Alien Covenant clip

If I’ve learned one thing watching Alien movies, it’s to never, ever go to space. I’ll keep my feet on terra firma, thank you very much. But if I’ve learned two things, the second is that coming face to face with a facehugger is the first step in drastically shortening your lifespan.

So when one of those nasty little creatures zips around and introduces itself to a couple of crew members in this new clip from Alien: Covenant, it’s a safe bet that things aren’t going to turn out well for them.
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Ridley Scott admits that he was “wrong” on Prometheus.

The much-maligned Alien prequel was a stumbling block for the renowned director, who had planned to launch a second coming for his Alien franchise to flesh out the origins and backstory of the terrifying Xenomorphs. His upcoming film Alien: Covenant continues the thread that Prometheus started, taking place long before the 1979 Alien film. Scott had intended to make at least four more sequels which would lead up to or take place concurrently as the original Alien movie. But negative reactions to Prometheus has him rethinking his plans.

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Alien Covenant Trailer Breakdown 59

If Alien: Covenant is a success, then Ridley Scott has no plans of leaving the Alien franchise anytime soon. The filmmaker wants the next few sequels/prequels to “gradually drive into the back entrance of the [original] film.” He has four more Alien movies in mind, and he’ll be ready to shoot the next one within 14 months.

Below, read Scott’s comments on the Alien: Covenant sequel.

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Alien Covenant Trailer Breakdown 59

When I visited the set of Alien: Covenant last year, I couldn’t help but be bowled over by the sheer scale of the production. It’s one thing to hear about a movie that costs far north of $100 million to produce, but it’s another thing to actually see what that cash is paying for. In the case of the sixth movie in the science fiction/horror franchise that director Ridley Scott kicked off back in 1979, much of that cash seems to have been spent on elaborate, detailed, and utterly enormous sets. The reviews have been all over the place, but one thing is certain: Alien: Covenant is a huge movie.

While there is a great deal of CGI in the finished film, the scale of the production and the practical effects are on full display in a new video, which offers a look at sheer number of elements that need to come together to make a movie of this size happen.

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Alien Covenant

Even though we’re still a little under two weeks away from seeing Alien: Covenant on the big screen, critics have already seen the next chapter of the Alien prequel series that began with Prometheus and will supposedly continue with even more sequels that will take us back to the events of the original Alien from 1979. So what are the early reviews saying?

The consensus: though Alien: Covenant is a return to form for Ridley Scott as far as the horror, blood and gore is concerned, the director has a hard time balancing that stuff with the intellectual, thought-provoking, scientific side that made Prometheus less enjoyable than its predecessors.

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Alien Covenant trailer

In the 1980s, computers and A.I. were still a fairly new technology, and thus, weren’t to be trusted. This distrust manifested in various movies, but many forget that 1979’s Alien was one of the first.

The A.I. in Alien — Nostromo’s feminine-voiced computer known as “Mother,” spelled MUTHUR — wasn’t necessarily malicious per se, but it was a cold, impersonal machine that put the needs of the mission over the crew. And for the first time since the first Alien movie, MUTHUR will be making a return in Alien: Covenant. The newest trailer features it extensively, and may hint at some of the darker intentions with which we were introduced to MUTHUR dearest.

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Adam Savage Tours the Alien Covenant Set

This past week brought the celebration of Alien Day, which included the arrival of some awesome new memorabilia, as well as a new tease of Alien: Covenant in the form of a prologue revealing the fate of the crew from Prometheus. Now we get another tease of the sequel arriving in theaters next month with former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage taking a tour of the set, showing how the various structures in the film are created.

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Tomorrow brings a new Alien Day for fans of the sci-fi franchise that 20th Century Fox started with Alien all the way back in 1979. Inspired by the mysterious planet labeled LV-426, last year became the first official, annual Alien Day in honor of the 30th anniversary of the sequel, Aliens. This year’s celebration is also a big one because there’s an all-new film in the franchise to promote, Alien: Covenant.

Though there will be plenty of Alien: Covenant reveals, product tie-ins and more, Alien Day is just as much about celebrating the franchise as a whole. That’s why Mondo has a handful of limited edition items they’ll be selling in honor of both the original Alien and the sequel Aliens. Check out the Mondo Alien Day 2017 items below! Read More »

Stephen Colbert Alien Sketch

Next month will bring a new chapter of the Alien franchise to the big screen with Ridley Scott back behind the camera for Alien: Covenant. The film is both a sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to Alien, and there are apparently several more stories left to tell in between.

The new line-up of Alien films forced Neill Blomkamp to cancel his alternate sequel that would have brought back Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, but that movie seems to be on the backburner indefinitely. Thankfully, someone else was able to give us our fix of Ellen Ripley, albeit in the form of a comedy sketch where she has some trouble getting proper healthcare from The Late Show host Stephen Colbert after all the xenomorph encounters she’s had over the years.

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When I visited the set of Alien: Covenant last year, we toured the film’s creature shop and one thing was very clear: this movie would feature a more traditional Xenomorph and a bunch of creepy, slimy, and hungry new friends. Now, a newly released image from the film reveals one of the new aliens who will menace director Ridley Scott‘s ensemble in the new movie: the pale, spindly “Neomorph.”

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