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Alien Covenant: The Art of the Film Is On The Way!

The Alien Covenant: The Art of the Film is on the way! I’m sure we all expected it to be come out but it’s always nice to see it officially confirmed! In their Frankfurt RightsGuide for Non-Fiction and Illustrated books, Titan Books have confirmed that they will be producing the Alien Covenant: The Art of the Film.

“Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.”

We'll likely be seeing much more of Dane Hallet (who created this artwork on the Alien: Covenant creature department crew shirt) when Alien Covenant: The Art of the Film hits the shelves in August 2017. Alien Covenant: The Art of the Film Is On The Way!

We’ll likely be seeing much more of Dane Hallet (who created this artwork on the Alien: Covenant creature department crew shirt) when Alien Covenant: The Art of the Film hits the shelves in August 2017.

Alien Covenant: The Art of the Film is due for release August 2017 and will contain 192 pages of full colour artwork. The recommended retail price is £29.99 with no details as to who will be providing the accompanying text and no cover at the minute.

Titan Books have previously released Prometheus: The Art of the Film in 2012 and more recently The Art of Alien: Isolation in 2014. Titan Books will also be publishing an Alien: Covenant novelization and a sequel novel, both written by Alan Dean Foster, in August 2017.

Thanks to felix for the news.



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Comments: 19
  1. Skylark Duquesne
    When has Ridley shown contempt for Giger, Cobb or O'Bannon?
    For O'Bannon I don't think he ever did, quite the contrary. I never said so.
    For Cobb : in the Fantastic Film number 11 interview (back in '79), he spoke of Cobb as "Nasa-level advisor" and suggested that he much favoured the Heavy Metal approach. I quote : "To me, they had gotten into the future. They managed to put their finger on what could be. It's speculative, not futuristic, as Cobb's work was." Later he calls Cobb's sticking to engineering verisimilitude "dramatic knowledge". The subtleties of the English language may elude me, but it sounds pretty condescending as far as I'm concerned. Enlighten me if I'm wrong.
    For Giger : when Prometheus entered preproduction he suggested he never was that fond of Giger's obsession with bones and dead things. I'm positive this statement appeared on the web because it knocked me down flat. Arthur Max's influence ? David Levy has recounted in a video interview that he and other designers had fought to maintain the Giger style despite Max's resolve to get rid of it.
  2. Skylark Duquesne
    If I were Ridley Scott, that blurb would make me scratch my head too. Its such a cock rub. We know for a fact that Alien had many names attached to it, and it took many variations. There is a trinity in effect. In truth, Dan Obannon, HR. Giger. then Ridley Scott.
    Absolutely right. Could never be stressed enough.
    But Scott himself seems adamant on appropriating all the success of the film, more than he used to be. Why is that ? Why denigrate Giger's macabre genius when the derelict's exploration scene was the crux of the tale and could never have turned out so breathtaking without the Swiss painter's immense contribution ? Why the contempt for Ron Cobb as well, without whom the starship would never have been so mind-bogglingly believable ?
    The strength of the original piece is O'Bannon's, read the Starbeast script and you should be convinced of this. (Well, maybe...) The class of the end product is Scott's merit.
    By adding their own concepts, Hill and Giler added complexity but took some coherence and consistency out of Obee's work, just like Lindelof's output was a downgrade (and a resolutely ridiculous one at times) of Spaihts's unpolished but powerful and convincing first draft.
    I hope the artbook is better and richer than the Prometheus one. Ben Procter and David Levy's online portfolios offer so much more lavish preproduction artwork than what could be seen in the printed version. Seemed just like the tip of the iceberg in comparison.
    Any chance of getting a copy in a contest or some lottery ?...
  3. acrediblesource
    If I were Ridley Scott, that blurb would make me scratch my head too. Its such a cock rub. We know for a fact that Alien had many names attached to it, and it took many variations. There is a trinity in effect. In truth, Dan Obannon, HR. Giger. then Ridley Scott.
  4. eric sanders
    that right a book call alien covenant the art of the flim i just wait to read it when it out soon love the alien series i just hope that fox and syfy would make a alien tv series featuring the weyland chronicles and the ripley chronicles spinoff series is based on the movies but alien covenant will be out august 4 2017
  5. Xenomrph
    Art books are cool, the Prometheus art book is cool, I'm definitely down for this book.

    I take a little bit of issue with the description blurb calling the Alien franchise "his [Ridley Scott's] groundbreaking Alien franchise", as if he is the only one who has contributed to it. It's a little demeaning not only to the filmmakers of the sequels, but the other people who were part of the filmmaking process on 'Alien' who massively influenced its look and feel.
  6. windebieste
    I seriously dread the release of this movie.  When the inevitable NECA figures are announced, all 3 of us are going to require medical attention.

    That is Me, my wallet and my bank account. 

    There's going to be so much suffering when that announcement happens. 

    -Windebieste.
  7. windebieste
    'Prommy'... haha.  Nice. 

    The 'Art of Prometheus' book is worth getting.

    Either way, this item goes straight onto my 'Must Buy' list, along with the Bob Penn photography book and other stuff.  Gah.  Stupid list isn't getting any shorter.  *sigh*

    -Windebieste.
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