Ridley Scott Teases R-Rating, Extreme Horror for Alien: Covenant
Following a Golden Globe (Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical) for The Martian (which is not a comedy or musical), Ridley Scott sets sail for Australia to begin production on the upcoming continuation of the Alien saga.
Speaking backstage, Scott teased his aim for a "pretty hard R" rating. "I always remember walking down the edge in Saint Louis when we were previewing [Alien]. I couldn't sit through the film one more time. I walked down the edge into the kitchen scene when John Hurt started to bring up his breakfast. That moment, I realised how pretty scary the film was.
"I felt a sense of responsibility that I had gone too far because it was extreme. I'm going to try and do that again this year, but much worse."
With an October 6, 2017 release date, Alien Covenant continues the story of Prometheus while connecting directly with the original horror film, Alien.