Director Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” keeps on mutating, just like its titular creature. One minute it was a direct sequel to “Prometheus”, the next it all but discarded any ties to the film, with the exception of one of its stars, Michael Fassbender. Now, the sequel is being touted as more of a direct predecessor to Scott’s own 1979 original, “Alien”. So what can we actually expect from this sequel?
In an interview with Inquirer,net, Fassbender revealed that: “There are going to be great sets and aliens coming out of people. The sets are fantastic. Again, the most impressive sets I’ve seen since ‘Prometheus,’ which was the original setting. It’s a fantastic mixture of high-end technology and primitive elements. The way that I can explain it is the same way that Ridley did ‘Blade Runner.’”
Fassbender touched on giving this world a touch of the relatable to us Earth-bound folks: “You have this futuristic world where people are eating noodles, because that seems to be the cheaper food and something that will fill you up. But it’s also something that harks back to the past. The weaving of those two things—past and future—together makes for an interesting world that we can aspire to, but also recognize something in it.”
The Irish-German actor also had great things to say about his director: “It’s amazing to watch Ridley work. I try to soak up as much knowledge as I can from him, because having worked on this kind of films a few times and having seen how many moving parts there are, how many people work on the set and how many departments need attention and the language, he’s an absolute master.”
“Alien: Covenant” stars Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett and Demian Bichir. It premieres 4th August 2017.