Next summer director Ridley Scott adds another chapter to his timeless Sci-Fi horror franchise with Alien: Covenant. The film serves as a sequel to 2012's Prometheus and a prequel to Scott's 1979 masterpiece Alien.
Filming on the movie is currently underway, but we still don't know a whole lot about it.
Making up the cast of the film are Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston and funny man Danny McBride. Interestingly enough, when McBride was approached about starring in Alien: Covenant, he assumed he had been hired on to provide some sense of comedic relief.
Then he got the script.
“Then I got the script and I’m like this s–t is dark! There is no comic relief in this at all. This is a dark horror movie. And that was exciting. To be able to step into something like that and to participate in a way that not relying on things I’d done before.”
This really doesn't come as that much of a surprise, given that Scott is known for leaning away from humor in his movies in exchange for building tension. Still, McBride's comments give fans a sense of the direction that the director is planning on going with this one - and it sounds as though it'll remain true to what has come before.
Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on August 4th, 2017.
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