10 films will move forward in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. with final noms out Jan. 23.
Director Ridley Scott reveals how he used a combo of practical rubber suits and CGI to bring his latest intergalactic monsters to life in "Alien: Covenant."
Details of the bonus material for August home entertainment release of 'Alien: Covenant,' including director Ridley Scott's commentary, retailer exclusives
Expats in China and local moviegoers were quick to catch the missing kiss between cyborgs Walter and David, both played by Fassbender.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprise their roles from the 2012 film that leads into 'Alien: Covenant,' director Ridley Scott's new entry in the saga
When it comes to blowing stuff up for the big-screen, Hollywood’s blockbuster directors turn to Neil Corbould, who over the course of a four-decade career has handled the practical effects for a wealth of illustrious films, including Superman, The Fifth Element, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Superman Returns, War Horse, and The Martian. A five-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner (for Gladiator and Gravity), Corbould’s latest venture was perhaps his most widely seen — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which served as his maiden trip to the galaxy far, far away. With Rogue One arriving on Blu-ray release today, we spoke with the special effects supervisor about giving the movie its wartime style, the relationship between practical and digital effects, and setting off explosions around Darth Vader — as well as his upcoming work on Alien: Covenant and Mission: Impossible 6.
New image for Ridley Scott's next chapter in space travelers vs. xenomorphs saga brings to mind Rodin's 'The Gates of Hell' sculpture
It’s not 100 percent clear that anyone really wants to know where the aliens we first met almost 40 years ago in Alien came from — as with all the best horror-movie monsters, their mysterious origin is partly what’s so scary about them. Nonetheless, Ridley Scott seems to think the world must know how and why the xenomorphs came to be, as evidenced by his upcoming Alien: Covenant, a second prequel to his 1979 original, which will delve further into the creatures’ backstories. ...
“The franchise has kind of wandered all over the map,” the 'Avatar' and 'Terminator' director told Vulture when asked about upcoming 'Alien: Covenant.' "I don't think it's worked out terribly well."
The film’s release has also been moved up three months and will now open on May 19, 2017, shifting from its previously announced Aug. 4, 2017 date. Covenant will now open against Warner Bros.’ horror sequel Annabelle 2 and Paramount’s Baywatch reboot, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Covenant is from Alien director Ridley Scott, and will feature Noomi Rapace, reprising her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw from the 2012 prequel Prometheus. Rapace will be joined by franchise newcomers Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride.
As a part of the Alien Day celebration, the fine folks behind Ridley Scott’s confusingly titled Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant released the first photo from the set, where production recently began.