Pre-production is well underway on Ridley Scott’s upcoming “Alien: Covenant,” his follow-up to “Prometheus” which will be the second chapter in a trilogy leading up to events in the original “Alien”.
Speaking backstage at the Golden Globes last weekend ahead of flying out to Sydney for filming on the new ‘Alien,’ Scott revealed a few details about his plans for the picture and confirmed he’s aiming for a “pretty hard R” rating:
“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.”
The story begins with the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy – a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender). The film is currently targeting an October 6th release.