Hot off the heels of Ridley Scott’s latest film The Martian, Scott’s Alien: Covenant is currently in the midst of wrapping up production in Australia. Fans including myself, are eager to see what Scott has in store for his first sequel to Prometheus. That film had mixed reviews with some claiming that the movie tried to be it’s own thing, rather than trying to tie in to the Alien mythology that Scott laid out in his original film.
By no means did I hate Prometheus. The visuals were spectacular however the story just felt too convoluted and confusing at times. It was also hard to tell if Scott was even making a prequel since the entire film didn’t quite tie-in to the other Alien movies. However, Scott has since claimed that Alien: Covenant will gear more towards telling the mythology of the alien creature as to where it came from.
What Did Michael Fassbender Have To Say About ‘Alien: Covenant?’
“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 scarier than ‘Prometheus’ but it’s got the same sort of scope of ‘Prometheus’. It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that ‘Alien’ had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of ‘Prometheus’… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.” -Michael Fassbender
What Can We Take From These Quotes?
It appears that Alien: Covenant may have the same tone that Scott’s original film Alien had. The movie is typically categorized as one of the first successful sci-fi horror films of its time. The film is also considered to be one of the scariest movies of all time and is one of my favorite flicks I could watch over and over again. Fassbender’s quotes give us some hope that this is a film we should mark the release date on our calendars. Of course Fassbender would only have great things to say about the movie, but it’s still better to hear positive word of mouth than have someone downright hating on it.
Ridley Scott has by far created one of the scariest creatures ever put to film. If the movie is anything like the original especially in tone, then I’m all in. I cannot wait to see what Scott has in store for us. Hopefully Scott will stay true to his words and give us a proper Alien prequel, one that will directly affiliate with the older films. If Fassbender’s comments are any indication, then we are in for a real treat.
Alien Covenant is due out in theaters on August 4 2017.
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