Dante Harper receives writer credit on Alien: Covenant. As most of you know by now, the upcoming green-band trailer for Alien: Covenant leaked earlier today. It’s being taken down now but it’ll be out officially tomorrow for your enjoyment (and it was a good one!)
Something of interest in this latest trailer was that both Jack Paglen and Michael Green no longer have writer credits but in their place are original Edge of Tomorrow scribe Dante Harper and John Logan.
Dante Harper is perhaps best known as the initial writer for the film that became Edge of Tomorrow. Since that original spec script, Harper has worked on numerous projects including The Forever War back when Ridley Scott was attached to it.
Jack Paglen and Michael Green both receive “Story By” credits though. Paglen wrote the initial script after Fox reportedly struggled to find a direction to take Prometheus 2. In March 2014 it was reported that Michael Green (who also wrote Blade Runner 2049) would be providing rewrites of Paglen’s script, taking it a more Alien direction.
In November 2015, when the film was known as Alien: Paradise Lost, it was reported that John Logan was revising the script, taking it in a direction inspired by John Milton’s poem of the same title.
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