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The Wrap reports that actor Danny McBride is in negotiations to co-star in director Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" sequel, "Alien: Covenant." The only cast members confirmed for the film is actress Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the synthetic android David. Actress Noomi Rapace who played Elizabeth Shaw in the "Prometheus" will not return. "Alien: Covenant" is the first film in a planned trilogy which Scott has stated will connect to his 1979 film, "Alien."
"Alien: Covenant follows a crew of the colony ship Covenant, which is on a voyage through space bound for a remote, uninhabited planet. Once they land, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose only sole inhabitant is an android named David who claims to be the only survivor from the doomed Prometheus expedition.
"Alien: Covenant" is set to hit »
- J.B. Casas
McBride will join fellow new addition Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) and returning Prometheus star Michael Fassbender, although Scott has confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not be back as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.
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. »
- Gary Collinson
There has being quite a bit going on with the casting for Ridley Scott’s proper return to the the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, with word that Noomi Repace will not be reprising her role from Prometheus, seemingly leaving Michael Fassbender’s David as the only returning cast member in a movie that was originally Prometheus 2. Inherent Vice and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them’s Katherine Waterson was the first newcomer to sign on as a crew member of the colony ship Covenant, which comes in contact with a plant that David is seemingly the sole inhabitant of, and now it looks like she’ll be getting some company with Kenny Powers himself, Danny McBride, in early talks for a role. Primarily known for comedy roles, it’ll be interesting to see what happens if he does sign on the dotted line for something that is no »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
This follow-up to "Prometheus" and prequel to "Alien" follows the colony space ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy which they discover is a dark, dangerous world - the home of the Engineers.
Its sole living inhabitant? The amoral android David (Michael Fassbender) from the doomed Prometheus expedition. Katherine Waterston is also onboard as the female lead, while McBride is likely to play one of two technician roles in the film that have a slight comedic bent.
Filming will take place in Australia shortly.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The film will shoot at least 50% on location in South East Queensland as well as the Village Roadshow Studios on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Other locations have still to be determined. Production starts in April.
The news was announced Thursday by the state’s Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Scripted by Justin Monjo (“Rush,” “The Untold Story of Inxs”,) the screenplay is based on an internationally bestselling memoir of the same name by Yossi Ghinsberg. It tells the story of four travellers who set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest on a dream adventure which quickly turns into a nightmare.
- Patrick Frater
Surprisingly, Noomi Rapace won't be reprising her role from Prometheus, although Michael Fassbender is set to return. Katherine Waterston has already signed on the dotted line to play the lead female role.
But now we're hearing of a surprise casting choice, as Danny McBride - best known for his comedy, particularly Eastbound & Down - is in talks for one of the lead male roles in the movie.
The exact role is unclear, but McBride is already said to be in early discussions for the movie. He's expected to sign up shortly.
Alien: Covenant is currently »
Maybe the one thing that the Alien franchise has been missing these past few films has been a helping of Mr. Kenny Powers. Production on Alien: Covenant is set to begin fairly soon, but Ridley Scott is still in the process of casting and The Wrap has the scoop on some very unexpected casting news. The outlet reports that Danny McBride is in early discussions to join the cast of Alien: Covenant in an... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
In a casting move no one expected, comedic actor Danny McBride is set to go deep into outer space as part of the Alien: Covenant exploration team. The Eastbound & Down star is in early talks with 20th Century Fox to join the Prometheus follow-up, which will be directed by Ridley Scott. The only other two actors thus far confirmed for the Alien franchise sequel are Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston.
Noomi Rapace, who was the main star of Prometheus, was expected to return for a cameo, but she will not participate in the production at all. Scott Free is producing this 20th Century Fox tentpole. And while Danny McBride's participation in the film certainly sounds unusual, his representatives are refusing to comment on the casting at this time.
Alien: Covenant follows a colony ship bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. The crew discovers »
Danny McBride is in early talks to join the cast of Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s latest Alien movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Michael Fassbender is returning as the amoral android last seen in Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus, while Katherine Waterston is the movie’s female lead. Plot details are being kept inside the chest (get it?), but sources say the story once again sees a space crew facing the deadly acid- and blood-spewing creatures. McBride might be playing one of two techie roles that have a comedic bent to them, but that could not be confirmed. A shoot in
- Borys Kit
The news of McBride's potential Alien: Covenant casting comes from TheWrap, who report that the actor is in "early discussions" for a co-starring role in the film.
McBride is well-known for his scene-stealing humor in films such as This Is the End, Pineapple Express, and Hot Rod, as well as his portrayal of Kenny Powers in the TV series Eastbound & Down. It's not known what type of character McBride would play in the new Alien movie, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they surface.
If McBride gets the co-starring gig, he would join current Alien: Covenant cast members Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the android David from Prometheus. Fox will release Alien: Covenant in theaters on October 6th, »
- Derek Anderson
It was recently revealed that Noomi Rapace won’t be returning for Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, but we now know of at least one name likely to join Michael Fassbender in the Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel. That is Danny McBride, an actor best known for his comedic roles in the likes of Eastbound & Down, This Is
- Josh Wilding
We know a whole lot about Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, his Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel that’s set to begin filming this April in Australia. One thing that’s now certain is that it’s got serious personality. Danny McBride, who is gut-bustingly hilarious on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” is in talks to join Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston […] »
Whether you are or aren't afraid of no ghosts, we have several photos for the new Ghostbusters set from Lego. Also in this round-up: details on Aliens and Predators Minimates, the release announcement for Road Games, and Dead Summer casting details.
In addition to Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth, original Ghostbusters stars Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver are all set to appear in the reboot, with Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Cecily Strong also star. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.
From Lego: "We ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
Your first look at the official images of Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1&2 coming this summer! »
- Tamika Jones
Thanks to My Entertainment World, we’ve got details on production start dates for some of 2017’s big hitters.
The Scarlett Johansson-headlined Ghost in the Shell, which is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will begin filming this month in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai.
Also set to commence production this month is the Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up Fifty Shades Darker, which sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson returning as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele alongside new addition Kim Basinger.
The release date of Avatar 2 may have been pushed back due to Star Wars: Episode VIII, but James Cameron will reportedly start shooting the follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time in New Zealand in April.
- Gary Collinson
This year is shaping up to be a big one for 20th Century Fox, with the release of highly-anticipated superhero movies such as Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. This year will also be huge for the studio as a number of other big projects starts production. Today we have start dates for three of the studio's biggest movies, Wolverine 3, Avatar 2 and Alien: Covenant. All three of these movies start filming in April, albeit in different locations around the globe, according to My Entertainment World.
Wolverine 3 is reportedly set to start filming on April 25 in New Orleans and Mexico. Star Hugh Jackman revealed last week that the script was finished, although he wouldn't say exactly when production will get started. The actor is currently the only confirmed cast member at this time, but it is believed that Patrick Stewart will also be back as Professor X. No story details have been confirmed yet. »
With Alien: Covenant now picking up steam, and bits of casting information making the rounds, some have wondered whether or not Noomi Rapace- who appeared in Prometheus- would be in the film. After all, she was the sole human survivor in Prometheus, and Covenant is both a sequel to that film and a prequel to the original Alien. Would her Elizabeth Shaw be part of what bridges these films to the originals?
According to director Ridley Scott, Rapace will not be in Alien: Covenant. He was sort of mum on the subject, when asked about it by the Daily Mail. All he said was, "No," and then added, "We're still casting the main roles."
So that settles that. The Swedish actress, probably best known for her work in the original film adaptation of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and her Shaw will not be present as we »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Since its announcement, everyone assumed that Noomi Rapace would return for Prometheus 2, which was re-titled to Alien: Paradise Lost and then to Alien: Covenant. But according to its director Ridley Scott, Rapace won’t be along for another outing.
“No,” Scott answered when asked if Rapace was coming back. “We’re still casting the main roles.”
This differs from an officially released statement from 20th Century Fox that stated Rapace would be reprising her role of Elizabth Shaw alongside Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterson.
Scott has announced there are two more sequels in the works for Prometheus after Alien: Covenant, so there is a chance for her character to return in another outing. However when asked for a comment on Prometheus and its sequels, Rapace told Red Carpet TV News, “I have no comment on that yet.”
Sounds like more trouble is afoot for Scott’s Alien: Covenant than meets the eye. »
- Luke Owen
Big Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news. Yes, it has been confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not return for the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant. Rapace played the role of Elizabeth Shaw in the first movie, which was released back in 2012.
The Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace exit news comes from the Daily Mail. Their film critic Baz Bamigboye asked Ridley Scott if Rapace will be reprising her role in the film, which is about to start shooting this month down in Australia.
Here’s a little from the original article.
So, we know that Michael Fassbender will be »
- Paul Heath
Now comes the news, directly from Scott himself, that Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for his space horror follow-up. When asked by a Daily Mail journalist whether Rapace would be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw, Scott said, "No," before adding, "We're still casting the main roles."
This marks a major change from the official information provided by Fox in November 2015, where Noomi Rapace was among the three actors confirmed for Alien: Covenant - the others being Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterston.
The Daily Mail (via Yahoo) reports that actress Noomi Rapace will not be returning for the film which is either one of two or three films set to bridge the gap between "Prometheus" and the original "Alien".
The story is set a decade after the events of "Prometheus" and follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant who set out to find a paradise-like world - only to discover a cold, desolate, dark planet where the android David (Michael Fassbender) is the only inhabitant. Scott says he has most of the film already planned out with detailed storyboards that enable him to visualise each shot.
It has previously been suggested that Rapace's Dr. Elizabeth Shaw character, the only survivor aside from »
- Garth Franklin
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