Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant is deep into its filming schedule, and a flurry of intense set shots have leaked over the weekend from the Sydney, Australia, production site at an abandoned quarry, revealing a genocidal alien slaughter atop some temple stairs, cooked and twisted humanoid bodies petrified in pain, a familiar, oversized Engineer head, and a bizarre tree-trunk landscape situated perhaps somewhere on an Engineer homeworld. In other images, lizard-like aliens are flash-frozen in mid-battle with humans, skin burnt and charred to a crisp, while Engineer heiroglyphics can be seen engraved in the set's stone slabs in the background.
Can this movie arrive ANY faster?!
Here's the initial account from Daily Mail:
Reflecting a haunting dystopia or end-of-civilization scenario, several huge monuments appear toppled and strewn across the dry landscape and a tremendously large stone structure of a man's face is left cracked and half-decapitated. Juxtaposed next to the modern film machinery - including a large red and white crane, barricade tape and several work vehicles - the unfamiliar set and perfectly still human forms look disturbing and out-of-place. Elsewhere, a series of huge, tree-like stumps were shown growing out of a barren rocky landscape - and the sheer scope of the design was highlighted by a solitary crew member.
Obviously, there's no way to deduce exactly where in the screen story these scenes will take place, but the savage scope indicates that Scott's Prometheus sequel, set 10 years after the doomed events on LV-223, will include lots more brutal action amid its cosmic philosophical wanderings while attempting to unravel the core mystery of the Engineers. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir and Danny McBride, Alien: Covenant sets down in theaters on Aug. 4, 2017.
Check out the movie's official synopsis:
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers a dark world whose sole inhabitant is David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Have a look at these terrifying new set shots and tell us if you have any hot theories to share!