Though Ridley Scott’s last two Alien movies have been incredibly divisive, they at least have had one thing in common: the alien. However, in a new interview, Scott suggests that after Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, the iconic creature may have overstayed its welcome.
When it comes to the world of Blade Runner, the mysteries have always been better than the solutions. Part of why a sequel like Blade Runner 2049 even exists is because the original film asked so many hard questions and gave so few concrete answers—and it’s a tradition that continues with the new film.
In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words, you’ve been warned.
Alien: Covenant may not have been the movie that everyone wanted but, at the very least, Ridley Scott kept up his long tradition of working with practical effects. A new, behind-the-scenes featurette shows part of the process for making the ooey-gooey xenomorph eggs in Alien: Covenant.
Simply put, Ellen Ripley is the Alien franchise. Even though her adversary gets the title, Ripley is the star of the first four films, and her story is what ties everything together. So the fact that director Ridley Scott has an idea to work her back into his films isn’t a surprise. But the way he wants to do it might…
So it’s come to this. Blade Runner fans have debated for decades whether or not Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) was a replicant. And they’ve debated whether or not there even was an answer in the movie at all. They’ve debated who to believe. And when Blade Runner 2049 directed Denis Villeneuve said that there wouldn’t be…
Though Alien: Covenant was basically met with the audience equivalent of a shrug, director Ridley Scott has plans for at least one more Alien prequel film, with a script already in hand. We have no idea where the story is heading next. But as rabid Alien fans, we have some suggestions... and some demands.
The Crypt-Keeper can officially stay in his grave.
Though Ridley Scott is best-known for directing feature films, including this week’s Alien: Covenant, he’s also extremely involved in TV—one recent example being his producing role on The Man in the High Castle. Next up, he’ll be working with TNT to bring even more science fiction to the airwaves.
No one argues that Alien and Aliens are the best films in the Alien franchise. It’s an objective, undisputed fact. After that, though, nothing is certain—is Alien 3 a good movie? How bad is Resurrection? Do the Alien vs. Predator movies count? Did you like Prometheus? The debates go on and on.
With Alien: Covenant coming out next week, lots of people have been discussing or revisiting the film that came before it: Prometheus. That even includes the director of both films, Ridley Scott, who admitted fan reaction to Prometheus influenced Covenant.
Here’s a sentence I’m just incredibly sad to type: Alien: Covenant is bad.
Not only won’t happen, Scott says it was never that close to happening. His Covenant and whatever comes after it will be the only development in the Alien universe for a while.
Ridley Scott is at the helm of a nearly 40-year franchise of films about killer aliens who are smarter and deadlier than us. It’s not a coincidence, since Scott thinks that could happen in real life.
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.