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.
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’re just over a month away from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, a film that’s built its marketing strategy not just on teasers and trailers, but viral clips (like “Meet Walter,” an intro to the movie’s android). The latest are a pair of transmissions to Earth from two Covenant crew members.
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.
Did you ever see something odd in the sky and wish you could know more about it? That wish-fulfillment is at the heart of Phoenix Forgotten, a new film produced by Ridley Scott.
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.
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…
Alien: Covenant wasn’t the only supernatural sequel Ridley Scott discussed at this year’s SXSW. He’s also eager to make another Gladiator film. Only problem is... the main character is dead. But Scott said he knows how to bring him back, and I’m hoping it’s because a bunch of Roman gods want him to kill Jesus.…
The latest Alien: Covenant trailer wasn’t supposed to drop until tomorrow, but lookie here: a deeper exploration of the Covenant’s crew and the nature of their mission, a good look at the (weirdly quiet) planet they land on, lots of running and shrieking, and an ominous tag line meant to evoke Dante’s Inferno.
Well, this is a nice surprise. Wednesday night, a four-plus minute prologue to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant came online.
The drama behind the scenes of the latest Batman movie is worthy of a whole movie all its own. The latest news is that negotiations with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves, which were reportedly going well last week, have broken down, leaving the production without a leader once again.
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…
Vampire shows are a constant on TV—but The Passage, a pilot just ordered by Fox, has some unusual elements lifting it above the pack. Behind the scenes, it has Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights), Matt Reeves (Felicity, Cloverfield, War for the Planet of the Apes), and Ridley Scott (you know his credits). And its story…
He’s also not a fan of the state of movies generally.
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.
Though 2017's Alien: Covenant is technically a sequel to 2012's Prometheus, the first poster doesn’t show it. The poster very, very specifically points to the later films in the timeline. The originals that featured a bad ass Sigourney Weaver and an unforgettable villain.
In an interview on BBC Radio 2, Michael Fassbender gave a name to the creatures that will, we hope, bursting out of his chest in the newest Alien movie.
In exactly one year from today, the long-awaited (by some) sequel to Blade Runner will finally premiere. To commemorate the occasion Warner Bros. has announced the official title and released the this first behind the scenes photo... neither of which are actually that exciting.
It goes without saying that Alien’s xenomorph is just plain cool. But why exactly do we love this grotesque monster so much? YouTube’s kaptainkristian explores that exact question, delving into the delightfully creepy mind of Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger and exploring the nuanced cinematic genius behind this…
A tale of scientists creating a monster isn’t quite a tale as old as time, but it is a familiar one. Director Luke Scott— second-unit director on father Ridley’s The Martian and Exodus: Gods and Kings—uses his expertise to turn Morgan into a gorgeously shot film, but unfortunately it’s one that doesn’t break much new…