Alien: Covenant

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OvomorphMember0 XPMar-22-2012 6:59 PMI thought you guys would be interested in this if you haven't read it already comments welcome..........................The June 8 premiere of “Prometheus” is without a doubt one of the most hyped and anticipated film releases of the year. The movie held a panel at WonderCon in Anaheim Saturday, and debuted a new trailer while director Ridley Scott, writer Damon Lindelof and stars Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron set the record straight on some of the mystery surrounding the alleged “Alien” prequel. IFC participated in a press conference with Lindelof, Scott and Fassbender following the panel to get the facts straight on the upcoming project. While a range of topics were discussed (which you can read below), the most interesting response of the event came after we asked Lindelof whether potential sequels to “Prometheus” would end up resulting in alien “Alien” or set the series on its own unique path. This word ‘prequel’ was on the table. It was the elephant in the room and had to be discussed,” Lindelof said of the process of making “Prometheus.” “If there were a sequel to this movie that we’re working on — that eventually became ‘Prometheus’ — it would not be ‘Alien.’ Normally, that’s the definition of a prequel is it precedes the other movies.” He added, “This movie, hopefully, will contextualize the original ‘Alien’ so that when you watch it again, maybe you know a little bit more, but you don’t **** around with that movie. It has to stand on its own. It’s a classic. But if we’re fortunate enough to do a sequel to ‘Prometheus,’ it will actually, I think, tangentalize even further away from the original ‘Alien.’” But have no fear, Ridley Scott fans, because Lindelof promised, “he’s given us the movie that I think we all want to see.” There are a lot of complexities to Fassbender’s android character The biggest news out of the “Prometheus” panel is that Fassbender plays an android named David. Instead of being treated like an equal, David is “a butler,” “a housekeeper,” a “maintenance man” and “everything” servant-like for the humans aboard Prometheus, according to Scott. It’s also worth noting that Fassbender is awake for the two and a half years that the rest of the ship’s crew is in cryostatis, so he matures differently over that period of time. “What does he do to amuse himself? And the idea that there was something of a little boy there, that he has to sort of rely on his imagination — imagination’s a very human trait — in order to keep himself occupied. The fact that he’s curious and how far will that curiosity go?” Fassbender teased. “He’s sort of used and sort of abused. And so, how does that make him feel, if robots can feel? But you’re always playing. You don’t want to sort of make a direct definite choice, you’re playing with the ambiguity that this robot’s starting to develop human personality.” Scott added, “There’s a great scene where [Logan Marshall-Green's character Charlie] Holloway, who is actually a bit of a ***** occasionally, says to him, ‘Hey, you, boy, with me.’ Like real cheeky. But then he says to you [Fassbender], ‘Why are you wearing one of our suits? You don’t need to breathe.’ And it ends up with you saying, ‘Not too close, I hope.’ Referring to being, ‘Ah, we’re making you guys just like us.’ The android retorts with a great sense of humor, ‘Not too close, I hope.’ You don’t know whether who’s insulting who there. So that’s when his turnabout starts to occur.” Damon Lindelof wanted to create Ridley Scott’s vision of “Prometheus” “It would have been really difficult to do a straight up ‘Alien’ sequel or ‘Alien’ prequel because you’re beholden to so many of the things that came before it, so to be able to shed that stuff and, you know, this is Ridley’s idea, so from a screenwriting standpoint, for me, it was really just all about getting a clear sense of what was the movie that he wanted to make.” A lot of thought went into the technology in the film “We think about everything down to the shoelaces. There was even a big argument about the globular helmets. I was certain I wanted the fully spherical glass helmet,” Scott said. “I’m in 2083 and I’m going to space, why would I design a helmet that has blind spots when what I want is a globular helmet, a 360, and glass by then will be as light as this [lifts up a water bottle] and you won’t be able to break it with a bullet.” Damon Lindelof is impressed with the fans for staying invested in “Prometheus” “I’ve been astonished by the patience of the fan base in terms of how little we’re telling them about the movie. There does seem to be we’re doing this dance together as filmmakers where people want to know more about it and we say, ‘Do you really want to know?’ and they say, ‘No no no no no! We don’t. We actually, we just want to go into the movie not knowing if there’s a bomb under the table or not or when it’s going to go off,’” Lindelof explained. “Ridley has always had a tremendous amount of faith in the audience’s intelligence and he directs in a way and tells stories in a way that you come up to them as opposed to it talks down to you, and I feel like ‘Prometheus’ is a proud member of that thing he does so well.” It’s hard to judge a score by its cover “The score is, again, always a challenge. Every element you put in, you’re always trying to find something else and before it’s done, it’s not written, everything’s abstract,” Scott said. “You don’t really know what you’re going to get until you’re actually in Abbey Road — which is where I did all the music, in the Beatles place — and you start to hear it then and then you really notice it when you start putting it onto the film. So everything’s trial and error, and you’re always looking at finding something more.” Ridley Scott explains his two favorite horror films The two projects that Scott said he “never got over” were “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the first “Exorcist” film. He laments the fact that there have been “90,000 clones of those ideas.”
5 Responses to rotten tomato ridley lindelof fassbender


OvomorphMember0 XPMar-22-2012 7:32 PMLove it!!! I think this film should go it's own way. Love the part about bringing context to Alien, without interfering.
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OvomorphMember0 XPMar-22-2012 7:37 PMI agree its quite good to know how aware they are of fan expectancy of this movie.


XenomorphMember1261 XPMar-22-2012 8:13 PMI like the information it is great to know they have been thinking of us. Hey altered I don't get the topic title.


OvomorphMember0 XPMar-22-2012 8:18 PMSorry rick it comes from the rotten tomato site .


XenomorphMember1261 XPMar-22-2012 8:41 PMLOL oh ok

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