Production is currently underway on Alien: Covenant, and some very intriguing set images have gone online.
Pictures from the set of Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus provide some unsettling hints at what the crew of the Covenant could potentially find when they set down on a remote planet.
As you can see below, the film will feature a large group of scorched beings, all locked in horrifying positions from the moment they met their end. And that’s right, they don’t exactly look human.
The images also provide a glimpse at some of the film’s large sets, which include a temple-looking structure, a giant statue, and an alien forest.
“The sets are fantastic. Again, the most impressive sets I’ve seen since Prometheus, which was the original setting,” Michael Fassbender said recently in an interview with Inquirer.net. “It’s a fantastic mixture of high-end technology and primitive elements. The way that I can explain it is the same way that Ridley did Blade Runner.” Fassbender also promised that the film would feature “aliens coming out of people.”
As per the film’s official synopsis, the next Alien movie will see “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 (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”
Alien: Covenant, also starring Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir and Jussie Smollett, will open in Australia on August 3, 2017 and the U.S. on August 4, 2017.
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