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Updated: First On Location Pictures of Alien: Covenant!

Updated 01/04/2016 – I have added another 2 pictures to the gallery below. Thanks to Stolen for the close up one.

Updated 02/04/2016 – Added another one.

010416_03 First On Location Pictures of Alien: Covenant!

We have our first on location pictures of Alien: Covenant! Filming is due to start on Alien: Covenant in the next week or so and news of the crew moving into Fiordland National Park in New Zealand has been cropping up on social media over the last few weeks. Now, we finally have our first look at what’s going on in Fiordland!

First On Location Pictures of Alien: Covenant! First On Location Pictures of Alien: Covenant!

First On Location Pictures of Alien: Covenant!

These pictures (more below) were taken in front of Mitre Peak, an iconic mountain in the South of New Zealand. They are constructing what would appear to be a spaceship (possibly the Covenant?). In its current state it’s hard to tell for certain what exactly it might be though. Is it just some generic section of the hull or might it be an airlock?

In related news, a recent article (that has since been removed from the website) posted by the Otago Daily Times confirmed that Alien: Covenant would be filming in the Te Anau region of South New Zealand (thanks to Stolen for the tip!):

“Details of exactly what is being filmed, how many people are involved and how long filming will take are shrouded in mystery, but it has been confirmed scenes for Alien: Covenant are at present being shot in the Te Anau-Milford Sound area.

A company spokesman, who declined to be named, said 13 trucks fitted out as camera, make-up, wardrobe and office trucks had been hired ‘‘for a few weeks”. Most were already in Fiordland, with the rest on their way south. They were being used for Alien: Covenant scenes, he said.

He knew Fiordland was to be a location for Alien: Covenant and had heard some filming had begun. Scouts had been scoping locations for the past six to eight weeks, he said. ‘‘I know Fiordland is ideally suited to their needs. It is a grand-scale production … which will use Fiordland’s natural scenery overlaid with special effects.”



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  1. Corporal Hicks
    Well we had that one snap that supposedly had Ridder and Fassbender in a field somewhere. Whose to say they were shooting elsewhere in NZ that we didn't know about too?

    I must have missed this. Is there a link to this snap? Oh, and hey everyone! First post!

    Welcome aboard!

    Thanks, 8th. It wasn't an exciting picture and there was no way to be sure.
  2. The Eighth Passenger
    I must have missed this. Is there a link to this snap? Oh, and hey everyone! First post!

    Here it is:

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/13047782_10153417778706360_4858955481630645270_o.jpg

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    Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, filming in Fiordland  ;) Film crew were everywhere. When the rain began to come down hard, I swear we caught sight of Scott and Fassbender in the camp's tent, about a few kms away from this fog bomb scene ... huddled over macs. ;-)))

    The two dots in the tent are Fassbender and Scott. Wowzers.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    According to Mara Redfield (one of the first crewmembers I started following) they are no longer filming in New Zealand.

    I split the patch discussion off and merged it with the other thread. Please continue over there.  :)
  4. Stolen
    Thank you for this  ;)

    Benjamin Rigby returned to New Zealand for several days. But part of the cast seems to be in the studio in Sydney.
    It's strange (or not).

    I hope a little something for tomorrow. Concept art , photo, poster ... just talking about the movie!
  5. Corporal Hicks
    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/13083351_1704200606514689_7191948044370397428_n.jpg?oh=0cdaa55271949ed1e97edfa281d2102d&oe=5773D75D
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    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13051662_1704200636514686_2263886851016643068_n.jpg?oh=9d14d23941c7bced924ce359433d11d1&oe=57B6BD87

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    Here is some nerd gold for all of my movie buff friends out there. Whilst in Milford Sound, we came across this strange spaceship sitting in the mist. As it turns out, this spaceship is the set for the newest movie in the Alien franchise and sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant! And yes, they were filming. Mr. Ridley Scott and Mr. Michael Fassbender are somewhere in these photos!

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12950214_1706405882967536_882440172_n.jpg
  6. Enoch
    I asked Wayne Haag if he designed this piece on Twitter and he gave me a cagey reply.  :P "Well God was responsible for Milford Sound and I can neither deny nor confirm any involvement in that other thing!!"

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13012659_10209023735328968_3510368407002037229_n.jpg?oh=f12601e728e8f2be7c736b6113db5fdc&oe=57B1694C

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13051597_10156813636505052_8761719812684174782_n.jpg?oh=10e257aa60bec9765cbda30616e7d8f8&oe=57BC5C2B

    Hahaaha, Weyne is great. God is responsible for the environment of Milford Sound and Wayne for that craft ;D (He intentionally mentioned God in that reply ;)). He wasnt so satisfied with Prometheus story, and what about Covenant...? We expect that Covenant is going to look awesome just as Prometheus (or even better), but story is our main concern. He just said that Covenant is not what we expect... and what we expect the question is? ;D :D
  7. Corporal Hicks
    It's not just a single person. Most of them are tourists who move on after a day. I am trying to find out specifics though.

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12530674_1702419460037722_1354336309_n.jpg

    Not recent.

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-0/q84/p600x600/12970969_10208040131333955_2175868235006772691_o.jpg
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    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-0/p600x600/12974530_10208040131973971_8050635334109963370_n.jpg?oh=a80757e1fe5d057ccb857190880614b5&oe=5776809D
    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-0/p600x600/13015164_10208040131293954_1328644453150224042_n.jpg?oh=62910145106d03f3375eb5749897a112&oe=57B88754
    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-0/p600x600/12993537_10208040132853993_5317727724919145586_n.jpg?oh=aebfb879f3914d2f02db5c8018de79f9&oe=577E0960


    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12963850_1190864177604522_8138134242491197918_n.jpg?oh=0d5552852a5a805367ab6eeadc7f63cb&oe=5781FF8B

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/13010891_10154054364463788_7210355760157885683_n.jpg?oh=f385d9191dd3f87bfc5f377349c5bdac&oe=57B24AAD

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12912745_980112285418206_404445829_n.jpg

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/11247973_10156804762210015_695847213231748468_n.jpg

    The explosion.

    I asked Wayne Haag if he designed this piece on Twitter and he gave me a cagey reply.  :P "Well God was responsible for Milford Sound and I can neither deny nor confirm any involvement in that other thing!!"

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13012659_10209023735328968_3510368407002037229_n.jpg?oh=f12601e728e8f2be7c736b6113db5fdc&oe=57B1694C

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13051597_10156813636505052_8761719812684174782_n.jpg?oh=10e257aa60bec9765cbda30616e7d8f8&oe=57BC5C2B
  8. Corporal Hicks
    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12985427_10153538236957423_1646455193880383876_n.jpg?oh=09c9fe72242b98f5fa7f53a0b8405ff6&oe=5780199C

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf6VLPbUYAAmIYX.jpg:large

    The flight providers are getting in on the action now. These are both from pilots. Not that they're shots from the air.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf6W5j4UsAArv1D.jpg:large

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    Alien Covenant Set, spaceship when tide comes in submerged #aliencovenant

    So tide it was.
  9. The Eighth Passenger
    I thought you were asking what a tide was seeing as I already mentioned the possibility. Thought you were maybe from Kansas or somewhere.  :P

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    Anybody know if this sort of thing happens in this area?

    The sound is connected to the ocean, so yes.

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    It would also be interesting to point out the exact location of the ship on the google map, but so far I can't seem to pinpoint the spot.  Anyone?

    It's just a little north of the north-western section of the airport runway. The cruise boat harbour would be to the north-east.
  10. Perfect-Organism
    What I'm saying is that with the tide, the ship could be in the water at some point during the day and on land on another time of day.  Anybody know if this sort of thing happens in this area?  It seems like it might.  A satellite image from Google maps can clarify that for us if we get them from different moments.  It would also be interesting to point out the exact location of the ship on the google map, but so far I can't seem to pinpoint the spot.  Anyone?
  11. The Eighth Passenger
    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/13001065_10154110720263377_1525826679984034491_n.jpg
    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/8372_10154110720243377_756545184392611449_n.jpg

    Some ariel shots. You can see the ship quite clearly in the water in these images.

    But in the shot below it's quite clearly on dry land. I suppose it depends on the tide. Or otherwise the set was moved. Do you know when those aerial shots were taken?

    http://i.imgur.com/vTxsN7y.jpg
  12. chainsawsquirrel
    There's definitely a similarity in style which is cool but I don't think it's from the Prometheus.

    I'm finding it difficult to find proof that it is from the Prometheus, other than the fact that it says P-01 on it. I just find it difficult to imagine how a chunk of the Prometheus would manage to escape lv223's gravity when the ship exploded so close to the surface. But then again, this is the sequel to Prometheus.
    I think it more likely that it's simply part of the ship that this new crew of explorers used to get to "uncharted paradise", but is in fact a planet inhabited by loads of davids.

    Also, it just occurred to me, does anyone else think the deacon could've stowed away on the engineer ship shaw took? I mean, it never really shows for certain whether or not shaw had taken off before the deacon hatched. Only that it showed shaw taking off in a separate scene just before the scene with the deacon. So, there is actually a bit of an ambiguity here. PLUS, Ridley said there was gonna be every type of xeno in Alien: Covenant and what are the odds of there being 2 deacons created? Not high I imagine.
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