The new 'Alien' movie doesn't have time for Predators. It's an origin story that renders the crossover Alien vs. Predator movies obsolete.
The film’s release has also been moved up three months and will now open on May 19, 2017, shifting from its previously announced Aug. 4, 2017 date. Covenant will now open against Warner Bros.’ horror sequel Annabelle 2 and Paramount’s Baywatch reboot, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Covenant is from Alien director Ridley Scott, and will feature Noomi Rapace, reprising her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw from the 2012 prequel Prometheus. Rapace will be joined by franchise newcomers Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride.
Ridley Scott has come a-cropper on the Australian set of ‘Alien: Covenant’, following a run-in with a forklift truck. “But Ridley took it like a man, apologises and said it was his fault and just got on with it.
Someone’s sewn Michael Fassbender’s head back on, then. A new snap from the set of ‘Prometheus’ sequel 'Alien Covenant’ finds the Irish actor rapt as director Ridley Scott gives a pep talk to the cast and crew.
As ‘Alien: Covenant’ edges closers, its director Sir Ridley Scott is gradually revealing more and more about the hugely anticipated follow up to 2012′s ‘Prometheus’. The latest piece of info comes in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, where Scott talks frankly about the first film’s star Noomi Rapace. Presumably he’s talking about the female lead, as it’s believed that Michael Fassbender - arguably the best thing about ‘Prometheus’ - will return to the series as David.
Ridley Scott has confirmed that ‘Alien: Covenant’ will be the first of three films that will then link up to the story from the original 1979 'Alien’. The second movie in his 'Prometheus’ series is in its pre-production stage in Sydney, Australia, at the moment, where Scott confirmed the plans in a press conference. Covenant will tell the story of the crew of a colony ship which discovers what it believes to be an 'uncharted paradise’ world, but is in fact a 'dark and dangerous’ place, inhabited solely by David, Michael Fassbender’s android character from the first 'Prometheus’ movie.
Finally, Ryan Gosling has confirmed - with actual words and everything - that he’s going to be in ‘Blade Runner 2’. Rumours had placed him in a role in the long-awaited sequel, and Ridley Scott himself had even mumbled his name too. He would only add that the addition of Denis Villeneuve (helmsman of 'Sicario’) as director and legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins being involved in the movie helped to seal the deal. As Gosling says, there’s a great deal more to go on just yet, other than that Harrison Ford is on board too.
The Ridley Scott sci-fi, in which Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars, is based on the book of the same name by American author Andy Weir. “This insulting practice of white-washing has got to stop,” said Aki Aleong, president of the group. “Alarmingly, it has been increasing in frequency.” They are also upset about the casting of British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in his role as Vincent Kapoor too, an Indian man - Venkat Kapoor - in the book.
- The Rock has had to put down one of his puppies - Trainspotting 2 confirmed for next summer - Aaron Sorkin sorry for slating Apple boss In director Ridley Scott’s mind, Deckard was always a replicant - and he’s said so on several occasions - but now he says that in the forthcoming ‘Blade Runner 2’, the mystery will be thrown open once and for all. Though Scott has said that he believes Deckard is a replicant - along with Darryl Hannah’s Pris, Brion James’s Leon, Joanna Cassidy’s Zhora and Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty from the sci-fi classic - fans have long discussed (and likely argued) whether this is the case or not, the movie itself leaving the answer in more ambiguous territory. Ryan Gosling will be starring alongside Harrison Ford in the new movie, whom he had to convince to take up the role again.
For all the special effects that go into a mega-budgeted space movie like The Martian, one setting that did not need to be digitally tricked out was the film’s Mars. That’s because the red hues of the Wadi Rum in the country of Jordan bear a striking resemblance to the fourth planet from the sun. “I added dust devils and skies, otherwise it was all real,” director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) told Yahoo Movies about the film’s very practical location in the interview above. (“Dust devils” refer to the upward swirling busts or dust and matter common in deserts and also Mars, apparently.)
NASA’s announcement that a rover had discovered saltwater on Mars — and with it, potential life on the planet — surprised and delighted the general public on Monday morning. Filmmaker Ridley Scott, on the other hand, was nonplussed by the red planet revelation. The Martian stars Matt Damon as an astronaut/botanist who gets stranded on Mars, and has to find a way to survive on the barren planet for up to four years — a seemingly impossible feat that requires him to manufacture his own water supply by splitting and fusing elements in his lab. Scott and his screenwriter Drew Goddard worked closely with NASA to make the film’s science as realistic as possible, though the space agency couldn’t answer all their questions.
Prometheus wasn’t a bad movie, not by any stretch, but it clearly left a bad aftertaste in the mouths of many of sci-fi maestro Ridley Scott’s most ardent fans. The Martian is also light years less jumbled than last year’s divisive space epic, Interstellar, with all its black holes and mystical bookshelves. At its core, The Martian is a crowdpleaser, delightfully retro and reminiscent of ‘90s sci-fi blockbusters like Apollo 13, Deep Impact, and Armageddon in its devotion to convention and accessibility (yes, that’s meant as a compliment).