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Alien: Covenant Ship full of couples

Alien: Covenant Ship full of couples

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Aug-15-2016 2:47 PM

Danny McBride speaks about how he's sworn to secrecy whilst still letting out on a tid bit about the crew and who they all are .  In an interview with the pressassociation he had this to say.....

"I got a f****** document of like 10 pages of everything I'm not allowed to say about it.

"I'm having a blast on that movie. It's awesome. I'm the pilot of the spaceship, the Covenant. It's a colonisation ship. It's full of couples.

"We're setting off to find a planet that we're hopefully going to colonise and s*** doesn't go as planned."

Can't wait for this movie.....

12 Responses to Alien: Covenant Ship full of couples


Aug-16-2016 6:42 AM

Very interesting! The fact that the crew will be made up of couples will add to the emotional bondage between them. So, assuming the character development is mint, we may actually feel sadness for the characters when they lose their loved ones to Aliens. Thanks for sharing!

Patient Leech

Aug-16-2016 7:20 AM

Hmm... this is getting more and more interesting everyday!


Aug-16-2016 8:05 AM

Kind of a Noah's Ark feel to it.

Don't you love the way they can pimp a movie and not say shit?


Aug-16-2016 12:12 PM

Think I'm on fire with Covenant news... I cannot wait for this film... Imagine all those couples getting minced up by aliens and cocooned... Chest burster scenes in front of their loved ones mwhaaaaaa ha ha ha! 

Deep Space

Aug-16-2016 1:35 PM

Thanks OP :) 

'Chest burster scenes in front of their loved ones mwhaaaaaa ha ha ha! '

Yes, I think we may see something like this happen during a love scene . . . that would be nasty and, if timed right, perhaps the 'unaffected', may not realise their partner is actually in distress until . . . he he!  Could be a bit too 'risque' perhaps but who knows, if done right that could be very horrific and would be a big talking point for the film.


Aug-17-2016 7:11 AM

A few weeks ago McBride also mentioned this in another interview..

As far as Chest Buster in front of a Partner, the Franchise has re-used unused ideas from previous movies drafts...

And so the Spaighs, Holloway and Watts (Shaw) seen could be re-used for this movie...  This scene was pretty graphic and their are concept works from it on the internet... 3 to my knowledge here is the first..

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Aug-17-2016 10:02 PM

Ridley is redefining the ultimate horror date movie!

It also explains why he went with a harder R rating, cuz he had to show extreme violence, and space loving lol




 "Must be something we haven't seen yet.."__Bishop


Patient Leech

Aug-18-2016 7:03 AM

@ BigDave

Yeah, I'm kind of expecting them to use that chestburster idea somehow. But then wouldn't they need to credit Spaihts?


Aug-21-2016 2:01 AM

This could be interesting if there are couples then it means that it is made to make people care about the characters. Loosing someone that you like is terrible so hopefully they will try to get the characters right, at least this seems like a start.


Michelle Johnston

Aug-21-2016 10:47 AM

It is no coincidence that what the cast have been able to talk about is the Alien lifecycle.

Couples are important for three reasons :-

1) They are there to make a new life and have children procreate.

2) They will have a sense of mission and idealism.

3) They will provide the audience with immediately identifiable loyalties and emotional connection.

The first two will work neatly into the grand themes of the movies and the latter will give us our emotional connections.

Ridley is using the A L I E N prefix to make absolutely certain no one misses this is linked to A L I E N but that places him in a position of expectation. He knows the beast is cooked he made the point as recently as February and called AVP silly. So the A L I E N will be a weapon in real life an anchor for the audience to get into the cinema. He then needs some scenes which will be endlessly referred to just as the original was but the real success will come from the reaction of Daniels and the crew and their desire to survive so we are willing someone on to the end. He got it right with the Martian he is on form. 

A L I E N was also about what we did not see I am  sure he will hold on that, avoiding the two mass killings of Prometheus which rather to neatly and without mystery got rid of the crew. I do not expect him to have to deal with an awkward transition (Sir Peter) so late on in the film which meant the focus changed just as the movie was about to resolve and fly; the third act of Covenant may have more of the relentless feel of A L I E N S.


Aug-22-2016 6:05 AM

Couples does mean lots of potential for David to dish up his Special Cocktails.....

The Source did claim that in order to re-create the Xenomorph, all you needed was the knowledge and tools.....  i think this hints at the Black Goo he had on the Juggernaught as Tools and Knowledge is what he had learned from Prometheus and maybe afterwards....

They also said the Deacon in Prometheus had a long way to Evolve yet before it could be classed as a Xenomorph....

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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