20th Century Fox have announced that Alien Covenant will be released in cinemas on August 4, 2017 which is two months earlier than previously reported! The news comes from BoxOffice.com, a portal which often posts exclusive movie information. Fox had previously announced Covenant’s release date as October 6, 2017 but it seems that things are going well for Alien: Covenant and it certainly looks like Fox is confident about Ridley Scott’s sequel to Prometheus which served as a story about the origins of the well known cinema monster, the Xenomorph, and as we saw in Prometheus this story could very well be the ultimate story of existence of life in universe.
This Sci-Fi movie will likely be deeply veiled with philosophical, religious and mythological motifs and could become a cult movie of SF genre and bring new dimensions to the story of perfect yet deadly mysterious creature whoms story of origin could in fact be the story of fall of human spirit and omnipresent battle of two confronted sides as in Milton’s “Paradise lost” which ideas and motif will in some extent play in the Alien: Covenant storyline.
Paradise Lost, the original title for the movie suggested that connection with Milton’s epic, and its change to Covenant also suggest that specific motifs from Paradise Lost about Gods covenant with Adam and Eve (fallen humans) could very well have impact in the overall story. Ridley Scott in his movies always explored metaphysical ideas ofimmortality, of existence, of God and of death, so we can expect great things from Alien: Covenant, and we hope that it will surpass fan expectations. From what we can speculate, it certainly seems good by now, with the only problem with Ridley’s movie being an incoherent story. Ridley and Fox have noted that they need to develop the story with great care and this statement can be confirmed by the fact that movie has been written for almost 3 year with participation of three very good screenwriters who are very much familiar with the Alien universe. Fans want original horror and well developed and compelling characters, and Ridley always strived to tell grand philosophical story of the universe and of human nature represented through the Alien monster, can he succeed to create the movie that will bring all those elements together?
We hope… after all big things have small beginnings.
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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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