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Alien: Covenant

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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.

Alien: Covenant - Movie Review
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Alien: Covenant - Movie Review

Let's break down with latest installment in the ever convoluted timeline of the Alien franchise! This is Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. — Alien: Covenant is directed by Ridley Scott, returning once again to the helm of one of the most recognizable science-fiction franchises in film known simply as Alien.

Alien: Covenant
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Alien: Covenant

I now get the Prometheus gripes. Despite being thoughtful and absorbing on a philosophical level, I acknowledged that Ridley Scott’s first Alien prequel was a slippery slope, but a slippery slope I was content to run up and down on. But as we closed in on the denouement of the second Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant, I was certain I would never think of the first two films the same way again.

Alien: Covenant (2017) - Review
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Alien: Covenant (2017) - Review

Some questions are best left unanswered. — In 2012 acclaimed director Ridley Scott returned to the universe he'd helped create in Alien, his seminal 1979 melding of science fiction and horror. That return came in the form of his pseudo-prequel Prometheus. I've already written lengthy retrospectives of Alien and it's three direct sequels but I stopped short of Prometheus. Thinking back as to why I chose not to revisit Prometheus, I can only deduce that my feelings towards it at the time were still in something of a trough. Prometheus was a film that I liked less and less upon subsequent viewings. Each viewing would uncover yet another ill-considered plot element or inconsistency that I felt damaged the mythos that had been so carefully crafted in the earlier films in spite of the often stunning visuals. The problems with Prometheus can be traced to its pre-production when writer Jon Spaihts was replaced by Damon Lindelof. If the available information is to be believed, Spaihts' script was far more of a direct prequel to Alien. The planet featured was LV-426, the same planet where Ripley first came into contact with the Xenomorph in Alien and to which she would later return in Aliens. When Lindelof suggested that significant changes be made to the screenplay so as to make it far less of a direct prequel, Scott agreed and allowed Lindelof to begin making the changes through numerous rewrites. One of the changes was to make the planet a different one to the one seen in Alien and so the planet in Prometheus was changed to LV-223. Another was to push aside the focus on the Xenomorphs and make Prometheus its own film with its own unique themes set within the Alien universe but not directly related to it.

Director Ridley Scott Says the 'Alien: Covenant' Sequel Has Already Been Written

Director Ridley Scott Says the 'Alien: Covenant' Sequel Has Already Been Written

79 year old acclaimed director Ridley Scott is not taking his time as he possibly moves toward retirement. He's pumping out new films on an almost yearly basis, and the last few have seen major blockbusters such as Proetheus, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and The Martian. With Alien: Covenant releasing in the coming months, Scott has seemingly confirmed that its sequel is ready to go.

Fassbender To Play Two Roles in Alien: Covenant

Fassbender To Play Two Roles in Alien: Covenant

The plot of Alien: Covenant has possibly just thickened a little as Ridley Scott revealed in a press conference that Michael Fassbender will portray two roles in this highly anticipated movie. Scott, who spoke at Sydney's Fox Studio Australia, stated that Fassbender will play David and 'a doppleganger'.