Flip and get the details on Alien Covenant…
This time we will not find out what happened after Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) jetted off in an alien spaceship to seek more answers about the aliens and who made us?
In April, Ridley Scott enlightened us that Alien Covenant would have a new crew flying on the Covenant ten years after Prometheous:
Now, Ridley Scott has been giving fans mere glimpses of the upcoming sequel/prequel:
Here is what we have learned about Alien Covenant via Collider:
Covenant will supposedly pick up 10 years after the events in Prometheus, and finds the crew of the colony ship Covenant headed for a remote planet, until they find a ‘paradise’ planet occupied solely by David, the survivor of the Prometheus expedition. Anyone want to bet they find a whole hive of xenomorphs waiting for them?
It’s also possible that Covenant could serve as a bridge film between Scott’s movies and what director Neill Blomkamp is attempting with his Alien sequel, although his film looks to discard Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection in favor of a quasi-reboot that leaves Hicks and Newt alive alongside Ripley. It will be interesting to see if and/or how Scott and Blomkamp plan on tying all of these sequels together into a new Alien universe. I’m also curious to see if Scott is returning to the horror roots of the series with Alien: Covenant or if he’s sticking with the more action-oriented direction he took with Prometheus (based on his concept art, it looks like Blomkamp wants his movie to be more in line with Aliens than Alien).
We also know that this one will be more violent, have more gore and will be gunning for a hard R rating. Yes this film is going back to the basics of the 1979 Alien.
What do you think of Ridley Scott’s upcoming project?