In the pantheon of cool movie sets, a Ridley Scott Alien set is right near the top. Here is the man who directed one of the most iconic genre films ever, returning to that world in modern times, and it’s a place on Earth that exists. Sure, most people don’t get to experience it but here’s the next best thing.
In 2016, Reebok released a pair of sneakers themed around the movie Aliens. The idea was universally praised... until those sneakers were released and appeared to only be in men’s sizes. Men’s sizes for a shoe worn in the movie by a woman. Well, it’s 2017 and this year, Reebok is release TWO new pairs of Alien-themed…
What happened after Prometheus? How does that lead into Alien: Covenant? We won’t know for sure until the new film opens on May 19 but a new short film gives us a pretty good idea.
We’ve known for a while that Noomi Rapace would be reprising her role as Prometheus’ Liz Shaw in Covenant—but now a rather oblique piece of viral marketing seems to have dropped a big hint about her appearance in the film.
With the release of Alien: Covenant coming up on May 19, director Ridley Scott has been doing a lot of press discussing the future of the franchise. But there’s always room to share some fun facts about its past—or not-so-fun, as in the case of the ending he originally planned for 1979's Alien.
It’s obvious that we’re all excited about Alien: Covenant. Every new little piece of footage or information just elevates that excitement, and at CinemaCon 2017, it happened again. Fox showed a clip that featured destruction and death on a level that’s rather rare, even for the violent Alien franchise.
Everyone involved with the new film Life knows exactly what you were thinking. You saw the trailer—people in space being chased by a menacing creature—and immediately assumed, “Great, someone’s ripping off Alien.”
Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant opens in May, and recently, he’s been showing off footage and talking about the franchise’s future. He made waves saying he’s already got a script for the next film, and even said there could be three more after that. Now, he may have slipped and let us know the title of that next Alien…
Having very messed-up things happen is a key ingredient in the recipe for the Alien film franchise. While audiences have come to expect gory explosions and the like, there’s a chance that this May’s Alien: Covenant might still hold the power to shock fans.
One of the things we know about Alien: Covenant is that Michael Fassbender is pulling double-duty in it. He’ll be playing David, the android from the last film, and Walter, another android from the same assembly line... or so we thought. The latest, utterly bizarre Alien: Covenant promo just ruined a bit of that…
The much-anticipated latest Alien series prequel, Alien: Covenant, isn’t out for another two months, but veteran director Ridley Scott is already planning his next entry in the franchise. In fact, he already has a script in hand and is hoping to begin filming as early as next year.
Well, this is a nice surprise. Wednesday night, a four-plus minute prologue to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant came online.
The first photo of the full Alien Covenant crew was revealed Tuesday, with the news that a teaser will be seen during Wednesday’s episode of Legion. Which is great, but we wanted to break down this photo a bit more.
The sad news of John Hurt’s passing naturally got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films (this is io9, after all). We’ve gathered our eight favorite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here.
James Cameron is no stranger to sequels—and he’s better at making them than most, with Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Aliens on his resume. (Whether or not all those Avatar films will continue his streak is a question for another day.) But when asked about the state of the Alien franchise in 2017, he had some choice…
Sad news today, not just for scifi fans, but for fans of great actors: John Hurt has reportedly died at the age of 77. His vast resume encompassed over 50 years, and included works like The Elephant Man, 1984, Alien, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hellboy, Doctor Who, and V for Vendetta, to name just a handful.
Katherine Waterston’s character in Alien: Covenant is already drawing comparisons to Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, but her bowl-like cut is inspired from something else entirely.
Earlier this month, Fox showed off a bunch of footage from four of its upcoming movies. Among them were some scenes from Alien: Covenant which revealed the new cast, the new xenomorph, and the horrors that await us all. And it looks like it’s going to a hell of a prequel.
If you’ve ever wondered why the performances of terror in the first Alien movie feel so real, here’s your answer: the actors had no idea what the hell was about to happen in Alien’s infamous chestburster scene.
There’s still Christmas, though, so... maybe it’s an idea to keep?