It's finally that time again! Yes, the first batch of Alien: Covenant movie set photos have been leaked online! The film is just beginning to gear up in Fiordland, New Zealand and thanks to AvPGalaxy, we have our first good look at some practical sets being built ahead of next week's filming!
The following photos were taken from Mitre Peak, a mountain located in southern New Zealand. The photos themselves reveal what look to be a portion of a space ship - most likely the Covenant ship which houses the film's new crew. This first set photo is very reminiscent of the airlock door set piece which leaked when Prometheus was filming, so we're willing to bet that's exactly what this set piece is - an airlock.
A recent article by the Otago Daily Times (which has been removed) revealed Covenant would be filming in Te Anau-Milford and surrounding areas:
Details of exactly what is being filmed, how many people are involved and how long filming will take are shrouded in mystery, but it has been confirmed scenes for Alien: Covenant are at present being shot in the Te Anau-Milford Sound area.
A company spokesman, who declined to be named, said 13 trucks fitted out as camera, make-up, wardrobe and office trucks had been hired ‘‘for a few weeks”. Most were already in Fiordland, with the rest on their way south. They were being used for Alien: Covenant scenes, he said.
He knew Fiordland was to be a location for Alien: Covenant and had heard some filming had begun. Scouts had been scoping locations for the past six to eight weeks, he said. ‘‘I know Fiordland is ideally suited to their needs. It is a grand-scale production … which will use Fiordland’s natural scenery overlaid with special effects.
As new details and set photos make their way online, check back often!
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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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