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Earlier this week, A24 dropped a mysterious teaser trailer for what was thought to be a new science-fiction feature film from the company. With its slick near-future design and life-encompassing text overlays, many thought it may signal the return of Upstream Color and Primer director Shane Carruth, but now we’ve found out what this trailer is previewing. It’s not a feature film at all, and it will meet the eyes and ears of an audience very soon.
One of our eagle-eyed readers spotted that a still from the Sundance-bound short Toru that matches with the teaser. We did our own digging and furthermore, snaps from the set correspond with footage from the trailer. Directed by Jonathan Minard and Scott Rashap, the synopsis for the short reads “an infant’s life is transformed by a new technology,” which certainly matches up with what this preview entails.
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- Jordan Raup
Thanks to Empire, we’ve got a new image from Ridley Scott’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant, which features Michael Fassbender’s android Walter alongside Carmen Ejogo’s as-yet-unrevealed character. Check it out here…
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
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Remember that trailer for a mystery sci-fi movie that was released last week? It's called Toru
The mystery of the sci-fi movie trailer from last week has been solved (below), and it turns out that it's a short film called Toru, that's coming from Jonathan Minard and Scott Rashap. The synopsis reads as follows:
With a science fiction undercurrent, Toru centers on the story of a baby boy, named Toru, born with a fatal lung condition. As he only has a few days to live Toru’s parents sign him up for a trial experiment that would simulate a full life in a matter of days. The film follows Toru’s dream-like life simulation as a boy named Todd growing up in a New England suburb, and concludes in futuristic Japan.
The Film Stage tracked down the information, and Toru is set to premiere at »
Waterston also acknowledges the similarities between Daniels and original heroine Ripley, stating: “You don’t really know what you’re made of until you’re tested. They are both able to somehow think clearly in really shocking, unimaginable scenarios. It’s fun to play someone who can thrive in that chaos.”
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, »
- Robert Kojder
The Alien: Covenant Virtual Reality Experience will come to all major Vr platforms as a paid-for title for an as yet unknown date, though it can be assumed the game will be timed for or close to the film’s May 19th, 2017 release.
Ridley Scott is partnering with the Fox Innovation Lab to produce the game, but it will actually be his visual effects artist David Karlak who will direct the Vr experience. Fox Innovation has described the game as a “dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe” and that players will have to “navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death.”
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- Ricky Church
Speaking with us at the press junket for Taboo which airs this weekend on BBC One, director Ridley Scott opened up about what we can expect in Alien: Covenant and why he returned to the franchise he launched back in 1979.
“When I saw Alien finally succumb after four films, which was a good run, then they also did Alien vs. Predator, after which I thought, ‘Uh-oh, that’s it’ – then I waited a couple of years, I went back and decided to resurrect it,” he said. “No-one actually asked where [the aliens] came from in the three subsequent movies, which is kind of ridiculous. That’s why good writers are good writers, they’ll ask a basic question like that and make that into a scenario.”
- Thomas Roach
6 items from 2017
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