Ridley Scott Seems to Be Changing His Tune on All Things Alien
Ridley Scott Seems to Be Changing His Tune on All Things Alien
1 Scene in Alien: Covenant Will Change How You See Michael Fassbender
13 May, 2017, 09:45
Now he gives us the sequel to the prequel.
In the movie, the pioneer spacecraft Covenant, which is carrying the settlers to the planet Oriage-6, lands on the wrong planet.
Everything, Everything: Surprise. a non-franchised summer arrival, this one for the under-served romance crowd, with Amandla Stenberg as a teen whose extreme allergies ("to everything") have left her hermetically sealed from the world at large. "Then the glass seals over my face and they're like, 'Pay attention to the fan - if the fan goes out you're gonna lose consciousness, '" he recalled. His replacement, Orom (Billy Crudup) hears a voice from a nearby planet, one that appears able to sustain human life, so he decides they should investigate. Obviously, things are not hunky dory on this planet and the crew members realise this is the homeland of the Engineers, human forerunners who were the source of all mystery in Prometheus. "We used to say they were The Beatles and we were The Rolling Stones", says Alien producer Walter Hill of the blockbusters. The 2017 feature directed by Ridley Scott, is the second in the franchise's prequel series following the 2012 Prometheus. Pile on the action and the gore and create as much suspense as familiarity will allow. Many media outlets who have had access to early screenings of the film haven't been too gung-ho about it. Make no mistake, this isn't just a sci-fi movie - Covenant is as scary if not scarier and more terrifying than the original.
"I don't know. [I'll make] maybe two more [films], or maybe one more, I don't know". And he unquestionably succeeds. And Scott can't resist a reference to his other movie about replicants/synthetics.
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And that explains it, as Scott Ridley made clear.
Warning: If you're considering watching "Prometheus" and want to remain unspoiled, don't read the final "What do I need to know?" section.
Usually, after you try to turn around a franchise with a new movie, you're interested to see how it does before making more plans. Some people will love it, but I can easily see Alien fans walking out of the theater after seeing this, thinking that they never signed up for an extreme character study.
Alien: Covenant opens in United Kingdom cinemas on Friday, 12th May.
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