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BREAKING: First Alien: Covenant movie set photos leak online!
Scified2016-03-31 07:02:46
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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.

Covenant Ship Airlock (Unconfirmed)

Covenant ship airlock (Unconfirmed) being built on-set

Distant shot of the Alien: Covenant set in New Zealand

Alien: Covenant set in New Zealand

Workers on the Alien: Covenant movie set in New Zealand

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!

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.

If you're a fan of Alien / Prometheus and would like to discuss Alien: Covenant and its upcoming sequel with other like-minded fans, be sure to join in our Alien: Covenant forum! Ranked the #1 Prometheus forum back in 2012 and reigning as the web's top Alien: Covenant fan site, it's a great place to discuss the upcoming Prometheus sequels, dissect details from every trailer and engage with other fans just like you.

Written by ChrisPublished on 2016-03-31 07:02:46

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11 Fan responses to BREAKING: First Alien: Covenant movie set photos leak online!


ChestbursterMember839 XPMar-31-2016 8:34 AM



PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-31-2016 8:49 AM

That airlock has a cool retro look!

I've been trying to remain unfazed about Covenant, but seeing these location photos has stirred up more than a little excitement in me already.



XenomorphMember1330 XPMar-31-2016 8:57 AM


P-01 just a random number? port 01?

Is this the Covenant or a shuttle craft...looks kind of probably the Covenant.


NeomorphMember1691 XPMar-31-2016 9:08 AM

That's good, thanks Chris. I wonder what kind of scenes that they will shoot first?

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NeomorphMember1566 XPMar-31-2016 1:58 PM

They have beautiful landscapes there in New Zealand similar to the lake district here in old blighty. I'm really glad that they chose this location, as i was very worried that they would go for somewhere with perfect beaches and palm trees!

I hope that they incorporate some Gigeresque bio-mechanics into the landscape! Not too much as to take away from the natural beauty of the landscapes though, just enough to show us something that we've imagined the space jockey's homeworld would look like.

So far, so good!


EngineerAdmin23379 XPMar-31-2016 2:09 PM

I do believe it is part of the COVENANT ship. I also like how one of the first set photos for Prometheus featured a similar set piece. Who remembers this? 

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NeomorphMember1566 XPMar-31-2016 2:44 PM

@Chris; i really wish you wouldn't have mate. Thta just reminds me of that scene where the tall, albino fella gets face raped by a kraken. I'm really hoping that this one will be better thought through than Prometheus!

The first half of Prometheus was outstanding, then the second half took a massive nose dive. It was like everybody concerned burned out half way through. Maybe they were all too tanked up from drinking too much red wine to make a coherant second half. (we've all seen the do***entary.)

Still can't get over that Teenage Mutant Ninja control panel chair and boild egg buttons in the juggernaut, they were just pants!


OvomorphMember23 XPMar-31-2016 5:50 PM

It's easy and tempting to read too much into this. That set piece looks like it will have quite a few more bits added to it before its ready to shoot. The retro look comment by Lone is a good observation. Maybe they are going back to the old utilitarian "Nostromo" look rather than the "cool" look of the Prometheus ship. 

Since it sits right by the water with a natural scenic backdrop, this looks to me more like a landing craft site than a full starship which would probably need green sheet backdrop like they did with the big Prometheus ship.  Maybe it's the remains of an old scout that came to grief prior to Covenant. 

Whatever it is,  it's fun to watch how these guesses will reveal themselves in due course. 


OvomorphMember28 XPApr-01-2016 12:10 AM

Great stuff. The movie is been film not too far from where I was born and raised. I know the area well. If you goggle pictures of Milford sounds(New Zealand) you will get a better look of the area. There is a tourist sort of area to the right of where the Ship is set up. 



XenomorphMember1330 XPApr-01-2016 7:55 AM

@sp_Jockey, I hope it's a scout ship...I'd like to think they keep the mother ship in orbit, with 1000's of cryo-sleeping humans or cry - human eggs.

scout ship destroyed,Stranded on the planet, unable to get back to the orbiting Covenant mothership...would be a cool plot device.

"Mother send us the second scout ship!! Now!"

No answer



By the way Where's BigDave?


EngineerAdmin23379 XPApr-01-2016 2:29 PM

I have a feeling they'll be filming the scenes where the Covenant crew find David first. I believe they shot the last half of Prometheus first, if I recall correctly. Though, my memory is a tad fuzzy.

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