Michael Fassbender Promises “Much Scarier” ‘Alien: Covenant’

Michael Fassbender recently talked Alien: Covenant with Collider, promising a film that is much more akin to Ridley Scott’s 1979 original than the sprawling sci-fi expanse of Prometheus:

“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much scarier than Prometheus but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent 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 and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”

So it’s going to be scarier than Prometheus while staying at least in the same arena of scope as the 2012 film. That’s positive news. The biggest issue most had with Prometheus was the bloated storytelling, which seemed to get away from Scott. Telling an expansive story while ratcheting up the thriller elements feels like the best of both worlds.

We’ll see when Alien: Covenant opens August 4, 2017.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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