It’s about two years until the scheduled release of Ridley Scott‘s next, Alien-connected, film, but that’s not too early to try to get it on your radar. Now officially titled Alien: Covenant, the follow-up to Prometheus has an official synopsis that (sort of) connects it directly to the original franchise. A colony ship finds a […]
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When the final credits rolled on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus in 2012, the cloying sensation was not of wondrous, terrifying stories still to be told, but of writers having just painted themselves into a corner.
We watched as Noomi Rapace’s wide-eyed space archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw blasted off in a commandeered alien ship, her stated aim being to find the home planet of the Engineers. Her only companion on the journey was a severed head belonging to David (Michael Fassbender), a character she enjoyed a fractious relationship with, to say the least.
The galactic adventures of an archaeologist and her pet severed head doesn’t, at least to our ears, sound like the most exciting premise for a sequel. And even Prometheus’ fan-baiting final shot, »
Ridley Scott is officially returning to the universe he created in his Oscar-winning sci-fi film, ‘Alien.’ The filmmaker is set to helm and produce the anticipated second chapter in his prequel trilogy that began with 2012′s ‘Prometheus.’ The next directorial effort for ‘The Martian’ helmer has received an official title, title treatment, synopsis and release date, one of its production companies, 20th Century Fox, has confirmed. The follow-up to ‘Prometheus’ has officially been named ‘Alien: Covenant,’ and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. The director-producer’s next installment in the acclaimed series is set to begin filming in February, and will be released in theaters everywhere on [ Read More ]
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Prometheus is perhaps one of the most curious prequels ever made precisely because it constantly doesn't want to actually be an Alien prequel. It's as though Ridley Scott went out of his way to fall shy of connecting dots he knows people were expecting him to connect. The planetoid it takes place on (Lv-223) isn't actually the planetoid from the 1979 movie (Lv-426). The xenomorph isn't actually the same xenomorph from the first movie. The "space jockey" we all...
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We posted this late last night on our Twitter feed, but we thought we’d share it with you here on the main site too. We posted early yesterday morning that Ridley Scott had mentioned that the Prometheus 2 project is now called Alien: Covenant. Well, that appears to be true as 20th Century Fox reveal the full title treatment, synopsis and release date.
First the title treatment, followed by the rest.
As you can see, it’s pretty basic, but does throw back to Scott’s 1970’s original, and we love it! Here’s the synopsis.
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 »
- Paul Heath
After taking a brief detour to Mars with Matt Damon, Ridley Scott is ready to return to his “Alien” prequel series and take us all back (er, forward) to a time when extraterrestrials started wreaking havoc on spacecraft and bursting out of peoples’ chests and stuff. ... The director has revealed that the original, John Milton-inspired title has now been scratched for a more legal-eagle-ish moniker: “Alien: Covenant.” As reported by Indie Wire, Scott revealed the far less poetic name during a chat about “The Martian” in which he discussed his choice to hop on board the Hermes and “science the sh-t” »
Prometheus is perhaps one of the most curious prequels ever made precisely because it constantly doesn't want to actually be an Alien prequel. It's as though Ridley Scott went out of his way to fall shy of connecting dots he knows people were expecting him to connect. The planetoid it takes place on (Lv-223) isn't actually the planetoid from the 1979 movie (Lv-426). The xenomorph isn't actually the same xenomorph from the first movie. The "space jockey" we all thought was a weird, giant alien with an elephant face is actually just a space suit for a human-looking alien. The whole thing is a fascinating, frustrating exercise in sidestepping fan expectations. Though, in retrospect, all of this is fitting since the movie is about the pain of chasing down...
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Next year is going to be a busy one for Ridley Scott, as he sees two of his sci-fi classics — "Alien" and "Blade Runner" — go down the sequel path. Earlier today, 20th Century Fox officially confirmed "Alien: Covenant" with the film ready to roll in front of cameras this winter, with Scott guiding the next chapter of the "Prometheus" saga that will eventually link to "Alien." And next summer, Scott will be producing the Denis Villeneuve directed and Roger Deakins shot "Blade Runner 2," slated to star Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling (the latter has confirmed his casting to Collider). Plot details so far have been kept under lock and key, but as per usual these days, if you just ask Scott, he'll give you an answer. Speaking at AFI Film Fest last week (MTime via Slashfilm), the director detailed the opening of "Blade Runner 2," which ditches the neon soaked noir of future Los Angeles, »
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We heard a rumour earlier today the Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, previously titled Alien: Paradise Lost, was getting another title change, now being called Alien: Covenant. Now, it’s being made official with a title treatment reminiscent of his 1979 classic and a release date set for October 6th 2017. On top of that, we have gotten an official synopsis which places the sequel squarely in the Alien universe, posting it as the second part in a prequel trilogy, and that it will also connect directly with the original. What’s missing is the role Noomi Repace, who has been said to be reprising the role of Elisabeth Shaw, will play in the sequel, as well as how this ties into what came before. You can hear our thoughts on the movie on the latest podcast, but from this, it doesn’t exactly fill me with excitement an Alien sequel »
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In fact Fox has released a title treatment which you can see below, has set an October 6th 2017 release date for the film, and offered a new official synopsis:
"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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When it comes to Alien news, very few stories have changed as much as Ridley Scott’s has. Somewhere between Prometheus and now, we’ve gotten news that he was going to fully return to the Alien universe in ways that a lot of us hoped he would with the 2012 film. That eventually led to him saying it wouldn’t connect to the universe that he gave us with 1979’s Alien, then it would connect and would not only be called Alien: Paradise Lost but would be the second part in an Alien prequel trilogy. Well, it’s now official, Alien: Paradise Lost has been renamed Alien: Covenant and will hit theaters on October 6th, 2017.
The crew at 20th Century Fox sent us the official synopsis for the film. What do you fright fanatics think? Will this one be what fans hoped for with Prometheus, or should Fox have »
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What’s in a name? A whole lot considering Ridley Scott’s latest foray into Alien territory has had several along the way. It changed again over the weekend for the 356th time so we decided to wait until an actual title… Continue Reading →
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Last week Ridley Scott announced he had retitled the Prometheus sequel. What was known as Prometheus: Paradise Lost is now Alien: Covenant. Is Ridley Scott distancing himself from the movie that caused so much discord among fans? Prometheus left a bitter taste in many people’s mouths so re-titling it to Alien might just have fans feeling happy thoughts with the new name. An official release also reveals the plot for the movie and which actor may be returning.
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As we reported earlier today, Alien: Covenant is the official title of Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel. 20th Century Fox has revealed the official logo and release date, with the film arriving in October, 2017. They've also shared the first synopsis. And it reveals what could be a startling revelation. Is Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw dead? And is she not coming back? Here is the official synopsis, which gives away the basic plot.
"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 it actually turns out to be a dark, dangerous world. And the sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition."
This arrived from an official press release that came directly from 20th Century Fox. As you can see, only Michael Fassbender is confirmed to return, »
"...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...
"Alien: Covenant" will be released October 6, 2017.
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20th Century Fox has announced Ridley Scott’s return 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.
According to the press release synopsis:
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.
2012’s Prometheus brought in $403.4 million globally and received an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 85th Academy Awards.
Alien: Covenant will be released in cinemas on October 6th, 2017.
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There.s been quite a lot of chopping and changing over the upcoming Prometheus sequel ever since Ridley Scott confirmed it would be his next film. At first it was going to be entitled Alien: Paradise Lost, now it.s been confirmed that it will actually be entitled Alien: Covenant. And, just to make it official, 20th Century Fox has now released an official synopsis for the much anticipated sci-fi behemoth. You can check out the studio.s nifty little blurb, via IndieWire, for the film below. And while it does a fine job of creating some buzz ahead of the film.s production . which is due to begin in February . it.s also rather intriguing too. Not because of what it says, but because of who it leaves out. Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a »
The sequel formerly known as Alien: Paradise Lost is due to enter production in February of next year, welcoming back Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace’s characters for another bout of extraterrestrial mayhem – or, at least, that’s what we assumed.
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Prior to today’s formal announcement, it was long-rumored that Rapace would reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw in the sequel – now officially known as the second installment in the Alien prequel trilogy – though there is nary a mention of her archaeologist/space explorer in the synopsis for Covenant, which really raises more questions than answers.
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