Alien Covenant continues to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. So far we have gotten very intriguing hints about the plot and the characters from various actors involved n production. The latest intriguing details come from Michael Fassbender in an interview with Collider. Fassbender teased his involvement and how it was like working with Ridley Scott:
" I just love Ridley. You know, he’s become a really good friend, and he’s just a natural, he’s one of a kind. Anybody that works with him in any department is just, you know, totally blown away by him. He’s such a visionary and I think he has such a great, understanding of storytelling. You know, coming from an art background, how referring to something being put in the frame, working with the art department, working with costume design, working with the actors, he’s very vigilant and fun, you know? We have a lot of fun, we laugh a lot, and he’s also got very intelligent but also off-center notes. He would never tell you directly to do something, but just give you little flavors. In the first Prometheus, he just sort of walked over, and he’s like “I imagine David’s like a butler so he runs his finger over the desktop checking for dust.” And that was enough for me to go off and explore elements of the character with that in mind. We work really well together. I have to say, this Alien is going to be – I’m really excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying that there’s a film that we all wanna see, it’s much scarier than Prometheus, but it’s got that sort of same scope as Prometheus, that eminent sort of disaster feel, that Alien had. So it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary, number one. And again, with the massive scope of Prometheus."
Fassbender was then asked how he thought audiences would react to the film: " Yeah, you know once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it’s definitely going to bring chills to the cinema" he replied.
These comments are extremely intriguing, particularly these focusing on the massive scale of the new film. I find it also interesting how he describes the film as a combination of Alien and Prometheus, tying these two elements together in a unique manner. This may prove to be a groundbreaking film which pushes the limits of suspense and horror at the same time. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, what did you think of Fassbender's remarks?
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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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