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‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer: Have Yourself A Merry Scary Christmas
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Hopefully, all of you have been good little boys and girls, because 20th Century Fox has one last gift for you under the movie trailer tree. Today, the studio released the first trailer for Alien: Covenant. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is the follow-up to Prometheus, and centers on a crew bound for a remote planet across the far side of the galaxy where they discover that paradise is actually a dangerous place inhabited by David (Michael Fassbender), the sole surviving synthetic android of the doomed spaceship Prometheus.

Check out the red-band trailer here below.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Set Photo Celebrates Ridley Scott’s Birthday and DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
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Today is Ridley Scott‘s 79th birthday. So happy birthday, Mr. Scott. The man who brought us Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and The Martian, not to mention the many other films and TV shows he is a producer on. He is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on Alien: Covenant.

So to help celebrate this momentous occasion a new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Scott’s upcoming film has been released. If you think a simple image being released on the Internet isn’t enough, well then you should be happy to know that the Directors Guild of America is giving the Academy Award-winning director a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in film. Check out the image below.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ To Release Earlier Than Expected; New Poster Released
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Alien: Covenant To Release Earlier Than Expected; New Poster Released

Another unexpected treat on this holiday is a brand new poster for director Ridley Scott‘s next Alien movie, titled Alien: Covenant. It’s about as simple as they come, and it’s a safe bet that no fan of the franchise is going to have even the slightest problem with that.

Even more exciting? The poster has a release date on it, and it is not the October 6, 2017 date we previously knew about, nor is it the even earlier August 4, 2017 date it got pushed up to. Unlike most movies, which often get delayed, the new Alien is moving closer once again with a new May 19, 2017 release date.

Click on over to the other side to check out the new Alien: Covenant poster.

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Noomi Rapace Will Return For ‘Alien: Covenant’
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Contrary to what we have heard in the past, and the fact that the film has already commenced shooting, Noomi Rapace is on board to reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant. Previous reports made no mention of her, and even the synopsis that was released seemed to have indicated that she did not survive the events after Prometheus, despite being one of the only survivors to have her head on her shoulders and all four limbs attached. In fact, the only person that made it onto the film’s synopsis was David (Michael Fassbender), and if you recall, his head was taken clean off of his android body. So it would have been interesting to know who was the one person to reattach his head to his body.

Now we know who, but what will Elizabeth Shaw be doing in the film. More on that below.

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‘Eastbound & Down’ Star Danny McBride In Talks For ‘Alien: Covenant’
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Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston are currently the only actors confirmed to be in the cast of Ridley Scott‘s next Alien movie Alien: Covenant, the follow-up to Prometheus.

The film is still rounding out the cast, but the latest news may prove to be a surprising one. According to new reports, Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, This Is The End) is in talks to join the cast. More on the story below.

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Katherine Waterston To Star In Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’
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Director Ridley Scott‘s sequel to Prometheus, titled Alien: Covenant has found its lead.

It’s being reported that Katherine Waterston has been cast for the lead role, a character named Daniels. Waterston starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice alongside Joaquin Phoenix, and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs alongside Prometheus star Michael Fassbender. She will also be seen in the Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them alongside Eddie Redmayne.

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Is The Start Of A New Trilogy
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Ridley Scott has changed the Prometheus sequel in the past few months since he’s gone on the press tour for The Martian. The film has gone through a couple of title changes and has even bumped Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 film into an indefinite hold – though some close to the film believe that it will still be made. But while at a press conference in Australia, Scott talked a little bit about his upcoming Alien film, which he says is the start of a brand new trilogy, which pretty much confirms that Blomkamp’s Alien 5 will not be happening any time soon, if at all.

Check out what he had to say below.

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Sequel Refuses To Die, Even After He’s Moved On
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So we all know that Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant pretty much forced Neill Blomkamp‘s Alien to be put on hold indefinitely. That rumor was going on for a while even before it got confirmed. Though it was still early at the time, Sigourney Weaver said that Blomkamp’s Alien would be a genetic sibling to the first two Alien films, and the District 9 director confirmed that it would be connected to the first two, then try to establish that bridge between Aliens and Alien 3.

Weaver said she wanted to “take Ripley out of sort of orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story.” Now, new details are emerging on how that would have happened. In an interview, Michael Biehn, who played Corporal Dwayne Hicks in James Cameron’s Aliens, talked about Blomkamp’s vision, which would have reunited him with Ripley and an older Newt. Check out his full quote below.

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Details Revealed For Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ Sequel ‘Alien: Covenant’
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A few months back, Ridley Scott announced that he would follow up his hit sci-fi film The Martian with Prometheus 2. Many had speculated that the sequel would have been the director’s next project, but he then confirmed that the film wouldn’t be called Prometheus 2; instead it would be titled Alien: Paradise Lost. The film put Neill Blomkamp’s planned Alien 5 in a very tough position, forcing the District 9 director to put his Alien film on hold.

Spectre scribe John Logan was recently brought in to do some of the rewrites for the Scott’s sequel, and at the same time a rumor popped up that Alien: Paradise Lost would be getting a new title. Now, Fox has announced that the film won’t be titled Prometheus 2 or Alien: Paradise Lost, but rather Alien: Covenant. More on the story below, including the official synopsis.

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Ridley Scott Says Next Film Will Be ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’; Plans For Multiple ‘Prometheus’ Sequels
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While on the promotional tour for The Martian, director Ridley Scott didn’t exactly confirm that Prometheus 2 wold be his next film, but said that his next film would be a part of the Alien franchise.

During a recent interview, the director slipped that his next film will actually be titled Alien: Paradise Lost. This would certainly conflict with the reports that Prometheus 2 would be his next film. This comes off of months of rumors and speculation as to what his next project would be. While much of the news has been focused on Prometheus 2, Scott says the sequel isn’t his next film, but he is still planning for at least three more Prometheus sequels. Instead the director will go back to the film franchise that started it all, Alien.

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