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New Alien: Covenant Still In Latest Issue of Empire

New Alien: Covenant still in latest issue of Empire magazine! The April issue of Empire has hit the shelves today and with it comes a small article on Alien: Covenant and a brand new still. The Empire website has posted a short snippet of the article and the new still of the Covenant crew departing the dropship:

“What’s great about this story is the characters are so different,” says the film’s returning star, Michael Fassbender. “They’re not just filling out a spaceship, their characters have been thought about. It harks back to those really cool characters in the original Alien, where there are great relationships going on outside of the [alien].”

 New Alien: Covenant Still In Latest Issue of Empire

New Alien: Covenant production still in the April issue of Empire Magazine

The article is only a short one, touching on several elements including multiple David androids, the characters (as mentioned above) and they also mention that the setting of Alien: Covenant is not the crew’s initial destination:

“As the new Empire explains, this planet is not their original destination: they have detoured to answer a distress call. And given this franchise, it’s a good guess that “distress” will soon be too mild a description.”

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  1. Pvt. Himmel
    New article in May 2017's issue of Total Film: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/alien-covenant/magazines/201705-totalfilm.pdf

    Thanks to Leonard for the file.

    Interesting that Scott says this will answer the questions left in Prometheus. I'm sure he's overreaching on this - or just doesn't remember that film very well - but it's exciting nonetheless.

    Scott knows what he is doing.  ;)
  2. Enoch
    It says Aaron Percival, doctor for Alien universe, destroyer of first Xenomorphs, savior of Earth and absolute ruler of AVPGalaxy. In the city of Paris, tommorow we ll together unveil a grand monument in his honor. He is standing with his spear stabing the Xeno creature through its horrenduous double jaw. I think my translation is quite fine... :P
  3. The Eighth Passenger
    I just bought this mag, nothing new, but guess who I see!


    http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/56852420170226133340.jpg
    http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/92923120170226133405.jpg

    Ha! I told you guys that boy was going to become famous one day. Any chance of doing a translation for us Stolen? Know it's asking a lot but Google translate sucks with French. It's our Squad Leader (Nanny) after all.  ;)
  4. The Eighth Passenger
    Iceland in Prometheus wasn't really an issue, it was supposed to be ambiguous after all. It could have been primordial Earth or another planet. It's also not an instantly recognizable tourist location like Milford Sound.
    This is true but even if altered dramatically I suspect it'd still be fairly recognisable, you can't really improve on the paradisaical majesty of 'Sound and I suspect Scott was too smitten to disturb it too much, sure it's not the most alien of worlds (so far) but that's precisely the dangerous allure. Anyway, the larger context of the landscape remains to be seen so I'm sure there is much more.

    Well, Scott had a similar situation with the Wadi Rum, a popular tourist destination but managed to make it not look like the Wadi Rum in The Martian and Prometheus. But we'll see, it could simply be a case of the final visuals not being finished yet considering the long lead times on trailers and promotional stills.

    Here is a little visual effects reel by MPC (same guys currently doing Covenant's enviroments) on how they created LV-223 in Prometheus. You'll see it's basically pieced together from bits of Iceland, the Wadi Rum in Jordan and fully artificial CGI enviroments. My assumption was always that it would be the same case for Paradise in Alien: Covenant.

  5. Necronomicon II
    lol they again not using any sort of breathing device in an alien planet regardless it's got breathable air?

    While suits/helmets are always a reasonable precaution as it’s certainly possible on another alien world that a human pathogen might exist, the extraterrestrial environment does not make it more likely for native microbes to be pathogenic for humans, in fact it actually makes it less likely. 
  6. Corporal Hicks
    I wouldn't know it was Milford Sound if I hadn't been following the film either. And seeing so many Alien planets filmed in the forests of Vancouver has never bothered me either. Personally, I really love the change of scenery. If I couldn't get my Giger-esque landscape, I'm glad we didn't have yet another barren planet.
  7. Necronomicon II
    Iceland in Prometheus wasn't really an issue, it was supposed to be ambiguous after all. It could have been primordial Earth or another planet. It's also not an instantly recognizable tourist location like Milford Sound.
    This is true but even if altered dramatically I suspect it'd still be fairly recognisable, you can't really improve on the paradisaical majesty of 'Sound and I suspect Scott was too smitten to disturb it too much, sure it's not the most alien of worlds (so far) but that's precisely the dangerous allure. Anyway, the larger context of the landscape remains to be seen so I'm sure there is much more.
  8. Stolen
    I understand what bothers The Eighth Passenger.
    But no matter, the place is so fantastic and cinematic. It has never been shown in a popular movie, so I don't see any harm.

    Especially as we certainly havn't seen everything, I imagine the temple of engineers will be quite impressive to see in such place..
  9. Enoch
    I was always fascinated with New Zealand and know pretty much all of those location on
    Southern Island.

    P.S. I said that the Lake Quill scene is unaltered, indeed, but you didnt complain about
    that particular shoot. When complaining, complain fully. :)
  10. Enoch

    Except that anyone who has actually traveled around and seen a bit of the world (or even just picked-up a National Geographic) would immediately know it's Milford Sound. And for the rest there are gazillions of photographs on the web of that particular waterfall.

    If it was the seventies or eighties then I could understand. Nowadays they have the means to radically and believably alter the environment.

    You didnt complain about this "unaltered scenery":

    Lake Quill, New Zealand
    https://i.imgur.com/JuyGenK.jpg

    http://arounddeglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Sutherland-Lake-Quill.jpg
    Comparison

    And I presume they "radically and believably altered the environment" of this scene :):
    Maybe they spent too much money on this one and couldnt spare on that you are
    complaining about. Regardless, Milford Sound a beautiful place and doesnt need any alteration.
    This is my opinion. Respect yours, as always.

    https://i.imgur.com/IlqaM05.jpg
    Scene filmed in Australia, highly altered CGI scene.
  11. The Eighth Passenger
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    Its supposed to be a Paradise and Milford Sound is therefor ideal location
    for filming such a scenery.

    Except that anyone who has actually traveled around and seen a bit of the world (or even just picked-up a National Geographic) would immediately know it's Milford Sound. And for the rest there are gazillions of photographs on the web of that particular waterfall.

    If it was the seventies or eighties then I could understand. Nowadays they have the means to radically and believably alter the environment.
  12. Necronomicon II
    Where they land probably won't be altered much CGI wise, sure it's recognisable but so is Iceland in Prometheus, Oblivion and Rogue One, they'll be more to it I'm sure, Scott did talk about "formidable" CGI after all.
  13. Dale Martin
    The "last supper" teaser has a very Nostromo feel about the ship and crew. Looking forward to seeing the film even more now then when I saw the first trailer back at Christmas.
  14. The Eighth Passenger
    It depends on the tide whether the ship is in the water or on "land".

    All those unofficial set photographs from last year either showed the dropship prop high-and-dry or in shallow water but still in the same spot.

    Milford Sound is lovely but it all just looks like Milford Sound, not an alien planet. It's one of the worlds leading tourist destinations and easily recognizable. I was hoping they'd digitally extend the background and amp everything up a bit. Taller mountains, taller waterfalls etc. Like they did with the Wadi Rum scenery in Prometheus, such as adding the tall snow covered mountains behind the desert scenery.

    Now this may simply just be a behind-the-scenes photograph, maybe they will still change things up a bit in post. Although the scenery in the trailer wasn't really altered as far as I could see.

    EDIT

    Actually nevermind, this is not a bts shot. The dropship prop has the CG extensions added so what we see here is probably what we'll see in the final film.  :-\
  15. locusta
    Wait, they will be showing Alien Covenant there?

    http://i.imgur.com/e1ukpMw.jpg


    I like MILFORD SOUND.
    Beautiful place.

    http://www.empireonline.com/movies/alien-covenant/exclusive-new-look-alien-covenant/
    Quote
    A new issue of Empire arrives in all good and evil newsagents from today, and leading the pack of exclusive first looks at the biggest movies os Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s sci-fi prequel-sequel, which leads up this month’s Preview section. Here’s a sneak peek of that exclusive new image, which sees the new crew of the Covenant setting foot on a verdant new planet. Take a look below, and click to embiggen.

    As the new Empire explains, this planet is not their original destination: they have detoured to answer a distress call. And given this franchise, it’s a good guess that “distress” will soon be too mild a description.

    “What’s great about this story is the characters are so different,” says the film's returning star, Michael Fassbender. “They’re not just filling out a spaceship, their characters have been thought about. It harks back to those really cool characters in the original Alien, where there are great relationships going on outside of the [alien].”

    This is just a preview, of course – for more on Alien: Covenant and a galactic tonne of other movie exclusives – be sure to pick up a copy of Empire, on sale in all good and evil newsagents now. Want to get your copy days before anyone else? Subscribe to Empire here.

    It's a huge freaking planet and they land in water???
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