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 Post subject: Alien: Covenant
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:57 am 
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Ridley Scott's long-delayed sequel to Prometheus has gone through a number of iterations and metamorphoses, but apparently the details have finally been hammered out and it is now going to connect much more directly to the original Alien than was originally planned. So much so that the official title will now reflect that.

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Ridley Scott Promises Familiar Aliens in Alien: Covenant
By Silas Lesnick ON December 11, 2015

Prepare yourself for a veritable menagerie of Xenomorph forms in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant

Although the film went on to gross more than $400 million worldwide, some Alien franchise fans were disappointed that Ridley Scott’s 2012 Prometheus did not feature the franchise’s original creature design until the alternate “Deacon” form at the very end of the film. That’s not going to be the case with the upcoming Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, Scott tells The Wrap. Covenant will bring back H.R. Giger’s popular Xenomorph in its many terrifying forms.

“We’ll have them all,” Scott promises, “Egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy.”

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew 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.

“They’re going to go to the planet where the engineers came from,” Scott continues, “and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it.”

20th Century Fox will release Alien: Covenant in theaters on October 6, 2017. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are set to reprise their roles as scientist Elizabeth Shaw and the android David, respectively. Given the film’s synopsis, it remains to be seen how Rapace’s Shaw will factor into the film.

Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the Alien: Covenant screenplay.

That very last sentence does give me a moment's pause, I will admit. Still, the prospect of seeing Ridley Scott return to the material which both launched his own career and completely revolutionized the entire concept of sci-fi horror is interesting to say the least.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:35 am 
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HO...LY...SHIT... :o :shock: :o :shock: :o



EDIT: Seriously. Holy fuck fucking fuckity fucking fuck.

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And by that I mean "holy fuck".


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Okay I really mean it: holy shitting fuck.

If you are any kind of an Alien fan and have not yet watched this trailer, do it because Jesus.

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So last week 20th Century Fox released an entire "prologue" scene from the movie; this is it.



And...they literally just posted the second official trailer, and well...my reaction remains the same.



We get our first real look at the so-called "neomorphs" in this one. Among other things.

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[Reveal] Spoiler: Alien: Covenant
I didn't realize it at first, but apparently that is actually the Engineers' home planet. Also I can confirm that those ARE Dr. Shaw's dog tags in the ship, so that is presumably the ship she and David took off in at the end of Prometheus.

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Well THIS certainly explains a lot...


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This movie is fucking wicked. Easily the best Alien movie since the second one (Aliens)...and by far the most violent. Which is saying something.

Oh, and I should point out that neither of the full prologue scenes previously posted in this thread ("Last Supper" and "The Crossing") are actually IN the actual movie, so watching those will definitely fill in some otherwise-missing background details.

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