Ridley Scott directs and Katherine Waterston stars in “Alien: Covenant”. “Alien: Covenant” is a science fiction horror film that’s the sixth in the “Alien” franchise and the second of the prequel movies.
'Alien: River of Pain' tells the tragic tale of the residents of LV-426 before Ripley and the Colonial Marines arrived in James Cameron's sequel.
A new poster for ‘Alien: Covenant’ gives us another terrifying glimpse at the iconic xenomorph… and it looks as though it’s on the prowl. Clutching her favourite space rifle as she hides from the slathering alien, Daniels (played by Katherine Waterston) is definitely channelling the Ellen Ripley look. Not bad, and it’s clearly intended to remind us that this is an ‘Alien’ movie following the ‘mixed’ critical responses to ‘Prometheus’.
During an interview with Fandango, Ridley Scott revealed that there’s another ‘Alien’ movie to follow the upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant’. “There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] ‘Alien’,” said Scott as he explained the chronology of all the recent and upcoming ‘Alien’ movies.
Hollywood actor Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61, it’s been reported. According to the BBC, Paxton suffered from post-heart surgery complications and is survived by his wife, Louise, and two children. Before making it as a big-time actor, Paxton, like many other famous faces, earned his money doing a low paid, regular job like us normies – he was a car park attendant.
Ellen Ripley, the intergalactic explorer played by Sigourney Weaver in four Alien movies, has long been considered one of the greatest — if not the greatest — action heroines of all time. Both DC (Wonder Woman) and Marvel (Captain Marvel) have hotly anticipated standalone female superhero movies on the horizon, and with this week’s release of Rogue One, the past two Star Wars movies have featured a woman in the lead (after last year’s Force Awakens). “The tide is turning, but hasn’t it been a long time coming?” Weaver asked Yahoo Movies at the New York press day for her latest film, the tearjerking YA adaptation A Monster Calls.
Although Neill Blomkamp’s proposed fifth ‘Alien’ movie has yet to get an official green light, fans of the series are feverishly anticipating it – and they’re not alone. Lance Henriksen, famed for his role in the franchise as the android Bishop, has spoken of his excitement for the ‘District 9,’ ‘Elysium’ and ‘Chappie’ filmmaker’s sequel in waiting. It picks up right where Aliens ended.
It’s the 30th anniversary of the (best-ever?) sequel, but ‘Aliens’ remains as fresh as it was back in 1986. “That job was massive,” laughs John Rosengrant, remembering his year-long work on ‘Aliens’ at the Stan Winston Studio in Los Angeles and the UK’s Pinewood Studios.
It’s no secret that ‘Prometheus’ made a major leap from Ridley Scott’s original ‘Alien’ movies… and by the end of the movie, we saw a vastly different xenomorph to those of the original film series. According to Birth.Movies.Death, a new video which appeared on the Alien Anthology Twitter account may give us some clues about the new xenomorph. Of course, the account has previously released a number of behind-the-scenes images from the upcoming ‘Alien’ movie… and now it looks as though it’s given us our first glimpse at the new xenomorph.
The International Space Station now has a full HD home theatre setup, as well as a massive library of movies. The folks at Gizmodo have compiled a complete list of all the movies that are on board the International Space Station. It’s one of the most terrifying movies on this list… for reasons you’ll understand if you’ve already seen it. ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a Stanley Kubrick classic.
News of South African director Neill Blomkamp’s possible ‘Alien’ movie has been smouldering among fans for a while now. Apparently, his movie would disregard the plots of the largely unloved 'Alien 3’ and 'Alien: Resurrection’, and plough its own furrow. If the movie happens, it would be made after Ridley Scott completes his prequel 'Alien: Covenant’, the sequel to 'Prometheus’ which will supposedly dovetail into 'Alien’.
A revealing new image has emerged from the set of ‘Alien: Covenant’ which depicts Katherine Waterston in her role as Daniels – the new female lead. Appearing on the official Alien Facebook page, the behind-the-scenes image gives us a glimpse of Ridley Scott’s monitor on the set of ‘Alien: Covenant’… and it looks as though things have gone sideways already for the ill-fated crew.
Sigourney Weaver’s eternal E.T. hater, Ellen Ripley, finished up ‘Alien 3’ by leaping into a giant furnace – incinerating herself and the unborn alien Queen that was about to burst from her chest. Skip forward 200 story years to ‘Alien Resurrection’ (giveaway title?), and sneaky scientists create a clone of Ripley from blood samples taken just before her death.
If you’ve been looking forward to the return of 20th Century Fox’s two iconic extra-terrestrial monsters, now we know when you’ll be seeing them next. Director Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ sequel/’Alien’ prequel ‘Alien: Covenant’ had originally been set to hit cinemas in October 2017. There’s no word yet on whether this will also mean a change to ‘Alien: Covenant’s scheduled UK release date of 6 October 2017.