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Comic Con Experience Exhibit Doesn’t Include Alien: Covenant Props

Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox Brazil teased an exhibition of some variety at CCXP – Comic Con Experience. It sounded very much like it would be an exhibition of props from Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Unfortunately, this turned out to not be the case.

Mimi Kamioka was kind enough to check out the exhibition on behalf of Alien vs. Predator Galaxy and report back.  Unfortunately, it turns out the exhibition was just a display of four props from Alien Resurrection and Alien vs. Predator. A display stand introducing the exhibition reads (translated from Portugese):

“Ridley Scott was once a successful director in England when he made his American film debut with Alien – The Eighth Passenger in 1979. What neither he nor anyone could predict was that the film would become one of the most iconic horror movies to Of scientific fiat of history. The success of the story of the crew of the space freighter Nostromo, stuck with an invincible alien creature, marked the pop culture, generating more movies, book, comic stories and all a mythology around its creation.

After the original production, the cinema received other readings of the saga, with each director impressing his personal style. It was so with Aliens, The Rescue, Alien 3 and Alien – The Resurrection, which accompanied the character of Sigourney Weaver, Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, when their story crossed that of the creature. The Alien, which had original design by H.R Giger, still returned to the movies in Alien vs. Predator and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. But his story completed the circle when Ridley Scott cast this universe on Prometheus.

Although it had the same DNA as the original film, Prometheus still left many unanswered questions. And for the saga to be tied in full with the adventure that started it all, with the classic 1979, which Ridley Scott is preparing Alien: Covenant, which hits theaters in 2017 and marks the return of Michael Fassbender as the android David, and Noomi Rapace in the role of scientist Elizabeth Shaw. Covenant and the name of the spacecraft whose crew believes they have found paradise, but which is in fact a desolate and dangerous world. And the genius of cinema retaking the saga he helped create – saga that you catch a glimpse in this exposition.”

On display was the ceremonial head-dress and an egg from Alien vs. Predator, a bible interface and the security gloves from Alien: Resurrection and lastly a maquette of a Predator from Alien vs. Predator. The Predator display also had a text display under it which seems to be talking about the dropship from Aliens but that is nowhere to be seen.

20th Century Fox and Escape60 are also running an Escape Room event apparently themed around Alien: Covenant. We’re still trying to obtain details of this event.

Later today, Fox will also be hosting their panel where they will be discussing some of their upcoming films. It seems it will be primarily focused around Assasin’s Creed but some of the earlier tweets by Fox indicated Alien: Covenant would be receiving some attention.

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    "The panel Fox in CCXP - Comic Con Experience in 2016 showed the first scenes of backstage Alien: Covenant. The material had Ridley Scott giving Some details about the plot.

    According to him, the film will bring the roots of the Alien franchise back. The plot is located just before the first film Alien and xenomorfo will be present all the time, as the first poster. Also according to the director, the production much less bet on science fiction than Prometheus .

    The film, Scott explains in the video, will follow a crew with a mission to colonize a distant place in space. They find a planet unmapped what appears to be harmless, with mountains and rivers (all filmed in New Zealand), but holds many dangers and the group will need to combat the danger of the place. The idea, he says, is to bring back the atmosphere of horror. A claustrophobic aesthetic:  "I think it will scare the people of truth" . He also talked about the character of Michael Fassbender , which is dangerous, but "may have a soul" . The scenarios seem grandiose, with statues of the faces of the engineers who resemble the heads of Easter Island. The debut Alien: Covenant is scheduled for May 19, 2017."

    https://omelete.uol.com.br/filmes/noticia/ccxp-2016-alien-covenant-tera-mais-horror-e-menos-ficcao-cientifica-diz-ridley-scott-em-video-exclusivo/

    Sounds like the video I mentioned earlier. I hope we'll get to see that online eventually.

    Someone who went posted about the Escape Room on the Facebook page:

    Well, nothing new but the plot was that we were the members of the Convenant ship and after answering a distress call from another spacecraft, we find a sole survivor and he's infected...We manage to escape before the aliens arrive, but idk how much of it is accurate with the movie's real plot xD
  2. The Eighth Passenger
    I think you should check this out.Might be a trailer?

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNgM5tRhPCv/?taken-by=aliencovenantofficial

    December 21st.       YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

    Official or fake account ?

    Come on guys!  >:(

    We've debunked that account ages ago. The Corporal even checked with Fox just to make sure.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=53507.1245

  3. Stolen
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    Also according to the director, the production much less bet on science fiction than Prometheus

    I hope this doesn't mean that Covenant will be just a simple horror movie.
    I'm for the return of stifling atmosphere à la Alien but says like this, the film looks much less ambitious than Prometheus.

  4. AL
    @AL I didn't translate this, my browser did it :)

    :P it was quite accurate



            From the same site that Himmelblau took the article


    ...The audience had a chance to get a synopsis of the film and a guided tour by Ridley Scott himself in some sets.
    Covenant is going to happen ten years after Prometheus. We will accompany another expedition team in search of an unknown planet to begin the colonization process. Believing they had parked on a deserted planet, the team will face the unexpected creatures that will bring a complete destruction of the ship's crew.

    With sinister locations in the midst of marshes without trees, Scott promises "This movie will scare the shit out of you!". By the concepts that we saw translated into scenarios, storyboards, lighting games and locations, we have no doubt about that.

    After the showing of the video, there was a chat with Afonso Solano about the biology of the xenomorph And the inspiration of Giger and Scott in translating the creature as a mixture of man's greatest fears: sex and insects. Nothing more appropriate.
  5. Himmelblau
    @AL I didn't translate this, my browser did it :)

    @Himmelblau

    That's the link to the article:
    https://omelete.uol.com.br/filmes/noticia/ccxp-2016-alien-covenant-tera-mais-horror-e-menos-ficcao-cientifica-diz-ridley-scott-em-video-exclusivo/

    Thanks!! 8)

    Translation of the ESCAPE 60  CCXP:

    https://i1.wp.com/nosbastidores.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ALIEN.jpg?resize=1280%2C640

    Known attraction for his challenging puzzles he set up a stand that mimics a spaceship with the name "Escape 60 Xtreme - Alien Covenant". It is the union of the new movie from the alien monster franchise with the group challenge game. In it you can not work alone but in partnership. Everyone helping each other.

    When entering the ship the assistant who stays inside helps people with what they should do and what is prohibited. We have about ten minutes to find all the clues inside the ship. So we started working as a team. As I had some experience, I started to guide the group of young people as a way to get out of the place.

    It is important in this game to have a leader to direct the actions otherwise people get lost and the game ends up becoming a "each for itself" and that is not the idea of ​​the game. I will not tell you details about the challenges so that you will not lose the grace of who to attend in the next few days.

    The proposed challenges are relatively simple, I do not know if they will be the same ones that will be available in the Escape rooms scattered around SP. I think it's a preview and a way to promote the movie since the Alien character is a pop icon.

    After seven minutes out of ten we had already finished the challenge and discovered a way out of the ship. The assistant outside said to a girl. "They ended up missing three minutes. They were the best. " And then everyone on the team won as a prize a beautiful picture with plaques and the best: Vips tickets to the Imax room of the UCI network. Unity is strength.


    http://nosbastidores.com.br/ccxp-escape-60-traz-desafios-do-novo-alien-covenant/
  6. AL
    Ingwar did a great job in the translation of the article.


    I have tried to look for more news but there are only two articles about the FOX panel, and they both say the same thing.

  7. Himmelblau
    "The panel Fox in CCXP - Comic Con Experience in 2016 showed the first scenes of backstage Alien: Covenant. The material had Ridley Scott giving Some details about the plot.

    According to him, the film will bring the roots of the Alien franchise back. The plot is located just before the first film Alien and xenomorfo will be present all the time, as the first poster. Also according to the director, the production much less bet on science fiction than Prometheus .

    The film, Scott explains in the video, will follow a crew with a mission to colonize a distant place in space. They find a planet unmapped what appears to be harmless, with mountains and rivers (all filmed in New Zealand), but holds many dangers and the group will need to combat the danger of the place. The idea, he says, is to bring back the atmosphere of horror. A claustrophobic aesthetic:  "I think it will scare the people of truth" . He also talked about the character of Michael Fassbender , which is dangerous, but "may have a soul" . The scenarios seem grandiose, with statues of the faces of the engineers who resemble the heads of Easter Island. The debut Alien: Covenant is scheduled for May 19, 2017."

    https://omelete.uol.com.br/filmes/noticia/ccxp-2016-alien-covenant-tera-mais-horror-e-menos-ficcao-cientifica-diz-ridley-scott-em-video-exclusivo/

    The artist who did that fan poster should seek legal advice and take Fox to the cleaners!  :laugh:

    They wouldn't have done it without artist permission. That teaser poster says one thing: we can expect a lot of Fassbender as David and Walter. Hell yeah.

    https://twitter.com/Escape60Oficial/status/804803009385467904

    Guy in that video (11 seconds) looks like Benjamin Rigby or maybe it's just my imagination.

    Is this from the link, and that's it for the convention or is there more??
  8. DorkiDori
    total bummer that nothing really came of this event outside of an updated "poster" of sorts.

    i talked to a guy who actually went into the Escape 60 thing. said it was kinda neat, but nothing new or interesting was revealed about Covenant.
  9. Ingwar
    "The panel Fox in CCXP - Comic Con Experience in 2016 showed the first scenes of backstage Alien: Covenant. The material had Ridley Scott giving Some details about the plot.

    According to him, the film will bring the roots of the Alien franchise back. The plot is located just before the first film Alien and xenomorfo will be present all the time, as the first poster. Also according to the director, the production much less bet on science fiction than Prometheus .

    The film, Scott explains in the video, will follow a crew with a mission to colonize a distant place in space. They find a planet unmapped what appears to be harmless, with mountains and rivers (all filmed in New Zealand), but holds many dangers and the group will need to combat the danger of the place. The idea, he says, is to bring back the atmosphere of horror. A claustrophobic aesthetic:  "I think it will scare the people of truth" . He also talked about the character of Michael Fassbender , which is dangerous, but "may have a soul" . The scenarios seem grandiose, with statues of the faces of the engineers who resemble the heads of Easter Island. The debut Alien: Covenant is scheduled for May 19, 2017."

    https://omelete.uol.com.br/filmes/noticia/ccxp-2016-alien-covenant-tera-mais-horror-e-menos-ficcao-cientifica-diz-ridley-scott-em-video-exclusivo/

    The artist who did that fan poster should seek legal advice and take Fox to the cleaners!  :laugh:

    They wouldn't have done it without artist permission. That teaser poster says one thing: we can expect a lot of Fassbender as David and Walter. Hell yeah.

    https://twitter.com/Escape60Oficial/status/804803009385467904

    Guy in that video (11 seconds) looks like Benjamin Rigby or maybe it's just my imagination.
  10. fiveways
    The panel hasn't happened yet. That's in another 10 hours or so. But yeah, the exhibition is a big letdown.
    I'm not really sure what people expected. It would've been really weird for Fox to drop world-first news in Brazil of all places.

    Prometheus did OK in South America, It did pretty alright in Brazil considering.  So it wasn't completely out of the realm of possibility that they might gives them a little something. 

    Still, people seem to think every Convention should be like the big US ones.  Different expectations for different places. 

    It's only a little over 6 months till release date, so I suspect in the next 2 weeks we will have lots to talk about as the hype train is gonna have to get started considering the budget of this one.300+ million to break even (with ad budget and all that shit factored in) for a very hard R horror movie?  They are really gonna have to start to hype it very soon.

    I also don't really get excited anymore.  I'm a hit at parties. 
  11. AlienFan1987
    This is phucking amazing, i can't believe it. We're getting Alien Convenant, Alien 5(alt 3), new Predator.
    Fox is at it again, but this time it seems they want nail that shit. If only we got a real Aliens Colonial Marines as Randy Bitchfraud promised. Non the less, it's awesome to see Alien getting some love again.
  12. Corporal Hicks
    I've asked him for a more in depth explanation... I'll let you know what he says when he replies

    Thanks, much appreciated.

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/15043715_1820720614866762_4814876256866664448_n.jpg

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNfk12fATDO/

    From Fox Latino  :-X

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/15046854_1785218115069816_3774777354077863936_n.jpg

    The part that makes you want to run: #AlienCovenant at #CCXP in Brazil .

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNfZRw-hYEM/
  13. AL
     :( in twitter and the event schedule, they only say ....exhibition with exclusive pieces (props, objects) of the film, and ''other news'' in a panel full of special attractions.

    So I guess we will have to wait for the ''other news''  between 20:00 and 21:30 (London time)

    ... the trailer of O Rastro will be introduced at 21:30, but  is a Brazilian horror film, about a doctor and missing patients.
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