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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Scary Alien: Covenant Footage Screens At SXSW

In Austin, it was easy to hear fans scream.

Before a special presentation of the 1979 classic at the South by Southwest Film Festival, director Ridley Scott debuted new footage from this spring's Alien: Covenant.

"My goals haven’t changed," Scott said before showing the three clips. "My mantra has always been to scare the living sh– out of you."

And, it sounds as though he accomplished his goal.

According to Entertainment Weekly the clips, which introduced the likes of the classic chestburster as well as the new backburster and mouthburster to the Alien universe, drew audible reactions from the SXSW crowd.

After the clips had screened, actress Katherine Waterston, who was present alongside co-stars Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride, said: "You kind of have to not think about how awesome it is while you’re shooting or you wouldn’t be able to function."

Added Fassbender: "To get the opportunity to work on this franchise, work with Ridley. As an actor and a dreamer, as a [risk taker] of the cinema and loving movies, the most important thing to me was to have fun with this character. To really enjoy it and enjoy the experience of doing it. Coming back was a follow up to that really. To have the honor to work with Sir Ridley Scott. To work with these guys. The proof is in the pudding."

Speaking with the trade after the screening, Scott revealed he has plans for three additional Alien movies, with the script for the sequel currently being written.

Alien: Covenant is out May 19.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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