The cast includes a returning Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, as well as newcomers Amy Seimetz, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and Katherine Waterston.

 

Keeping Waterston in mind, a photo was posted on the official Twitter account for the Alien series, featuring the actress as well as Scott, with a message revealing news that filming on Alien: Covenant has officially wrapped. It should be noted that Waterston’s look in the photo has more than a little in common with Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in Aliens.

 

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With filming wrapped, this means production is now moving into the next phase, which was also stated in the tweet and should likely lead to speculation as to when a real first look, beyond some stills and behind-the-scenes photos, will be made for the public. With 20th Century Fox having already announced the lack of a major presence at this year’s Comic-Con International, it would seem as if fans will have to wait even longer than expected to get said glimpse.

 

Scott took some flack for Prometheus, but the series clearly still has a fan base looking forward to whatever he comes up with. Just coming off of the major success that was The Martian, it is great to see how the 78-year-old director has not decided to slow down at all. Regardless of film’s receptions, Scott has always been an efficient director, so hopefully the screenplay will be up to the task of delivering an Alien film more fans will be able to appreciate.

 

In the meantime, there is that group of fans excited for the continued talks of a fifth Alien film that would return Weaver to the franchise, as well as Michael Biehn’s Hicks and Carrie Henn’s Newt from Aliens. The progress on that film was delayed when Scott’s own Alien film was announced, but the reception of Prometheus has left some more curious about what happens next in this universe, rather than continuing to fill in gaps from the past. We’ll just have to wait until next year to see how things turn out.

 

Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on August 4, 2017.

 

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Alien: Covenant Teaser Poster: Time to Run!

 

Alien: Covenant, the next film in the long-running franchise that began all the way back in 1979 with Ridley Scott’s chest-burstingly scary Alien is gearing up for release in May of 2017. So far, production on the film has been remarkably open with regard to sharing details and behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and crew (but not xenomorphs), encouraging audiences to get excited about the post-Prometheus adventure that promises a “much scarier” product this time around.

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Similarity to previous protagonists and confirmed xenomorphs aside, the series has also been hinting at a return of the film’s patented body-horror scares in the form of the disturbing facehugger and the unfortunate outcome for anyone unlucky enough to live through a run-in with the transitory parasite. According to the Alien: Covenant Fan Website, the crews working on the film were handed a nifty facehugger poster as a thank you for their work. The poster, labeled “Creature Crew” takes on the look of a scientific journal, complete with a sketch of the nasty little bugger and some handwritten notes detailing aspects of its anatomy. Check out the poster below:

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Nice, can't wait for this one.

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This series is so weird. I've found something to enjoy in each of the installments following the original, and I can call myself a fan, but at the same time, I can't help but feel that it's one of the most unnecessary franchises out there. It just goes on to show how great the first one is. There is nothing you can add or remove from that movie to make it better. It's perfect. 

 

Everything they've done after that (and this includes Aliens), was always worse for it, in one way or another. I also find the idea of explaining the backstory of the first one with FOUR movies to be completely ludicrous. There's really nothing to explain. You see that a previous civilization played with the idea of using aliens as weapons, you see that it somehow went wrong, but humans being humans as they are, don't heed the warning, and history repeats itself. That's where the xenomorphs come from, and that's all the explanation I need. Sometimes less is truly more.

 

I can appreciate the themes that Ridley Scott is trying to explore with the prequels, like the origins of life, our place in the universe, faith, and our relationships with our creators (be it parents, or literally the creators of life), but I can't help but feel that it's better suited for a different series altogether, rather than movies where the main premise always revolves around a dangerous biological killing machine.

 

And again, that's something that the first one already did to a certain extent, too, just stripped it down to the basics: the universe is a cold place, where the main instinct is survival, through any means necessary - the basics being reproduction and killing. That's the horror of it. Sure, you can explore other themes (the second one does a nice parallel of family and motherhood with both Ripley and the alien queen), but for a franchise grounded in horror and simplicity, I really don't see the point of building an epic saga that revolves around literal creation of humanity through it. 

 

I'll still check this one out, of course, but man, I wish they took a different approach to the whole thing.

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2 hours ago, Syanide said:

 

I can appreciate the themes that Ridley Scott is trying to explore with the prequels, like the origins of life, our place in the universe, faith, and our relationships with our creators (be it parents, or literally the creators of life), but I can't help but feel that it's better suited for a different series altogether, rather than movies where the main premise always revolves around a dangerous biological killing machine.

 

Yeah, prometheus could have been a whole different thing, but I guess, he enjoys doing what he does best?

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A gift for Christmas day. It should also probably be a red band trailer due to language and minor gore.

 

 

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The trailer is a letdown compared to the one for Prometheus (seriously, that one and the second trailer for Fury Road are the best trailers I've seen in the past five years at least), let's hope the movie is the opposite. Doesn't look too promising, same old stuff we've seen many times before.

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I think it looks alright. It leaves me with a lot of questions which I think is good.

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It has my interest so I'll watch it at some point. 

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On 12/26/2016 at 8:39 AM, Syanide said:

The trailer is a letdown compared to the one for Prometheus (seriously, that one and the second trailer for Fury Road are the best trailers I've seen in the past five years at least), let's hope the movie is the opposite. Doesn't look too promising, same old stuff we've seen many times before.

The Prometheus trailer sucked complete balls, I felt like I had watched the entire movie. And them crashing their only ship into the engineers one trying to launch in the trailer?! Come on. The music was great that was about it.

 

I think they've kept us in the dark for this one because of how much backlash they got over that years ago. It looks like the original Alien. And that's all I'm here for and want. And the crew keeping the infected locked in? Finally some sense for once :laugh:

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Looks great. A lot of movies coming out this year I'm hyped for. Also, the trailer probably shows too much (see thumbnail).

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I wish they continued from where the first stopped. I loved the story of Prometheus, the acting and where the story might have gone.... this just smells like another mess up under the pressure of Hollywood...

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9 minutes ago, Euphoria said:

I wish they continued from where the first stopped. I loved the story of Prometheus, the acting and where the story might have gone.... this just smells like another mess up under the pressure of Hollywood...

Exactly, I wanted to see where the storyline of the "Engineers" goes - that, for me, had so much more appeal than another space horror, mean alien movie... even if it is Aliens...

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18 minutes ago, T3X4S said:

Exactly, I wanted to see where the storyline of the "Engineers" goes - that, for me, had so much more appeal than another space horror, mean alien movie... even if it is Aliens...

I read somewhere that they'll find the David from Prometheus in this movie. I think we'll get some answers.

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should be great, as trag said, lots of good movies coming out this year

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I'm bought. The trailer looks great. It looks action packed and fun, which I guess not a lot of people want, but considering what a mixed bag their serious approach towards this was in Prometheus, it's welcome. And who knows, they might surprise us still. Noomi Rapace is nowhere to be seen in trailers, but she is supposed to be in the movie, so they can still tie up some Prometheus loose ends.

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3 minutes ago, Syanide said:

I'm bought. The trailer looks great. It looks action packed and fun, which I guess not a lot of people want, but considering what a mixed bag their serious approach towards this was in Prometheus, it's welcome. And who knows, they might surprise us still. Noomi Rapace is nowhere to be seen in trailers, but she is supposed to be in the movie, so they can still tie up some Prometheus loose ends.

She has a very small cameo and David from first movie is supposed to serve as the tie-in.

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