Ridley Scott says he is taking the 'Alien' franchise back to it's terrifying roots in our exclusive 'Alien: Covenant' video.
It's the UK premiere of Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' tonight, and you can watch Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, and more walk the red carpet live here on Yahoo.
A new poster for ‘Alien: Covenant’ gives us another terrifying glimpse at the iconic xenomorph… and it looks as though it’s on the prowl. Clutching her favourite space rifle as she hides from the slathering alien, Daniels (played by Katherine Waterston) is definitely channelling the Ellen Ripley look. Not bad, and it’s clearly intended to remind us that this is an ‘Alien’ movie following the ‘mixed’ critical responses to ‘Prometheus’.
New footage from Alien: Covenant shown by Ridley Scott at CinemaCon in Las Vegas links up the sequel with its predecessor Prometheus.
During an interview with Fandango, Ridley Scott revealed that there’s another ‘Alien’ movie to follow the upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant’. “There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] ‘Alien’,” said Scott as he explained the chronology of all the recent and upcoming ‘Alien’ movies.
Spotted in a set visit piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald (spied by folks ay Alien and Predator fansite AVPGalaxy), Scott revealed that he is plotting his next move this year. “While working on Alien: Covenant, he had the next instalment written so he is ready to keep advancing the saga,” the article reads. “You’ve got to assume to a certain extent success and from that you’d better be ready,” says Scott.
James Franco’s involvement in ‘Alien: Covenant’ has been confirmed courtesy of a brand new cast photo for the hugely anticipated sci-fi horror flick, which you can see below.
Marvel and (to a degree) DC have had a number of lucrative superhero movies hit cinemas over the years. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, the ‘Alien’ director didn’t hold back when it came to expressing his disdain for superhero films and how sees some of his past films have been tackled in comicbook-y way. Scott revealed that he had actually been offered the chance to direct several superhero and comicbook stories but turned them down without hesitation.
A revealing new image has emerged from the set of ‘Alien: Covenant’ which depicts Katherine Waterston in her role as Daniels – the new female lead. Appearing on the official Alien Facebook page, the behind-the-scenes image gives us a glimpse of Ridley Scott’s monitor on the set of ‘Alien: Covenant’… and it looks as though things have gone sideways already for the ill-fated crew.
Just when Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ has been gathering momentum and dominating the ‘Alien’ franchise headlines, Michael Biehn’s only gone and revealed some juicy details on the plot for ‘Alien 5′. Biehn, the actor who played Corporal Hicks in James Cameron’s ‘Aliens’, had a lot to say regarding ‘Alien 5′ (as per its working title), declaring it was still very much happening. Not only does this, as he previously specified, ignore ‘Alien 3′ and ‘Alien: Resurrection’, but it plays out a very different timeline whereby both Hicks and Newt survive the crash-landing in David Fincher’s ‘Alien 3′.