As Alien: Covenant nears the $200 million dollar mark at the worldwide box office, we've got a few new behind-the-scenes set photos to share with you from Covenant's production. Concept artists Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton seemed to have a blast on the various Alien: Covenant sets and now that the film's been released, they've been sharing some of the photos they took during their time on the project. The photos below show off some of the film's practical set pieces including the Juggernaut corridor, the scroll room on Paradise and some props like the Xenomorph head. Check them out:
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Watering down Giger's sick but brilliant mysteries is going to lead to the death of this film series. Alien was great because it was disturbing. The pace was realistic (making any surprises that much more effective), the people were normal, casually flawed and the ancient Derelict and its perverse cargo seemed to be a kind of cosmic Hell awaiting whoever or whatever found it.
Tell me you'd leave Earth if you knew this awaited you:
This is just an absolute tragedy seeing this majesty be reduced to a darkened cardboard box. I almost think Ridley intentionally made this film to piss people off. We don't see the jockey chair at all I'm sure and everything is just so dark, they could have filmed Covenant on a high-school basketball court. Since people are saying China won't see any gore or xenomorphs in their cut I can maybe see a use for some of the "we are Walter" viral marketing. There was nothing filmed this dark in Prometheus so why did he poop the bed in this film? Unbelievable, great job Scott Free productions... at least he is a job creator so i'll slow clap for that.
I'm seeing some condoms on the same table as the alien's head. Looks like the FX team was calling back to Giger's condom/mouth-tendon idea. That or this is some new form of craft services table.
Count me in as disappointed about the demystified origin. I understand Foster's adapted novel indicates David's not the true creator and is only following a recipe, but will that be maintained in the sequels? (If the sequels are still in production. Seen some grim articles about box office returns.)
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