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Khang Le’s Alien: Covenant Concept Art from 2014!

In September 2015, it was announced that Prometheus 2 would be going under the title of Alien: Paradise Lost. This eventually changed to Alien: Covenant but the shift in focus was interesting as Prometheus itself had started life as a direct Alien prequel before spinning off slightly. It would appear the film’s sequel had undergone the opposite change.

Unlike Prometheus’ well documented shift in gear and focus, very little of Covenant’s Prometheus 2 days are known. We’ve had some artwork from Carlos Huante that were labelled Prometheus 2 but information is still sparse.

We recently came across an artist called Khang Le who had a portfolio of work for Alien: Covenant on his website (which has been down for the last few days). Though he doesn’t appear to be credited on the film,we have confirmed that Khang did work in Covenant’s art department back in 2014 and here is the art he previously shared on his website.

 Khang Le's Alien: Covenant Concept Art from 2014!

Many of these pieces are dated 2014 and would seem to pre-date the shift in Alien: Paradise Lost. There are concepts that seem to show the Engineers more obviously mutating into Alien-like creatures. We’re still trying to find out more about these earlier days of the film’s production so stick with us!

Other concept artists from Alien: Covenant have still been regularly posting new pieces of artwork from their time on Covenant and we’ve been keeping the gallery up to date so be sure to check that out!

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  1. D88M
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    That is disgutsing, i love it.

    Honestly thought, in that scene, should have not the mouth burster like destroy the host mouth or something? i found odd the thing coming out from such a small place.

    The art in the movie is great, but i feel like it was glossed over in the actual movie, it was always moving forward and we did not get to see well all the stuff, just an observation i am not complaining.
  2. Mr. Clemens
    I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

    Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

    Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D


    La Planète Sauvage


    "On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."




    I used to see that one at the video store for years, but never gave it a go. Any good?

    Well, the artistic style is fantastic. The psychedelic music and the surreal setting brings a truly alien atmosphere to the film. Definitely worth watching. And although the plot is simple, there are interesting things related to the culture of the civilizations that inhabit the bizarre planet: from the strange way of feeding and meditation of the "Draags" (a Zen style civilization of giant blue humanoids) to the hypnotic sexual rituals of the "Oms" (humans brought from Earth, some of them are considered pets while others roam loose like wild animals).

    Now back to the plot, the overal story is about a human pet who escapes into the wilderness with headphones that transmit knowledge. A technological device that becomes the key to forge a new and equal relationship between the Oms and the Draags.

    So basically similar to a "Native American vs European" scenario. It's actually reminds me of the historic episode (during the colonization and conquest of South America, in Chile) about Lautaro, an araucanian militar lider who after being slave and servant of the Spaniards managed to escape and return to his people. Lautaro learned the military ways and skills of the Spaniards' army by observation, and he proceeded to educate his people with this knowledge to fight them back.



    Even the myth of Prometheus seems like an archetype of this story, with this heroic figure stealing a powerful artifact in order to benefit the human race.


    There also seems to be an ecological-environmental message, showing how the humans are being treated in the same cruel manner with which they themselves treat animals on Earth. Maybe even a message of peace and freedom as a reaction to the communist dictatorship (the greater part of the production team was Czechoslovakian).


    Pluss, the alien creatures (including plants) are amazing. Almost like something designed by Wayne Barlowe:


    Thank you for the rundown! I will definitely give it a look next opportunity.
  3. Immortan Jonesy
    I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

    Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

    Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D


    La Planète Sauvage


    "On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."




    I used to see that one at the video store for years, but never gave it a go. Any good?

    Well, the artistic style is fantastic. The psychedelic music and the surreal setting brings a truly alien atmosphere to the film. Definitely worth watching. And although the plot is simple, there are interesting things related to the culture of the civilizations that inhabit the bizarre planet: from the strange way of feeding and meditation of the "Draags" (a Zen style civilization of giant blue humanoids) to the hypnotic sexual rituals of the "Oms" (humans brought from Earth, some of them are considered pets while others roam loose like wild animals).

    Now back to the plot, the overal story is about a human pet who escapes into the wilderness with headphones that transmit knowledge. A technological device that becomes the key to forge a new and equal relationship between the Oms and the Draags.

    So basically similar to a "Native American vs European" scenario. It's actually reminds me of the historic episode (during the colonization and conquest of South America, in Chile) about Lautaro, an araucanian militar lider who after being slave and servant of the Spaniards managed to escape and return to his people. Lautaro learned the military ways and skills of the Spaniards' army by observation, and he proceeded to educate his people with this knowledge to fight them back.



    Even the myth of Prometheus seems like an archetype of this story, with this heroic figure stealing a powerful artifact in order to benefit the human race.


    There also seems to be an ecological-environmental message, showing how the humans are being treated in the same cruel manner with which they themselves treat animals on Earth. Maybe even a message of peace and freedom as a reaction to the communist dictatorship (the greater part of the production team was Czechoslovakian).


    Pluss, the alien creatures (including plants) are amazing. Almost like something designed by Wayne Barlowe:

  4. Mr. Clemens
    I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

    Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

    Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D


    La Planète Sauvage


    "On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."




    I used to see that one at the video store for years, but never gave it a go. Any good?
  5. Immortan Jonesy
    I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

    Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

    Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D


    La Planète Sauvage


    "On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."


  6. Mr. Clemens
    I like Covenant, and I've watched it repeatedly since its release on blu-ray, but... man. The other night I watched Prometheus again (last time I watched it was right before going to see Covenant), and holy moly: that movie just has so much more passion and excitement for the material. It's practically oozing with pure enthusiasm. Coming back to Covenant after seeing that again, Covenant kind of feels like some sort of freeze-dried (just add water!) Instant Alien Movie. I still like it, but compared to Prometheus, it feels kind of phoned-in to me.
  7. GreybackElder
    I thought Alien Covenant was a visually beautiful film. The protomorph xeno looked better than ever! It was definitely entertaining and a decent alien flick. I just wasn’t a fan of David creating the xeno. I know in the book he copied a recipe or something along those lines.  I think I just have trouble with the origin of the xeno as a byproduct of an Android or another alien race. I’d prefer it being a an Ancient horror from the darkest regions of space. Not some recent creation.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

    Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

    Lol, yeah. From SkyNews or something?
  9. Baron Von Marlon
    I love how we see David working on something checking the process.

    Theory:
    Those parasites that spawn from the Engineers look like a type of facehugger.
    So Engineer + black goo = parasite(s).
    Maybe David was trying to produce them without needing goo and a host. And the movie would end with him creating the facehugger eggs.
  10. WolfPre
    Stunning arts!!. Engineer city and transformations are amazing in the concepts, but they were pictured badly, like a B/C grade movie. Why the hell Ridley couldn't bring the above concepts into screen?.

    When a superior alien planet (who created humans) is shown on screen, what audience would expect in technology-wise. A damn slum like city (even after 10 years of massacre)?.

    Still unable to digest Covenent movie. I still feel that Ridley insulted the fans :(.
  11. Ultramorph
    Wow, that Khang Le artwork is amazing! I wish we had gotten that aesthetic for the Engineer city.

    It's also interesting that David destroying the Engineers was part of the story so early on. I had assumed that was something that came later.
  12. Biomechanoid
    I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

    Certainly a possibility considering the rest of the ship had not been explored. Perhaps other remains might have been found if their exploration wasn't cut short due to the attack on Kane. Bio-engineering seems to be their specialty, not far fetched to assume they tried bio-engineer experiments on themselves.
  13. Huggs
    The thing I'm now wondering is if this film could still technically be made? How would it be written to take place after Covenant? Unless Org. 6 turned out to be another engineer world, or David knows of other engineer installations and chose to go there and do this? The colonists on board covenant would allow some humans to still be included in the story. They'd be caught between mutating engineers, military engineers, and an insane David wreaking havoc on an entire city or world.

    I see that picture of David staring at the small pods on the table and can't help but be reminded of the seed-pod scene from "the thing from another world". It's so similar it's freaky. Maybe the urns and black goo are an old and outdated weapon. Maybe current engineers would have something far more powerful that David could use to wipe out earth, and he's fighting to get to it. Maybe the derelict from Alien 79 could've been some impregnated engineer escaping as the city falls in this film, only to die and crash on lv-426. Either way, it may take some serious writing-fu, but it would be wonderful if something like this artwork was done for the final film.
  14. Corporal Hicks
    Of course, if the Jockey was never intended to leave his chair as was the general idea back when Giger painted, sculpted, and put the thing together... Then it wouldn't need to be moving around inside the ship at all.
    Well that's the impression I got way back when I first saw it. The alien was fused in that cockpit and I wondered if it even had legs. Which means that space jockey is a specialized member of the species. This further leads to the question, then maybe not all of them were the same size? Was the space jockey bio-engineered for that function - requiring size enhancement to commandeer that massive alien vibrator?

    I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.
  15. Kurai
    There is only just so much "YUP!" that my brain can take in one sitting. All of this is amazing! Certainly closer to how I pictured things in my head before we got our first trailers for Covenant.
  16. Biomechanoid
    Of course, if the Jockey was never intended to leave his chair as was the general idea back when Giger painted, sculpted, and put the thing together... Then it wouldn't need to be moving around inside the ship at all.
    Well that's the impression I got way back when I first saw it. The alien was fused in that cockpit and I wondered if it even had legs. Which means that space jockey is a specialized member of the species. This further leads to the question, then maybe not all of them were the same size? Was the space jockey bio-engineered for that function - requiring size enhancement to commandeer that massive alien vibrator?
  17. Kailem
    Yeah the city stuff looks awesome. Alien, advanced, and Gigeresque. Way better than what we got in Covenant, which I felt just looked a bit bland and unimpressive. Would much have preferred to see something unique like that instead, but I guess part of the reason for the change might well have been the shift from Paradise Lost to Covenant.
  18. OpenMaw
    That last image I can't imagine the space jockey "giant" making his way through that small corridor, but we don't know what the function of that corridor is. We could physically manage to travel through our building vents, though quite uncomfortably, but it's not the normal route we use to travel through buildings. Is that a transport corridor or a utility corridor?

    Of course, if the Jockey was never intended to leave his chair as was the general idea back when Giger painted, sculpted, and put the thing together... Then it wouldn't need to be moving around inside the ship at all.
  19. Gash
    I'm getting confused mate. You're saying the Jockey in Prometheus only looks smaller because the chair is bigger. The chair has been made to accommodate an actor this time - who looks smaller than the Jockey in ALIEN because even though he was a big man he's about two thirds the size. But if anything they would have chosen to make the chair smaller to emphasise the actor's size.

    I'd assume the chairs are the same size because they represent the same thing and as far as I can tell they are the same size - literally the only scale that is different is the Jockey himself.

    You side-by-side images highlight that more than the casual moviegoer is going to notice, if they don't revisit ALIEN as slavishly as the rest of us do.

    Scott's reasoning was almost certainly that it evokes the same thing without his being lumbered with the more elaborate route of making the Engineers 15 feet tall. Nothing wrong with that in my view, but I think that's the way it was approached.
  20. Scorpio
    It looks smaller because the chair in Prometheus is actually bigger than the chair in Alien.

    Is it? Any source for that?

    There's no source that they are the same size, that I'm aware of.  And since they're both supposed to be different ships, they could be different sized chairs.  Why would you assume it's the same size?

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FRojxb.jpg&hash=60c6699f7e50636b0351e4b34ca5dc75
  21. Biomechanoid
    That last image I can't imagine the space jockey "giant" making his way through that small corridor, but we don't know what the function of that corridor is. We could physically manage to travel through our building vents, though quite uncomfortably, but it's not the normal route we use to travel through buildings. Is that a transport corridor or a utility corridor?
  22. Immortan Jonesy
    The difference doesn't bother me, there are plenty of plausible reasons why the the original Jockey is larger, he may have been black goo infected and merged and grown with his suit for one.

    It might make sense, after all it's weird that the Derelict (a spaceship, supposedly, designed to transport giants beings) has some small interiors.

    https://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/derelictcorridor.png
  23. Baron Von Marlon
    It's not about the Jockey/Engineer size in Alien and Prometheus.
    It's about the size of things in the concept art compared to what we saw in the movie.
    Point being there are less limitations when it comes to creating concept art, compared to actually putting things into practice.

    https://artinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/20130314130418-308x220-1.jpg
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avpgalaxy.net%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F06%2F201206091.jpg&hash=4e81fe6160e5a23292b7a29d72ee319e
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