Hot off the heels of Ridley Scott’s latest film The Martian, Scott’s Alien: Covenant is currently in the midst of wrapping up production in Australia. Fans, including myself, are eager to see what Scott has in store for the sequel to Prometheus. That film had mixed reviews, with some feeling the movie tried too hard to be its own thing, rather than trying to tie in to the Alien mythos that Scott laid out in his original film series.
By no means did I hate Prometheus. The visuals were spectacular. However, the story just felt too convoluted and confusing at times. It was also hard to tell if Scott was even making a prequel since the entire film didn’t quite tie in to the other Alien movies. However, Scott has since claimed that Alien: Covenant will gear more towards telling the mythology of the alien creature than where it came from. But Scott isn't the only one involved with the project who has been offering his two cents about it. Cast member Michael Fassbender is also excited about the direction of the sequel and says it will link back to Prometheus in another unexpected way.
'Alien: Covenant' Will Bridge The Gap Between 'Alien' And 'Prometheus' Tonally, Not Just Chronologically
In a new interview with Collider, Fassbender gushed
“This ‘Alien’ is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much scarier than ‘Prometheus’ but it’s got the same sort of scope of ‘Prometheus’. It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that ‘Alien’ had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of ‘Prometheus’… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”
What Can We Take From These Quotes?
It appears that Alien: Covenant may have the same tone that Scott’s original film Alien had. The movie is typically categorized as one of the first successful sci-fi horror films of its time. It is also considered to be one of the scariest movies ever and, on a personal note, is one of my favorite flicks I could watch over and over again.
Fassbender’s comments give us hope that this is a film for which we should mark the release date on our calendars. Of course, as a returning cast member, Fassbender would only have great things to say about the movie, but it’s still a promising insight into a film that many have been skeptical about since its announcement.
Ridley Scott has by far created one of the scariest creatures ever put to film. If the movie is anything like the original, especially in tone, then I’m all in. I cannot wait to see what Scott has in store for us. Hopefully Scott will stay true to his words and give us a proper Alien prequel, one that will be directly affiliated with the other films. If Fassbender’s comments are any indication, then we are in for a real treat.
Alien: Covenant is due out in theaters on August 4th, 2017.
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