Latest News

New Set Construction Picture Reveals Link to Prometheus

New set construction picture reveals link to Prometheus. One of the images most associated with Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was that image of the massive Engineer head that dominated the urn chamber within the Engineer facility. It was an image that was featured prominently during Prometheus’ marketing.

It would now appear that another giant Engineer head monument is being constructed at Fox Studios Australia where Alien: Covenant will be shooting shortly.

New set construction picture reveals link to Prometheus. New Set Construction Picture Reveals Link to Prometheus

New set construction picture reveals link to Prometheus.

The image comes via Instagram user charlietong123. This is our first specific indication that any Engineer facility or architecture will be featured in Alien: Covenant.

Perhaps David did discover another Engineer complex somewhere on the surface of Paradise. Or perhaps we will find the head overgrown in the depths of the green scenery?

The picture has now been taken down from Instagram. 



Post Comment
Comments: 51
« Newer Comments 12 Older Comments »
  1. Corporal Hicks
    It's already very similar in style to what we've seen in Prometheus. We're probably just deluding ourselves if we think that's it's still going to change to such a large degree.

    Considering all we're seeing is a largely featureless frame, I don't think it's anything to worry about yet. I had no issue with the general shapes and etc using in Prometheus - it was just the very rocky appearance of it.

    You can see a little bit of what looks like Engineer architecture in the background. Looks like a column and wall. No bio-mechanical aesthetic unfortunately.

    I think that's just the ventilation system in the soundstage.

    Lol! That is definitely a piece of ventilation system! :laugh:
  2. The Eighth Passenger
    You can see a little bit of what looks like Engineer architecture in the background. Looks like a column and wall. No bio-mechanical aesthetic unfortunately.

    I think that's just the ventilation system in the soundstage.

    It's certainly possible. The grainy image makes it look like a stone texture though. Would be pretty funny though if it turns out we've all been bitching about the soundstage airducts.  :laugh:
  3. whiterabbit
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg
    Oh great, Ridley's just going to use the stuff we all said look better than the stuff used in Prometheus...  :laugh:
    If that's the case then I hope we get to see this guy.
    http://cache.krop.com/ivanmanzella-4fd5eff410fa344.jpg

    This is just conjecture, but from the released Production design elements in the ART OF PROMTHEUS book and FURIOUS GODS Doc, and also the stuff eliminated from Spaihts ENGINEERS script... Going off all of that, it seems to me, or I got the impression that Ridley and Lindeloff scrapped a lot of that stuff, and brought in a lot of the design stuff that had been scrapped from ALIEN.
    I kind of expect a lot of that scrapped stuff from PROMETHEUS to end up in this film. For instance the translucent alien that can squeeze through small spaces and the sex-burster and stuff like that.
    Yes a lot of what was used in Prometheus was from the original Alien concept work and it does look like Scott is doing the same thing here, which I guess makes sense since he did go in thinking this series would be a trilogy. Prometheus seemed to be cranked back hard, maybe for lack of time and money.

    As far as the atheistic goes, I really think this will be a two part movie. It'll start with the Paradise and end in Hell. It's not practical to shoot Hell in the daylight. :P
  4. 426Buddy
    A pity because the biomechanical look in Alien was very unique and distinctive. It's a real waste not exploring that particular look any further.

    I agree, Alien is the only film in the series that really had that perfect Giger biomechanical style, with each film in the series its moved farther and farther away from that look. Such a terrible waste of an amazing and totally "alien" looking motif and atmosphere.
  5. The Eighth Passenger
    is cheaper filming in Oz?

    It's cheaper than filming it in the UK or US. They also have a favourable exchange rate and Ridley got a good tax rebate and incentive deal from the Australian government.

    Hopefully the success of the Martian will allow for a higher budget.

    Shouldn't really affect it either way. The hard R-rating will be the main determining factor. Ridley's highest budget film (unadjusted) was $200 million for Robin Hood which he got right after Body of Lies' dismal box office.

    It's still under construction. There's time for them to sculpt it.

    It's already very similar in style to what we've seen in Prometheus. We're probably just deluding ourselves if we think that's it's still going to change to such a large degree.

    A pity because the biomechanical look in Alien was very unique and distinctive. It's a real waste not exploring that particular look any further.
  6. oduodu
    Hopefully the success of Mars will allow for a higher budget.

    Speaking of will the martian and its success influence Covenant? Will we see elements of the martian in Covenant. Like the humor etc?

    I wonder if Chemical A0-3959X.91 – 15 will be the reason for the repeatable nature of the events?
    Which means a human male female will have to copulate after exposure to the agent? Apart from human females does the engineers have females? So the crew of the covenant will be sexually active after exposure after landing on paradise?

  7. oduodu
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg
    Oh great, Ridley's just going to use the stuff we all said look better than the stuff used in Prometheus...  :laugh:
    If that's the case then I hope we get to see this guy.
    http://cache.krop.com/ivanmanzella-4fd5eff410fa344.jpg

    This is just conjecture, but from the released Production design elements in the ART OF PROMTHEUS book and FURIOUS GODS Doc, and also the stuff eliminated from Spaihts ENGINEERS script... Going off all of that, it seems to me, or I got the impression that Ridley and Lindeloff scrapped a lot of that stuff, and brought in a lot of the design stuff that had been scrapped from ALIEN.
    I kind of expect a lot of that scrapped stuff from PROMETHEUS to end up in this film. For instance the translucent alien that can squeeze through small spaces and the sex-burster and stuff like that.

    All that concept art wad done for the first version of the movie, when Ridley wanted a 250 million dollar budget. Part of Lindelofs job was to trim the script and cut the budget to a more acceptable sum

    Which begs the question what the budget for this movie will be. If its the same then we will probably have the same 3 or sets constantly being used . I hope the budget is better , is cheaper filming in Oz?
  8. zuzuki
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg
    Oh great, Ridley's just going to use the stuff we all said look better than the stuff used in Prometheus...  :laugh:
    If that's the case then I hope we get to see this guy.
    http://cache.krop.com/ivanmanzella-4fd5eff410fa344.jpg

    This is just conjecture, but from the released Production design elements in the ART OF PROMTHEUS book and FURIOUS GODS Doc, and also the stuff eliminated from Spaihts ENGINEERS script... Going off all of that, it seems to me, or I got the impression that Ridley and Lindeloff scrapped a lot of that stuff, and brought in a lot of the design stuff that had been scrapped from ALIEN.
    I kind of expect a lot of that scrapped stuff from PROMETHEUS to end up in this film. For instance the translucent alien that can squeeze through small spaces and the sex-burster and stuff like that.

    All that concept art wad done for the first version of the movie, when Ridley wanted a 250 million dollar budget. Part of Lindelofs job was to trim the script and cut the budget to a more acceptable sum
  9. The Alien Predator
    I don't mind them blending materials for Engineer architecture.

    Sort of how we build things out of concrete and bricks.

    I doubt they are purely restricted to bio-mechanical stuff. I believe they mainly use that as a form of art. But if stone ain't broke, why change it?  :P I loved Prometheus' architecture and look forward to seeing what else is shown in the sequel.
  10. CainsSon
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg
    Oh great, Ridley's just going to use the stuff we all said look better than the stuff used in Prometheus...  :laugh:
    If that's the case then I hope we get to see this guy.
    http://cache.krop.com/ivanmanzella-4fd5eff410fa344.jpg

    This is just conjecture, but from the released Production design elements in the ART OF PROMTHEUS book and FURIOUS GODS Doc, and also the stuff eliminated from Spaihts ENGINEERS script... Going off all of that, it seems to me, or I got the impression that Ridley and Lindeloff scrapped a lot of that stuff, and brought in a lot of the design stuff that had been scrapped from ALIEN.
    I kind of expect a lot of that scrapped stuff from PROMETHEUS to end up in this film. For instance the translucent alien that can squeeze through small spaces and the sex-burster and stuff like that.
  11. Godzillakuj94
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg
    Oh great, Ridley's just going to use the stuff we all said look better than the stuff used in Prometheus...  :laugh:
    If that's the case then I hope we get to see this guy.
    http://cache.krop.com/ivanmanzella-4fd5eff410fa344.jpg


    That's fifield right ?? One of the earlier concepts?
    Yup.
  12. Perfect-Organism
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg

    Well the notion presented in this image makes me think of what ended up happening to the deacon in the Fire and Stone comic series.  He literally became the mountain.  What if the Engineers are capable of doing the same thing?  Do you really think Dark Horse would have had permission to cook up an idea like that on their own?

    The idea of the Engineers becoming their own spacecraft or buildings or mountains fits well with their notion of sacrifice.  I mean that's what the Engineer did at the beginning of Prometheus to seed the planet.  What if the old elephant nosed engineer from Alien was just an engineer who grew to become that juggernaut?  It would be a different approach to the one seen in Prometheus, but it could be parallel.  The armor that the engineers wear at the end of the film appears to be grown and not worn as we can see no visible seam between suit and body.  It could be a modernized version which allows an engineer to interface with a juggernaut ship and then disconnect from it, whereas earlier ships would have required a permanent connection a la Alien Space Jockey.

    I just like the notion of engineers sacrificing themselves to become mountains, and buildings, and spaceships.  It takes the idea of growing their stuff to the next level.  They don't start from scratch.  They turn themselves into the objects they need through sacrifice.
  13. oduodu
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg
    Oh great, Ridley's just going to use the stuff we all said look better than the stuff used in Prometheus...  :laugh:
    If that's the case then I hope we get to see this guy.
    http://cache.krop.com/ivanmanzella-4fd5eff410fa344.jpg

    That's fifield right ?? One of the earlier concepts?
  14. Godzillakuj94
    Looks very similar to the concept art seen in the Prometheus : The Art of the Film book.

    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/prometheus-art-film-book-image-1.jpg
    Oh great, Ridley's just going to use the stuff we all said look better than the stuff used in Prometheus...  :laugh:
    If that's the case then I hope we get to see this guy.
    http://cache.krop.com/ivanmanzella-4fd5eff410fa344.jpg
  15. whiterabbit
    Oh wow god forbid I'd actually think of searching for alien:covenant news here.  ::)

    I feel kind of stupid now. However that is a lot of fantastic women. I hope one of them plays an engineer. Also from the set picture I'm kind of picturing a first half that is Paradise and then a second half of the movie that will be Hell. The biggest question is do we meet God in this movie.
  16. Corporal Hicks
    At the rate the leaks are coming we'll see the movie on DVD before it's even released in theaters.

    I hope not.

    Quote
    Maybe we'll get to see the city of the engineers, reminiscent of Greek culture. Complete with giant statues and buildings.

    I'd definitely love to see some form of Giger-esque city.

    Quote
    Maybe it should stay within the confines of Prometheus. What do you guys think?

    I'm with you there. I'd have no problem seeing no more of it.
  17. whiterabbit
    At the rate the leaks are coming we'll see the movie on DVD before it's even released in theaters.

    Maybe we'll get to see the city of the engineers, reminiscent of Greek culture. Complete with giant statues and buildings.

    So does this mean we'll be seeing another Urn chamber? I feel like it would be cool to see how the black liquid affects a xenomorph

    I'm really hoping the accelerant doesn't come into play when it comes to the Alien creation. I am quite happy we'll see some more Engineer locales though! I just hope it's more Giger-esque this time. No more stone, give me bones!
    I'm kind of hoping the black goo was just another experiment that went awry. Maybe it should stay within the confines of Prometheus. What do you guys think?
  18. Corporal Hicks
    So does this mean we'll be seeing another Urn chamber? I feel like it would be cool to see how the black liquid affects a xenomorph

    I'm really hoping the accelerant doesn't come into play when it comes to the Alien creation. I am quite happy we'll see some more Engineer locales though! I just hope it's more Giger-esque this time. No more stone, give me bones!

    Maybe we'll get some meaning for it this time.

    Maybe. It'd be nice to know!

    Quote
    Is it just me or does fox totally not have any leak prevention or security for this production?

    Yeah, they don't seem as tightly clamped as Prometheus.
« Newer Comments 12 Older Comments »
Facebook Twitter Instagram Steam RSS Feed