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Michael Fassbender Says Alien: Covenant Is “Much Scarier” Than Prometheus!

Michael Fassbender says Alien: Covenant is “much scarier” than Prometheus! Chatting to Colliders’ Steve Weintraub about Michael Fassbender’s upcoming The Light Between Oceans, Fassbender spoke a little about the tone of Alien: Covenant:

“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.”

In a new interview with Collider Michael Fassbender says Alien: Covenant is “much scarier” than Prometheus! Michael Fassbender Says Alien: Covenant Is “Much Scarier” Than Prometheus!

In a new interview with Collider, Michael Fassbender says Alien: Covenant is “much scarier” than Prometheus!

Fassbender isn’t the only cast member to comment on the tone and scare factor of the upcoming Prometheus sequel. Danny McBride recently spoke about the film, calling it “a dark horror movie.” After years of Ridley Scott saying the Alien was no longer and Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation proving that wasn’t the case, I’m sure we’ll all be eager to see what approach Ridley is taking with the new film’s horror angle.

Thanks to tmjhur for the news.



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  1. imbrie
    I think the guy is just saying that, as Prometheus was not scary, saying that Covenant will be scary is not a difficult feat to achieve. Admittedly, he is banging on about it.

    Also, Fassbender was obviously asked the question. He hasn't randomly just come out with it.

    I'd really like to know what Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd think about Alien: Covenant; those are opinions I can trust.

     ;)

    They say they fully support it, it's got a great script and features the funniest comediennes working Hollywood right now.
  2. 426Buddy
    "Michael Fassbender Says Alien: Covenant Is “Much Scarier” Than Prometheus!"

    I'm sorry, I don't mean to be negative about this, but that's not saying much at all. O.o

    Well one of the gripes about Prometheus was that it wasn't scary, or even trying to be... So he's just sayinbg this film will be scary or scarier at least, addressing one of the concerns people have. Says something if you ask me.
    That says nothing then. That's kinda like saying a horror movie is scarier than a documentary film. Just sayin' Oh well, not looking to argue about it, just kind of a silly thing to say I guess. Feels like "It can only go up from here" and then I'm like.."uhmm..yeah...I think everyone could at least agree about that." Better make it a headline? LOL ;)

    How does it say nothing? People have been crying for years that Prometheus should have had more horror and been scarier. I've seen lots of people post here expressing their hope that the film would go in a more horror/scary direction and now two people on the film have stated that it will be.

    Then you get people that post  " he's not saying anything!". Gotta love this fanbase.
  3. Perfect-Organism
    "Michael Fassbender Says Alien: Covenant Is “Much Scarier” Than Prometheus!"

    I'm sorry, I don't mean to be negative about this, but that's not saying much at all. O.o

    Well one of the gripes about Prometheus was that it wasn't scary, or even trying to be... So he's just sayinbg this film will be scary or scarier at least, addressing one of the concerns people have. Says something if you ask me.
    That says nothing then. That's kinda like saying a horror movie is scarier than a documentary film. Just sayin' Oh well, not looking to argue about it, just kind of a silly thing to say I guess. Feels like "It can only go up from here" and then I'm like.."uhmm..yeah...I think everyone could at least agree about that." Better make it a headline? LOL ;)

    Yes, they should really quantify that.  Like will it be a 7 or 8 level, or maybe.... 11?   :o :o :o :o :o
  4. Flexserve
    "Michael Fassbender Says Alien: Covenant Is “Much Scarier” Than Prometheus!"

    I'm sorry, I don't mean to be negative about this, but that's not saying much at all. O.o

    Well one of the gripes about Prometheus was that it wasn't scary, or even trying to be... So he's just sayinbg this film will be scary or scarier at least, addressing one of the concerns people have. Says something if you ask me.
    That says nothing then. That's kinda like saying a horror movie is scarier than a documentary film. Just sayin' Oh well, not looking to argue about it, just kind of a silly thing to say I guess. Feels like "It can only go up from here" and then I'm like.."uhmm..yeah...I think everyone could at least agree about that." Better make it a headline? LOL ;)
  5. 426Buddy
    "Michael Fassbender Says Alien: Covenant Is “Much Scarier” Than Prometheus!"

    I'm sorry, I don't mean to be negative about this, but that's not saying much at all. O.o

    Well one of the gripes about Prometheus was that it wasn't scary, or even trying to be... So he's just sayinbg this film will be scary or scarier at least, addressing one of the concerns people have. Says something if you ask me.

  6. CainsSon
    If they bridge the gap well, then this film will fall somewhere in between PROMETHEUS and ALIEN and that will be a resounding yes. One thing this series is short on is simply Good entries in the series that aren't divisive. I would argue ALIEN 3 is good but a step down, PROMETHEUS is relying too heavily on this film IMHO to be a worthwhile setup, so its probably the most divisive for that reason alone. Clearly A:R has some great scene but is a poorly aging mess, and AVPs are just bad movies in almost every way.
    But I have a feeling we may actually get an decent Alien film this time. Not a masterpiece like ALIEN and ALIENS, but something that strikes the right bargain.
    If Scott pulls that off I can forgive everything underwhelming in PROMETHEUS for making its way to this. This series deserves its redemption, finally.

  7. Enoch
    I just want a zero gravity scene of an alien coming after a human, complete with a darkened room and strobe lights. Maybe some glass floors and walls so we can see a dead body against the backdrop of space.

    I'd love something like that. I'm still dying to see that zero-G opening from Peter Briggs' 2nd AvP draft.

    I believe we ll see such thing in Covenant! ;)
  8. BishopShouldGo
    I just want a zero gravity scene of an alien coming after a human, complete with a darkened room and strobe lights. Maybe some glass floors and walls so we can see a dead body against the backdrop of space.
  9. Corporal Hicks
    I can't say I found any fear in that. It wasn't presented as being scary, just another mystery.

    It's funny because the trailer gave it this air of terror and then there was that audio of the hammerpede scene that was released that sounded terrifying but Prometheus just doesn't take that approach. At all.

    Admittedly, I do find those black Engineer eyes creepy as f**k though.
  10. Perfect-Organism
    Yes Prometheus wasn't scary unless you recall the scary bits. Otherwise it's called a Thriller, suspense.
    So technically there were scary bits and it goes without saying. Unless you have a much higher tolerance to disgust.

    When I first watched Prometheus and there was that moment where Fifield and Milburn were informed of a "ping", I thought that was a pretty scary moment.  I mean, the first time you watch it, you have no idea what that ping is, but you know it can't be good...

    I'd say that was probably the scariest moment in an alien film in 30 years.
  11. SuicideDoors
    Jesus it seems like they're actually bringing it home for fans. It sounds like a prequel to Alien. And that carries a lot of expectation and excitement. They're aware Prometheus didn't work, but it wasn't without merit. This might be the film which puts Alien atop of the pantheon again

    Ehm... I think you need to re-read what Fassbender says..

    also screw Alien, good movie, but I don't want this trilogy to be tied to Alien at all...remember that the space jockey was ancient...I don't want them to retcon that...

    Hmm, Fassbender is about to become one of the few Alien actors who have been in more than 1 Alien film.  Along with Noomi Rapace.  So far that distinction belongs to Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henrikson only I think.  Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

    You forgot Ripley's cat.

    http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060529.gif

    I just never expected Prometheus 2 to be this Alien. Like I said Prometheus isn't without merit, if Alien Covenant is grandiose that'll be a trait derived from Prometheus
  12. whiterabbit
    Sounds great so far!  I'm sooo looking forward to how this movie pans out but I've just got one question:

    If this is an 'ALIEN' movie, then where's Ripley?  Why is Sigourney Weaver not appearing in it?  Must b fail already. 

    OK.  So that's 2 questions.  I'm so durhp.  :P*

    -Windebieste.

    *sarcasm alert.
    Whoa man, check that sarcasm at the front door pronto! Cause Ripley is in the movie. Maybe not Sigourney Weaver, unless they do that terminator motion capture bullshit.

    You forgot Ripley's cat.
    Come to think about it, has there been any reports of pussy on board the Covenant? Surely they have a pussy cat or maybe two patrolling on the ship. That has to be the main reason Prometheus didn't feel alien, no Sigourney Weaver  is one thing, but no cat as well? Come on Ridley, time for reshoots. :P
  13. acrediblesource
    Yes Prometheus wasn't scary unless you recall the scary bits. Otherwise it's called a Thriller, suspense.
    So technically there were scary bits and it goes without saying. Unless you have a much higher tolerance to disgust.
  14. Bio Mech Hunter
    The problem is Prometheus wasn't scary at all. There was some tension, but that's pretty much it. The bar was set pretty low. It shouldn't be hard to top that. Still, here's hoping they're attempting to top the level of fear the first two Alien films had.
  15. Astronoë
    Jesus it seems like they're actually bringing it home for fans. It sounds like a prequel to Alien. And that carries a lot of expectation and excitement. They're aware Prometheus didn't work, but it wasn't without merit. This might be the film which puts Alien atop of the pantheon again

    Ehm... I think you need to re-read what Fassbender says..

    also screw Alien, good movie, but I don't want this trilogy to be tied to Alien at all...remember that the space jockey was ancient...I don't want them to retcon that...

    Hmm, Fassbender is about to become one of the few Alien actors who have been in more than 1 Alien film.  Along with Noomi Rapace.  So far that distinction belongs to Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henrikson only I think.  Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

    You forgot Ripley's cat.

    http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060529.gif
  16. Perfect-Organism
    Sounds great so far!  I'm sooo looking forward to how this movie pans out but I've just got one question:

    If this is an 'ALIEN' movie, then where's Ripley?  Why is Sigourney Weaver not appearing in it?  Must b fail already. 

    OK.  So that's 2 questions.  I'm so durhp.  :P*

    -Windebieste.

    *sarcasm alert.

    See, that's the thing.  We are getting all of these non-Ripley films to satisfy the anti-Ripley brigade, and when we get ONE film proposed by a really cool filmmaker that will offer an alternate ending to Ripley's arc, which fans have been clamoring for for 30 years, all hell breaks loose.  What's wrong with this picture?
  17. windebieste
    Sounds great so far!  I'm sooo looking forward to how this movie pans out but I've just got one question:

    If this is an 'ALIEN' movie, then where's Ripley?  Why is Sigourney Weaver not appearing in it?  Must b fail already. 

    OK.  So that's 2 questions.  I'm so durhp.  :P*

    -Windebieste.

    *sarcasm alert.
  18. whiterabbit
    Of course it's going to be scarier; it has the muther-fookin alien in it. :P

    Also by "when the ball starts rolling" I can't help but remember how awesome aliens was once the second attack happen. It just refused to let up on the tension. However the films budget has to be somewhere between 135 and 160 million. I can't see a higher budget being approved.
  19. HyperHomer
    From the sounds of it about how Alien fanbase acts about hating Prometheus, The Prometheus hate so much like the Sonic Fanbase hating Sonic for his blue arms.

    Alien Fanbase=Sonic Fanbase.
  20. Perfect-Organism
    Hmm, Fassbender is about to become one of the few Alien actors who have been in more than 1 Alien film.  Along with Noomi Rapace.  So far that distinction belongs to Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henrikson only I think.  Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
  21. Stolen
    We run surely the risk of fan service in Covenant. But not much compared to Blomkamp's Alien, in my opinion.
    I don't hate the last Star Wars, but it's just a blockbuster without interest and already forgotten.
  22. oduodu
    The budget that's what I want to know.

    Perhaps 300 million dollars?

    Seems like both covenant and alien 5 is gonna be ok.

    Could it be that we might have 2 great alien films in the next  6-7 years?

    I guess covenant will be SW7 - a nostalgia fest .
     I still maintain that Prometheus 's true value lies in its ability to open up new avenues.

    Keep the good but add something new.
  23. DaddyYautja
    the only scary thing about Prom was how scary stupid it was.

    So it sounds like they are making the same movie but in a different location?

    This is the reason why Aliens rock, it was a completely different scope that brought in a totally different feel.


    People screwing around in an unknown place is not fun if they keep doing it again and again.
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