On November 27, 2015, Ridley Scott announced that this will be the second (following Prometheus (2012)) in a new Alien Trilogy which will take place closer to and lead up to the original film.
Ridley Scott avoided watching Alien 3 (1992) after it was released, and strongly disliked it when he finally saw it decades later. Subsequently, he came up with the idea of making a "sequel-substitution", which then became this after many rewrites.
The new planet, which is assumed to be the home of the engineers, is being referred to as a paradise and could be the home of the gods who created humanity.
Only Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce reprise their roles in this movie after Prometheus (2012). Michael Fassbender is not reprising his role, he is no longer David but Walter a new character.
Some of the scenes were filmed in Sydney, Australia at Fox studios. Ridley Scott had given Michael Fassbender time off between takes in order for him to attend the X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) premiere that was being held in the same area.
The name 'Alien: Paradise Lost' was used to avoid confusion that surmounted due to disassociation with 'Prometheus' from the 'Alien' franchise. The film was later retitled to 'Alien: Covenant.'
Will be one of three features in 2017 to receive an IMAX 70mm release. The other two being Dunkirk (2017) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).
Michael Fassbender returns to this sequel of Prometheus (2012) but technically as a different character. While in Prometheus Fassbender played the android David, in Alien Covenant he plays an entirely different android by the name Walter.
Ridley Scott confirmed in November 2015, that Alien: Covenant would be the second of three additional films in the Alien prequel series, before linking up with the original Alien.
Rebecca Ferguson was considered for the lead role, but Katherine Waterston was eventually cast.
This will be the first time since Alien: Resurrection (1997) that the original Xenomorph will be seen exclusively in an Alien film.
They've broken the alphabetic pattern for their artificials 1. Ash 2. Bishop 3. Cal 4. David 5. Walter
A Covenant is an agreement or a promise. In biblical terms, the Covenant between God and Israel was a promise by God to never again wipe clean the Earth as he has done in the flood. It was an agreement that the Israelites would follow God's commandments, and God would justly judge those who broke them. It is possible that the "covenant" in this title refers to an agreement between the Engineers and humanity, or perhaps that the Engineers have been or planned to wipe out other species via a "flood" of their own creation.
It is the sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, the second installment in the Alien prequel series, the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series, and the third installment to be directed by Ridley Scott.
This is the second time Katherine Waterston, has appeared with Carmen Ejogo in a movie together, The first Time was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
First Alien film to be released after the death of H R Giger. Giger inadvertently designed the original Alien looks and environments in his "Necronomicon" book, which led to Ridley Scott hiring him as art director for the film (and series). Giger essentially gave birth to the entire Alien look that we all know now.
This will be the second film that Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston have appeared in together. The first being Steve Jobs (2015).
Katherine Waterston also appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), the beginning of a prequel series to the original Harry Potter films. The Harry Potter films also featured John Hurt, who appeared in the original Alien (1979), and Timothy Spall, whose son Rafe Spall appeared in Prometheus (2012). Fantastic Beasts also featured Samantha Morton, whose father-in-law in Alien (1979) cast member Ian Holm.
Features four actors who've worked with Seth Rogen: Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Michael Fassbender, and Danny McBride.
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