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Alien: Covenant To Be “Much Scarier” Than Prometheus, According To Michael Fassbender

25 July 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Prometheus doubled down on existential themes of discovery and chronicling our history amid the cosmos, then Alien: Covenant is primed to steer Ridley Scott’s prequel back to the franchise’s dark, acid-spewing roots.

At least, that’s according to Michael FassbenderThe Light Between Oceans actor spoke to Collider over the weekend, revealing that Covenant is shaping up to be “much scarier” than its divisive forebear.

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Similar to how James Cameron expanded the series into full-blown action territory with the remarkable Aliens in ’86, it appears that Fox’s prized sci-fi series will use Covenant to circle back to the horror elements associated with Ridley Scott’s original genre classic, Alien.

“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much »

- Michael Briers

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Danny McBride shows off the cockpit in Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes photo

22 July 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the end of production on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, star Danny McBride took to Instagram to share a photo of himself on set. In the film, McBride portrays a pilot, so it’s only fitting that the posted picture features the actor in his ship’s cockpit, sporting a space cowboy look. The snapshot was accompanied by a caption that read, “That’s a wrap on #aliencovenant. Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.” See it here…

Of course, the actor is best known for his comedic work in such films and TV shows as Pineapple Express, This is the End, Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals (which premiered on HBO last week), so Covenant will certainly be new territory for McBride, as it brings him into a darker and more horror-infused environment. 

Lastly, the first behind-the-scenes photo from Alien: Covenant showing »

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Danny McBride Takes You Behind The Scenes Of Alien: Covenant In New Pic

22 July 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Production has officially wrapped on the set of Alien: Covenant – but not before Danny McBride can share another behind-the-scenes snap.

Set to take the helm of Ridley Scott’s titular space vessel, McBride took to Instagram to post one final look into what we assume to be the cockpit of the Covenant, promising that, “Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.” Given the awe-inspiring set photos coupled with the promise of a Xenomorph slithering onto the scene, we’re inclined to believe him.

Hoping to correct course after the largely underwhelming Prometheus – it was by no means Alien: Resurrection, but Scott’s prequel spinoff paled in comparison to the director’s original classic – Alien Covenant is the second chapter in the filmmaker’s planned prequel trilogy, one that has subsequently ordered Neill Blomkamp’s proposed Alien sequel to the shelf, for now. Should that plan take shape, »

- Michael Briers

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Movie News: See 'Alien: Covenant' Wrap Photo; Anton Yelchin Won't Be Replaced in Next 'Star Trek'

20 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Alien: Covenant: Director Ridley Scott and actress Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) are featured in a new photo from behind the scenes of Alien: Covenant. The caption indicates that principal photography has concluded. The cast includes Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir and Danny McBride; the movie is scheduled for release on August 4, 2017. [Twitter via Collider]   Star Trek: According to J.J. Abrams, Anton Yelchin will not be replaced in the next Star Trek movie. Yelchin, who was tragically killed in a freak auto accident last month, portrayed Ensign Pavel Chekov in the three most recent franchise installments. Abrams says that the filmmakers have been discussing how to deal with the loss of the character in the screenplay, but...

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‘Alien: Covenant’ has completed shooting; New image revealed

20 July 2016 1:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Shooting on the sequel to Prometheus and prequel to the Alien movies Alien: Covenant has completed shooting down under, and to celebrate, 20th Century Fox have released a brand new image.

Filming has wrapped. The next phase begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/tH19MTGjfB

Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016

As you can see its an intriguing image of lead actress Katherine Waterston (playing a character named Daniels) who is kitted out in very familiar garb. Is anyone else thinking Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley?

Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and Billy Crudup also star in the film, which will be released next summer.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet »

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News Briefs: See 'Alien: Covenant' Wrap Photo

19 July 2016 10:21 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Alien: Covenant: Director Ridley Scott and actress Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) are featured in a new photo from behind the scenes of Alien: Covenant. The caption indicates that principal photography has concluded. The cast includes Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir and Danny McBride; the movie is scheduled for release on August 4, 2017. [Twitter via Collider]   Star Trek: According to J.J. Abrams, Anton Yelchin will not be replaced in...

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Alien: Covenant wraps production, new behind-the-scenes image released

19 July 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Aliens, and today brings news that Ridley Scott has now wrapped principal photography on the latest chapter of the sci-fi franchise, Alien: Covenant. And to commemorate the occasion, the official Twitter account has debuted a new behind-the-scenes image which features Scott along side his leading lady Katherine Waterston

See Also: Spoiler: Katherine Waterston’s Alien: Covenant character revealed

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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'Alien: Covenant' Wraps Filming, Shares New Photo

19 July 2016 3:22 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

As Alien: Covenant ends filming, a new photo is now online featuring a new look at Katherine Waterston and director Ridley Scott. Waterston  plays Daniels, a member of the crew on the colony ship Covenant.

The film also stars Michael FassbenderBilly CrudupDanny McBrideDemian BichirCarmen EjogoAmy Seimetz, Jussie Smollet, Callie HernandezNathaniel DeanAlexander EnglandBenjamin Rigby, and Noomi Rapace.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus -- and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. »

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Alien: Covenant Wraps Filming As Final Set Photo Spotlights Katherine Waterston

19 July 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Such is the gravity of post-production and CGI work on Hollywood’s marquee releases, that some of 2017’s biggest releases are already beginning to wrap filming. Just yesterday, we brought you the news that The Mummy, Universal’s modern redo of the cult supernatural thriller, had completed principal photography in London and now, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant will join it in post.

That’s according to the ever-active Alien Anthology Twitter feed (thanks, Collider), which has also unearthed what is surely the final set photo of Covenant, spotlighting Ridley Scott opposite Inherent Vice breakout Katherine Waterston.

Filming has wrapped. The next phase begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/tH19MTGjfB

Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016

Joining a crew of spacefaring explorers that comprises Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz and Danny McBride as the vessel’s captain, details remain few and far between regarding Alien: Covenant‘s plot, »

- Michael Briers

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"Alien: Covenant" Wraps With A New Photo

19 July 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming has officially wrapped on Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant" and to celebrate the end of filming a new official behind-the-scenes photo has been released featuring both Scott and the film's leading female star Katherine Waterston. The picture comes as James Cameron's "Aliens" celebrates it 30th anniversary this week.

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with "Prometheus," the story begins with the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world.

Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, and Billy Crudup co-star in the film which opens August 4th.

Filming has wrapped. The next phase begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/tH19MTGjfB

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Alien: Covenant - "There is no comic relief at all" says Danny McBride

13 July 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Danny McBride may be best known for his comedy roles, but don't expect too many laughs in Alien: Covenant, he says...

If the casting of Danny McBride as a crew member in Ridley Scott's forthcoming Prometheus sequel (and Alien prequel) Alien: Covenant had you thinking he might be in the film to provide a bit of levity, the actor himself has dispelled that possibility in a new interview. 

Speaking to Hitfix, McBride explains how he went in for a meeting with Scott without even knowing what film he was there to talk about - it was only when he saw some diagrams of space ships that he began to suspect. He then goes on to reveal that, as he read the script, he realised that his character - a pilot aboard the Weyland-Yutani exploration ship, Covenant - is far from a comic foil amongst all the deep-space hideousness. »

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Alien: Covenant - Danny McBride on his role and practical FX

7 July 2016 1:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 7, 2016

Actor Danny McBride talks about his role in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant and its practical effects

Eastbound & Down actor Danny McBride may be better known for his comedy roles, but he's currently taking a trip to the dark side - and the other side of the galaxy - in the forthcoming Alien: Covenant

We've known for some time that McBride's a crew member aboard the Covenant, a colony ship on the hunt for new and habitable planets. Also aboard for Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel are Billy Crudup, a returning Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston as a distinctly Ripley-esque lead character named Daniels. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, McBride reveals that he's the ship's pilot - a small yet new bit of information - and also talks about the movie's reliance on practical effects.

"Most of the stuff is practical effects," McBride said when »

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Danny McBride Confirmed As Captain Of Alien: Covenant; Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 To Split From Canon

6 July 2016 2:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Early on in development, it was as if Neill Blomkamp’s proposed Alien 5 and Alien: Covenant – then known as Prometheus 2 – were competing with one another to enter production. But it wasn’t long before Ridley Scott assembled a crew of deep space explorers, effectively placing Blomkamp’s follow-up on ice for the time being.

And sure enough, production is well underway on the set of Covenant, with set photos already beginning to emerge online for Scott’s long-anticipated sci-fi pic. Given the events that transpired in Prometheus, the director is in need of a new pilot for his latest galactic expedition, and it appears Vice Principals star Danny McBride will be the one calling the shots from behind the wheel, presiding over a crew that includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, and Amy Seimetz.

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"Alien: Covenant" Is Practical Where Possible

6 July 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Full props to Ridley Scott, the filmmaker is one of those directors who won't get lazy with CG if he can help it and will do stuff practically where possible. It's a rule he's bringing to the currently in production "Prometheus" follow-up "Alien: Covenant".

Speaking with Rolling Stone, actor Danny McBride spoke about his role in the film and talked about what it was like to shoot a movie where it was basically all right there on-set as opposed to a bunch of green screen:

"I'm the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship, searching for a planet where we might start life anew. I run the ship. I didn't know if it would be all green screen, but most of the stuff is practical effects: when you're running from an alien it's really a dude in an alien suit coming after you! The sets are incredible »

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Win The Stanford Prison Experiment on Blu-ray

4 July 2016 2:54 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The Stanford Prison Experiment on 27th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. The Stanford Prison Experiment is based on the notorious 1971 psychological study by Stanford University professor Dr Philip Zimbardo, who consulted closely on the making of the film. Billy Crudup (Spotlight, Watchmen) stars […]

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The 25 Greatest Comic Book Movie Roles Ever (Videos)

2 July 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

25.) Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, “Watchmen” — Some feel that Dr. Manhattan should have had a booming voice in Zach Snyder’s movie, but Crudup’s diminished delivery shows how the character’s humanity has faded as his powers distance himself from everyone around him. Captain America: Civil War 24.) Mickey Rourke as Marv, “Sin City” — Marv doesn’t start fights, but he’ll finish them. Rourke brought a brutal intensity to Frank Miller‘s violent protagonist while also revealing the softer side that rarely gets a chance to come out in the brutal world Marv lives in. 23.) Ron Perlman as Hellboy — Perlman’s. »

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Annette Bening Comedy ’20th Century Women’ Picked Up by A24

29 June 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A24 has acquired the U.S. rights to Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” the company announced Wednesday. The comedy focuses on three women, each from a different era in the 20th century, who come together to teach one’s son about life and love, sex and freedom, men and women. The film stars Annette Bening as Dorothea, the mother of the boy. The cast will also include Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann. Also Read: Will Academy's #OscarsSoWhite Makeover Begin With New Election, Board Meeting? It is produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures, Anne Carey »

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Lands Oscar-Friendly Slot via A24

29 June 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Awards-watchers have been wondering where Mike Mills’ dramedy “20th Century Women,” starring perennial Oscar nominee Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “The Kids Are All Right”), would land in the fall line-up.

Well, rising indie distributor A24, which is having a strong 2016, has picked up U.S. rights to the film from Annapurna’s Megan Ellison (“Her,” “Joy,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Zero Dark Thirty”). A24 started out winning Oscars for three films (“Room,” “Ex Machina” and “Amy”), took smart horror flick “The Witch” wide to great success, and now with “The Lobster ” and “Swiss Army Man,” boasts the two highest per theater average limited openings of the year.

Read More: Daniel Radcliffe and His ‘Swiss Army Man’ Dummy: What We Learned From This Dynamic Duo On A24’s NYC Bus Tour

Writer-director Mills’ last film “Beginners” won one Academy Award, for Christopher Plummer. “20th Century Women” is a portrait of three women played by Bening, »

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Lands Oscar-Friendly Slot via A24

29 June 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Awards-watchers have been wondering where Mike Mills’ dramedy “20th Century Women,” starring perennial Oscar nominee Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “The Kids Are All Right”), would land in the fall line-up.

Well, rising indie distributor A24, which is having a strong 2016, has picked up U.S. rights to the film from Annapurna’s Megan Ellison (“Her,” “Joy,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Zero Dark Thirty”). A24 started out winning Oscars for three films (“Room,” “Ex Machina” and “Amy”), took smart horror flick “The Witch” wide to great success, and now with “The Lobster ” and “Swiss Army Man,” boasts the two highest per theater average limited openings of the year.

Read More: Daniel Radcliffe and His ‘Swiss Army Man’ Dummy: What We Learned From This Dynamic Duo On A24’s NYC Bus Tour

Writer-director Mills’ last film “Beginners” won one Academy Award, for Christopher Plummer. “20th Century Women” is a portrait of three women played by Bening, »

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Annette Bening’s ’20th Century Women’ Sells to A24

29 June 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Mike Mills’ comedy “20th Century Women,” starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup and newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann.

A24 is planning an awards-season release in the fourth quarter of this year.

Mills wrote and directed “20th Century Women.” The film is produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures, Anne Carey of Archer Gray, and Youree Henley.

“20th Century Women” centers on a single mother who tries to teach her teenage son about love and freedom, along with two other women. The film is set in Santa Barbara in the summer of 1979.

Mike Mills has written and directed a deeply moving, transcendent vision about the people we love and our place in the world,” A24 said in a statement. “With truly unforgettable performances and a meticulous sense of time and place, ’20th Century Women’ is an iconic mother-son story that we know »

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