One of the most exciting things we were recently told about Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is that it will have an “old-school” visual style, suggesting that it will aesthetically share more in common with the original Alien than Prometheus. But does that mean the effects will be largely practical? You bet your ass it does!
Speaking with Rolling Stone, star Danny McBride just put a big ole smile on my face.
“Most of the stuff is practical effects,” McBride noted, adding that “when you’re running from an alien, it’s really a dude in an alien suit coming after you.”
Okay, now we’re VERY excited.
Alien: Covenant is headed our way on August 4, 2017. Along with the returning Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, the cast also includes Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Benjamin Rigby, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez.
Specific plot details for the new film are being closely guarded; but it is believed to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise but is, in fact, a dark, dangerous world, the only inhabitant of which is David (Fassbender), the “synthetic” and survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.