Alien: Covenant is now in theaters. Two scientists, Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), on an expedition to Scotland in the not-too-distant future, find evidence of an advanced alien species that they to calling “Engineers.” They theorize that aliens might’ve created humanity. Shaw and Holloway are subsequently hired by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce aged with a lot of makeup) to explore a planet they believe to be the home of the Engineers.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprise their roles from the 2012 film that leads into 'Alien: Covenant,' director Ridley Scott's new entry in the saga
One of the true highlights of Passengers is the performance given by Michael Sheen as Arthur, a robot (“android, technically”) bartender. On a big, lonely ship, Arthur’s straightforward charm is a welcome sight for sore eyes … especially if you’re awake on a long journey through space when you’re supposed to be asleep.
Ridley Scott confirmed that he is planning another two Prometheus sequels to follow Alien: Covenant before the Prometheus storyline meets up with the original 1979 Alien. Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the “very basic questions posed in Alien: Why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from?” Scott revealed at a press conference in Sydney where he is starting pre-production on Covenant, the first sequel to Prometheus.
Michael Fassbender in ‘Prometheus’ (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Kerry Brown) By Graeme McMillan The follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus has mutated once again, with 20th Century Fox confirming Monday morning that the movie, directed by Ridley Scott, will now be titled Alien: Covenant. The title, first revealed by Scott during an appearance at the AFI Film Festival, was confirmed by Fox via Twitter this morning, accompanied by a title card for the movie (see below). The studio then released a new synopsis for Covenant, revealing that the title comes from a new ship introduced in the movie; Prometheus, too, was named after the spaceship the crew traveled in. The synopsis reads, “Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction.
Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in ‘Prometheus’ (Fox) Ridley Scott, not Neill Blomkamp, will write the next chapter of the Alien franchise. He eventually got the gig from 20th Century Fox, and continued posting new art from pre-production. So I shall be working on other things… as much as I love the xeno- and Lt ripley— Иeill BlomkΛmp (@NeillBlomkamp) October 30, 2015 In an interview with Yahoo Movies last month, Scott revealed that the Prometheus sequel will feature archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and android David (Michael Fassbender), and have them “go to the world of the Engineer” — the creators of the Xenomorph — to “find out who would design such an awful bio-mechanoid creature.” Given the monster success of Scott’s latest film, The Martian ($393 million worldwide so far) the 78-year-old British director is the obvious bet — especially given Chappie’s failure last March.
The cast of ‘The Martian’ at the film’s premiere With 1978’s monster-thriller Alien and 1982’s neo-noir epic Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott helped set the tone for more than 30 years’ worth of dark, gritty, and thought-provoking science-fiction films. After three decades of working on everything from historical epics to crime capers, he returned his roots with 2012’s Alien prequel Prometheus, and now, the 78-year-old British filmmaker continues his own person sci-fi revival with The Martian, the highly anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s hit 2011 novel. The film stars Matt Damon as Mark Watney, a botanist and astronaut who’s assumed to have died on Mars after a wild storm forces his crewmates to abort their mission and head back to Earth.
“Actually, really, it’s going to be called Alien: Paradise Lost,” the director said when asked about the sequel to the 2012 feature.