Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant is currently fine-tuning its frightful sci-fi odyssey in post-production inside labyrinthine sound mixing facilities and editing labs in London while we anxiously await its screen birth next year. Michael Fassbender will reprise his role as the android David, whose disembodied head was last seen in a duffel bag carried off LV-223 by Noomi Rapace's Doctor Shaw in 2012's Prometheus.
Our friends at Collider had a recent chat with the magnanimous Magneto actor where he expounded on the sequel's serious scare factor.
“I have to say, this Alien is going to be – I’m really excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying that there’s a film that we all wanna see,” Fassbender stated. “It’s much scarier than ‘Prometheus,’ but it’s got that sort of same scope as ‘Prometheus,’ that imminent sort of disaster feel that ‘Alien’ had. So it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary, number one. And again, with the massive scope of ‘Prometheus’… Yeah, you know once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it’s definitely going to bring chills to the cinema.”
While Prometheus was somewhat light on the sophisticated scares and heavy on the moronic plot holes, we hope Scott can address those annoying issues and deliver a clean story injected with the sorts of unnerving sci-fi horror Fassbender has hinted at. With word from the creative camp that the film will contain those nasty facehuggers and chestbursters, there is potential for this next xenomorph outing to be deserving of Alien's shocking cinematic legacy.
Alien: Covenant also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Jussie Smolett (Empire), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills) and Billy Crudup (Watchmen), with Noomi Rapace expected to reprise her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in some capacity.
What do you think? Will 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant cause you nightmares or just get you to nod off in your seat when it strikes on Aug. 4, 2017?