A new report from www.stuff.co.nz suggests Alien: Covenant will be filming in Fiordland, New Zealand. Quotes from director Ridley Scott mention they're looking for extremely high points to film from. This could be used as a vantage point overlooking the landscape of Paradise, the planet the crew of the Covenant venture to in the film. The article reports:
"That means I go right within nine feet of the highest peak in New Zealand, examine the top and then we go everywhere you couldn't normally go," he said.
Scott also said the production would be working out of Fox Studios in Sydney and crews were already gearing up for the film.
"I've got my crew out there already prepping. We're going to start shooting, I don't know, roughly around, in around two months," he said.
There's been a few whispers around Fiordland about some scenes being filmed in Milford Sound but at this stage people are keeping quiet.
Executive manager of Film Otago Southland Kevin "KJ" Jennings would not comment in relation to queries aboutAlien: Covenant being filmed in Southland.
Here are some pictures of Milford Sound and Southland area:
Aoraki (highest peak) over Lake Pukaki, Mt. Cook National Park, New Zealand
One of locations Ridley spoke of; Area north from Southland.
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The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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