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20th Century Fox Screens Alien: Covenant Behind-the-Scenes Footage at CCXP!

20th Century Fox screens Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes footage at CCXP! Just before the weekend we were covering 20th Century Fox’s presence at the Brazilian convention, CCXP – Comic Con Experience. They advertised an exhibition that sounded like it would be featuring props and items from Alien: Covenant but it turned out to be a display of props from Alien Resurrection and Alien vs. Predator.

Later on the Friday night, 20th Century Fox took to the stage for their panel about their upcoming films and screened some behind-the-scenes footage from Alien: Covenant. I believe this to be the same behind-the-scenes featurette which was screened at CineEurope back in June but no further description of that event found it’s way online.

Fortunately Omelete and various Twitter users were there to describe the footage screened at CCXP (translated from Portuguese)!

“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.”

20th Century Fox screens Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes footage at CCXP. Photo via Jornalismo Júnior. 20th Century Fox Screens Alien: Covenant Behind-the-Scenes Footage at CCXP!

20th Century Fox screens Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes footage at CCXP. Photo via Jornalismo Júnior.

The Omelete article doesn’t go into much detail about the footage itself but does mention an interesting comment from Michael Fassbender about David 8 – that he “may have a soul.” From what behind-the-scenes chatter Alien vs. Predator Galaxy has heard of Alien: Covenant,  Sir Ridley Scott had a real interest in exploring and continuing with the David storyline and that very much seems to be the case.

The footage hasn’t appeared online anywhere yet and there doesn’t seem to be any further coverage outside of Omelete and a few tweets from Friday but keep checking back in. The trailer should be appearing sometime soon! Thanks to Ingwar and Stolen for the news.

We previously reported that 20th Century Fox and Escape60 would also be running an Alien: Covenant themed Escape Room at CCXP. Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Facebook page fan Victor Karl went through the Escape Room and was kind enough to send across some details of the experience:

The plot was that we were the members of the Covenant 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.

Thanks to Victor for sending that across. Keep tuned to Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on Alien: Covenant! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Alien fans on our forums!



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Comments: 19
  1. Protozoid
    I always new David had a soul. The real question is, does he know he has one?

    I can see many issues arising from this.

    Soul doesn't exist. David doesn't have one. He's got consciousness as we have.
    Scott addresses this on the commentary, but I don't remember exactly what he says. It's during David and Shaw's conversation at the end of the movie. David does not understand why Shaw needs answers, and she speculates that it's because she's human, and he's a robot. That was as close to being on the nose as Scott wanted to get, I think, but the idea was that David does not have a soul, but Shaw does, and that this distinction is important to the story. I'm not sure he referred to it as a soul, but he did not seem to think that David is fully alive. At least, he didn't think that in 2012.
  2. CainsSon
    Easter island heads actually have a body connected to them buried in the ground below them. Interesting.

    I am a bit confused is there 2 ships in covenant ?

    Colony ship Covenant and the Juggernaut from Prometheus.

    According to Wayne Haag there would have to be a drop ship as well. In his interview, he says they are on the Covenant, they land on the planet and then they go back to the Covenant.
    Also of note is that we saw that ship on the shoreline, blow up. So maybe they are trapped there while they try and repair the ship.
  3. PRJ_since1990
    I just don't want this movie to pull a 180degree spin and because Prometheus wasn't much on the horror side of things nor scary that Scott and Co. go overboard and make this super gory and visceral. Then it would end up like some AvPR-style project that did everything wrong. I have faith in the visual aspect because Scott is very on point with visuals and sets.
  4. Ingwar
    Quote
    A claustrophobic aesthetic:  “I think it will scare the people of truth”

    One guy on imdb writes: correct translation for Ridley Scott's statement is "I think it will scare people for real".
  5. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Take it with a grain of salt, but I've a feeling even though this film intends to bring back the horror aspects going back to the roots of Alien, but its possible that it may be received less well than Prometheus was  :-[ Hopefully I'm proven wrong
  6. Corporal Hicks
    Aye, I think that'll be going live soon. I'm just making a front page article with what little we've learnt from CCXP. Keep an eye out in case that footage does end up leaking online! If it is the same featurette that was shown at CineEurope (which I think it was), it'll at least be nice to see because it should show off some of the sets.

    Also, here's something that was shared to our Facebook page by Victor Karl who went through the Escape Room: "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"

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