Considering that I was one of those who found Prometheus to be rather poor – if kind of enjoyable in its unintentionally funny moments – I can’t say that I have especially high hopes for Ridley Scott’s sequel Alien: Covenant, though Scott did recently turn out his best film in well over a decade, The Martian. Star Michael Fassbender seems to think it’s going to be very good indeed….or at least he’s pretending that he feels this way very well, in an interview with Collider in Cannes which focused mainly on his new film The Light Between Oceans.
“Ridley’s got very intelligent but also off-center notes. He would never tell you directly to do something, but just give you little flavors. In the first Prometheus he just sort of walked over, and he’s like ‘I imagine David’s like a butler so he runs his finger over the desktop checking for dust.’ And that was enough for me to go off and explore elements of the character with that in mind. We work really well together”.
“I have to say, this Alien: Covenant’ is going to be – well, I’m really excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying that there’s a film that we all wanna see, it’s much scarier than Prometheus, but it’s got that sort of same scope as Prometheus, and that imminent sort of disaster feel, that Alien had. So it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary, number one”.
We’ll see when the film, written by John Logan and Jack Paglen, and also starring Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup and Katherine Waterston, comes out on August 4, 2017.