Some might be worried about ‘Alien: Covenant’ after ‘Prometheus’ but Ridley Scott is stressing that the action horror movie is going to have a “Pretty Hard R” rating. That is good news for everyone who is a little frustrated with the fact that Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ was put on hold.
Honestly, with how awesome Hollywood has been pulling off shared universes, I don’t see why they couldn’t have made the films to be released every other year and really given fans something to look forward to. Still, I’m excited to see what Scott is going to do. The director states that he is going to be stressing extreme science fiction and horror as much as possible and “that’s why I’m doing it. I’m going to do pretty Hard R.”
The news came after Scott the Golden Globe for best director on ‘The Martian’ and when asked about the horror aspects in the upcoming film in the franchise he says:
“I always remember walking down the edge in Saint Louis when we were previewing [Alien]. I couldn’t sit through the film one more time. I walked down the edge into the kitchen scene when John Hurt started to bring up his breakfast. That moment, I realized how pretty scary the film was… I felt a sense of responsibility that I had gone too far because it was extreme. I’m going to try and do that again this year, but much worse.”
Sounds like not only does he have a solid plan for the film but he is embracing the series he wishes he had never left to begin with. While I’m glad we did get ‘Aliens,’ I personally wouldn’t have minded seeing him return after that before the films went any further.
You can watch the interview below!
Are you excited to see what Ridley Scott is going to do with ‘Alien: Covenant’? Do you think we’re in store for something special or did ‘Prometheus’ leave a bad taste in your mouth? Share your thoughts below!
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. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
‘Alien: Covenant’ will be released on October 6th, 2017!
Source: Screen Slam