In Alien Covenant, Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created,with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in hisground breaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of thecolony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planeton the far side of the galaxy, discovers what theythink is an uncharted paradise, but is actually adark, dangerous world. When they uncover athreat beyond their imagination, they mustattempt a harrowing escape.
Katherine Waterston,Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir,Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollet, CallieHernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby all feature in the cast alongside Michael Fassbender, who tells us more about the movie, below…
How similar is Covenant to Prometheus?
What’s great about Alien Covenant is the marriage of the first Alien film and what we did in Prometheus in terms of the scope. The horror elements are definitely there and so once it gets going, it’s relentless. It is the scope, the world we present as well and a lot of people who were looking for the answers after Prometheus will get them in this.
What was it like playing two characters?
It was so fun making this film, the characters of Walter and David are so fun to play and so different, so I really enjoyed making it. Playing two characters is brilliant, for David he is very expressive and a big character. I put in some Bowie influences in there and with Walter he’s more Gary Newman you know? I loved it.
How did you find working with Ridley?
Ridley Scott is the Master and he’s a privilege to work with. I learn so much from him and he makes sure it is a very relaxed and easy experience.
What can die-hard Alien fans expect from this movie?
Alien Covenent is more scary than Prometheus for sure. Ridley wanted to bring in the disaster feel from the original film. He intentionally went back to his roots, and I think because of that there is so much here for the fans to enjoy.
Alien Covenant is out now.