Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

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Alien: Covenant

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Katherine Waterston inspired by Sigourney Weaver on Alien: Covenant

12 May 2017

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Katherine Waterston drew inspiration from a meeting with Sigourney Weaver when she landed her role in 'Alien: Covenant'. Waterston, 37, stars alongside Michael Fassbender in the Sir Ridley Scott prequel to the 'Alien' franchise and follows in the…

Sir Ridley Scott has schedule for Alien: Covenant sequel

10 May 2017

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Sir Ridley Scott has confirmed 'Alien: Covenant' sequel will film within the next 14 months. The 79-year-old Hollywood director revived the 'Alien' franchise he created with his original 1979 sci-fi horror movie with 2012 prequel 'Prometheus' and the…

Alien: Covenant

7 May 20173 stars

Ridley Scott is a sturdy hand at the helm of this overly familiar but assuredly entertaining Alien prequel

Whatever one hopes or dreads from this sequel to Prometheus, prequel to Alien, you can always count on Ridley Scott, creator of worlds, to serve up fantastic visuals and tell his story well. Whether it's the story you want to see depends where you are…

The Alien video games ranked: in space no one can hear you scream at your PlayStation

4 May 2017

As Alien Covenant hits cinemas, we look at the best (and worst) ways to take on the xenomorph from the comfort of your own bedroom

With its razor-sharp teeth, barbed tail and acid for blood, the Alien is a formidable fictional foe, blessed with a nightmarish design that's both anatomically complex and instantly recognisable. Since 1979 it's been terrifying audiences on the big…

Alien: Covenant prologue tells post-Prometheus story

27 Apr 2017

Film gossip

Fans can now fill in the gaps before 'Alien: Covenant' is released next month by watching a newly released prologue which reveals what happens to the 'Prometheus' survivors. The prologue opens with white text upon a black background detailing what…

James Franco joins Alien: Covenant

21 Dec 2016

Film gossip

James Franco has joined the cast of 'Alien: Covenant'. The 38-year-old actor will star alongside the previously announced cast including Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, and Guy Pearce in the sci-fi thriller which will serve as…

Michael Fassbender promises 'scary' Prometheus' sequel

26 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Michael Fassbender has promised the 'Prometheus' sequel will be "scarier" than the first film. Filming on 'Alien: Covenant' - which is also a prequel to 1979 film 'Alien' - recently finished and the 39-year-old actor can't wait for everyone to see the…

Filming on Alien: Covenant wraps

20 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Filming on 'Alien: Covenant' has wrapped. The news came via the film's official Twitter page that shooting for the forthcoming movie had concluded in Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, and they also included a photo from the set…

Danny McBride assumed he would play the 'comic relief' in Alien: Covenant

13 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Danny McBride thought he would be the "comic relief" in 'Alien: Covenant'. The 39-year-old American actor has admitted he thought his character in the forthcoming science fiction film would see him play a comedic role to bring a light-hearted element to…

Noomi Rapace returns to Alien: Covenant?

21 Jun 2016

Film gossip

Noomi Rapace is reportedly appearing in 'Alien: Covenant'. The 36-year-old Swedish actress played main character Elizabeth Shaw in Sir Ridley Scott's 2012 'Alien' prequel 'Prometheus' but was not attached to the sequel. However, according to Deadline…

Sigourney Weaver: Alien 5 is definitely happening

9 Jun 2016

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Sigourney Weaver has revealed 'Alien 5' is "definitely happening". The 66-year-old actress has spilled that Neill Blomkamp's sequel is still very much going into production and she will be reprising her role as Ellen Ripley in the iconic sci-fi…

Michael Fassbender promises action in Alien: Covenant

16 May 2016

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Michael Fassbender has promised there will be "aliens coming out of people" in 'Alien: Covenant'. The 39-year-old actor is reprising his role as android David in Sir Ridley Scott's sci-fi sequel, the follow-up to 'Alien' prequel 'Prometheus', and he has…

Benjamin Rigby joins Alien: Covenant

15 Mar 2016

Film gossip

Benjamin Rigby is to star in 'Alien: Covenant' alongside Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterson and Danny McBride. With director Ridley Scott's cameras rolling imminently, 'Alien: Covenant' is still finding new cast members but Benjamin is the latest…

Demian Bichir joins Alien: Covenant cast

23 Feb 2016

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Demian Bichir has joined the cast of 'Alien: Covenant'. The 52-year-old actor has signed up to director Sir Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' sequel alongside returning star Michael Fassbender and previously-announced newcomers Katherine Waterston and Danny…

Ridley Scott: Noomi Rapace won't be in Alien: Covenant

29 Jan 2016

Film gossip

Ridley Scott has confirmed Noomi Rapace will not appear in 'Alien: Covenant'. The 36-year-old actress played scientist Elizabeth Shaw in 2012's 'Prometheus' - which also starred Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce - and although her character was…

Katherine Waterston 'secures lead role in Alien: Covenant'

18 Dec 2015

Film gossip

Katherine Waterston has been cast in 'Alien: Covenant'. The 35-year-old actress has been handed her biggest movie role to date in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi film, in which she will play the lead, Daniels, according to Deadline. Although plot…

Ridley Scott teases details of Alien: Covenant

14 Dec 2015

Film gossip

Ridley Scott has revealed 'Alien: Covenant' will feature some of the iconic creatures from the movie franchise. The 78-year-old director is returning to helm the much-anticipated new movie in the money-spinning series, and he has been teasing details of…

Alien: Paradise Lost to be followed by another sequel

12 Nov 2015

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'Alien: Paradise Lost' will be followed by another sequel. Ridley Scott - who is returning to the iconic sci-fi franchise for the new movie - has revealed 'Prometheus 2' will start filming in the new year, and is set to answer some long-held questions…

Alien 5 put on hold

30 Oct 2015

Film gossip

'Alien 5' has been put on hold. The eagerly-awaited new sci-fi movie has been the source of much speculation in recent months, with reports suggesting it was to be pushed back to make way for 'Alien: Paradise Lost', and its director Neill Blomkamp has…

Prometheus 2 becomes Alien: Paradise Lost

25 Sep 2015

Film gossip

'Prometheus 2' is to be called 'Alien: Paradise Lost'. Director Ridley Scott has announced the upcoming sequel to the 2012 sci-fi horror will have a closer connection to the original 'Alien' franchise. Speaking to, he said: "It's going to…

Ridley Scott on 'Prometheus' sequels

24 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Ridley Scott says there will be a 'Prometheus 4'. The 77-year-old director made the classic sci-fi horror movie in 1979 as a prequel to 'Alien' but it took off in its own right and has now revealed to fans - who were hoping that 'Prometheus 2' would…

Alien 'won't interfere with Prometheus'

23 Mar 2015

Film gossip

Neill Blomkamp insists the new 'Alien' movie won't interfere with the 'Prometheus' franchise. The 35-year-old director has been chosen to helm the much-anticipated new movie and has revealed he amended one aspect of his film to ensure it would not tread…

Sigourney Weaver has 'unfinished business' with Alien saga

2 Mar 2015

Film gossip

Sigourney Weaver thinks the 'Alien' saga is "slightly unfinished". The 65-year-old actress, who starred as Ellen Ripley in the iconic sci-fi franchise, admits she's keen to see the story of her on-screen character completed. Speaking before the new…

Neill Blomkamp promises 'genetic sibling of Aliens'

26 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Neill Blomkamp's new 'Alien' movie will feel like the "genetic sibling of Aliens". The 35-year-old director, who's been brought on board to helm the eagerly-awaited new movie, has revealed that his film will disregard 'Alien 3' and 'Alien: Ressurection…

Neill Blomkamp confirms new Alien movie

19 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Neill Blomkamp is to make a new 'Alien' movie. The 35-year-old South African-Canadian director has agreed a deal with 20th Century Fox to make the eagerly-awaited new film, following intense speculation over the last few weeks. Blomkamp confirmed the…

Neill Blomkamp's Alien project gets green-light

19 Feb 2015

District 9 and Elysium director to direct new film in the franchise

It's one of the most beloved yet badly treated properties in Hollywood. Its first four films were helmed by some of the best directors in the world, and now District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp is to join the illustrious list after confirming…

Neill Blomkamp reveals plan to make new Alien movie

12 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Neill Blomkamp thinks Hollywood will give the go-ahead to his take on 'Alien'. In January, the South African film-maker released 'Alien'-themed concept art work of Sigourney Weaver - who starred in the original films, as well as Blomkamp's new movie…

Prometheus 2 will not feature xenomorph aliens

25 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Ridley Scott has confirmed the sequel to 'Prometheus' will not feature any of the Xenomorph aliens. The 76-year-old filmmaker says the classic HR Giger 'Alien' design will not appear in the much-anticipated sequel. Speaking to Yahoo, Scott explained…

Prometheus sequel script is being written

27 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Noomi Rapace has revealed work has begun on the 'Prometheus' sequel. The actress starred in last year's sci-fi smash - alongside Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron - and she is thrilled the follow-up…

Damon Lindelof not writing Prometheus sequel

21 Dec 2012

Film gossip

Damon Lindelof will not write the sequel to 'Prometheus'. The 'Lost' writer redrafted Jon Spaihts' script for the first film, but now a sequel is underway, he has ruled himself out due to clashes with other projects. He told "I'm usually…

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