Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Ridley Scott Wastes No Time: Next 'Alien' Film Starts Shooting in 2018

Ridley Scott Wastes No Time: Next 'Alien' Film Starts Shooting in 2018

"We're writing [a sequel] now, as we speak". He went on to mention the follow-up of Covenant, saying, "I'll probably be filming it within a year". Sure, the xenomorphs were missed in PROMETHEUS but I don't think "xenomorph action" is what we find so fascinating about Scott's ALIEN films. "They wanted to do "Alien", er, "Awakening"-Neill Blomkamp", explains Scott".

All of this connects to Scott's insistence that Alien 5 is a non-starter, even though there's been no official word from Fox about the project in months, as it was ostensibly put on hold until after Scott's latest movie was out of the way. If I could have, I would have. Except I do question, why have both [movies] out there? A radio transmission from another planet, seemingly from a human, makes Covenant change course to investigate its source. "And I just am having kind of a mild freakout in there the whole time". While it takes a little longer for things to get going (almost 40 minutes into a two-hour movie), it does a good enough job of raising the stakes and letting us know exactly what's going on.

A good film does deserve a sequel, doesn't it? Make no mistake, this isn't just a sci-fi movie - Covenant is as scary if not scarier and more terrifying than the original.

Alien Covenant starts to roll out in United Kingdom cinemas tomorrow with USA audiences getting the chance to see it on screens from May 19th.

Alien: Covenant comes out May 19. The uncharted world that looks like paradise at first soon turns dark and risky when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

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It's not awful. Director Ridley Scott didn't make some kind of hugely annoying, incoherent movie or anything like that. And the new VR video for "Alien: Covenant" is some of the coolest - and grisliest - VR we've seen.

Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby star in Alien: Covenant.

Everything that follows pads the mythology about the title xenomorph, driven primarily by an oddly unmotivated and slightly confusing plot involving Michael Fassbender's android character from the first film, David, and a second android on the Covenant, named Walter.

I'm wondering if the initial negative reaction to Alien: Covenant is making Ridley Scott rethink things a bit.

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