"Get away from her, you b-tch!"
For most of his illustrious career, director Ridley Scott was averse to making sequels, but after living with the regret of not directing the sequel to 1979's Alien, he leaped at the opportunity to jump back into the franchise he created and make the 2012 divisive prequel, Prometheus, and its forthcoming follow-up, Alien: Covenant. Now that he has caught sequel fever, Scott already has plans for two more in the series, with the last one gradually driving into the back entrance of his original film.
Since it took him five years to get the Prometheus sequel completed, it could be as much as a decade before we see his final prequel link up to the original. But when it does happen, Scott is considering having a digitally de-aged Sigourney Weaver (The Defenders) -- who is currently 67-years-old -- appear in it and reprise her groundbreaking role of Ellen Ripley.
"Scott will, it seems, be holding back some of his gruesome notions for future installments: he is planning at least two more films before linking up with the original Alien. "Right now we've got a ten-page synopsis," he reveals. "John Logan's doing it. And we know where we're going with it." He is not ruling out the idea of using a digitally de-aged Sigourney Weaver to bring back Ripley: "You could do that," he allows. And Logan promises "different mutations" of the Alien to come. - Empire (via avpgalaxy)
Director Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
The cast features Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby.
Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on May 19, 2017.
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