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Title: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 07, 2015, 02:09:21 PM
Production in Sydney starting to gear-up...

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/662814433786228736 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/662814433786228736)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Ultramorph on Nov 08, 2015, 12:37:31 AM
I half-jokingly asked Haag to show us some of the concept art as he goes, and got this response that probably indicates when the movie is coming out.
QuoteNo can do.. Signed NDA. You'll have to wait until mid 2017 I'm afraid!
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/663150578667655168 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/663150578667655168)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Alien Predator on Nov 08, 2015, 01:31:40 AM
Quote from: Ultramorph on Nov 08, 2015, 12:37:31 AM
I half-jokingly asked Haag to show us some of the concept art as he goes, and got this response that probably indicates when the movie is coming out.
QuoteNo can do.. Signed NDA. You'll have to wait until mid 2017 I'm afraid!
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/663150578667655168 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/663150578667655168)

Nice one, Ultramorph!  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Nov 08, 2015, 12:45:32 PM
I'm guessing by his art style that he'll be involved in designing the human side of things.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Nov 08, 2015, 01:40:12 PM
Quote from: Ultramorph on Nov 08, 2015, 12:37:31 AM
I half-jokingly asked Haag to show us some of the concept art as he goes, and got this response that probably indicates when the movie is coming out.
QuoteNo can do.. Signed NDA. You'll have to wait until mid 2017 I'm afraid!
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/663150578667655168 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/663150578667655168)

Nicely done
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 08, 2015, 02:28:30 PM
Quote from: Ultramorph on Nov 08, 2015, 12:37:31 AM
I half-jokingly asked Haag to show us some of the concept art as he goes, and got this response that probably indicates when the movie is coming out.
QuoteNo can do.. Signed NDA. You'll have to wait until mid 2017 I'm afraid!

Nice bit of social engineering! Hope you didn't get him fired!  :laugh:

Quote from: tmjhur on Nov 08, 2015, 12:45:32 PM
I'm guessing by his art style that he'll be involved in designing the human side of things.

He'll probably do landscapes/environments.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Nov 08, 2015, 02:50:21 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 08, 2015, 02:28:30 PM
Quote from: Ultramorph on Nov 08, 2015, 12:37:31 AM
I half-jokingly asked Haag to show us some of the concept art as he goes, and got this response that probably indicates when the movie is coming out.
QuoteNo can do.. Signed NDA. You'll have to wait until mid 2017 I'm afraid!

Nice bit of social engineering! Hope you didn't get him fired!  :laugh:

Quote from: tmjhur on Nov 08, 2015, 12:45:32 PM
I'm guessing by his art style that he'll be involved in designing the human side of things.

He'll probably do landscapes/environments.

No biomechanical world then? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
5'm not expecting that anyway after Prometheus started to do away with it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 08, 2015, 03:18:01 PM
I'm sure he could probably do biomechanical if he set his mind to it, but yeah... seeing as Arthur Max is production designer again they'll probably stick with the Prometheus design aesthetic. Unfortunately . :(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Darkness on Nov 08, 2015, 04:09:48 PM
The guy's actually got some pretty good art in his portfolio (http://www.ankaris.com/). The landscapes reminds me of Star Wars. Came across this one

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ankaris.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F02%2FAlien_Temple.jpg&hash=f062b6dea9093cf563bbbf2c9d4364c95fac5e78)

For an Alien Temple for an unknown film pitch. If I'd have seen this six months later, I would have said that was from the movie.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 08, 2015, 04:12:20 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 08, 2015, 03:18:01 PM
I'm sure he could probably do biomechanical if he set his mind to it, but yeah... seeing as Arthur Max is production designer again they'll probably stick with the Prometheus design aesthetic. Unfortunately . :(

Urgh! This makes me a sad panda.

That said, Hagg has some really nice stuff in his portfolio. Really like his style.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ankaris.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F02%2FHAAG_Folio_01a_s.jpg&hash=99809d6da7c063aeae19861945ea5cdf885f83dd)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Nov 08, 2015, 04:32:44 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Nov 08, 2015, 02:50:21 PMNo biomechanical world then? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

There still could be, but it just might not be his assignment. Maybe he's the Ron Cobb of A:PL.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Nov 08, 2015, 06:32:53 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Nov 08, 2015, 04:32:44 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Nov 08, 2015, 02:50:21 PMNo biomechanical world then? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

There still could be, but it just might not be his assignment. Maybe he's the Ron Cobb of A:PL.
That's what I was thinking!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Born Of Cold Light on Nov 09, 2015, 05:22:53 AM
Hope his art gets used unlike Huante's...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 09, 2015, 08:43:27 AM
Quote from: tmjhur on Nov 08, 2015, 06:32:53 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Nov 08, 2015, 04:32:44 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Nov 08, 2015, 02:50:21 PMNo biomechanical world then? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

There still could be, but it just might not be his assignment. Maybe he's the Ron Cobb of A:PL.
That's what I was thinking!

It'd be nice if that's the case! Hopefully Max is over not wanting to use a real Giger aesthetic.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Nov 09, 2015, 01:12:54 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Nov 08, 2015, 04:09:48 PM
The guy's actually got some pretty good art in his portfolio (http://www.ankaris.com/). The landscapes reminds me of Star Wars. Came across this one

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ankaris.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F02%2FAlien_Temple.jpg&hash=f062b6dea9093cf563bbbf2c9d4364c95fac5e78)

For an Alien Temple for an unknown film pitch. If I'd have seen this six months later, I would have said that was from the movie.

I love that bit of artwork :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 17, 2015, 08:40:31 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 08, 2015, 04:12:20 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 08, 2015, 03:18:01 PM
I'm sure he could probably do biomechanical if he set his mind to it, but yeah... seeing as Arthur Max is production designer again they'll probably stick with the Prometheus design aesthetic. Unfortunately . :(

Urgh! This makes me a sad panda.


It appears that Chris Seagers (Fantastic Four :-\) is the production designer for Alien: Covenant.

Odd, since Arthur Max has been Scott's P.D for the past two decades...

Here's hoping biomechanical will be the new black in Alien: Covenant!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 17, 2015, 09:17:30 PM
Is that anywhere other than IMDB?

He's worked with Ridley's brother before.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Dec 17, 2015, 09:21:54 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 17, 2015, 08:40:31 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 08, 2015, 04:12:20 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 08, 2015, 03:18:01 PM
I'm sure he could probably do biomechanical if he set his mind to it, but yeah... seeing as Arthur Max is production designer again they'll probably stick with the Prometheus design aesthetic. Unfortunately . :(

Urgh! This makes me a sad panda.


It appears that Chris Seagers (Fantastic Four :-\) is the production designer for Alien: Covenant.

Odd, since Arthur Max has been Scott's P.D for the past two decades...

Here's hoping biomechanical will be the new black in Alien: Covenant!

Fantastic Four isn't the only thing Chris Seagers has done! He has been PD and Art D on a ton of great projects. I for one, wasn't happy with a lot of the PD in Prometheus. I didn't hate it but I felt it needed something. Especially when it came to the planet. Which I found less than intriguing.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: D. Compton Ambrose on Dec 19, 2015, 01:19:49 AM
The more and more I hear about this the more and more I feel like its going to suck ****...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: wmmvrrvrrmm on Dec 19, 2015, 03:27:42 PM
Perhaps Arthur Max doesn't want to go to Australia. Perhaps it might also mean that the monsters wont look as if they were inspired by Gerald Scarfe caricatures
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 19, 2015, 04:28:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 17, 2015, 09:17:30 PM
He's worked with Ridley's brother before.

You also getting that feeling of déjà vu?

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 17, 2015, 09:17:30 PM
Is that anywhere other than IMDB?

It would very likely have been either Seagers himself or his agent who put his name up. It's probably good enough to bank.

But if you want to publish and double check before you do, you could always ask Wayne. It shouldn't breach his NDA, AFAIK.

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/677757641054027780 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/677757641054027780)

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/677885482231971840 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/677885482231971840)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: irn on Dec 20, 2015, 12:10:09 AM
It might be more interesting if the world is not biomechanical. It would break the wierd trope that an extraterrestrials homeworld seems to reflect the same style and look of the creature itself. Does that bug anyone else with sci-fi generally? Like the one-dimensional approach to alien civilisations. They tend to have one culture, one style and one main agenda. There's rarely variety. It's like making a film about humans but Earth is nothing but 6 billion scientists with every building and monument looking like a microscope or having humanish features.

All that aside, Wayne Haag's artwork looks pretty damn nice after a quick browse on the Internet!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Born Of Cold Light on Dec 20, 2015, 03:38:54 AM
Quote from: irn on Dec 20, 2015, 12:10:09 AM
It might be more interesting if the world is not biomechanical. It would break the wierd trope that an extraterrestrials homeworld seems to reflect the same style and look of the creature itself. Does that bug anyone else with sci-fi generally? Like the one-dimensional approach to alien civilisations. They tend to have one culture, one style and one main agenda. There's rarely variety. It's like making a film about humans but Earth is nothing but 6 billion scientists with every building and monument looking like a microscope or having humanish features.

All that aside, Wayne Haag's artwork looks pretty damn nice after a quick browse on the Internet!

Sounds like a pretty trippy idea.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Primordial on Dec 20, 2015, 07:46:15 AM
QuoteThey tend to have one culture, one style and one main agenda

So having in Prometheus a faction of Engineers who wanted to destroy us and others who continued to visit us, the sacrifice Engineer wearing clothes vs the ones with pressure suits, ovoid ship vs 'croissant' ship, is a kind of shift in this one dimensional portrayal you appreciated, and you would like a stronger emphasis on that in the future films I guess ?!

I see there's no poll about their homeworld appearence in the Covenant section, I'd like to see how people want it  :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: irn on Dec 20, 2015, 08:04:08 PM
Quote from: PrimitifAlien on Dec 20, 2015, 07:46:15 AM
So having in Prometheus a faction of Engineers who wanted to destroy us and others who continued to visit us, the sacrifice Engineer wearing clothes vs the ones with pressure suits

One group trying to kill us to spite another group they are up against could be interesting.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Primordial on Dec 20, 2015, 08:44:39 PM
All this time we spent thinking "what did we do wrong ?"  :D ...
Interesting idea, Earth lifeforms being a sort of hostage without knowing it. How would the 'good' Engineers solve the problem ? Having an answer to that would be nice.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: irn on Dec 20, 2015, 09:33:52 PM
Perhaps they wiped themselves out by screwing around with nature and trying to be god - only for us to do the same - then for David and 'his kind' to do the same after that - then their successors after that.  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 27, 2015, 01:44:41 PM
Quote from: wmmvrrvrrmm on Dec 19, 2015, 03:27:42 PM
Perhaps Arthur Max doesn't want to go to Australia. Perhaps it might also mean that the monsters wont look as if they were inspired by Gerald Scarfe caricatures

It's now confirmed that he'll be working on a 15th century medieval fantasy movie instead of Alien: Covenant.

He gives his reasons from around 22:00 minutes in on the video interview:
http://collider.com/production-designer-arthur-max-the-martian-interview-ridley-scott/ (http://collider.com/production-designer-arthur-max-the-martian-interview-ridley-scott/)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Dec 27, 2015, 04:09:21 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 27, 2015, 01:44:41 PM
Quote from: wmmvrrvrrmm on Dec 19, 2015, 03:27:42 PM
Perhaps Arthur Max doesn't want to go to Australia. Perhaps it might also mean that the monsters wont look as if they were inspired by Gerald Scarfe caricatures

It's now confirmed that he'll be working on a 15th century medieval fantasy movie instead of Alien: Covenant.

He gives his reasons from around 22:00 minutes in on the video interview:
http://collider.com/production-designer-arthur-max-the-martian-interview-ridley-scott/ (http://collider.com/production-designer-arthur-max-the-martian-interview-ridley-scott/)
Hmmmmm just watched the video there, seems like he is diplomatically saying that he wasn't asked back!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 29, 2015, 09:25:58 AM
Hopefully this means a closer return to a Giger aesthetic.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: TheBATMAN on Dec 29, 2015, 10:49:17 AM
Indeed. Plus he never seemed overly enthusiastic about designing sci-fi anyway.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 08, 2016, 10:23:34 AM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/685263684499718144 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/685263684499718144)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2016, 10:29:29 AM
Quote@ankaris So is it safe to say that Covenant is going to be as big and epic as Prometheus?

@RobertWagnerTC Can't really say.. Different..

Interesting. Wonder if that means it'll be more contained this time. Argh. I hate this period of trickles. xD


I feel like RobertWagnerTC is one of our members too. Recognize the name. 
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 08, 2016, 11:19:44 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2016, 10:29:29 AM
Interesting. Wonder if that means it'll be more contained this time. Argh. I hate this period of trickles. xD

I read it as: "Everything will be Biomechanical now."  ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2016, 11:21:18 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 08, 2016, 11:19:44 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2016, 10:29:29 AM
Interesting. Wonder if that means it'll be more contained this time. Argh. I hate this period of trickles. xD

I read it as: "Everything will be Biomechanical now."  ;)

This would please me. So much.


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 19, 2015, 04:28:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 17, 2015, 09:17:30 PM
Is that anywhere other than IMDB?

It would very likely have been either Seagers himself or his agent who put his name up. It's probably good enough to bank.

But if you want to publish and double check before you do, you could always ask Wayne. It shouldn't breach his NDA, AFAIK.

I forgot to tweet him. Done now.


Wayne confirmed for me.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 08:27:51 AM
Latest Tweet from Wayne: "Been looking at a lot Cobb's work lately! Wish we could have got him in for Alien Covenant.."

I guess they're referencing him for Covenant which is great.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Mar 22, 2016, 12:23:27 PM
Interesting, thank you !

Jim Minns young australian filmmaker visited the studios of Alien Covenant and he loved it

Quote@jimminns
No - just a set visit. It looks amazing though.

Nothing interesting, just exciting!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 12:35:52 PM
Are you Blade_Runner?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Mar 22, 2016, 12:50:31 PM
Is it bad that I want some concept art to leak? ::)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Mar 22, 2016, 12:52:23 PM
Ya ! This is my fanboy account  ;D

QuoteIs it bad that I want some concept art to leak? ::)

Not a bad idea! Too many secrets.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 12:56:10 PM
 :laugh: Not at all. I know not many are really enthused by the film but I'm looking forward to our first look.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Mar 22, 2016, 01:21:02 PM
Actuelle, many are skepticals. But when they see the first teaser, everyone on this planet will be excited. Like prometheus. Don't worry about it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Mar 22, 2016, 01:28:41 PM
I know i'm excited, havent had a decent movie in the genre since Prometheus and i'm dying for a good scifi movie.

Prometheus' trailer was amazing and I still get excited when I watch it, one of the best trailers ever. Unfortunately it sold a movie far different in tone from the actual finished film.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 22, 2016, 01:38:28 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Mar 22, 2016, 12:23:27 PM
Jim Minns young australian filmmaker visited the studios of Alien Covenant and he loved it

https://twitter.com/jimminns/status/711830160538886144 (https://twitter.com/jimminns/status/711830160538886144)

I wonder if he's the one who has been selected for the Alien: Covenant director's attachment? Refer to: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=53887.0 (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=53887.0)

He certainly seems to fit the bill.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 08:27:51 AM
Latest Tweet from Wayne: "Been looking at a lot Cobb's work lately! Wish we could have got him in for Alien Covenant.."

I guess they're referencing him Covenant which is great.

He also tweeted this:
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/710283213948592128 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/710283213948592128)

Strange date considering that the film won't be out yet. The only exception for showing concept art before a film has been released is if the marketing department wants to make use of it for promotional purposes.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Mar 22, 2016, 06:14:55 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 22, 2016, 01:38:28 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Mar 22, 2016, 12:23:27 PM
Jim Minns young australian filmmaker visited the studios of Alien Covenant and he loved it

https://twitter.com/jimminns/status/711830160538886144 (https://twitter.com/jimminns/status/711830160538886144)

I wonder if he's the one who has been selected for the Alien: Covenant director's attachment? Refer to: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=53887.0 (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=53887.0)

He certainly seems to fit the bill.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 08:27:51 AM
Latest Tweet from Wayne: "Been looking at a lot Cobb's work lately! Wish we could have got him in for Alien Covenant.."

I guess they're referencing him Covenant which is great.

He also tweeted this:
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/710283213948592128 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/710283213948592128)

Strange date considering that the film won't be out yet. The only exception for showing concept art before a film has been released is if the marketing department wants to make use of it for promotional purposes.

He probably just means that by that month, we will see some degree of it in trailers and the like.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 22, 2016, 08:42:34 PM
Well, he specifically stated that he'll be able to show it. Could be that they'll be releasing an "Art of Alien: Covenant" book before the film's theatrical debut.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 23, 2016, 08:56:32 AM
Quote from: Stolen on Mar 22, 2016, 12:23:27 PM
Interesting, thank you !

Jim Minns young australian filmmaker visited the studios of Alien Covenant and he loved it

Quote@jimminns
No - just a set visit. It looks amazing though.

Nothing interesting, just exciting!

I asked Jim what kind of sets he'd seen but he NDAed me. He did say that "gonna be huge tho" and when asked by someone else (who I am sure was on these boards at some point, Robert Wagner) "epic in scope like Prometheus?" Jim replied "Bigger".

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 22, 2016, 08:42:34 PM
Well, he specifically stated that he'll be able to show it. Could be that they'll be releasing an "Art of Alien: Covenant" book before the film's theatrical debut.

Regardless of when it comes out I do hope we get another Art book. I'd like them to start releasing them with CDs or something too, where we can get digital copies of the art in the books.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Mar 23, 2016, 09:32:21 AM
I'm so excited guys !!
Bigger than Prometheus, is possible seriously ??
I don't know what Ridley prepared but it will be never seen before.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 23, 2016, 01:04:57 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 23, 2016, 08:56:32 AM
I asked Jim what kind of sets he'd seen but he NDAed me. He did say that "gonna be huge tho" and when asked by someone else (who I am sure was on these boards at some point, Robert Wagner) "epic in scope like Prometheus?" Jim replied "Bigger".

Might confirm that unsubstantiated $150 million budget. Though the cast of unknowns would argue otherwise.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 23, 2016, 08:56:32 AM
Regardless of when it comes out I do hope we get another Art book. I'd like them to start releasing them with CDs or something too, where we can get digital copies of the art in the books.

The artists usually release their artwork on their websites/facebook etc. anyway, so a CD would be moot really. Anyway, who still uses CD's? Might as well put it on a ZX Spectrum cassette tape!  :P

And from Charles:

https://twitter.com/Lauzirika/status/712433143932780545 (https://twitter.com/Lauzirika/status/712433143932780545)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 23, 2016, 01:10:04 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 23, 2016, 01:04:57 PM
The artists usually release their artwork on their websites/facebook etc. anyway, so a CD would be moot really. Anyway, who still uses CD's? Might as well put it on a ZX Spectrum cassette tape!  :P

Digital download included then, ya joker.  ::) Not everyone releases all their artwork unfortunately.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 25, 2016, 09:26:45 AM
Looks like the Australian politicians are visiting the crew on Covenant: "Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Alien Art Department this week @billshortenmp Was good meeting you!"

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/713170729596891136
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 25, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
He was probably there to make sure that Riddles was employing local kants and mates.

Those concept art prints behind Shorten and Haag look great though. Wish we could get a higher res version of that photo!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Mar 25, 2016, 02:18:18 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 25, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
He was probably there to make sure that Riddles was employing local kants and mates.

Those concept art prints behind Shorten and Haag look great though. Wish we could get a higher res version of that photo!

Where is the pic of the prints? Is it Covenant concept art?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 26, 2016, 07:15:34 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 25, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
Those concept art prints behind Shorten and Haag look great though. Wish we could get a higher res version of that photo!

Where are you looking?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Mar 26, 2016, 07:59:51 AM
I don't know if it's reliable but the shooting had begun in Milford

http://www.enchos.com/snapstar-theres-a-movie-being-shot-here-now-directed-by-ridley-scott-its-on-the-other-side-of-the-mountain-celestinegonzaga/ (http://www.enchos.com/snapstar-theres-a-movie-being-shot-here-now-directed-by-ridley-scott-its-on-the-other-side-of-the-mountain-celestinegonzaga/)

QuoteThere's a movie being shot here now directed by Ridley Scott.. It's on the other side of the mountain.. 📽
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 26, 2016, 08:49:34 AM
She's a well known. I guess she could have been told or shown.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 26, 2016, 01:34:54 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 26, 2016, 07:15:34 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 25, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
Those concept art prints behind Shorten and Haag look great though. Wish we could get a higher res version of that photo!

Where are you looking?

I'm just yanking your chain Corporal.  :P

Though I guess that politician is probably gonna wonder why he got so many hits on his twitter page yesterday.  :D

Quote from: Stolen on Mar 26, 2016, 07:59:51 AM
I don't know if it's reliable but the shooting had begun in Milford

Good time of the year for shooting in Milford Sound. It's autumn there now so you get lots of ominous fog, rain and clouds making for some very dark and moody scenery.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CefYM4vW4AIJcMu.jpg:large)
Photo taken today

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Primordial on Mar 27, 2016, 06:03:25 AM
Impressive, thumb up  :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Mar 27, 2016, 01:01:17 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 26, 2016, 01:34:54 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 26, 2016, 07:15:34 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 25, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
Those concept art prints behind Shorten and Haag look great though. Wish we could get a higher res version of that photo!

Where are you looking?

I'm just yanking your chain Corporal.  :P

Though I guess that politician is probably gonna wonder why he got so many hits on his twitter page yesterday.  :D

Quote from: Stolen on Mar 26, 2016, 07:59:51 AM
I don't know if it's reliable but the shooting had begun in Milford

Good time of the year for shooting in Milford Sound. It's autumn there now so you get lots of ominous fog, rain and clouds making for some very dark and moody scenery.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CefYM4vW4AIJcMu.jpg:large)
Photo taken today
I waaaaasss theeeerrrrrreeee maaaaaaaan!
I'll have to have a dig through my personal photos and see if I have any worth sharing from my time at Milford Sound.

Regarding New Zealand it really is paradise and has everywhere on earth rolled into one. Glacial Lakes beside tropical jungles beside snow capped mountains etc AMAZING.

Also like the idea of Giger labyrinth being beneath paradise but I think I like the idea more of paradise being overrun by Giger's biomechanical architecture!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 27, 2016, 05:05:03 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 26, 2016, 01:34:54 PM
I'm just yanking your chain Corporal.  :P

Why would you play with my heart like that?  :'(

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 26, 2016, 01:34:54 PM
Good time of the year for shooting in Milford Sound. It's autumn there now so you get lots of ominous fog, rain and clouds making for some very dark and moody scenery.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CefYM4vW4AIJcMu.jpg:large)
Photo taken today

That looks wonderful. Really can't wait to see what Ridley does with locations like this. We really haven't seen anything as green and foresty like this in an Alien film. I want to see how Ridley makes it scary and Alien.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Mar 27, 2016, 08:45:54 PM
Milford Sound is really one of most beautiful places in New Zealand!
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8HaLdTH.jpg&hash=6828356bf66e4a7c7fa0d960213f115d65a3e743)

I expect that they are going to shoot some scenes near the Sutherland falls!!!

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kartinki24.ru%2Fuploads%2Fgallery%2Fmain%2F199%2Fkartinki24_ru_waterfalls_66.jpg&hash=11ec195e1a2ee88b80522dc1f0e8c97f9a3b3e3a)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Apr 03, 2016, 07:08:14 AM
Jim Minns on Covenant :
QuoteOn Monday, I was lucky enough to meet one of the world's most iconic filmmakers - Sir Ridley Scott. I was blown away by how hands on he was. With thousands of workers employed for his latest film - Alien Covenant - He was just as interactive with the props dept' for the Android blood as he was for the gimbal on the spaceship.

He explained the cycle - that when he was in post-production on The Martian - he began pre-production for this. Once he'll be in post on this he'll be in pre-production for Blade Runner 2.
"I Love it" - He said.
You've got to admire the dedication - with all that he has achieved so far, yet he has made a concentrated effort not to stop.

http://jimminns.com/ (http://jimminns.com/)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Apr 03, 2016, 07:58:56 PM
Except Ridley's not dirrecting Blade Runner 2.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Astronoë on Apr 03, 2016, 08:26:04 PM
Tbh all the locations look a bit primal as if they were taken wherever this engineer sacrificed himself...
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FDgBB1.jpg&hash=05bf8d2d6dc5015b4e0365dfd7c99e5f5d07d5e6)

it sure doesn't look like a 'paradise' or a fallen one..I am very under-whelmed with the settings...

no exotic strange rock formations, new kinds of rock, or plant life or...or...it just look very 'basic'...minimal...

Here's some exotic stuff, and those are real, on our planet...
http://www.boredpanda.com/earth-photos-look-alien/ (http://www.boredpanda.com/earth-photos-look-alien/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.boredpanda.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F04%2Falien-places-look-like-other-worlds-18__880.jpg&hash=7ec26f224d7cad8a60efaad5bedd6f6f4314ab4c)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Apr 04, 2016, 06:53:11 AM
Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 03, 2016, 07:58:56 PM
Except Ridley's not dirrecting Blade Runner 2.

He is a producer, co-author of the script and I think very involved in the development of the sequel.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 11, 2016, 02:45:51 PM
Not a Tweet but from someone on Facebook: "Wet weather meant our walk in Milford Sound was cancelled but we got to see Michael Fassbender at breakfast, which was nice."
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 11, 2016, 02:54:58 PM
That likely means:

Spoiler
David blew-up the ship. The bastard.
[close]
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Apr 11, 2016, 02:57:55 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 11, 2016, 02:54:58 PM
That likely means:

Spoiler
David blew-up the ship. The bastard.
[close]

Before breakfast, no less. David does not fool around.  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 11, 2016, 02:58:17 PM
I'm awaiting confirmation from another person (he's currently asleep) about another actor who was recognized on location.

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 11, 2016, 02:54:58 PM
That likely means:

Spoiler
David blew-up the ship. The bastard.
[close]

It's a good bet.


I've just been advised that Billy Crudup was seen on location too.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 12, 2016, 10:20:19 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12930784_638445972969171_865307798_n.jpg)

jussiesmollett - I look tired as hell but Imma sleep this entire 15 hour flight. Check yall later #USA. See you soon #Australia. Time to go fuccup some aliens. 👽👊🏿👽 Love y'all. #AlienCovenant #BeardGameALMOSTStrong ✌🏿️

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 12, 2016, 05:14:13 PM
So looks like Smollett wasn't part of the New Zealand shoot? Heading straight to Aussie as well, no mention of NZ.

Perhaps his character stayed behind on the Covenant while a smaller boarding party went down to the planet on a shuttle?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Apr 12, 2016, 05:51:22 PM
Joining this thread..

Do we have a thread yet for news updates on this film or does each update just automatically get its own thread?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 12, 2016, 06:02:31 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 12, 2016, 05:14:13 PM
So looks like Smollett wasn't part of the New Zealand shoot? Heading straight to Aussie as well, no mention of NZ.

Perhaps his character stayed behind on the Covenant while a smaller boarding party went down to the planet on a shuttle?

We know Fassbender and Crudup have been seen on set. Bichir shared photos of Milford Sound so we know he's down there too.

Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Apr 12, 2016, 05:51:22 PM
Do we have a thread yet for news updates on this film or does each update just automatically get its own thread?

Relatively important news gets its own thread per news.




QuoteAlien Covenant: *Spoiler* the white alien Shaw gives birth to in Prometheus is back in the sequel! Seen on set. #aliencovenant

https://twitter.com/hi_flyer7/status/720178074646503424

He shared some pictures of the spaceship so just trying to see if he caught any snaps.


He didn't catch any snaps of it but in reply to my questions -

QuoteNo photos. I did see it storyboards with all it's tentacles too.

one she gives birth too. The prop wasn't very big. Storyboards could have depicted something larger though.

And a separate one.

QuoteAlien Covenant *Spoiler* Group of scientist/geologists attacked on new world. Gun battle. Security Guard (from Weyland?) seen on set.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Ultramorph on Apr 13, 2016, 11:48:44 AM
Wow, this is getting exciting!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 13, 2016, 09:22:57 PM
Another cryptic tweet from Wayne Haag:

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/720232220464586752 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/720232220464586752)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 13, 2016, 09:42:19 PM
Quote the damn things, mang!

Quote@ankaris Is Covenant similar to Prometheus in its ambition?

Quote@blahokblahwhat It won't be what you expect. Can't say any more than that!


Quotecommemorative.rings#congratulations to me. I've been asked to do a #collegering for the #movie #aliencovenant #ridleyscott #jussiemollett I have done one for #unbroken too 😊 #angelinajoliepitt #champagne #celebratelife




Nothing special. From Facebook -

QuoteNot a bad view from our chalet in Milford Sound. Rubbed elbows with Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender, too. :)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-0/s526x395/12994409_10153570386758730_5557752755842137509_n.jpg?oh=20478e88cb763d8eacbb43a8d38fc7a3&oe=57BE5076)


QuoteWhy this photo? Firstly, the place on the left with the light coming out is my Joint/Donga. Secondly all those trucks are part of the production crew for the upcoming Alien Movie Covenant.. Filmed on location in Milford Sound.. It was a suprise at midnight last night (& no I didn't get any sleep, without warning) that my place was going to be the production crew shred down. Had 4 security guards out the front of my door all night talking shit. Anyway, I put up with it and now I claim my glory of being part of the production. Haaaa..

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12993569_10154128928155536_8905978453596885657_n.jpg?oh=2f7addefd3abcee2716591ca93f78d7d&oe=57B6EC08)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Infected on Apr 15, 2016, 09:34:45 AM
Ridley is gonna do the Martian approach,
only that will make it claustrophobic.
If you are gonna watch an alien movie you are ready for it,
if you are gonna watch a movie like the Martian with all the gravity and no breathable air stuff it will get scary soon,
when an alien pops up to dysect you.
Prometheus was everything so high tech same as in the other Alien movies that followed and the AVP, in Alien they had to go down with a sorry ass cable and elevator that was poorly constructed.
It does matter if you have to climb up somewhere like the orery of the huge Jockey or you just oh i use my jetpack to get there.
Having these things it would make a movie much more scary and on the edge of your seat,
as in Aliens when Ripley gets in the last elevator, will it be fast enough to go up in time what will happen when the doors open,
Bishop is gone? f**k what about the timer.
Interstellar for instance cold windy place where you are alone with the elements where Matt Damon is running out of food and time, shit will get a lot more scary when you are being hunted or followed, when he gets in the fight with
Matthew McConaughey you really start to hate Damon really fast, its so simple.
Making an alien scary or dangerous in a high tech universe or situation is a lot harder and nearly impossible,
and it will probably result in more of a Starship Trooper thing or an Aliens thing,
i think Cameron really knew this from the beginning of writing.

i just had to rant this down in poorly Engrish, sorry.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 15, 2016, 09:41:14 AM
Quote@ankaris @blahokblahwhat Man this wait is killing us! Can you tell us whether it's the most fun you've ever had?

Quote@_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Most fun film job was 5th Element.. The Wolverine & Alien Covenant equal 2nd so far!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/720908715361046528
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Apr 15, 2016, 06:04:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 15, 2016, 09:41:14 AM
Quote@_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Most fun film job was 5th Element.. The Wolverine & Alien Covenant equal 2nd so far!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/720908715361046528

Wayne is often very cryptic about Covenant... but I think he very much enjoyed working on that movie, and if I remember correctly, he somewhere expressed his wish to work on two next movies.

His reply to some of the questions about Covenant left me wondering:
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/720232220464586752


Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 15, 2016, 07:51:47 PM
I like it how Wayne diplomatically avoided answering kemosh's second question.

The Fifth Element was awesome though. Kind of a live action Moebius comic, starring Ian Holm, Al Matthews and Brion James from Alien, Aliens and Blade Runner. I think I saw it about 4 or 5 times during it's initial theatrical run.




First picture of Michael Fassbender in Australia hanging out with some fine upstanding gentlemen from the local slammer:

https://twitter.com/MFOnline/status/721305513795854337 (https://twitter.com/MFOnline/status/721305513795854337)

Note Michael's hat.  ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Apr 17, 2016, 06:57:35 AM
Amy Seimetz on Alien Covenant

QuoteLearning those skills has clearly paid off. Seimetz is currently working on her strangest, largest role yet: acting in Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant," out in 2017.

"I feel like I'm a bit of a spy," she jokes. "For me, I haven't thought that big before only because my brain has always been, like, What can I make that's in front of me right now? Right now I get to go onto a set that's so huge and learn how to do that, which was never part of my possibilities in the past."

http://www.backstage.com/interview/4-skills-landed-amy-seimetz-girlfriend-experience/ (http://www.backstage.com/interview/4-skills-landed-amy-seimetz-girlfriend-experience/)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 17, 2016, 02:02:41 PM
Wonder if Fassbender is wearing a wig for this gig or is David no longer into T.E Lawrence?

https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/721460797004718084 (https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/721460797004718084)


https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/721610058962968576 (https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/721610058962968576)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 18, 2016, 07:40:02 AM
When Wayne Haag was asked about Prometheus - "It looked fantastic.. Story was so so.."
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 06:58:47 AM
Quotekatherinetulich#aliencovenant #ridleyscott shooting right behind me at fox studios Sydney. Snuck a peak at the set. Wow!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12907430_1578178165827131_602495605_n.jpg)



Waiting to see if she replies with some details about what she saw.

QuoteI'm trying to be professional around Michael Fassbender on set. #AlienCovenant

https://twitter.com/maredfield/status/722244896862707713

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Godzillakuj94 on Apr 19, 2016, 07:13:23 AM
So who else is doing concept art for this film besides Wayne? I notice he mainly does landscape and architecture so I wanna know if they have a good creature designer on the team.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 07:23:15 AM
According to IMDB - Evan Shipard, Jeremy Love, Matt Hatton. They don't have Wayne on there.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 19, 2016, 02:32:52 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 06:58:47 AM
Quotekatherinetulich#aliencovenant #ridleyscott shooting right behind me at fox studios Sydney. Snuck a peak at the set. Wow!

You posted a tweet or instagram last night in which someone said they were still shooting at Milford Sound? Or was it old information?

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 18, 2016, 08:19:42 PM
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QuoteRidley Scott's Alien: Covenant, filming in Fiordland  ;) Film crew were everywhere. When the rain began to come down hard, I swear we caught sight of Scott and Fassbender in the camp's tent, about a few kms away from this fog bomb scene ... huddled over macs. ;-)))
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 02:40:09 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 19, 2016, 02:32:52 PM
You posted a tweet or instagram last night in which someone said they were still shooting at Milford Sound? Or was it old information?

I still think they're actually constructing sets at Sydney. Probably just Katherine getting the hashtags in.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 19, 2016, 02:42:16 PM
Could be, although Fassbender was also spotted surfing and hanging out in Aussie on Sunday.

Looks like the tweet has been deleted.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 06:58:47 AM
https://twitter.com/maredfield/status/722244896862707713
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Apr 19, 2016, 03:06:17 PM
It's not uncommon for them to be multiple working units. Especially for FX stuff and well, like explosions... In the case of Fassbender being there with Scott, they could fly them in for one day while the rest of the Unit does everything else.

As for the WYutani on David's hat; he did ALSO wear a W badge with wings in the David 8-commercial.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 03:15:47 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 19, 2016, 02:42:16 PM
Looks like the tweet has been deleted.

Marina tends to tweet, delete, tweet again.

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 19, 2016, 02:42:16 PM
Could be, although Fassbender was also spotted surfing and hanging out in Aussie on Sunday.

True, true. Perhaps filming has finished in Milford. Details are getting a bit fussy atm.

Quote from: CainsSon on Apr 19, 2016, 03:06:17 PM
It's not uncommon for them to be multiple working units. Especially for FX stuff and well, like explosions... In the case of Fassbender being there with Scott, they could fly them in for one day while the rest of the Unit does everything else.

Certainly a possibility. But the other units tend to have specific directors as well.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Apr 19, 2016, 08:15:21 PM
That's very true, but it could also be a day to day thing, like Fass is there with cast on two days with Scott directing and then a 2nd Unit director blows the thing up another day or works with stunt doubles.

I'm really just saying it's hard to tell much based on the photos.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 20, 2016, 07:55:48 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 19, 2016, 06:58:47 AM
Quotekatherinetulich#aliencovenant #ridleyscott shooting right behind me at fox studios Sydney. Snuck a peak at the set. Wow!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12907430_1578178165827131_602495605_n.jpg)



This one has now been taken down too.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 20, 2016, 03:33:39 PM
Ok, so it's going to be visually very different:

Quote from: Wayne Haag@_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Visually very different, can't say anything of the story of course!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722736812049870850 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722736812049870850)

Quote from: CainsSon on Apr 19, 2016, 03:06:17 PM
In the case of Fassbender being there with Scott, they could fly them in for one day while the rest of the Unit does everything else.

It's not quite as simple in this case. They'll need to catch a plane from Sydney to Queenstown for a three hour flight, go through immigration/passport control and customs and then catch a single or twin prop plane to Milford Sound (if the weather allows them to fly) and then squeeze in fourteen hours of filming before going back to Sydney.

So it's not simply a case of filming in New Zealand the one day and Australia the next and then back to New Zealand the next day again.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Apr 20, 2016, 10:05:36 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 20, 2016, 03:33:39 PM
Ok, so it's going to be visually very different:

Quote from: Wayne Haag@_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Visually very different, can't say anything of the story of course!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722736812049870850 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722736812049870850)

Quote from: CainsSon on Apr 19, 2016, 03:06:17 PM
In the case of Fassbender being there with Scott, they could fly them in for one day while the rest of the Unit does everything else.

It's not quite as simple in this case. They'll need to catch a plane from Sydney to Queenstown for a three hour flight, go through immigration/passport control and customs and then catch a single or twin prop plane to Milford Sound (if the weather allows them to fly) and then squeeze in fourteen hours of filming before going back to Sydney.

So it's not simply a case of filming in New Zealand the one day and Australia the next and then back to New Zealand the next day again.

I can assure you this type of thing happens, sounds like you're correct in saying it's problematic for this but just possibly not in the same day, but overnight for sure possible and especially for people like Fass and Scott. The production will easily throw that money around to fly them back and forth if it saves them money on Production length for locations and rentals and every other expense. But I'm not particularly attached to any of these ideas. I'm just letting you know that having multiple builds going on in different locations and flying people back and forth saves them millions of dollars and is common practice. They could easily build for one scene on a stage, shoot it while the build happens in New Zealand, then fly to new Zealand and shoot while they strike and build on that same sound stage. Totally normal practice.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 21, 2016, 07:32:11 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 20, 2016, 03:33:39 PM
Ok, so it's going to be visually very different:

Quote from: Wayne Haag@_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Visually very different, can't say anything of the story of course!

I wonder how so. Perhaps Scott has abandoned the grandeur this time around. 
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Apr 21, 2016, 01:15:08 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 20, 2016, 03:33:39 PM
Ok, so it's going to be visually very different:

Quote from: Wayne Haag@_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Visually very different, can't say anything of the story of course!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722736812049870850 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722736812049870850)

Quote from: CainsSon on Apr 19, 2016, 03:06:17 PM
In the case of Fassbender being there with Scott, they could fly them in for one day while the rest of the Unit does everything else.

It's not quite as simple in this case. They'll need to catch a plane from Sydney to Queenstown for a three hour flight, go through immigration/passport control and customs and then catch a single or twin prop plane to Milford Sound (if the weather allows them to fly) and then squeeze in fourteen hours of filming before going back to Sydney.

So it's not simply a case of filming in New Zealand the one day and Australia the next and then back to New Zealand the next day again.
Did he mean visually very different to Promtheus or Alien?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 21, 2016, 02:35:08 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 21, 2016, 01:15:08 PM
Did he mean visually very different to Promtheus or Alien?

In a follow-up question, Stolen (Blade Runner) asked Wayne if it will be visually different to Alien:

Quote from: Blade Runner@ankaris @_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Last question please, Covenant is visually different from Alien ? #aliencovenant#ridleyscott#prometheus

Quote from: Wayne Haag@Bigosaurus @_kemosh_ @blahokblahwhat Yes.. In many ways. Can't say more than that! ;-)

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722886760720564224 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/722886760720564224)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Apr 21, 2016, 06:51:01 PM
 ;D

Intriguing,
I'm confident they want to surprise us in the right direction!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 27, 2016, 07:21:57 AM
QuoteI'm looking forward to Alien: Covenant, but having been part of DH's Prometheus team and seeing how many changes the next...

movie went through as we were doing that (based on the changing requirements and taboos), I'm expecting another Frankenmovie.

https://twitter.com/BrendanWasright/status/725215801494495232

I don't know what role he played in Fire and Stone but the changes throughout development have always been a bit of a concern to me.




Not really anything. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/ridley-scott-gathers-stars-in-sydney-for-filming-of-alien-covenant/news-story/967f9e52a9b24356e39441a31a866bdd


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12965688_1541617506132996_969326713_n.jpg)



Do those look kinda like Alien Stompers to anyone else?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Apr 28, 2016, 11:49:49 AM
Yes ;D

Nice costumes they have for Covenant... :) :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Apr 28, 2016, 12:12:29 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 27, 2016, 07:21:57 AM
QuoteI'm looking forward to Alien: Covenant, but having been part of DH's Prometheus team and seeing how many changes the next...

movie went through as we were doing that (based on the changing requirements and taboos), I'm expecting another Frankenmovie.

https://twitter.com/BrendanWasright/status/725215801494495232

I don't know what role he played in Fire and Stone but the changes throughout development have always been a bit of a concern to me.




Not really anything. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/ridley-scott-gathers-stars-in-sydney-for-filming-of-alien-covenant/news-story/967f9e52a9b24356e39441a31a866bdd
He works for Dark Horse? In what position?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 12:24:26 PM
He's a freelance editor so I suppose as an editor.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Apr 28, 2016, 12:50:08 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 12:24:26 PM
He's a freelance editor so I suppose as an editor.
Hmmmmm so Covenant is another mess script.........greeeeeaaaaattttt!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 12:54:28 PM
Well we knew it'd been through a lot of changes. To what extent and the quality of this next one up still up in the air. It does scare me though - it has for a while.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Apr 28, 2016, 01:00:46 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 12:54:28 PM
Well we knew it'd been through a lot of changes. To what extent and the quality of this next one up still up in the air. It does scare me though - it has for a while.
Well Ridley is the master of developing poor screenplays.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Apr 28, 2016, 02:59:29 PM
I agree with Hicks on this one (as much as every part of me wants to not look at this rationally). I enjoyed Prometheus -- even though I agree that the finished film was 'Frankensteined' together. I think that whatever followed Prometheus was going to be a tough nut to crack. Prometheus provided, IMO, some interesting material but no easy payoff. This was compounded by the fact that Lindelof was not attached to write, leaving those mysteries unresolved. My biggest concern with Covenant is that this thing has been re-written, if all the various reports are to be believed, many times over. However, following the same reports, there seem to be some story points that have leaked that have remained consistent -- multiple David's, paradise-like planet, the Engineers. This hints at there being some skeleton of a story, but how much of that is satisfactorily resolved when connected to Prometheus and Alien is yet to be seen.

I am optimistic that Logan came on board to do some re-writes. Given Scott's current success with The Martian, I am hopeful that he will deliver a more coherent experience this time.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 07:59:06 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChJwJ1hWwAAP8Qy.jpg:large)

Quote'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett was greeted by fans as he arrived in Sydney, Australia to film Alien: Covenant.

https://twitter.com/OverTimeGrind/status/725765804755697664
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Apr 28, 2016, 08:21:06 PM
Got news for you folks. Things don't get written in one pass, anywhere, ever. The Wizard of Oz had 12 scripts, rewritten, and 4 different directors. Things get changed on the fly and included/excluded on a whim. I'd be worried if the script for Covenant hadn't been rewritten at least once.

What does that even mean, rewritten? Is that a total-makeover, starting from scratch each time? Is it a minor revision, or a big change? Did they alter the font, from Comic Sans to Times New Roman? It's good to revisit a script and reconsider what you're working with. Movies aren't shot in order and certain scenes are filmed or not, due to various reasons. If I remember correctly, the end of Alien the way Ridley shot it, wasn't in the script, and almost didn't get shot due to budget constraints; he wanted to shoot it in the buff, but that idea got scrapped, and beyond all that, originally the alien was supposed to win, killing Ripley and steering the ship towards Earth using her stolen voice. And supposedly there was another version, never filmed, where Ripley fights the damn thing outside the ship via umbilical cord and kills it by shooting it in the head with a pistol.

And Lambert was originally supposed to crawl into a locker and die of a heart attack, but they didn't have time to film that, or the funds, so they recycled footage from Brett's death scene and recorded Lambert screaming (and it worked a lot better, I think, than the original idea would have).

What I'm worried about, I suppose, is the lack of budget constraints, not the script. Ridley didn't have much to work with and had to get pretty creative in spots, and so of the best scenes in Alien were shot under the pretense of a limited budget and shrinking time table. Granted, the rough material Terry Rawlings had to work with was something like four hours, if I remember correctly from his interview on the DVD's making-off featurette, so they were able to shoot plenty if not build everything they wanted.

The biggest issue of all for Prometheus was the editing. That's it, plain and simple. The damn film is too short, too truncated. Even if the script was stellar, the editing for that film would have ruined it, in the movie's present state. If anything, I would pray to the film gods that Ridley actually edits this one proper.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2016, 08:27:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 07:59:06 PM
Quote'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett was greeted by fans as he arrived in Sydney, Australia to film Alien: Covenant.

Wow, he left for Sydney on the 12th already.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEFsYm-PXkC/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BEFsYm-PXkC/)

That's one helluva long flight Corporal!

Quote from: lv_226 on Apr 28, 2016, 02:59:29 PM
I am optimistic that Logan came on board to do some re-writes. Given Scott's current success with The Martian, I am hopeful that he will deliver a more coherent experience this time.

Funnily enough, I remember watching an interview with Scott during the Martian's press tour in which he said he didn't read the book because he didn't want to meddle with the script. Of course The Martian had a great script to start off with, but I think they were really struggling with Prometheus 2.

Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 28, 2016, 01:00:46 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 12:54:28 PM
Well we knew it'd been through a lot of changes. To what extent and the quality of this next one up still up in the air. It does scare me though - it has for a while.
Well Ridley is the master of developing poor screenplays.

To be fair, Alien and Blade Runner turned out great.

Although admittedly, that was quite a long time ago. Back when people still said "no" to him.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 08:31:25 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 12, 2016, 10:20:19 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12930784_638445972969171_865307798_n.jpg)

jussiesmollett - I look tired as hell but Imma sleep this entire 15 hour flight. Check yall later #USA. See you soon #Australia. Time to go fuccup some aliens. 👽👊🏿👽 Love y'all. #AlienCovenant #BeardGameALMOSTStrong ✌🏿️



Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2016, 08:27:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 07:59:06 PM
Quote'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett was greeted by fans as he arrived in Sydney, Australia to film Alien: Covenant.

Wow, he left for Sydney on the 12th already.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEFsYm-PXkC/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BEFsYm-PXkC/)

That's one helluva long flight Corporal!

I thought I'd already seen that news!  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2016, 08:32:53 PM
Maybe he had difficulty finding Australia. You know how bad these Americans are at geography.  ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Apr 28, 2016, 08:37:52 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2016, 08:27:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 07:59:06 PM
Quote'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett was greeted by fans as he arrived in Sydney, Australia to film Alien: Covenant.

Wow, he left for Sydney on the 12th already.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEFsYm-PXkC/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BEFsYm-PXkC/)

That's one helluva long flight Corporal!

Quote from: lv_226 on Apr 28, 2016, 02:59:29 PM
I am optimistic that Logan came on board to do some re-writes. Given Scott's current success with The Martian, I am hopeful that he will deliver a more coherent experience this time.

Funnily enough, I remember watching an interview with Scott during the Martian's press tour in which he said he didn't read the book because he didn't want to meddle with the script. Of course The Martian had a great script to start off with, but I think they were really struggling with Prometheus 2.

Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 28, 2016, 01:00:46 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2016, 12:54:28 PM
Well we knew it'd been through a lot of changes. To what extent and the quality of this next one up still up in the air. It does scare me though - it has for a while.
Well Ridley is the master of developing poor screenplays.

To be fair, Alien and Blade Runner turned out great.

Although admittedly, that was quite a long time ago. Back when people still said "no" to him.
The people on the crew and designers etc probably don't say no to him but I think the studio has always had a lot of pull over Ridley. By his own admissions he's a business man first, artist second. I'd put a 100 euro on it that the studio demanded he include the Xeno in Covenant. In the same way the studio, or to be more specific, Tom Rothman, demanded he remove the Xeno from Prometheus. He's always at the mercy of the studio, willing to make significant changes so that he can just make a movie on his conveyor belt of movie output.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2016, 08:52:05 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 28, 2016, 08:37:52 PM
I'd put a 100 euro on it that the studio demanded he include the Xeno in Covenant. In the same way the studio, or to be more specific, Tom Rothman, demanded he remove the Xeno from Prometheus. He's always at the mercy of the studio, willing to make significant changes so that he can just make a movie on his conveyor belt of movie output.

Most likely, they are forking over a lot of money after all. But Scott does seem to wield a lot of influence at Fox if Weaver's statement about him being responsible for delaying Blomkamp's film are true.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Apr 28, 2016, 09:12:36 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2016, 08:52:05 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Apr 28, 2016, 08:37:52 PM
I'd put a 100 euro on it that the studio demanded he include the Xeno in Covenant. In the same way the studio, or to be more specific, Tom Rothman, demanded he remove the Xeno from Prometheus. He's always at the mercy of the studio, willing to make significant changes so that he can just make a movie on his conveyor belt of movie output.

Most likely, they are forking over a lot of money after all. But Scott does seem to wield a lot of influence at Fox if Weaver's statement about him being responsible for delaying Blomkamp's film are true.
Well maybe, but it's also not illogical to see how one film does first before green-lighting the next. They also need to be very careful on how they market each film since each one is coming from the polar opposite end of the series timeline, they need these movies to go out in the least confusing way possible.


Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 03, 2016, 12:13:52 PM
Nothing massively exciting.

QuoteWell, working on a couple of sets for Prometheus, or is that alien! And what are we building, ... More f**kin corridors , Star Wars, matrix, Infini, now alien and what do they all have in common, corridors, f**kin corridors, maybe when extraterrestrial s show up here, their spaceships won't have any corridors, then all production designers will have to design ...... Big rooms,!!!!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 03, 2016, 04:20:58 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 03, 2016, 12:13:52 PM
Nothing massively exciting.

Just corridors, huh?

Sounds like they are doing corridors for the Covenant then if he's talking about spaceships. Can you ask him what it looks like, is it industrial/grungy looking or clean and futuristic like Prometheus?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on May 03, 2016, 05:40:17 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 03, 2016, 04:20:58 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 03, 2016, 12:13:52 PM
Nothing massively exciting.

Just corridors, huh?

Sounds like they are doing corridors for the Covenant then if he's talking about spaceships. Can you ask him what it looks like, is it industrial/grungy looking or clean and futuristic like Prometheus?

Or is it Gigery?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 03, 2016, 09:14:39 PM
* Gigeresque
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on May 03, 2016, 09:55:19 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 03, 2016, 09:14:39 PM
* Gigeresque

Nah, that would have worked fine in 2015, but I find that we've done away with elegant adjectivy suffixes in the past few months and just started tacking on the letter "y" to just about anything.  Yes, you can now literally turn any noun into an adjective.  Yes, the adjectives are a little nouny, but don't be judgy.

Seriously, am I the only one who has noticed this ridiculous trend?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 04, 2016, 08:06:07 AM
Gigeresque or broke.


Come across a few more -

QuotePerson 1 - The people you bump into in catering.
Person 2 - Let's hope she wasn't carrying anything hot.
Person 3 (who person 1 was referring to) Nothing hot just some highly concentrated acid -

QuoteAnother day in the corp. Finish stripping the Covenant bridge, then see what happens.

QuoteGot to hold a door today while an actress ran at it holding a firearm. Also got to lug and talk firearms with the armorer. And strip a spaceship. To build the "same" ship. But over "there".

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on May 04, 2016, 01:53:16 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 04, 2016, 09:15:22 AM
Come across a few more -

QuotePerson 1 - The people you bump into in catering.
Person 2 - Let's hope she wasn't carrying anything hot.
Person 3 Nothing hot just some highly concentrated acid(who person 1 was referring to) -

QuoteAnother day in the corp. Finish stripping the Covenant bridge, then see what happens.

QuoteGot to hold a door today while an actress ran at it holding a firearm. Also got to lug and talk firearms with the armorer. And strip a spaceship. To build the "same" ship. But over "there".

This was more cryptic than Prometheus....  ???

The impression I am starting to get is that this is going to be more sci-fi/horror: corridors, weaponry, acid...

Must....contain.... excitement.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 04, 2016, 03:44:34 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on May 03, 2016, 09:55:19 PM
Nah, that would have worked fine in 2015, but I find that we've done away with elegant adjectivy suffixes in the past few months and just started tacking on the letter "y" to just about anything.  Yes, you can now literally turn any noun into an adjective.  Yes, the adjectives are a little nouny, but don't be judgy.

Seriously, am I the only one who has noticed this ridiculous trend?

You reckon it has become trendy?


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 04, 2016, 08:06:07 AM
Come across a few more -

QuotePerson 1 - The people you bump into in catering.
Person 2 - Let's hope she wasn't carrying anything hot.
Person 3 (who person 1 was referring to) Nothing hot just some highly concentrated acid -

QuoteAnother day in the corp. Finish stripping the Covenant bridge, then see what happens.

QuoteGot to hold a door today while an actress ran at it holding a firearm. Also got to lug and talk firearms with the armorer. And strip a spaceship. To build the "same" ship. But over "there".

Seems like you found your insider Corporal.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Giger Beast on May 04, 2016, 08:13:57 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on May 04, 2016, 01:53:16 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 04, 2016, 09:15:22 AM
Come across a few more -

QuotePerson 1 - The people you bump into in catering.
Person 2 - Let's hope she wasn't carrying anything hot.
Person 3 Nothing hot just some highly concentrated acid(who person 1 was referring to) -

QuoteAnother day in the corp. Finish stripping the Covenant bridge, then see what happens.

QuoteGot to hold a door today while an actress ran at it holding a firearm. Also got to lug and talk firearms with the armorer. And strip a spaceship. To build the "same" ship. But over "there".

This was more cryptic than Prometheus....  ???

The impression I am starting to get is that this is going to be more sci-fi/horror: corridors, weaponry, acid...

Must....contain.... excitement.

Yyyeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaah

Hype.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 04, 2016, 10:24:48 PM
Sounds great actually. Better than excessive reports of walking and talking.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 08, 2016, 10:10:58 AM
And a new one. Same guy from above.

QuoteNext week is 3-days on set. Allegedly. I'd better see an alien. And not just an egg.

Looks like we'll be seeing some Alien eggs.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 08, 2016, 11:23:33 AM
Thank U.
This guy does what exactly?

Predictable for eggs and Alien. It will be exciting when he speak of engineers and Shaw  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 08, 2016, 04:10:46 PM
Sounds like Scott is staying true to his word then.

Quote from: Stolen on May 08, 2016, 11:23:33 AM
This guy does what exactly?

Better not to tell. If Fox can pinpoint him they might silence him.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on May 09, 2016, 04:20:09 AM
I like a man who stays put.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 09, 2016, 08:23:01 AM
Yeah, I'm not revealing who these folk are - don't want to get anyone in trouble.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 02:48:20 PM
Interesting info...

https://www.linkedin.com/in/darin-inkster-64697933?authType=name&authToken=MM0s&trk=prof-sb-browse_map-name

Darin Inkster is a Creature Movement coach for ALIEN COVENANT.

QuoteCreature Movement Coach
ALIEN COVENANT
March 2016 – 2016 (less than a year) sydney - fox studios
To Create and develop the 2 main alien species movements throughout all levels and ranges of movement transitioning in, during and out of fight choreography and action design. Including voice , body language, senses and abstract movement keeping inline with original and developing evolution of species characteristics.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:00:15 PM
I assume the voice part would be in reference to Engineers. Nice catch, Enoch!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:02:34 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:00:15 PM
I assume the voice part would be in reference to Engineers. Nice catch, Enoch!

Yes, this practically confirmed that Engineers would appear once again.
And there will be some action and battles :)

QuoteSomeone may find this interesting...
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashlee-fidow-4a4a2aa1?authType=name&authToken=GcZy&trk=prof-sb-browse_map-name

Ashlee Fidow is a Stunt Double for Carmen Ejogo in Alien: Covenant.
She shoot her scenes in New Zealand!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:07:45 PM
Quote from: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:02:34 PM
Yes, this practically confirmed that Engineers would appear once again.
And there will be some action and battles :)

And that the Engineers will be speaking again.

Or it could just be the Alien sounds like roars and etc.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:12:11 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:07:45 PM

And that the Engineers will be speaking again.
Or it could just be the Alien sounds like roars and etc.  :P

2 main alien species

Xenos and Engineers! ;D
I hope they ll improve Engineer voice characteristics :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:18:11 PM
I really hope we see Engineers and Aliens interacting - aka slogging it out.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:28:19 PM
Maybe we ll see some flashback scenes from the distant past (holograms)
or maybe some Engineers are still alive in Paradise.... We shall see :)

I m happy to know that Engineers are not forgotten like Shaw.


I dont know if someone already posted this...?

According to Wayne Haag, Blomkamp's Alien is going to
come after Ridleys next two Alien Covenant sequels!


https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/729079373031055360 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/729079373031055360)

Wayne is satisfied with the look of Covenant ;D
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/728189322176794624 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/728189322176794624)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 10, 2016, 03:50:54 PM
Quote from: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:12:11 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:07:45 PM

And that the Engineers will be speaking again.
Or it could just be the Alien sounds like roars and etc.  :P

2 main alien species

Xenos and Engineers! ;D
I hope they ll improve Engineer voice characteristics :D

The Arcturians are gonna be in it, I'm tellin' ya now.  :P

Quote from: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:28:19 PM
According to Wayne Haag, Blomkamp's Alien is going to
come after Ridleys next two Alien Covenant sequels!

Well, he would have worked directly with Scott and might have asked him about it. Very good chance it's true.

So just another decade or so to wait for Alienkamp.  :(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Astronoë on May 10, 2016, 07:13:40 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:18:11 PM
I really hope we see Engineers and Aliens interacting - aka slogging it out.

In Prometheus they were all running for their lives..so lets hope they got some awesome weapons? Makes no sense for such an advanced race to not have any security detail when bio-engineering monsters...if shit gets out, their only plan was to run?...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on May 11, 2016, 06:44:01 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:18:11 PM
I really hope we see Engineers and Aliens interacting - aka slogging it out.

What about copulating?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 11, 2016, 07:18:56 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 10, 2016, 03:50:54 PM
Quote from: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:28:19 PM
According to Wayne Haag, Blomkamp's Alien is going to
come after Ridleys next two Alien Covenant sequels!

Well, he would have worked directly with Scott and might have asked him about it. Very good chance it's true.

So just another decade or so to wait for Alienkamp.  :(

I really hope he's mistaken. That would be a terrible idea.

Quote from: NickisSmart on May 11, 2016, 06:44:01 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2016, 03:18:11 PM
I really hope we see Engineers and Aliens interacting - aka slogging it out.

What about copulating?

I'm sure there's a whole corner of the internet available to you if that's your interest.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: TheBATMAN on May 11, 2016, 08:14:39 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 11, 2016, 07:18:56 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 10, 2016, 03:50:54 PM
Quote from: Enoch on May 10, 2016, 03:28:19 PM
According to Wayne Haag, Blomkamp's Alien is going to
come after Ridleys next two Alien Covenant sequels!

Well, he would have worked directly with Scott and might have asked him about it. Very good chance it's true.

So just another decade or so to wait for Alienkamp.  :(

I really hope he's mistaken. That would be a terrible idea.

Considering Scott has just signed on to direct an adaptation of Wraiths of the Broken Land, we may be waiting another 5 years just for the next Covenant sequel, never mind Alien 5. If Scott's stance really is to hold off Blomkamp's film until he's done with his new trilogy, then chances are we'll never see it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on May 11, 2016, 11:39:56 AM
Sounds like AlienKamp may not happen then if we have to wait for the Covenant trilogy to finish. Which means Prometheous is Standalone then?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 11, 2016, 11:51:34 AM
I replied asking if Wayne was sure and he said that's what he'd heard.  :-\
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: TheBATMAN on May 11, 2016, 12:19:29 PM
Yeah, I'm hoping he may have misunderstood. Signourney Weaver said they had to wait until Alien Covenant was released before they proceed. I can only assume Blomkamp wanted to reveal things about the Engineers that Scott wants put off until he's told his story first. But hopefully whatever that is is told in Covenant alone and not the next three combined. The likes of Michael Biehn and Sigourney Weaver will be in their 70's by the time all three Covenant prequels are done.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 11, 2016, 03:42:35 PM
Quote from: TheBATMAN on May 11, 2016, 08:14:39 AM
Considering Scott has just signed on to direct an adaptation of Wraiths of the Broken Land, we may be waiting another 5 years just for the next Covenant sequel, never mind Alien 5. If Scott's stance really is to hold off Blomkamp's film until he's done with his new trilogy, then chances are we'll never see it.

Isn't he also signed on to direct The Prisoner? It took five years between Prometheus and Alien: Covenant so at best we're probably looking at ten years for him to do the whole trilogy. Michael Biehn will look like Mr. Weyland by then!

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 11, 2016, 11:51:34 AM
I replied asking if Wayne was sure and he said that's what he'd heard.  :-\

But from whom, that is the question.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 11, 2016, 04:13:09 PM
Maybe they will shoot all three movies back to back...? :-*
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 11, 2016, 07:37:55 PM
Michael Fassbender on Ridley Scott

http://media.domain.com.au/entertainment/entertainment-news/michael-fassbender-on-superhero-movies-7408297.html (http://media.domain.com.au/entertainment/entertainment-news/michael-fassbender-on-superhero-movies-7408297.html)

Unfortunately it says nothing about Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 11, 2016, 08:09:49 PM
http://linkis.com/www.instagram.com/p/trkva


Jussie [Smollett] is back in Australia for the week finishing off the Alien Covenant Movie. He will return to America - New York on Saturday. Next week he will be Co - host on the Kelly and Michael Show
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on May 11, 2016, 11:24:23 PM
@Corporal Hicks

I was thinking something like Species, with all the sexual catalysts and transformations. It wouldn't not be at home with Giger's work, either.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 12, 2016, 05:46:20 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiM9nzaXAAADgli.jpg)
Quote(Preview) NEW interview w/ Michael about #AlienCovenant! Full #Interview on Sunday! #Fassbender #Scott #Prometheus
https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/730495320010850304

Please be something new!




That's a misleading post on BeatFass's part. Looks like the interview is coming via the Sydney Morning Herald.  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/while-littleseen-at-home-tribal-romance-tanna-will-get-a-us-release-20160511-goryeq.html
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 14, 2016, 09:47:21 PM
Quote from: Michael Fassbender"The sets are fantastic. The best since 'Prometheus'. Mixture of high-end technology & primitive elements."

https://twitter.com/JohnSant87/status/731577074549411841 (https://twitter.com/JohnSant87/status/731577074549411841)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 14, 2016, 09:49:23 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 14, 2016, 11:20:00 PM
Full Interview : http://entertainment.inquirer.net/194809/michael-fassbender-on-assassins-creed-alien-apocalypse#st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/KXi1b60T4j (http://entertainment.inquirer.net/194809/michael-fassbender-on-assassins-creed-alien-apocalypse#st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/KXi1b60T4j)

QuoteHe is in Sydney filming Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant," with a cast that includes Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett and Demian Bichir.

"There are going to be great sets and aliens coming out of people," Michael promised about Ridley's "Covenant," the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that started with "Prometheus."

"It's amazing to watch Ridley work. I try to soak up as much knowledge as I can from him, because having worked on this kind of films a few times and having seen how many moving parts there are, how many people work on the set and how many departments need attention and the language, he's an absolute master.

"The sets are fantastic. Again, the most impressive sets I've seen since 'Prometheus,' which was the original setting. It's a fantastic mixture of high-end technology and primitive elements. The way that I can explain it is the same way that Ridley did 'Blade Runner.'

"You have this futuristic world where people are eating noodles, because that seems to be the cheaper food and something that will fill you up. But it's also something that harks back to the past. The weaving of those two things—past and future—together makes for an interesting world that we can aspire to, but also recognize something in it."

On what he packs when he travels from his London home to places like Sydney, Michael said, "I don't think I have anything other than the script that I'm working on. I take a computer, because I use that to help with work. And my toothbrush (laughs). I don't have anything that I hold onto that much, to be honest."
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 15, 2016, 06:10:25 AM
Sydney Morning Herald posted their interview with Fassbender but barely anything in it regarding Covenant:

QuoteSo it's a surprise to hear Fassbender say he always tries to bring comedy to his performances.

"I just look for different types of characters but maybe all of them are a little extreme," he says. "I think I should probably start looking for comedies now. That's probably what I'm going to try."

He played an offbeat comic role, an introverted singer who wore a giant plaster mask, in Frank two years ago and says he tries for humour with David in Prometheus and Alien: Covenant as well.

"I try and bring comedy to everything, even if it's a horrible sinister character. Even Epps in 12 Years a Slave. That scene where I'm chasing Solomon around and slipping in a pigsty. That reminded me of a Buster Keaton sketch or Charlie Chaplin."

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/michael-fassbender-surfs-sydney-on-way-to-return-as-magneto-in-xmen-apocalypse-20160510-gopdkj.html
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on May 15, 2016, 08:02:51 AM
'Frank'... I love that movie!  It's my fave Fassbender movie to date.

Frank (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-catC4tBVyY)

More of this, please, Mr. F.   ;D

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 15, 2016, 08:17:10 AM
It's on my list to watch but I just haven't gotten around to it yet!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 15, 2016, 06:11:45 PM
Painting of Dane Hallett, which is one of the artists working on Covenant.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F626755DaneHellett.png&hash=6d8367061c5b84209fa46e76ff9233139b5e23f0)

This leaked few days ago. Surely not retained.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 15, 2016, 06:14:14 PM
Holy Christ :o :o :o

Interesting concept and creepy creature... I like it. Looks somehow sentient to me? ??? :P
Is that some sort of Xeno or entirely different creature, I wonder?


Where did you get this painting?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 15, 2016, 06:28:35 PM
It's from the artist's Facebook page. He describes it as a warm-up/sketch. I doubt it's actually from the film (I don't think any of the artists would dare to post any of their related work up on social media) but it's a nice indication of the talent behind the new film. I noticed one of the other artists liked it too.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 15, 2016, 06:30:52 PM
I found it on Instagram. Shared by Lisa Javelin who also works on film.
May be an indication of the direction taken by the artistic team?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 15, 2016, 06:40:58 PM
She also posted this: Scorpio Telescopic Camera Crane ~ looking a little eerie whilst waiting for action in a dark studio

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13150997_611043919058881_1276194507_n.jpg)

I don't know if it has anything to do with Covenant though.

Quote from: Stolen on May 15, 2016, 06:30:52 PM
May be an indication of the direction taken by the artistic team?

Perhaps. It definitely looks vaguely Alien.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Astronoë on May 15, 2016, 08:20:28 PM
Quote from: Stolen on May 15, 2016, 06:11:45 PM
Painting of Dane Hallett, which is one of the artists working on Covenant.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F626755DaneHellett.png&hash=6d8367061c5b84209fa46e76ff9233139b5e23f0)

This leaked few days ago. Surely not retained.

Looks dead, ancient, also what a fat ass, too much pizza killed him!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on May 15, 2016, 10:53:40 PM
Quote from: Stolen on May 15, 2016, 06:11:45 PM
Painting of Dane Hallett, which is one of the artists working on Covenant.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F626755DaneHellett.png&hash=6d8367061c5b84209fa46e76ff9233139b5e23f0)

This leaked few days ago. Surely not retained.
He posted this one in January - Badass!
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpl1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12466197_10153104347786618_5068360023092258763_o.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 16, 2016, 06:38:40 AM
On twitter:

QuoteHave you had a chance to visit any of the Covenant sets yet, to see it all come to life?

QuoteWayne Haag
@ankaris   @blahokblahwhat Yeah, I walk past them every day. I've also seen them up close of course. Very impressive work from the set guys!

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 16, 2016, 07:44:57 AM
Quote from: tmjhur on May 15, 2016, 10:53:40 PM
Quote from: Stolen on May 15, 2016, 06:11:45 PM
Painting of Dane Hallett, which is one of the artists working on Covenant.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F626755DaneHellett.png&hash=6d8367061c5b84209fa46e76ff9233139b5e23f0)

This leaked few days ago. Surely not retained.
He posted this one in January - Badass!
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpl1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12466197_10153104347786618_5068360023092258763_o.jpg)

That is fantastic! That one is going up on Facebook later.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on May 17, 2016, 02:19:56 AM
Coincidently I was listening to an interview with Carlos Huante yesterday or the day before where some of the designers on Prometheus were noting the way their designs on Prometheus for the original Engineers script, had a number of specifics. Especially the main monster that came from the Sexburster - the Porpoise-headed one with the whiteish skin... I think Co. Hicks and I were speculating that we wouldnt be surprised to see that scene and creature in this film. So in the interview I listened to, the designers were stating that that creature was going to have a very easily seem human skull under a thin layer of transparent skin.
That descriptiom fits with both of these designs.

Honestly, even if some of the designs that made the cutting room floor on Prometheus were better than what made it to the final film, i never liked those designs as much as these. This is a good sign.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2016, 12:18:14 PM
Nothing too interesting but sounds like they were filming another gun related scene a few days ago:

QuoteWonder if anyone will call those gunshots in?
"It's ok ma'am, it's just spacemen shooting at aliens."
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 20, 2016, 06:34:58 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFoRXRWrJUs/?taken-by=adriannegeorge1 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BFoRXRWrJUs/?taken-by=adriannegeorge1)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFmBjh-LJRt/?taken-by=adriannegeorge1 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BFmBjh-LJRt/?taken-by=adriannegeorge1)

And now come the jars, the ampules and black goo - supstance of life and destruction :laugh:

Adrianne is a sculptor:
https://www.instagram.com/adriannegeorge1/

Quote(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FcFtRzvz.jpg&hash=f50aafd25d28836add331fba590b83ea12b84840)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FV7ULPet.jpg&hash=df9442520bb03e59cfbdc7895fe7f758cffcb4dc)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2016, 06:38:35 PM
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13261079_1622023041451297_1046063404_n.jpg)

QuoteOff to FOX Studios for Ridley Scott's new film 'Alien Covenant'.

I've asked if this is actually a picture of a WIP for the movie.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 20, 2016, 06:43:56 PM
I wonder, whats the use of those bottles, jars?? ???
Goo or something entirely different.

I m sure that's the one for the movie!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2016, 06:46:35 PM
Sorry, just re-read the comments. Yeah, sounds like that's the finished piece. Doesn't look like the urns though. Perhaps this is just a decorative piece.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 20, 2016, 06:50:24 PM
Dont look like decor to me :-\ What can you decorate with such old/antique strange jar/bottle?
On this order paper it says: ceramic bottle,
someone needs to drink from bottle :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 20, 2016, 06:52:39 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFosJqCDoCw/?taken-by=lisajavs (https://www.instagram.com/p/BFosJqCDoCw/?taken-by=lisajavs)

QuoteNight shooting surrounds makes me feel like I'm living in a Jeffrey Smart painting


It will be shot during the night. PERFECT!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2016, 06:53:35 PM
Quote from: Enoch on May 20, 2016, 06:50:24 PM
Dont look like decor to me :-\ What can you decorate with such old/antique strange jar/bottle?
On this order paper it says: ceramic bottle,
someone needs to drink from bottle :laugh: :laugh:

Well we've just seen a very stoney location in the new pictures. From the brief look I get an Egyptian-esque vibe. This wouldn't look out of place in that location to me.

Quote from: Stolen on May 20, 2016, 06:52:39 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFosJqCDoCw/?taken-by=lisajavs (https://www.instagram.com/p/BFosJqCDoCw/?taken-by=lisajavs)

QuoteNight shooting surrounds makes me feel like I'm living in a Jeffrey Smart painting


It will be shot during the night. PERFECT!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13260814_123029821445988_1357935128_n.jpg)

Notice the crates? Perhaps this is in the quarry.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 20, 2016, 06:57:20 PM
Its the quarry! ;D Imagine the fire shoot on night... oh that blaze and tall humanoid figures running towards the temple...
Who burned them the question is? Did they conceal the set with crates or they have other purpose? If they used them to hide the set, well, then something pretty fiery will happen. ;)


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2016, 06:53:35 PM
Well we've just seen a very stoney location in the new pictures. From the brief look I get an Egyptian-esque vibe. This wouldn't look out of place in that location to me.

Agree. But I dont think its just a decorative piece.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 20, 2016, 09:00:43 PM
You could see deflated fire-hoses snaking everywhere on the ground in the other pics the Corporal posted.

Something is probably going down there tonight...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 20, 2016, 09:11:34 PM
It's pretty easy to assume what will happen:

Spoiler
(https://media.giphy.com/media/VnyXUjhUOaclG/giphy.gif)
;D ;D ;D
[close]
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on May 20, 2016, 09:25:15 PM
Quote from: Enoch on May 20, 2016, 09:11:34 PM
It's pretty easy to assume what will happen:

Spoiler
(https://media.giphy.com/media/VnyXUjhUOaclG/giphy.gif)
;D ;D ;D
[close]

Hell yeah!  Let's put some tiger balm on this jungle's nuts...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 21, 2016, 12:36:32 AM
It's ze holy grail!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 21, 2016, 07:37:44 AM
QuoteMsBCMC ‏@msbcmc
4:10 PM - FACEHUGGER #setlife #filmaking

Bitch is back  ;D


lisajavs (Lisa Javelin -art department- )
QuoteEnd of long six day week of night shooting out on location then swinging back to day shoot in studio today means happiness right now is these fresh sheets and crawling into my cocoon. Goodnight all.! It's been grand but bloody hell I'm completely knackered !
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 21, 2016, 04:28:57 PM
Nice info. Covenant will be pretty dark movie then :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 21, 2016, 05:32:17 PM
Quote from: Stolen on May 21, 2016, 07:37:44 AM
QuoteMsBCMC ‏@msbcmc
4:10 PM - FACEHUGGER #setlife #filmaking

Yay! Facehuggers!  ;D

Quote
lisajavs (Lisa Javelin -art department- )
QuoteEnd of long six day week of night shooting out on location then swinging back to day shoot in studio today means happiness right now is these fresh sheets and crawling into my cocoon. Goodnight all.! It's been grand but bloody hell I'm completely knackered !

Perhaps this could have all been night shooting at the massacre location?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on May 21, 2016, 05:38:18 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 21, 2016, 05:32:17 PM
Perhaps this could have all been night shooting at the massacre location?

Certainly.
Its necessarily for outdoor shooting! Maybe there is another outside complexe but we don't know it yet ...  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2016, 08:49:36 AM
Tristan just shared this on Twitter:

QuoteHaving heard things from the set and being told things just through working on the comic series, it's gonna rule.

https://twitter.com/tyrannojones/status/734650457180753920
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on May 23, 2016, 09:14:56 AM
Must say I think the "F A C E H U G G E R" tweet is one of the most exciting ones I've seen so far. After all the changes Prometheus went through I'm still expecting the rug to get pulled from beneath us all and it morphs into a semi-prequel again, but I'm finally starting to believe this is Alien over and over. YES.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2016, 09:47:02 AM
Not particularly interesting but...

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/13257112_1605548286424956_288439179_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/13249658_222848521432953_1398564382_n.jpg)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 23, 2016, 03:01:30 PM
Dane Hallett's reply to my questions about Covenant:

QuoteHey man, I'm not legally allowed to say anything about the film (trust me, they'll have my ass!) but I am having a ball! Can't wait to share more work once the project has been released. As a die hard Alien fan, I too have my Fingers crossed that it turns out as good as we hope.

Not too much of a reveal, but I wanted to share it with all of you.
Its good and important when the crew is optmistic and eager to make a good movie.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2016, 03:12:05 PM
I had a couple of exchanges with him too. I introduced myself to him after I shared that artwork on the AvPG page. Seems like a great chap. We'll be doing a Q&A with him after the film.  :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 23, 2016, 04:08:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2016, 09:47:02 AM
Not particularly interesting but...

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/13257112_1605548286424956_288439179_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/13249658_222848521432953_1398564382_n.jpg)



What exactly are we looking at here Corporal? The images have been removed from Instagram so I assume it must be something hot?

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2016, 08:49:36 AM
Tristan just shared this on Twitter:

QuoteHaving heard things from the set and being told things just through working on the comic series, it's gonna rule.

Didn't the other dude who also worked on the comic series say it was going to be another Frankensteined movie?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2016, 08:05:50 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 23, 2016, 04:08:45 PM
What exactly are we looking at here Corporal? The images have been removed from Instagram so I assume it must be something hot?

They're still there mate. Just pictures of warehouses though.

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 23, 2016, 04:08:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2016, 08:49:36 AM
Tristan just shared this on Twitter:

QuoteHaving heard things from the set and being told things just through working on the comic series, it's gonna rule.

Didn't the other dude who also worked on the comic series say it was going to be another Frankensteined movie?

Tristian is working on the latest series, Defiance. The other fella worked on Fire and Stone a few years back. Hopefully this is indicative of Ridders and co having actually gotten it together.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 24, 2016, 04:14:59 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2016, 08:05:50 AM
They're still there mate.

Well, your links below the pictures appear to be broken then my good sir.

QuoteJust pictures of warehouses though.

Not Fox studios? I thought maybe those round cylinder things were the pot pods?  :(

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2016, 05:23:17 PM
Both are working fine for me. Both at work and at home.

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 24, 2016, 04:14:59 PM
QuoteJust pictures of warehouses though.

Not Fox studios? I thought maybe those round cylinder things were the pot pods?  :(

Most likely warehousing at Fox. No idea as for their purpose though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 24, 2016, 08:51:54 PM
mmm... I get:

QuoteSorry, this page isn't available.

The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.

But it's probably because I'm not logged in. Haven't actually gotten around to creating an account there yet.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 26, 2016, 01:06:09 PM
https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/735817790045708288 (https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/735817790045708288)


Covenant or...not?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 26, 2016, 01:31:16 PM
I've moved the discussion of the new picture to the news thread: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54535.0

Made it a go a bit skew whiff though because of the post timings.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on May 28, 2016, 07:11:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cjgrkr6UUAAdBBq.jpg:large)

Alien Cov cast together for a sports game in Aus.

https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504 (https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 28, 2016, 09:18:35 AM
Who is that on the left? I don't recognize him.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on May 28, 2016, 01:19:32 PM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on May 28, 2016, 07:11:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cjgrkr6UUAAdBBq.jpg:large)

Alien Cov cast together for a sports game in Aus.

https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504 (https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504)

Admittedly, I don't recognize anyone besides Fassbender, Bichir, Waterston (rocking that short hair-do), and what looks to be Amy Seimetz.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 28, 2016, 01:50:00 PM


New video from Buchir. Looks to me like he's either supposed to be in water, in space or zero g.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on May 28, 2016, 01:56:42 PM
Looks like under water, that's my hunch anyway.

Pretty cool looking effect though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 28, 2016, 02:13:45 PM
Guys this is not from Covenant :laugh: ;)


Dom Hemingway
Quotehttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402105/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402105/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jStsFozLy1o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jStsFozLy1o)

4:27!!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 28, 2016, 04:00:05 PM
Yeah, it quite clearly says "Dom Hemingway, Pinewood Studios. London" in Bichir's post.

Really Corporal...  ::) :P


Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 28, 2016, 06:59:51 PM
Well I didn't read that, did I?  :-X
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Infected on May 29, 2016, 11:08:08 AM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on May 28, 2016, 07:11:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cjgrkr6UUAAdBBq.jpg:large)

Alien Cov cast together for a sports game in Aus.

https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504 (https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504)
The guy with the hat next to Fassbender is his stunt double? he f**king looks a lot like Fassbender with that grin.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on May 29, 2016, 11:57:26 AM
Quote from: Infected on May 29, 2016, 11:08:08 AM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on May 28, 2016, 07:11:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cjgrkr6UUAAdBBq.jpg:large)

Alien Cov cast together for a sports game in Aus.

https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504 (https://twitter.com/mfonline/status/736386456227221504)
The guy with the hat next to Fassbender is his stunt double? he f**king looks a lot like Fassbender with that grin.

That's Demian Birchir, Mexican actor lol.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 29, 2016, 12:18:54 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13248878_1701350273420882_1624790631_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BF7bU-kAXbu/?taken-by=theshopnextdoor
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 29, 2016, 12:28:34 PM
If there is Surfing in Alien: Covenant.... that would be f**king awesome.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on May 29, 2016, 12:31:35 PM
David has found many passions and hobbies on paradise. From mutating humans to surfing the perfect waves and sandy beaches. :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 29, 2016, 12:52:44 PM
That'd be a great way to introduce David in the new film.  :laugh: Surfing around, throwing basketballs at his home-made hoops.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 29, 2016, 03:52:51 PM
Quote from: whiterabbit on May 29, 2016, 12:28:34 PM
If there is Surfing in Alien: Covenant.... that would be f**king awesome.

Dude, there's gonna be space-weed, hippies, surfing and 70's tech.

It's gonna be far out. Like Ridley finally giving the fans what they want man.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on May 29, 2016, 05:33:07 PM
Fast Times at Covenant High!  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 29, 2016, 11:28:24 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on May 29, 2016, 12:31:35 PM
David has found many passions and hobbies on paradise. From mutating humans to surfing the perfect waves and sandy beaches. :laugh:

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 29, 2016, 12:52:44 PM
That'd be a great way to introduce David in the new film.  :laugh: Surfing around, throwing basketballs at his home-made hoops.  :laugh:

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 29, 2016, 03:52:51 PM
Dude, there's gonna be space-weed, hippies, surfing and 70's tech.

It's gonna be far out. Like Ridley finally giving the fans what they want man.

Quote from: Mr. Clemens on May 29, 2016, 05:33:07 PM
Fast Times at Covenant High!  ;D

So... David finally expresses ultimate freedom by being the cool kid in what will essentially be the 80's version of Alien? I can dig that, totally.

David08: My friends; welcome to Paradise.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2016, 08:40:15 AM
From the official Alien Facebook page -



QuoteSystems check. #AlienCovenant

Looks like a previs, maybe? Nothing particularly interesting.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 09:22:12 AM
"(We've got corridors. Corridors everywhere. Because we know you guys love corridors.)" Yep, after the trailer credits I can see the first 25 seconds of the first trailer being nothing but corridors. Not complaining mind you. :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on May 31, 2016, 10:57:50 AM
New tag line:

In Space, No One Can See You Trip   :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 11:48:24 AM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on May 31, 2016, 10:57:50 AM
New tag line:

In Space, No One Can See You Trip   :laugh:
Ok, just for clarifications sake; do you mean to fall over, do LSD or overdose on pot? Trip can mean a lot of things in this movie. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on May 31, 2016, 11:54:41 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 11:48:24 AM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on May 31, 2016, 10:57:50 AM
New tag line:

In Space, No One Can See You Trip   :laugh:
Ok, just for clarifications sake; do you mean to fall over, do LSD or overdose on pot? Trip can mean a lot of things in this movie. :P

It was actually meant to say Trip Balls but i dont know why that didnt come up lol. I actually like the thought of them trippin on LSD or Pot and then trippin as they run away from the Aliens or such. It works on all counts now lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 12:14:07 PM
SMH

... and what happens if a pot plant falls into the black goo? I mean if we're going to be tripping balls here, and there are pot plants on the Covenant, I just don't see this ending well at all. The Alien is the result of mixing a really high engineer, his bong and the black goo?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on May 31, 2016, 12:16:11 PM
Lol Now this is the film i want to see lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 12:29:38 PM
The black goo idea really was a mistake. It's so resourceful; it can lead to any number of bad movie ideas. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 31, 2016, 03:38:24 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2016, 08:40:15 AM
From the official Alien Facebook page -

<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Falienanthology%2Fvideos%2Fvb.8432351604%2F10154126671316605%2F%3Ftype%3D3&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>

QuoteSystems check. #AlienCovenant

Looks like a previs, maybe? Nothing particularly interesting.

That's rather random. Wonder why they would post that?

Quote from: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 09:22:12 AM
"(We've got corridors. Corridors everywhere. Because we know you guys love corridors.)" Yep, after the trailer credits I can see the first 25 seconds of the first trailer being nothing but corridors. Not complaining mind you. :)

As long as it's corridors decked out with 70's decor.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 31, 2016, 03:42:27 PM
Thats Stanley Kubrick's coridor style!

(https://media.timeout.com/images/101630933/image.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on May 31, 2016, 04:33:58 PM
I got a fever... and the only prescription... is MORE CORRIDOR!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fc/Walken-Cowbell.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2016, 04:50:13 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 31, 2016, 03:38:24 PM
That's rather random. Wonder why they would post that?

It does seem like a rather random thing to post. Perhaps to bounce off the corridor picture from earlier? It's not what I'd expect to try and keep the hype train going.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on May 31, 2016, 04:55:32 PM
I m pretty sure they are going to post something to hype the hell out of you. :laugh: ;D
Patience.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2016, 05:04:12 PM
No doubt! I just can't wait to see more and hear a little more about the actual story.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 31, 2016, 08:16:15 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2016, 04:50:13 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 31, 2016, 03:38:24 PM
That's rather random. Wonder why they would post that?

It does seem like a rather random thing to post. Perhaps to bounce off the corridor picture from earlier? It's not what I'd expect to try and keep the hype train going.

That clip was posted on all the official 20th Century Fox twitter accounts as well so it must be a prelude to something more significant. Speculation on twitter is that a short teaser trailer is imminent.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on May 31, 2016, 09:05:07 PM
No way!!   :o
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on May 31, 2016, 09:07:48 PM
Teaser trailer imminent supposedly  :o
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 09:57:45 PM
A teaser trailer... I hope it's the alien killing some poor bastard.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on May 31, 2016, 10:00:00 PM
Already? They're still shooting!

Yeah... corridors. Accompanied by that shrieking sound we all love from the Alien and Prometheus trailers, and an egg, I predict.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on May 31, 2016, 10:43:40 PM
Hey don't forget the siren.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: ace3g on Jun 01, 2016, 01:16:39 AM
https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/737810921310060545
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Chris P on Jun 01, 2016, 02:34:42 AM
Guys, I think I'm on to something. The release date for the first trailer. I just explained why here: https://www.scified.com/topic/42057 (https://www.scified.com/topic/42057). Feel free to add your 2 cents, but I'm willing to bet I'm on to Fox's plans  ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 01, 2016, 02:36:02 AM
That sounds like its about not letting something get in...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 01, 2016, 06:23:30 AM
Quote from: ace3g on Jun 01, 2016, 01:16:39 AM
https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/737810921310060545
Again a 2001 nod. Specifically to the final part of the sequence where Dave is shutting down Hal!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2016, 07:06:50 AM
QuoteSeal all doors and hatches.

Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 01, 2016, 02:36:02 AM
That sounds like its about not letting something get in...

I see where you're coming from, PO, but that caption does lead me to think there's a possibility that it could be reference to taking off. Also, I'm loving Chris' idea of something coming out on the 426th day until release. I think that'd be really cool. With IDR coming out later this month, seems like a good movie to attach some sort of teaser too as well.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 01, 2016, 08:51:40 AM
It's gonna be attached to TMT. :P

However Chris has found the golden goose, 426 it is.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2016, 09:09:45 AM
If something doesn't happen on Friday I'm going to be disappointed.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 01, 2016, 11:48:44 AM
Officially MPC began animation work for Covenant.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/beaulieumichael?authType=name&authToken=faB6&trk=prof-sb-browse_map-name (https://www.linkedin.com/in/beaulieumichael?authType=name&authToken=faB6&trk=prof-sb-browse_map-name)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2016, 11:52:43 AM
Nice to see them confirm MPC. We definitely know it's going to look pretty!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 01, 2016, 11:55:45 AM
Thats for sure! :)
Story on the other hand is more mysterious (questionable) than Universe. :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 01, 2016, 12:32:36 PM
Pretty isn't going to save this movies ass like it did with Prometheus. The story had better be great and have some answers.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 01, 2016, 12:44:12 PM
100% agree with you.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jun 01, 2016, 01:58:48 PM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Jun 01, 2016, 12:32:36 PM
Pretty isn't going to save this movies ass like it did with Prometheus. The story had better be great and have some answers.

Based on what we've seen of the Pompeii massacre, I wonder just how pretty this film will be, in the end. :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2016, 02:07:13 PM
Just an FYI but I spoke to Fox who said that a trailer was a long while off so don't expect one in the next few days. It's possible we may get something else - I have asked - but we'll have to see.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 01, 2016, 02:17:01 PM
Yeah I wouldn't expect a trailer until they finish shooting and work on some of the effects.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2016, 02:23:38 PM
I don't think a teaser trailer would have been out of the question. It might still not be. But something like Alien or AvP isn't too big of a problem.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmjv9nJrmRM
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 01, 2016, 05:21:16 PM
A teaser with ID4.2 would be well placed, as much as that movie is likely just fun crap.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Keyes on Jun 01, 2016, 07:30:38 PM
With the movie over a year away from release I seriously doubt to expect a trailer anytime soon! Christmas MAYBE a teaser.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 01, 2016, 07:57:00 PM
Daz85, I think you're right. As much as I enjoy all this anticipation and light spoilers, I don't want to be over-saturated with this film.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 01, 2016, 08:09:43 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2016, 02:07:13 PM
Just an FYI but I spoke to Fox who said that a trailer was a long while off so don't expect one in the next few days. It's possible we may get something else - I have asked - but we'll have to see.

Maybe some behind-the-scenes footage with Ridley kicking things off by saying: "Well, here we are, I'm back yet again"?

http://youtu.be/BIahZSwHCKU?t=45s (http://youtu.be/BIahZSwHCKU?t=45s)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 01, 2016, 08:15:48 PM
I don't expect anything serious until ROGUE ONE comes out.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 01, 2016, 10:32:16 PM
A video of Neil Bloomkamp being taken out back and shot would be cool.


Not literally.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 02, 2016, 05:20:38 AM
I'm at a loss for words.  That's very vitriolic.  >:(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 02, 2016, 06:51:44 AM
You rather have had me say "face rapped by a facehugger and chestbusted outback" instead?

Quite literally? :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 02, 2016, 02:19:09 PM
How about neither? Comeon, there's no need for that.

Quote from: CainsSon on Jun 01, 2016, 08:15:48 PM
I don't expect anything serious until ROGUE ONE comes out.

I would think that's the more realistic timeline but I expect we might see plenty of little teases like this.



QuoteI've been given a prop from #AlienCovenant, but the NDA forbids me to show it or say what it is.

https://twitter.com/maredfield/status/738341412517875712
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 02, 2016, 03:20:32 PM
So what has happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw??

My theories are:

She dies enroute to paradise.
She strands David on that planet cause he is what caused the destruction there. (Heading for parts unknown.)
David tricks her into getting impregnated.
She's the one in the pilot chair in the first Alien movie, and set the warning beacon.

Now she may not be in this one and show up I one of the other 2 cause she's made no comment or talked about it.
There is a 10 yr time period between Prometheus, and Covenant anything could have happened. I can't imagine there will be no explanation as to her whereabouts.

Would be cool to see a cryptic type message from here during the viral marketing about what happened like a audio/video type recording that we will see in the film.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 02, 2016, 04:33:20 PM
I wonder if this thing Fox is cooking up for Friday (maybe) is another video similar to this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIahZSwHCKU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIahZSwHCKU)

This was released in July 2011 while Prometheus was still filming. Pretty much at the same point where Covenant is right now.

Could it be that they have put together another video like this for San Diego Comic Con 2016? But since Fox recently decided to pull out have now decided to release it earlier?

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 02, 2016, 04:40:09 PM
What's happening Friday??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 02, 2016, 04:40:42 PM
426 days out from release.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 02, 2016, 04:55:19 PM
Cool. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: juhuston on Jun 02, 2016, 10:40:56 PM
Ridley has an editor on set cutting from the video assist.  It's obviously nowhere near the final edit but it allows him to better visualize the film - while they're still in that setup. 

Here's hoping we see something soon!!!

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 03, 2016, 06:37:16 AM
Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 07:15:10 AM
Quote from: juhuston on Jun 02, 2016, 10:40:56 PM
Ridley has an editor on set cutting from the video assist.  It's obviously nowhere near the final edit but it allows him to better visualize the film - while they're still in that setup. 

Here's hoping we see something soon!!!

I think that's becoming pretty common place now, isn't it?

So let's see if we get something new today!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 08:49:12 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 02, 2016, 02:19:09 PM
QuoteI've been given a prop from #AlienCovenant, but the NDA forbids me to show it or say what it is.

https://twitter.com/maredfield/status/738341412517875712

Marina posted some more tweets about the prop.

QuoteLooks like this attracted much interest. It's just a small souvenir.

(When asked who gave it her) Some people of the art department, who do the props; Mr. Scott allowed them to.

My job in #AlienCovenant is very small, though. I help the art department, on set. I know almost nothing of the story.

But it's being wonderful. I love Alien, I always loved Ridley Scott's work (he's great, very nice with everyone who works for him).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 03, 2016, 12:44:46 PM
426 days out. (Lv-426)

223 days out. (Lv-223)

161 days out. (Fury 161)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 03, 2016, 03:22:18 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 08:49:12 AM
Marina posted some more tweets about the prop.

She's such a tease...  :P

Probably just a pot plant though.

Now, where's that big reveal Corporal?

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 03:26:13 PM
Don't ask me. I wasn't the one hypothesizing we'd be seeing something today.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 03, 2016, 03:32:53 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 03:26:13 PM
Don't ask me. I wasn't the one hypothesizing we'd be seeing something today.

You should know, I thought you and Jim Gianopulos regularly play golf together?

My bet is 4:26pm GMT today. LA should be awake by then.

If it drops anytime now, we'll catch it. Hold on people it's going to be little bumpy.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jun 03, 2016, 05:03:13 PM
I predict we'll get something on September 37th.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 05:35:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 08:49:12 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 02, 2016, 02:19:09 PM
QuoteI've been given a prop from #AlienCovenant, but the NDA forbids me to show it or say what it is.

https://twitter.com/maredfield/status/738341412517875712

Marina posted some more tweets about the prop.

QuoteLooks like this attracted much interest. It's just a small souvenir.

(When asked who gave it her) Some people of the art department, who do the props; Mr. Scott allowed them to.

My job in #AlienCovenant is very small, though. I help the art department, on set. I know almost nothing of the story.

But it's being wonderful. I love Alien, I always loved Ridley Scott's work (he's great, very nice with everyone who works for him).

She got rid of all these when she realised Scified had reported on it.


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 03, 2016, 03:32:53 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 03:26:13 PM
Don't ask me. I wasn't the one hypothesizing we'd be seeing something today.

You should know, I thought you and Jim Gianopulos regularly play golf together?

Nah. Ridley from time to time but he's very tight lipped.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 03, 2016, 06:21:34 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jun 03, 2016, 05:03:13 PM
I predict we'll get something on September 37th.  :P

But won't it be for science officers only?

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2016, 05:35:17 PM
Nah. Ridley from time to time but he's very tight lipped.

Understandable.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 03, 2016, 07:09:05 PM
Where is my teaser ???

Seriously this is a good thing to wait, we have enough things to wait a few months.
And now the hype is real !

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 03, 2016, 11:35:13 PM
(https://scontent.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q84/s960x960/13308282_10153390517471618_3899314418063987949_o.jpg)

Dane Hallett - concept artist for Covenant

This is most probably not related to Covenant, but I think this picture is very interesting. :)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 04, 2016, 12:52:34 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Jun 03, 2016, 11:35:13 PM
(https://scontent.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q84/s960x960/13308282_10153390517471618_3899314418063987949_o.jpg)

Dane Hallett - concept artist for Covenant

This is most probably not related to Covenant, but I think this picture is very interesting. :)
In the comments underneath - a good sign for the movie I hope:

"Hey Dane, I hear Ridley loves your illustrations so much he's taking them for his home! Wow! Congrats, what an honour!!"

Dane Hallett:
"Wow indeed!!! I didn't believe it at first, but he confirmed it himself - super honoured! Can't wait to show ya all the stuff we've been churning out!"
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 04, 2016, 01:42:46 PM
Interesting... Well, those illustrations are really great.

I really hope that Covenant story will not disappoint.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 04, 2016, 02:52:32 PM
Well yesterday turned out to be a real disappointment, i don't mind saying. >:(

Hey wait if it's not 426 then maybe... it's 624 as in June 24th... 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 04, 2016, 03:00:07 PM
Yeah, those hypothesizers need to be brought to justice!  >:(

But seriously, I wonder what the purpose of those gif's were? Because quite frankly, they were a bit underwhelming.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 04, 2016, 03:32:34 PM
I think they weree just meant as lil teases nothing more. Just people reading way to much into them lol.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 04, 2016, 03:59:00 PM
Probably the first teaser released later this year, as Prometheus (December 21, 2011?).

May be the week of Assassin's Cread release because it's a Fox movie.
Or December 24 = LV223 and would be a fantastic Christmas present.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2016, 04:36:18 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 04, 2016, 03:32:34 PM
I think they weree just meant as lil teases nothing more. Just people reading way to much into them lol.

This. As nice a notion as it was, it was just a notion. I don't expect we'll see anything else based off numbers to do with the movies until next April.

Quote from: Enoch on Jun 03, 2016, 11:35:13 PM
(https://scontent.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q84/s960x960/13308282_10153390517471618_3899314418063987949_o.jpg)

Dane Hallett - concept artist for Covenant

This is most probably not related to Covenant, but I think this picture is very interesting. :)



Definitely not related to the movie but damn! Dane has style!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 04, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
Don't know if anyone seen this..

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/13320966_1208531225853607_7260982600411605936_o.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 04, 2016, 05:50:41 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2016, 04:36:18 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 04, 2016, 03:32:34 PM
I think they weree just meant as lil teases nothing more. Just people reading way to much into them lol.

This. As nice a notion as it was, it was just a notion. I don't expect we'll see anything else based off numbers to do with the movies until next April.

Quote from: Enoch on Jun 03, 2016, 11:35:13 PM
(https://scontent.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/q84/s960x960/13308282_10153390517471618_3899314418063987949_o.jpg)

Dane Hallett - concept artist for Covenant

This is most probably not related to Covenant, but I think this picture is very interesting. :)



Definitely not related to the movie but damn! Dane has style!
Well it's Giger-esque so it is related in a way. Obviously not an actual "gonna be in the movie" design.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 04, 2016, 08:50:37 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2016, 04:36:18 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 04, 2016, 03:32:34 PM
I think they weree just meant as lil teases nothing more. Just people reading way to much into them lol.

This. As nice a notion as it was, it was just a notion. I don't expect we'll see anything else based off numbers to do with the movies until next April.

These 'lil kind of teases are usually placed as a build-up to something more significant. I wouldn't have given them much thought if they were just posted on Alien Anthology's twitter page but these were literally plastered over every official 20th Century Fox account.

Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
Don't know if anyone seen this..

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/13320966_1208531225853607_7260982600411605936_o.jpg)

Just another fan-made account. Probably another of Scified's ones.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2016, 09:52:31 PM
Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
Don't know if anyone seen this..

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/13320966_1208531225853607_7260982600411605936_o.jpg)

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 04, 2016, 08:50:37 PM
Just another fan-made account. Probably another of Scified's ones.

It's one of Scified's. The link points back to the Alien: Covenant website they own.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 04, 2016, 11:36:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2016, 09:52:31 PM
Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
Don't know if anyone seen this..

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/13320966_1208531225853607_7260982600411605936_o.jpg)

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 04, 2016, 08:50:37 PM
Just another fan-made account. Probably another of Scified's ones.

It's one of Scified's. The link points back to the Alien: Covenant website they own.

I figured as much.


Maybe Fox will re-release Prometheus back in theaters either as a limited run or as a double feature with Covenant just on opening night like they are doing with ID4.

Maybe a certain Corporal who we all know, and love could contact Fox and persuade them. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13397460_282101418803286_1322201595_n.jpg)

Quote#MichaelFassbender recently spotted out with girlfriend Alicia Vikander in Sydney, Australia



Still no blond hair.

Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 11:36:32 PM
Maybe a certain Corporal who we all know, and love could contact Fox and persuade them. 8)

To be perfectly honest I'm not even how those kinds of runs are managed.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13285292_292583044415241_1632053045_n.jpg)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 06, 2016, 12:05:15 PM
Stalkers I tell you. What color is his hair... gesh, I wonder what would have happened if he was seen with an evil looking twirling blond handlebar moustache. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2016, 12:08:53 PM
The pap's gotta eat, man!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 06, 2016, 12:28:29 PM
If they're that hungry, then they should work at a restaurant. Hell they'd probably get juicer pics.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 06, 2016, 12:33:43 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13397460_282101418803286_1322201595_n.jpg)

Quote#MichaelFassbender recently spotted out with girlfriend Alicia Vikander in Sydney, Australia



Still no blond hair.

Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 11:36:32 PM
Maybe a certain Corporal who we all know, and love could contact Fox and persuade them. 8)

To be perfectly honest I'm not even how those kinds of runs are managed.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13285292_292583044415241_1632053045_n.jpg)



You don't have to know, all you have to say is " Maybe Fox could do double feature with Prometheus, and Covenant." Let them handle the rest. ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 06, 2016, 02:27:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13285292_292583044415241_1632053045_n.jpg)

SO OH MY WORD! ARE THOSE POT PLANTS BEHIND FASSBENDER??!!

Dis movie is gonna be dope dudes!

Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 11:36:32 PM
Maybe Fox will re-release Prometheus back in theaters either as a limited run or as a double feature with Covenant just on opening night like they are doing with ID4.

Maybe a certain Corporal who we all know, and love could contact Fox and persuade them. 8)

Probably be better to do Alien instead of Prometheus. Prometheus is just going to harm Covenant ticket sales.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 06, 2016, 03:43:36 PM
I hope they release an extended cut blu-ray of Prometheus before Covenant hits theatres...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 06, 2016, 04:27:53 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 06, 2016, 02:27:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13285292_292583044415241_1632053045_n.jpg)

SO OH MY WORD! ARE THOSE POT PLANTS BEHIND FASSBENDER??!!

Dis movie is gonna be dope dudes!

Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 11:36:32 PM
Maybe Fox will re-release Prometheus back in theaters either as a limited run or as a double feature with Covenant just on opening night like they are doing with ID4.

Maybe a certain Corporal who we all know, and love could contact Fox and persuade them. 8)

Probably be better to do Alien instead of Prometheus. Prometheus is just going to harm Covenant ticket sales.  :P

I don't agree the Prometheus will harm ticket sales. Casual fans of the series seemed to like Prometheus a great deal. People always bring it up to me. Its the real sci-fi nerds that are divided and 'divided' is a key word there. Half of those people have equally as nice things to say.
Myself- im somewhere in between. I don't HATE it, overall.  I hate some of its choices and love others.

Actually the best thing to do is show Prometheus, Covenant and Alien.

I see why they had to attach 'ALIEN' before 'COVENANT' but it breaks continuity.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 06, 2016, 04:33:13 PM
Fear not, soon we will have Alien: Prometheus...   8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jun 06, 2016, 05:55:18 PM
Quote from: CainsSon on Jun 06, 2016, 04:27:53 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 06, 2016, 02:27:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13285292_292583044415241_1632053045_n.jpg)

SO OH MY WORD! ARE THOSE POT PLANTS BEHIND FASSBENDER??!!

Dis movie is gonna be dope dudes!

Quote from: Alexx on Jun 04, 2016, 11:36:32 PM
Maybe Fox will re-release Prometheus back in theaters either as a limited run or as a double feature with Covenant just on opening night like they are doing with ID4.

Maybe a certain Corporal who we all know, and love could contact Fox and persuade them. 8)

Probably be better to do Alien instead of Prometheus. Prometheus is just going to harm Covenant ticket sales.  :P

I don't agree the Prometheus will harm ticket sales. Casual fans of the series seemed to like Prometheus a great deal. People always bring it up to me. Its the real sci-fi nerds that are divided and 'divided' is a key word there. Half of those people have equally as nice things to say.
Myself- im somewhere in between. I don't HATE it, overall.  I hate some of its choices and love others.

I know plenty of "casuals" who hate the movie, while myself, a hardcore fan of Alien, feel pretty much the same way about it you do.

I think Scott is attaching Alien in front of it, and not Prometheus, because a large portion of the complaints were simply that the film wasn't Alien enough. It felt almost like a stand alone film, different in content, sub-genre and style--barring several exceptions, overall. Scott is trying to distance himself from the negativity and move closer to the popularity of the original, while still having some big interesting ideas that frankly I liked, in Prometheus.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 07, 2016, 03:56:02 AM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 06, 2016, 04:33:13 PM
Fear not, soon we will have Alien: Prometheus...   8)

Then they will have to rebrand them all -

Alien: Nostromo
Aliens: Sulaco
Alien: Fury
Alien: Auriga
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 08:15:43 AM
They wouldn't need to. That's the theme for the new series! I wouldn't be too surprised to see Prometheus rebranded for home release again closer to Covenant's release but NickisSmart brings up a good point about not being directly tied to Alien.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 07, 2016, 03:15:09 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P

Post, post, post!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 07, 2016, 03:40:57 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P

The one of him hanging out at the restaurant where all the paparazzi are now working?

Spoiler
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkW2v19W0AACy0V.jpg)
[close]

Quote from: CainsSon on Jun 07, 2016, 03:56:02 AM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 06, 2016, 04:33:13 PM
Fear not, soon we will have Alien: Prometheus...   8)

Then they will have to rebrand them all -

Alien: Nostromo
Aliens: Sulaco
Alien: Fury
Alien: Auriga

Fury is not a ship. It would be Alien: Patna.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 07, 2016, 06:17:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P

Oh, come on... you can't do that to us  :'(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 07, 2016, 07:00:49 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 07, 2016, 03:40:57 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P

The one of him hanging out at the restaurant where all the paparazzi are now working?

Spoiler
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkW2v19W0AACy0V.jpg)
[close]

Quote from: CainsSon on Jun 07, 2016, 03:56:02 AM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 06, 2016, 04:33:13 PM
Fear not, soon we will have Alien: Prometheus...   8)

Then they will have to rebrand them all -

Alien: Nostromo
Aliens: Sulaco
Alien: Fury
Alien: Auriga

Fury is not a ship. It would be Alien: Patna.

Nah. It should be ALIENS: HADLEY'S HOPE and ALIEN: FURY (161) since that's where the action takes place - but really since Im saying the whole thing is a bad idea, based on the need for discontinuity after calling this film ALIEN: COVENANT, which takes place before ALIEN. Just call it COVENANT, or drop the 'ALIEN' from the title upon release. Really the best idea is to market it as ALIEN: COVENANT and then leave the 'ALIEN' absent from the title sequence and in any boxed sets.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 08, 2016, 06:20:51 AM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jun 07, 2016, 06:17:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P

Oh, come on... you can't do that to us  :'(

8th already posted it. I was just poking fun at him poking fun at me for posting those pap shots.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 08, 2016, 10:41:10 AM
Fassbender later feed those chefs/papparazzi to his Engineer friends, when he didnt like the food ;)  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 08, 2016, 01:45:26 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 08, 2016, 06:20:51 AM
8th already posted it. I was just poking fun at him poking fun at me for posting those pap shots.

That was whiterabbit!  :laugh:


Quote from: CainsSon on Jun 07, 2016, 03:15:09 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P

Post, post, post!

Quote from: lv_226 on Jun 07, 2016, 06:17:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2016, 03:10:37 PM
New picture of Fassie but I daren't post... ::) :P

Oh, come on... you can't do that to us  :'(

Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 08, 2016, 10:41:10 AM
Fassbender later feed those chefs/papparazzi to his Engineer friends, when he didnt like the food ;)  :laugh:

But it's quite obvious Corporal, everyone is only here for the pictures of Michael  :-*. They don't really care about the film.  :P

So keep those pictures coming.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 08, 2016, 02:59:24 PM
My apologies. I get you sarcastic bunch mixed up sometimes. Especially when I don't double check.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 08, 2016, 08:52:13 PM
Well, I've certainly never been mistaken for a bunny before. Have you?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 08, 2016, 09:37:28 PM
I always was an asshole.

Still, I want Alien: Covenant gossip, things like David08 on set, in makeup, etc... not the actor who's just taking a walk off of work. But I regress, that's all anyone wants to see these days and the corporal has to keep his minions happy. Keep this up and we'll become the TMZ of Alien.

Did I go too far, it's just a crude joke but even the thought of referencing tmz is hurtful, no, no I typed it already and totally don't mean it. This site is awesome and staffed by actual human beings. People clouded by conscience, remorse, and delusions of morality. Where as tmz makes the alien look like a cute little bunny rabbit. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: D. Compton Ambrose on Jun 09, 2016, 05:24:22 AM
I really wanna know what size of a role the Aliens play in this. I'm kind of worried about Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 09, 2016, 10:43:10 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Jun 08, 2016, 09:37:28 PM
Where as tmz makes the alien look like a cute little bunny rabbit. :P

I just pictured an updated version of one of the best scenes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 09, 2016, 11:34:10 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Jun 08, 2016, 09:37:28 PM
Still, I want Alien: Covenant gossip, things like David08 on set, in makeup, etc... not the actor who's just taking a walk off of work. But I regress, that's all anyone wants to see these days and the corporal has to keep his minions happy. Keep this up and we'll become the TMZ of Alien.

Did I go too far, it's just a crude joke but even the thought of referencing tmz is hurtful, no, no I typed it already and totally don't mean it. This site is awesome and staffed by actual human beings. People clouded by conscience, remorse, and delusions of morality. Where as tmz makes the alien look like a cute little bunny rabbit. :P

:laugh: It's a completely fair point. I only posted it because it feels like its been ages since we had something.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 09, 2016, 02:31:59 PM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Jun 08, 2016, 09:37:28 PM
I always was an asshole.

Still, I want Alien: Covenant gossip, things like David08 on set, in makeup, etc... not the actor who's just taking a walk off of work. But I regress, that's all anyone wants to see these days and the corporal has to keep his minions happy. Keep this up and we'll become the TMZ of Alien.

Did I go too far, it's just a crude joke but even the thought of referencing tmz is hurtful, no, no I typed it already and totally don't mean it. This site is awesome and staffed by actual human beings. People clouded by conscience, remorse, and delusions of morality. Where as tmz makes the alien look like a cute little bunny rabbit. :P

^This post is doubly hilarious for all the grammatical errors it contains.  :laugh:

But I digress...

QuoteWhere as tmz makes the alien look like a cute little bunny rabbit. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCq7XJbah0s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCq7XJbah0s)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 09, 2016, 04:43:31 PM
New pic of Fassbender wearing a tight black tee. 8)

Spoiler
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkgpQA4WgAInBGD.jpg)

https://mobile.twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/740887505743032320 (https://mobile.twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/740887505743032320)
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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 09, 2016, 05:46:44 PM
Alien: Covenant star Billy Crudup tells us why Ridley Scott is so kick-ass
QuoteBehind the scenes of the most anticipated film of next year.

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/alien-prometheus/feature/a797171/alien-covenant-star-talks-working-with-ridley-scott/ (http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/alien-prometheus/feature/a797171/alien-covenant-star-talks-working-with-ridley-scott/)


Alien: Covenant update from Fox executive

Quote"It's going great," says 20th Century Fox executive Fred Baron of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, which is filming at Sydney's Fox Studios and on location at Potts Hill near Lidcombe.

"The director and our producer love it here, not just living in Sydney but they're loving working at the studio and the technicians and the actors," Baron says.

As well as being hard at work shooting the sci-fi thriller, with two more Prometheus-meets-Alien instalments planned, Scott is also executive producing Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel, which starts shooting in Hungary next month.


http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/short-cuts-strong-early-ticket-sales-for-sydney-film-festival-2016-20160608-gpe2d6.html (http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/short-cuts-strong-early-ticket-sales-for-sydney-film-festival-2016-20160608-gpe2d6.html)


Exclusive: Katherine Waterston's Role In 'Alien: Covenant' Revealed

http://theplaylist.net/exclusive-katherine-waterstons-role-alien-covenant-revealed-actress-joins-logan-lucky-20160609/ (http://theplaylist.net/exclusive-katherine-waterstons-role-alien-covenant-revealed-actress-joins-logan-lucky-20160609/)

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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 09, 2016, 07:45:02 PM
I'm definitely curious about Fassbender as he seems to look nothing like he did in Prometheus (blonde hair).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 09, 2016, 09:53:03 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Jun 09, 2016, 05:46:44 PM
Quote"It's going great," says 20th Century Fox executive Fred Baron of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, which is filming at Sydney's Fox Studios and on location at Potts Hill near Lidcombe.

"The director and our producer love it here, not just living in Sydney but they're loving working at the studio and the technicians and the actors," Baron says.

As well as being hard at work shooting the sci-fi thriller, with two more Prometheus-meets-Alien instalments planned, Scott is also executive producing Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel, which starts shooting in Hungary next month.

Wonder what they're shooting at Potts Hill? Any of the Aussies on here know what's of interest there? Could the quarry where they were shooting the massacre have been located there?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 10, 2016, 06:02:22 AM
I'm sure I found out where the quarry is. Let me wake up and go through my messages again and I'll check it out.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PsyKore on Jun 10, 2016, 06:41:19 AM
Potts Hill is where the Sydney water treatment plant is, with huge reservoirs laid there, so yes it'd probably be where they filmed that massacre scene. It's not far from where I live, funnily enough.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jun 10, 2016, 07:13:13 AM
Aussie fans!

There's gonna be an exclusive with Ridley Scott on 10 News tonight!

Check out @angelabishop on Twitter
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 10, 2016, 07:21:17 AM
Quote from: PsyKore on Jun 10, 2016, 06:41:19 AM
Potts Hill is where the Sydney water treatment plant is, with huge reservoirs laid there, so yes it'd probably be where they filmed that massacre scene. It's not far from where I live, funnily enough.

I've just checked over my messages and I was told it is Potts Hill where they're filming it. William Holmes Street, specifically. Now PsyKore...get that drone over there.


Quote from: SuicideDoors on Jun 10, 2016, 07:13:13 AM
Aussie fans!

There's gonna be an exclusive with Ridley Scott on 10 News tonight!

Check out @angelabishop on Twitter

Hoping that ends up online. We might actually get to see our first official look at the sets.

"On the set of #AlienCovenant with #RidleyScott. Could Australia score a second Alien shoot?"
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jun 10, 2016, 10:40:52 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 10, 2016, 10:25:37 AM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on Jun 10, 2016, 07:13:13 AM
Aussie fans!

There's gonna be an exclusive with Ridley Scott on 10 News tonight!

Check out @angelabishop on Twitter

Hoping that ends up online. We might actually get to see our first official look at the sets.

"On the set of #AlienCovenant with #RidleyScott. Could Australia score a second Alien shoot?"

Yeah we'll have to keep tabs on it, I'm sure they'll post the segment on the official news website maybe?! I'm just as curious to learn anything new from Ridley's mouth as much as the visuals!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 10, 2016, 11:40:07 AM
If the show does actually start at 10, I believe that's 20 minutes time so we should be seeing something soonish. Not that I'm good with time conversion.


Turns out it was posted hours ago. Nothing really. Lots of Prometheus footage. Maybe some small minor glimpses of trees but nothing to get excited about.

https://www.facebook.com/tennews/videos/vb.158249957578653/1086208444782795/?type=2&theater

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jun 10, 2016, 12:30:48 PM
Well found. And oh. That was disappointing. 5 weeks till finish though!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 10, 2016, 01:52:00 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 10, 2016, 07:21:17 AM
Quote from: PsyKore on Jun 10, 2016, 06:41:19 AM
Potts Hill is where the Sydney water treatment plant is, with huge reservoirs laid there, so yes it'd probably be where they filmed that massacre scene. It's not far from where I live, funnily enough.

I've just checked over my messages and I was told it is Potts Hill where they're filming it. William Holmes Street, specifically. Now PsyKore...get that drone over there.

So nothing to do with Pot plants then?  :-\

But yeah, it checks-out on google maps. Big quarry at the end of that street. Now we just need PsyKore camped outside Fox Studios in a ghillie suit with a long-range telephoto lens ASAP.  ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 10, 2016, 05:51:10 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 10, 2016, 01:52:00 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 10, 2016, 07:21:17 AM
Quote from: PsyKore on Jun 10, 2016, 06:41:19 AM
Potts Hill is where the Sydney water treatment plant is, with huge reservoirs laid there, so yes it'd probably be where they filmed that massacre scene. It's not far from where I live, funnily enough.

I've just checked over my messages and I was told it is Potts Hill where they're filming it. William Holmes Street, specifically. Now PsyKore...get that drone over there.

So nothing to do with Pot plants then?  :-\

But yeah, it checks-out on google maps. Big quarry at the end of that street. Now we just need PsyKore camped outside Fox Studios in a ghillie suit with a long-range telephoto lens ASAP.  ;)

PsyKore - find a Production Manager and tell them you want to PA. I will back you up. I'll say you've worked on set for years in NY on a Visa.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 10, 2016, 10:27:26 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 10, 2016, 06:02:22 AM
I'm sure I found out where the quarry is. Let me wake up and go through my messages again and I'll check it out.
This is why we need special forces. To seek out and acquire juicy set images and videos. Total Spoilage.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 13, 2016, 03:07:06 PM
Quote from: Wayne HaagWe've referenced Arnold Bocklin a lot on Covenant lately!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/741837117324550144

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ftherebel.is%2Fimages%2Fobgrabber%2F2015-12%2F2c56caf70c.jpeg&hash=4b58d3bed92fec1229fba95c280c2738bd03d819)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2016, 03:14:34 PM
I always see Giger's version.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stmoroky.com%2Freviews%2Fgallery%2Fbocklin%2Fiotd%7EgL.jpg&hash=11179651dfcf80b68d86650d762a729f8b20c80c)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 13, 2016, 03:29:33 PM
I totally forgot Giger also painted that homage to Bocklin's Isle of the Dead.

Swiss artist, Bocklin was in a sense almost a kind of precursor to Giger.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Giger Beast on Jun 13, 2016, 03:38:06 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2016, 03:14:34 PM
I always see Giger's version.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stmoroky.com%2Freviews%2Fgallery%2Fbocklin%2Fiotd%7EgL.jpg&hash=11179651dfcf80b68d86650d762a729f8b20c80c)

Paradise...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2016, 03:41:42 PM
I'm happy none of you have posted this but just a warning. The attached picture is making the rounds on Facebook with folk claiming its from Covenant. It's not. It's from Prometheus and was shared on their page early in May. We also have pictures in our behind the scenes gallery of the construction with the same guy in the red shirt.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13012665_979179402179117_7410071451893963882_n.jpg?oh=5d44569a57159b6d9825bd6da46fd7eb&oe=57CFAC23)

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 13, 2016, 03:29:33 PM
I totally forgot Giger also painted that homage to Bocklin's Isle of the Dead.

Swiss artist, Bocklin was in a sense almost a kind of precursor to Giger.

Someone even did a custom map for AvP2 based on the concept. I remember it being really creepy.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Jun 13, 2016, 03:47:38 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 13, 2016, 03:07:06 PM
Quote from: Wayne HaagWe've referenced Arnold Bocklin a lot on Covenant lately!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/741837117324550144

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ftherebel.is%2Fimages%2Fobgrabber%2F2015-12%2F2c56caf70c.jpeg&hash=4b58d3bed92fec1229fba95c280c2738bd03d819)

That figure reminds me of Charon from Greek mythology who carried the souls of the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron (the name of the planet in Aliens, if I'm not mistaken).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 14, 2016, 05:35:13 AM
Press Day

Quoteruben nepales ‏@nepalesruben 
Going to the set of #AlienCovenant in #Sydney today.  #ridleyscott #scifi

Quoteruben nepales ‏@nepalesruben  · 1 hil y a 1 heure 
On the #Sydney set of #AlienCovenant which marks the return of #RidleyScott to the universe he created.

Quoteadam tanswell ‏@adamtanswell  · 2 hil y a 2 heures 
Looking for extraterrestrial life on the set of Alien: Covenant today... #AlienCovenant #geekingout #sydney

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck4UpySVEAAEPYb.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 07:13:41 AM
Wonder if it has something to do with Hollywood foreign Press Association? I'm guessing they're at the quarry?


And another from Instagram.

(https://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13397567_1588502558113605_1754624244_n.jpg)

#Onset #AlienCovenant #Australia #20thCenturyFox
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jun 14, 2016, 08:14:40 AM
Loving the return of the original Alien font. Bring on that first poster!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 14, 2016, 01:14:48 PM
What's the official alien covenant twitter site??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 14, 2016, 01:45:14 PM
I played a bit ;D:

https://youtu.be/a6N4b8WJv_g (https://youtu.be/a6N4b8WJv_g)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 01:54:28 PM
Quote from: Alexx on Jun 14, 2016, 01:14:48 PM
What's the official alien covenant twitter site??

They don't have one yet. Best bet for now would be the Alien Anthology account for official updates.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 14, 2016, 01:59:31 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 01:54:28 PM
Quote from: Alexx on Jun 14, 2016, 01:14:48 PM
What's the official alien covenant twitter site??

They don't have one yet. Best bet for now would be the Alien Anthology account for official updates.

Thanks.  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 14, 2016, 02:58:44 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 07:13:41 AM
Wonder if it has something to do with Hollywood foreign Press Association? I'm guessing they're at the quarry?


And another from Instagram.

(https://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13397567_1588502558113605_1754624244_n.jpg)

#Onset #AlienCovenant #Australia #20thCenturyFox

I love rocks!  But these ones are so fake.   ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM
Quote from: Kristien MoratoTaking over Ridley Scott's job for a second on the set of the new #Alien movie, starring Michael Fassbender!

https://twitter.com/KristienMorato/status/742671290251640833 (https://twitter.com/KristienMorato/status/742671290251640833)



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck5_jnhUgAUCH4s.jpg)


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 07:13:41 AM
Wonder if it has something to do with Hollywood foreign Press Association? I'm guessing they're at the quarry?

Yes, it does look like the quarry in this photo.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck5_jnhUgAUCH4s.jpg)

I'm not going to say I'm jealous but...

From looking at this, I think it was exclusively for HFPA members.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 14, 2016, 03:13:08 PM
They're just rocks, no indigenous life  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 14, 2016, 03:13:57 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck5_jnhUgAUCH4s.jpg)

I'm not going to say I'm jealous but...

From looking at this, I think it was exclusively for HFPA members.
They snuck some Giger art into the clapper board! This to be specific:
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcoolvibe.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F01%2Fhrgiger111.jpg&hash=7935a7b611d22c1790c2818af88ddaeeb456abf5)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 03:15:23 PM
F*ck, that's one helluva good catch sir!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 03:16:35 PM
That's brilliant. Now let's scour the background for more tidbits!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 14, 2016, 03:19:38 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 03:15:23 PM
F*ck, that's one helluva good catch sir!
I'm the honest type so I'll just say I caught it somewhere else and I'm just passing on the information!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 14, 2016, 03:26:23 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jun 14, 2016, 03:13:57 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck5_jnhUgAUCH4s.jpg)

I'm not going to say I'm jealous but...

From looking at this, I think it was exclusively for HFPA members.
They snuck some Giger art into the clapper board! This to be specific:
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcoolvibe.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F01%2Fhrgiger111.jpg&hash=7935a7b611d22c1790c2818af88ddaeeb456abf5)

Good GOD man! GREAT find!

Anything Giger related and I get weak the knees man.... Here's hoping that this film is laden with Giger landscapes and that glorious original design...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 14, 2016, 03:31:33 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2016, 03:14:34 PM
I always see Giger's version.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stmoroky.com%2Freviews%2Fgallery%2Fbocklin%2Fiotd%7EgL.jpg&hash=11179651dfcf80b68d86650d762a729f8b20c80c)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ftherebel.is%2Fimages%2Fobgrabber%2F2015-12%2F2c56caf70c.jpeg&hash=4b58d3bed92fec1229fba95c280c2738bd03d819)

Breathtaking! Imagine this scene in Milford Sound.
I hope that we will see something like this!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 14, 2016, 03:41:34 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Jun 14, 2016, 03:31:33 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2016, 03:14:34 PM
I always see Giger's version.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stmoroky.com%2Freviews%2Fgallery%2Fbocklin%2Fiotd%7EgL.jpg&hash=11179651dfcf80b68d86650d762a729f8b20c80c)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ftherebel.is%2Fimages%2Fobgrabber%2F2015-12%2F2c56caf70c.jpeg&hash=4b58d3bed92fec1229fba95c280c2738bd03d819)

Breathtaking! Imagine this scene in Milford Sound.
I hope that we will see something like this!

That would be awesome...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 14, 2016, 04:17:28 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jun 14, 2016, 03:26:23 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jun 14, 2016, 03:13:57 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck5_jnhUgAUCH4s.jpg)

I'm not going to say I'm jealous but...

From looking at this, I think it was exclusively for HFPA members.
They snuck some Giger art into the clapper board! This to be specific:
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcoolvibe.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F01%2Fhrgiger111.jpg&hash=7935a7b611d22c1790c2818af88ddaeeb456abf5)
Anything Giger related and I get weak the knees man.... Here's hoping that this film is laden with Giger landscapes and that glorious original design...
I hope so....I really really hope so. It's a shame they didn't for Prometheus so I'm hoping they'll make up for it with this.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 08:14:13 PM
Just had a little back and forth with one of the journalists. He doesn't know when the embargo for their articles will be lifted.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck73GurUgAAiQdD.jpg:large)

@_CorporalHicks Lots to be revealed when the embargo lifts!


Quote from: tmjhur on Jun 14, 2016, 04:17:28 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jun 14, 2016, 03:26:23 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jun 14, 2016, 03:13:57 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck5_jnhUgAUCH4s.jpg)

I'm not going to say I'm jealous but...

From looking at this, I think it was exclusively for HFPA members.
They snuck some Giger art into the clapper board! This to be specific:
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcoolvibe.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F01%2Fhrgiger111.jpg&hash=7935a7b611d22c1790c2818af88ddaeeb456abf5)
Anything Giger related and I get weak the knees man.... Here's hoping that this film is laden with Giger landscapes and that glorious original design...
I hope so....I really really hope so. It's a shame they didn't for Prometheus so I'm hoping they'll make up for it with this.

That would make me all sorts of happy!  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 14, 2016, 08:18:33 PM
You guys really think that Giger thing will look good on screen with those bug eyes?  I want the film to be as much Giger as possible, but I think one of Giger's greatest contributions was the eyeless monster.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 14, 2016, 11:27:15 PM
Is this from covenant I don't remember this...

https://mobile.twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/741670102899265536/video/1 (https://mobile.twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/741670102899265536/video/1)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: DwayneHicks on Jun 15, 2016, 02:38:16 AM
It is from alien Himmelblau at the end of the film when Ripley hits the button that opens the airlock and  sends the alien out of Narcissus.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-mmbStFrAA the scene the gif is from and it is at 1:00 on the clip
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acrediblesource on Jun 15, 2016, 04:08:11 AM
The word covenant has a very rich and warm sound to it that oozes an homage to giger's surrealist designs.
If we saw that one original design with the eyes and bulbous tail, we would be in for a true treat, feast  for the senses.
If not, well then truely a tease up my arse.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Jun 15, 2016, 04:28:53 AM
Alien Covenant should be a tribute to Giger.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 15, 2016, 04:39:20 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Jun 15, 2016, 04:28:53 AM
Alien Covenant should be a tribute to Giger.

They should dedicate the film to H.R.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 15, 2016, 07:45:04 AM
That would be really nice if they did that. And I imagine Ridley would.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck-wdkTUgAARCBr.jpg:large)

https://twitter.com/ScottOrlin/status/743006835490181120

And another one.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Johnny Handsome on Jun 15, 2016, 01:06:53 PM
From Facebook:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/l/t31.0-8/13404042_10154162859896605_8036951763760568753_o.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jun 15, 2016, 02:03:05 PM
Love how they're all huddled around him, like the crew around Dallas when he takes about the acoustical beacon. :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jun 15, 2016, 05:56:10 PM
No word on CDL making furious gods 2?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 16, 2016, 08:35:58 AM
Just a couple of new ones from Wayne.

QuoteSome days I have to pinch myself to the reality that I'm working on a Ridley Scott film. Big deal for a working class kid out of Melb's west

My 15 year old self at Footscray Tech would not believe it! My current self is extremely grateful for the opportunity! :-) #Alien #Covenant

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/743352171215781888

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/743353189882200068


Quote from: oduodu on Jun 15, 2016, 05:56:10 PM
No word on CDL making furious gods 2?

Nothing on the home release yet.



(https://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/13408754_1050319008389353_170817123_n.jpg)

QuoteBack on the set and was welcomed by this beautiful surprise from the crew and Ridley Scott! I'm in command as BOSS / DIRECTOR today! Thank you guys for the love!




(https://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12519568_587158198105894_341745221_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12935118_218804745158542_1795361461_n.jpg)



From one of the stunt guys. Pictures are from Milford Sound back in April. 


Might be worth keeping an eye on this one: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGrI9I6lH3F/

QuoteOur editor @francisco_russo is in Sydney, Australia. He will visit the set of Alien: Covenant, sequel to Prometheus and Alien quadrilogy prelude to. Stay tuned here on Instagram and Snapchat
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 16, 2016, 11:39:56 AM
Great post !!  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 16, 2016, 01:53:48 PM
This is all very exciting  ;D

Something about that clapboard in the darkness and shadows provides a real sense dread.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 16, 2016, 03:17:03 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jun 16, 2016, 01:53:48 PM
This is all very exciting  ;D

Something about that clapboard in the darkness and shadows provides a real sense dread.

Man, I thought that was a spaceship at first.   :-[
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 16, 2016, 03:47:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 16, 2016, 08:35:58 AM
Quote from: oduodu on Jun 15, 2016, 05:56:10 PM
No word on CDL making furious gods 2?

Nothing on the home release yet.

I just had a look at his twitter page, looks like he's still hanging in LA. So probably not.

And by the look of his attire in this recent picture it seems like he's had it with Ridley...  :P  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cku_ttzUkAATDTi.jpg)

Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 16, 2016, 03:17:03 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jun 16, 2016, 01:53:48 PM
This is all very exciting  ;D

Something about that clapboard in the darkness and shadows provides a real sense dread.

Man, I thought that was a spaceship at first.   :-[

That's the new USCSS Clapperboard out of Panama. They had some budget cutbacks for this film you see.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 16, 2016, 03:51:09 PM
It will be a terrible loss for us fans if he doesnt get to document the making of Covenant, like you said though, his shirt kinda says it all.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 07:58:41 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClIzg73UsAAhdo-.jpg:large)

Still in the quarry - https://twitter.com/maxp26/status/743713536119996416

Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 16, 2016, 03:51:09 PM
It will be a terrible loss for us fans if he doesnt get to document the making of Covenant, like you said though, his shirt kinda says it all.

Couldn't agree more. It's hard to think of an Alien film without Charles' amazing work behind its home release.


Looks like foreign press are getting on set today. The above was French.

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https://www.facebook.com/revistapreview/photos/a.270741206316636.68024.124004587656966/1128530720537676/?type=3


And another

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClJKytSVYAAJwVG.jpg:large)

https://twitter.com/sylvestrepicard/status/743739129423241217
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 17, 2016, 10:43:38 AM
Well now we know a bit about the stacked containers.  They provide the structure for the blue screens...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 10:53:16 AM
I imagine they'll be for mattes.


And some more from Ms. BCMC, the prop maker whose posts we've shared a few times. It's her last day today so a few comments about that.

QuoteI left Sydney with this beautiful view! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all its beautiful weeks full (pt1)

... of adventure and for taking care of me in this beautiful country! I love you Sydney and Australia! (pt2)

Filled to have share and work on this film and chapter with you all, thank you for all the love and trust! (pt3) #setlife #sydney #foxstudio

It was a real pleasure & honor to work w/ director Ridley Scott ❤️🇦🇺👽 | Seoul quick stop before going back to home...🇰🇷 ✈️🇺🇸 (pt4)

She also shared a short video of Milford Sound:

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 17, 2016, 11:42:43 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 10:53:16 AM
I imagine they'll be for mattes.

Yes, that goes without saying.

I hope it means we will have a gigerscape in their place.  It's something tall and wide regardless.  A cityscape?


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 10:53:16 AM
I imagine they'll be for mattes.

Yes, that goes without saying.

I hope it means we will have a gigerscape in their place.  It's something tall and wide regardless.  A cityscape?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 11:47:27 AM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 17, 2016, 11:42:43 AM
I hope it means we will have a gigerscape in their place.  It's something tall and wide regardless.  A cityscape?

Presumably the rest of the ruinous city? I can't imagine it'll be anything Giger-esque. Nothing about those leaked pictures give me that feeling.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jun 17, 2016, 12:22:54 PM
Like what Giger wanted, with a bio-mechanical planet, which he described, in his interview for the making-of of Alien? Alas, no budget, back in those days. In Covenant, everything looks like a level out of Donkey Kong Country.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 17, 2016, 12:26:00 PM
If we never get a Gigerworld, I will be sorely disappointed I will.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 12:33:05 PM
A Giger-esque landscape is the only thing I have a burning desire for from this film - other than being good, that is.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Jun 17, 2016, 12:33:25 PM
I want Gigerworld, the theme park.  ...with little train rides through erotomechanical tunnels and landscapes. 

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 17, 2016, 12:39:30 PM
Quote from: windebieste on Jun 17, 2016, 12:33:25 PM
I want Gigerworld, the theme park.  ...with little train rides through erotomechanical tunnels and landscapes. 

-Windebieste.

I can't tell if you're being facetious or not... but that's awesome!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 12:52:42 PM
Giger built a train ride in his garden. I don't think it was like his Species train though. That would have been damn cool to see.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.philippe-graton.com%2Fwww%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F05%2FPG_1996_08-19.jpg&hash=acb58aa75e27c9604c49d50d03ca43790de2b6c0)


Species train:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn-static.denofgeek.com%2Fsites%2Fdenofgeek%2Ffiles%2Fstyles%2Finsert_main_wide_image%2Fpublic%2Fgigers-species-train.jpg%3Fitok%3DvtneOfTE&hash=875d8f11f7507466de5ce618a60cf8835cea5da0)


http://www.hrgiger.com/ghost.htm
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 17, 2016, 01:28:59 PM
The wait for something new is excruciating, one pic a week is not enough! :-\
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 01:39:49 PM
I wish it was that!


In all seriousness though, I imagine we'll be seeing some actual articles soon. What with them having press on location.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 17, 2016, 02:02:48 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 01:39:49 PM
I wish it was that!


In all seriousness though, I imagine we'll be seeing some actual articles soon. What with them having press on location.

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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 17, 2016, 02:08:52 PM
I've no idea what the current embargo is though. With any luck I'll know more soon.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 18, 2016, 09:03:55 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClOMGSOXIAAJTrE.jpg:large)

Michael Fassbender Demián Bichir at the new shop with chief meatoligist Pete

https://twitter.com/Fassbender_Way/status/744092406627315712
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jun 18, 2016, 06:37:08 PM
meatologist?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 18, 2016, 07:27:22 PM
He is obviously an expert in meat preparation, a chef!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 18, 2016, 09:53:59 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Jun 18, 2016, 07:27:22 PM
He is obviously an expert in meat preparation, a chief!

*Chef


Wider shot for all the Fassie Fanbois on here:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClOXKMoXEAAxtQ6.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 18, 2016, 10:23:00 PM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/741837117324550144 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/741837117324550144)

So specualtion about this encrypted big spoiler :laugh:

Arnold Böcklin

- Arnold Böcklin is a major nineteenth-century symbolist artist.

- Traditional in his devotion to nature and his sense of expression, Böcklin also
conveys a modern sensibility and spirit in his canvases. Setting his work in an intensely
personal world where mythological creatures encounter the folklore of German mythology, Böcklin achieves a marvellous fusion of the sometimes conflicting trends of Naturalism and Expressionism. Yes there is a painting called Prometheus that he painted!
He uses many myhological creatures as symoblic objects. He often used god Pan, centaurs, naiads and other nymphs!

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- The Island of the Dead. Within six years he would complete five variations of this painting, now considered his most important work. A true masterpiece, the canvas has a moody ambiance that draws the viewer deep inside a dramatic setting that somehow manages to be both fantastical and real. The painting gives the viewer direct access to the painter's private world, a world that is simultaneously dreamy and melancholy. The atmosphere of stillness and mystery was deliberate, Böcklin wanted "a picture to dream over." The title of Isle of the Dead was the suggestion of an art dealer, the artist always referred to the scene as The Tomb Isle. He never gave an official title to the painting deliberately leaving it without it so that the meaning remained open to interpretation by the viewer. (Thats what Ridley wants!!!). Many surrelistic painters made a derivative paintings of this work, and the most prominet is of course one by Salvador Dalí (and of cource HR Giger!!!!).

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Giger

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Dali


Salvador Dalí in 1932 painted ,,The Real Picture of the Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin at the Hour of the Angelus", but the artist leaves us to work out the connection between the title and his scene of an empty beach. (There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing!). On Dali's version of the painting on the left appear the only objects: a cup with a thin rod attached to it sitting on a block. Using Freudian dream interpretation (which is evident throughout Dali's early work) any receptacle is female (Pandora) and any rod is regarded as phallic (Zeus or Adam and Eve). Read as male and female, these objects could be the reason for Dal's inclusion of the "Angelus" in the title. Ridleys methaphors are the same, he used this dual idea in Alien and more so in Prometheus. Two elements create life. Its an ultimate idea of yin-yang, destruction-creation, Zeus-Prometheus, God-Satan/Lucifer, black goo creates and destroys. This picture by Brocklin can be compared to greek mythology of boatman Charon who ferried souls to the underworld. The water could then be either the River Styx or the River Acheron and his white-clad passenger a recently deceased soul transiting to the afterlife. Lindelof ,,Lost" used this painting as inspiraton. This particular scene on painting could be connected with the Milford sound scene with lake and exploiding ship, there is a great ressmblende with the isle scene if you watch Milford sound scene from the lake towards the land. This first interpretation is just  a firts layer interpretation, the most obvious one, and the wrong one! Second is more important to our story and if we introduce all Brocklins works then we can find some connection with Covenant, Paradise Lost, Engineers, ,,GOD", monster, David and humans. If we analyse the symbol of island we may find some clues: According to Jung, the island is  refuge from menancing assault of the ,,sea" of unconscious, or in other words, it is the synthesis of consciousness and the will. Now we will introduce Hindi interpretation of this symbol and Matrix is there: ,,Islands can be seen as the area of metaphysical force (Paradise is illusion!!!) where the forces of  ,,immense illogic" of the ocean are distilled. It is also a symbol of isolation, of solituse and of DEATH . If we say that island on still sea can represent a reflected and inverted image, a hologram or illusion, well then we get a Matrix vibe. I will mention two more paintings by Brocklin: PROMETHEUS (Landscape painting with sea, waves, rocks and grand forest and mountains in background!) and  Ocean Breakers (One Wayne posted on twitter).  A woman standing on a rocky stairs facing a ocean and waves. This scenary is very simillar to that of Isle of the dead. This doors we can see could be behind the Isle of the dead painting. Interestingly if we analyse all this, we can say that woman on painting is in fact Shaw (metaphorically speaking) and she is facing the ocean.  She in fact reached the real Paradise and Covenant crew in a ship (a boat) is arrivng to something they think is Paradise but its not, they are in fact entering the maze of illusion. So maybe the answer to question about Shaws whereabouts is this one: She is in the Paradise, but real one and she is trapped within it, something is keeping her there! And what is an ocean? – illusion that shrouds the reality created by someone that wants to hide the real thing ! Maybe Covenant will find beautiful planet with monumental nature, but that very well could be holographic projection and camouflage of the real thing!
The stones and trees on Brocklin painting make for an interesting comparison – both are symbols of the natural world, the former dead and cold, the latter alive yet silent. The apparent lack of human life on the island is made poignant by the inferable knowledge that once upon a time, the stone ruins must have housed living men. Now, however, like death, the island is an isolated, isolating, and lonesome place. Sounds familiar.


Very interesting thing is that on boat there is a woman which husband died (Shaw) and a third person flying a ship/boat> David. There is a painting by Bocklin depicting woman crying on the dead body of her deceised husband killed by Plague!
(The Plague, 1898). Isle of the dead can represent Shaw/David arrival and then the later arrival of Covenant. Bocklin often uses Nymph as a symbol of illusion. We know Covenant (or pod) will wreck on the shores of Milford Sound, maybe the movie will be set on big island? :)  Brocklin paintings often depict greek god Pan, and other mythologial creatures and religious motifs.



https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/743032514336284672 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/743032514336284672)

If someone want to look into Bocklins work to try to find something that can be
related to Covenant, here is a full collection of his work

http://www.arnoldbocklin.org/ (http://www.arnoldbocklin.org/)


I just researched a bit and found out many connections of Prometheus and Alien with The Cthulhu Myth.
I know about H. P. Lovecraft and how his works influenced Alien, but my new discoveries could suggest that Ridley will introduce Lovecraft ideas in Covenant. Its enough to say that I found a Locecraft notes with description of the scene we saw on leaked photos from the sets!!! Lovecraft  was obsessed with occult and greek god Pan; well some time ago I found Pans face on mural/relief in Prometheus...  Coincidentally Arnold Böcklin too was fascinated by Greek god Pan (look his paintings).

Spoiler
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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 19, 2016, 04:07:08 PM
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I'm pretty good i think  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 19, 2016, 04:09:01 PM
You are ;D

Where did you find this photo?
What the hell are they building?

Ruins of ancient city and temples?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 19, 2016, 07:01:53 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Jun 19, 2016, 04:09:01 PM
You are ;D

Where did you find this photo?

Spoiler
Instagram : nook80
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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jun 19, 2016, 07:50:52 PM
Thanks, Stolen!  :)

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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 20, 2016, 07:24:17 AM
Nicely found! That one has escaped detection for a week or so. She works for one of Scott's production companies.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClX5EAoVAAAABaQ.jpg:large)

QuoteBroken in now thanks to 'Alien: Covenant'. 👍
#onlocation #filmlife #newboots #brokenin #yellow #workshoes #hiking #workandplay #worklifebalance #producerlife #blockbuster #filmmaking #supercomfy #italianleather #zamberlan #australia #sydney #yellowshoelaces #waterproof #winter #rain #wind #mud #lotsofmud

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 20, 2016, 04:42:24 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Jun 19, 2016, 04:07:08 PM
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That's one helluva bluescreen in the far distance - must be about five storey's tall. Probably a remnant of the two Star Wars prequel's that were shot there since filmmakers have mostly switched to greenscreens now.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jun 20, 2016, 09:53:09 PM
For a second,  I thought you were talking about the sky. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 23, 2016, 12:33:01 PM
Wonder what will be revealed today. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 23, 2016, 12:55:59 PM
Teaser video.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 23, 2016, 01:44:28 PM
This was just posted..

https://mobile.twitter.com/scifiedcom/status/745971114736746496 (https://mobile.twitter.com/scifiedcom/status/745971114736746496)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 23, 2016, 01:55:42 PM
Just Scified sharing old footage from Prometheus. It's screen test footage iirc but don't quote me on it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 23, 2016, 02:11:34 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 23, 2016, 01:55:42 PM
Just Scified sharing old footage from Prometheus. It's screen test footage iirc but don't quote me on it.

You're right Corporal. I really hate the amount of click bait on that website...  :-\
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 23, 2016, 02:20:08 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 23, 2016, 01:55:42 PM
Just Scified sharing old footage from Prometheus. It's screen test footage iirc but don't quote me on it.

It figures.  >:(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 23, 2016, 04:11:17 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Jun 23, 2016, 01:44:28 PM
This was just posted..

https://mobile.twitter.com/scifiedcom/status/745971114736746496 (https://mobile.twitter.com/scifiedcom/status/745971114736746496)

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 23, 2016, 01:55:42 PM
Just Scified sharing old footage from Prometheus. It's screen test footage iirc but don't quote me on it.

Somebody said they were auditioning for an "Alien prequel" but she thought they said "Aliens sequel" and signed up!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 07:44:25 AM
WTF guys? I said not to quote me!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jun 24, 2016, 09:27:27 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 07:44:25 AM
WTF guys? I said not to quote me!
Hear that guys, he said not to quote him. So I quoted him anyways to emphasis the merit of the request.

Quote from: Himmelblau on Jun 23, 2016, 01:44:28 PM
This was just posted..

https://mobile.twitter.com/scifiedcom/status/745971114736746496 (https://mobile.twitter.com/scifiedcom/status/745971114736746496)
my god is that one sexy space trucker...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 09:30:18 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Jun 24, 2016, 09:27:27 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 07:44:25 AM
WTF guys? I said not to quote me!
Hear that guys, he said not to quote him. So I quoted him anyways to emphasis the merit of the request.

The sheer impudence.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Ephemer Nine on Jun 24, 2016, 11:49:20 AM
This is not from social media, but I don't know where to post it (this is more or less a "minor news" thread, anyway): Ridley Scott has apparently injured himself on set, colliding with a forklift. Fortunately, it doesn't seem very serious and he only got his wrist damaged.

https://www.scified.com/news/ridley-scott-injured-on-the-set-of-alien-covenant
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 11:52:02 AM
http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54730.0

We've been talking about the news for a few days over on the above thread.  :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Ephemer Nine on Jun 24, 2016, 11:58:41 AM
Thanks, that escaped me  ???.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 24, 2016, 01:55:18 PM
Nothing new today.. Huh??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 02:00:25 PM
I wouldn't expect something new every day. It'll start to increase more when we're in post though.


That said...

QuoteAlien Covenant....Yes Sir Mr Ridley Scott sir!!!!!
Great to be back on set!!!!!!!

From what I think is the Facebook account of this person: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0971437/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


QuoteI'm off to Fox Studios to try some Alien cloths on for Ridly Scott!!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 24, 2016, 03:57:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 02:00:25 PM
I wouldn't expect something new every day. It'll start to increase more when we're in post though.

I suspect it will decrease. At least the leaked stuff will. Post-production will just involve CGI artists locked away in a studio, no more filming in public areas.

We'll probably see a massive increase with regards to officially released stuff around three months before the film's release once the Hype Machine kicks into gear.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 24, 2016, 05:22:54 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 24, 2016, 03:57:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 24, 2016, 02:00:25 PM
I wouldn't expect something new every day. It'll start to increase more when we're in post though.

I suspect it will decrease. At least the leaked stuff will. Post-production will just involve CGI artists locked away in a studio, no more filming in public areas.

We'll probably see a massive increase with regards to officially released stuff around three months before the film's release once the Hype Machine kicks into gear.

Oh no that's way too long to wait.. I'll be going through withdrawal symptoms... :'(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 25, 2016, 10:05:40 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 24, 2016, 03:57:49 PM
I suspect it will decrease. At least the leaked stuff will. Post-production will just involve CGI artists locked away in a studio, no more filming in public areas.

We'll probably see a massive increase with regards to officially released stuff around three months before the film's release once the Hype Machine kicks into gear.

Leaked stuff will decline, definitely. Not that there's really been a great deal this time around. But we'll start to see more of more official stuff. Set visit reports, interviews, etc. Proper marketing obviously won't kick in for sometime though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 25, 2016, 04:16:13 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 25, 2016, 10:05:40 AM
Leaked stuff will decline, definitely. Not that there's really been a great deal this time around. But we'll start to see more of more official stuff. Set visit reports, interviews, etc. Proper marketing obviously won't kick in for sometime though.

Hopefully we'll still get a steady stream of at least one new item every week from Fox. And yeah, the Aussies seem to be very good with sticking to NDA's and such.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2016, 09:02:57 AM
They've had American and European press down there too.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 04:20:34 PM
I was actually referring to the crew members. The Prometheus leaks mostly came from insiders working on the film didn't it?

Also, a little bird told me you may (or may not) have obtained a possible early Prometheus II/Alien: Covenant draft?

Legit?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Glaive on Jun 26, 2016, 05:01:21 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 04:20:34 PM


Also, a little bird told me you may (or may not) have obtained a possible early Prometheus II/Alien: Covenant draft?

Legit?

Don't be RIDICULOUS!!!

...it was actually "Alien: Paradise Lost"
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 05:13:01 PM
Quote from: Glaive on Jun 26, 2016, 05:01:21 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 04:20:34 PM


Also, a little bird told me you may (or may not) have obtained a possible early Prometheus II/Alien: Covenant draft?

Legit?

Don't be RIDICULOUS!!!

...it was actually "Alien: Paradise Lost"

Sounds like he may have gotten hold of a Jack Palgen draft back when it was still just Prometheus II.

Somebody wake up Hicks!

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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2016, 05:17:13 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 04:20:34 PM
I was actually referring to the crew members. The Prometheus leaks mostly came from insiders working on the film didn't it?

I can't speak as to the other sites but mine came from people who had access to the set but didn't work on the film.

QuoteAlso, a little bird told me you may (or may not) have obtained a possible early Prometheus II/Alien: Covenant draft?

Legit?

I have recently read a script with the title Prometheus 2. I've been trying to verify it's authenticity (or it's complete fakeness) but have been unable to so far.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 05:23:04 PM
It's going to be tricky to verify. No-one currently working on the film will confirm it either way or even touch it. What format is it? Can you check the embedded date of the document, the author, title and subject?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2016, 05:27:13 PM
What I have is the supposed first draft. I'm trying to check with the crew the date that draft was completed. Unfortunately it seems to pre-date anyone's involvement. I'm going to write up an article detailing it and I'm either going to have to take a risk on posting it or not. We'll see. I've still got a few feelers left out there that haven't returned yet so we'll see.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 05:32:26 PM
Upload it to the downloads page with the other scripts. Just mark it as "unverified".

When you get a C&D from Fox you'll know it's for real.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: zuzuki on Jun 26, 2016, 05:39:17 PM


QuoteAlso, a little bird told me you may (or may not) have obtained a possible early Prometheus II/Alien: Covenant draft?

Legit?

I have recently read a script with the title Prometheus 2. I've been trying to verify it's authenticity (or it's complete fakeness) but have been unable to so far.
[/quote]

If the script winds up online on other sites and more people get to see the chances are it will be a fake script done by somebody who is eager to spread it as much as possible.

If you bare the only one who has it and you don't see movement anywhere else, then the chances are it's legit.

Ussualy the fanboys who write fanfiction want it spread as much ass possible, so if someone like that sent you the script and sees you are not posting it, then they'll try to spread it in some other way.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Glaive on Jun 26, 2016, 05:44:14 PM
Script leak?...the plot thickens...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/uz4YRzauiSsww/giphy.gif)

I'LL DRINK TO THAT!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 05:49:30 PM
Quote from: zuzuki on Jun 26, 2016, 05:39:17 PM
If you bare the only one who has it and you don't see movement anywhere else, then the chances are it's legit.

Ussualy the fanboys who write fanfiction want it spread as much ass possible, so if someone like that sent you the script and sees you are not posting it, then they'll try to spread it in some other way.

Good point.

From personal experience, the shooting script typically has the person to whom it was given, name watermarked diagonally across the page. It may also have a digital watermark if it isn't a scanned document. But a first draft might not have that since very few people will ever handle that document.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jun 26, 2016, 05:50:57 PM
I'm guessing Paglen's draft is xenomorph-free?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jun 26, 2016, 07:26:37 PM
Whoa!

Post the script please !

But in all fairness won't Fox be a bit upset  because it might show details of Covenant ? Even if it is a bit removed from the shooting script?

So I guess verifying its authenticity might be prudent. As is the case. So if its real its likely that Fox won't allow it.

Hope I  am wrong!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 26, 2016, 07:32:44 PM
Certainly a first version (if it's true), and there must be more than 25 rewrites since ...
But don't read, it can give indications of the final result.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jun 26, 2016, 07:38:01 PM
I have a feeling Paglen's draft has nothing to do with what the final film shaped into.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jun 26, 2016, 07:45:59 PM
Sure but it might give clues to some fundamental plot elements.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2016, 07:48:16 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jun 26, 2016, 07:38:01 PM
I have a feeling Paglen's draft has nothing to do with what the final film shaped into.

It bears zero resemblance to what we know of Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jun 26, 2016, 07:50:56 PM
Then post it !!!

LOL!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Glaive on Jun 26, 2016, 08:05:54 PM
C'mon, Hicks...you know you want to... ;D

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m20dkyTP5C1r3nh4ho1_500.gif)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2016, 08:15:30 PM
I will. I just want time to look into it as much as I can. I'd rather release it with as much info as I can get. If it looks real or fake, I'd rather know with more certainty than people making a fuss out of it before we know. I'd hate for us to play into some hoax or be the butt of a prank.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: AL on Jun 26, 2016, 08:28:58 PM
Quote from: oduodu on Jun 26, 2016, 07:50:56 PM
Then post it !!!

LOL!!

;D haha

or send it to one of us and we will post it like.. ohhh look what we found..  ::)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jun 26, 2016, 08:41:11 PM
That's sounds good Corporal. So you are very much the reason we got the 3 prometheus scripts.

Thank you .

This site now is without doubt the pinnacle alien universe site.

Long may it  continue.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 26, 2016, 08:47:46 PM
Wait is it the script from covenant?? :-X
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 09:26:23 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2016, 07:48:16 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jun 26, 2016, 07:38:01 PM
I have a feeling Paglen's draft has nothing to do with what the final film shaped into.

It bears zero resemblance to what we know of Covenant.

A positive indication that it might be real then. Though the odds are still very high that it's a hoax.

Also consider that a first draft would only have been seen by a select few people. Ridley, Jim Gianopulos, maybe a couple of other Fox execs, Michael Green, John Logan and of course Paglen himself. And I doubt any of them will confirm it's authenticity until after the film is released.

I agree it's good to play it safe until you can get a better idea with regards to it's authenticity. You could also try getting a second opinion from guys like Val, SM, Sil etc who could probably spot a fake from a mile away.

Quote from: oduodu on Jun 26, 2016, 07:26:37 PM
But in all fairness won't Fox be a bit upset  because it might show details of Covenant ? Even if it is a bit removed from the shooting script?

They are going to be pissed if it's for real. The have invested millions of dollars into this film. If the Corporal does decide to upload it here he better be prepared to remove it very fast if Fox asks him to.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 27, 2016, 12:35:34 PM
If it does turn out to be a copy fo the actual first draft, then damn :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Jun 27, 2016, 12:59:12 PM
*flashbacks to AVPR script review*  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 27, 2016, 01:38:08 PM
I want to know two things from it...

1) Does Shaw die, or live on to fight another day??
2) Will this end on cliffhanger like Prometheus did??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 28, 2016, 05:46:57 AM
I bet for a new official photo today.
Demian Bichir
3pm
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 28, 2016, 01:10:30 PM
Hopefully we get a pic of the Covenant ship in full. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 28, 2016, 07:13:42 PM
I failed. "shame"

Still 13 months wait, I'm bored, 2016 is'nt a very exciting year for cinema.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 28, 2016, 08:20:46 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2016, 09:26:23 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2016, 07:48:16 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jun 26, 2016, 07:38:01 PM
I have a feeling Paglen's draft has nothing to do with what the final film shaped into.

It bears zero resemblance to what we know of Covenant.

A positive indication that it might be real then. Though the odds are still very high that it's a hoax.

Also consider that a first draft would only have been seen by a select few people. Ridley, Jim Gianopulos, maybe a couple of other Fox execs, Michael Green, John Logan and of course Paglen himself. And I doubt any of them will confirm it's authenticity until after the film is released.

I agree it's good to play it safe until you can get a better idea with regards to it's authenticity. You could also try getting a second opinion from guys like Val, SM, Sil etc who could probably spot a fake from a mile away.

Quote from: oduodu on Jun 26, 2016, 07:26:37 PM
But in all fairness won't Fox be a bit upset  because it might show details of Covenant ? Even if it is a bit removed from the shooting script?

They are going to be pissed if it's for real. The have invested millions of dollars into this film. If the Corporal does decide to upload it here he better be prepared to remove it very fast if Fox asks him to.
You remember Alien Harvest? Totally real!!!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jun 28, 2016, 09:54:08 PM
I maintain, I rather liked Alien Harvest.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jun 28, 2016, 09:57:30 PM
Demian should have interesting clothing, he's the head of security.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Giger Beast on Jun 28, 2016, 11:17:00 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jun 28, 2016, 09:54:08 PM
I maintain, I rather liked Alien Harvest.  :P

Oh yeah, I actually really dig that script. It has some awesome ideas.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2016, 08:50:52 AM
The guy who actually wrote it was on the forum defending its authenticity. He didn't like people's negative responses to it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 29, 2016, 10:13:10 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2016, 08:50:52 AM
The guy who actually wrote it was on the forum defending its authenticity. He didn't like people's negative responses to it.
Is there any possibility it was real and predated Spaights' involvement?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2016, 10:59:49 AM
No. The whole thing was mentioned on the bluray and it claimed to be Spaihts script.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 29, 2016, 12:05:12 PM
Was that the one with the two storylines that didnt intersect?

I remember them talking about that in Empire while they were making Prometheus lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 29, 2016, 12:33:55 PM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 29, 2016, 12:05:12 PM
Was that the one with the two storylines that didnt intersect?

I remember them talking about that in Empire while they were making Prometheus lol
Yeah there was an android that linked them I think.
In fairness it did actually have some good ideas and a lot of people were convinced it might have been real as it was pretty far out and interesting!

I remember the xenos were basically ant sized and were used to clean planets for terraforming (I'm guessing the black goo is basically this in microbiological form instead of ant sized).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jun 29, 2016, 01:07:15 PM
While this fan made I would like to see something similar .

(https://www.scified.com/u/alien--isolation-inspired-alien--covenant-poster-6.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2016, 05:41:56 PM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 29, 2016, 12:05:12 PM
Was that the one with the two storylines that didnt intersect?

I remember them talking about that in Empire while they were making Prometheus lol

I keep meaning to re-read it actually. But I remember it being ridiculous. Ant-Aliens that were apparently the origins of the Aliens.

So the spoof Ridley account is at it again.  :laugh:

QuoteI'm ok, forklift and all. Christ those go fast. Nearly lifted Fassbender's ego to new heights, we laughed #AlienCovenant. Then cried #Brexit
https://twitter.com/Sir_RidleyScott/status/748208978836992000
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2016, 08:05:34 PM
QuoteThat really was one of the most immense incredible moments in my life. Walking on to the Alien Covenant set in my Japanese Tabi's. So f**king amazing.

In the ALIEN universe you really are working with the creme de le creme of design and engineering.

On the call sheets I love how cast names are all in full and Fassbender's reads
DAVID | MF

From an actress.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jun 29, 2016, 08:22:52 PM
I'm jealous.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 30, 2016, 12:14:19 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2016, 05:41:56 PM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 29, 2016, 12:05:12 PM
Was that the one with the two storylines that didnt intersect?

I remember them talking about that in Empire while they were making Prometheus lol

I keep meaning to re-read it actually. But I remember it being ridiculous. Ant-Aliens that were apparently the origins of the Aliens.

So the spoof Ridley account is at it again.  :laugh:

QuoteI'm ok, forklift and all. Christ those go fast. Nearly lifted Fassbender's ego to new heights, we laughed #AlienCovenant. Then cried #Brexit
https://twitter.com/Sir_RidleyScott/status/748208978836992000

I'm also someone who liked ALIEN HARVEST, and while I did receive emails from its author claiming it was a hoax (but no response after that), it's kind of remarkable, the way the end of Prometheus seemed to set-up an Alien Harvest-like scenario. Especially when you combine it with what we know of Covenant.
Take these with a grain of salt.
For starters, in Harvest, there is an Android-character stranded on a Paradise-like planet, for about 10 years, with another slave who had just been woken from 2 years of hyper-sleep. It is here on Paradise they discover the aliens. Its a version of them we havent yet seen, and they are tiny bugs that the Engineers use to terraform planets. There is the traditional xenomorph in the script as well. 1 creature we already know and another we don't - as reported. One of them tries to notify the Company that the place exists but the other likes their life there, and doesn't want the rest of civilization to know about Paradise... So, the one slave murders the other so they can have Paradise to themselves... AND it's the Android character who kills its lover. Which would make the android the sole survivor, and the murder victim Shaw. In that way David would be murdering Shaw because he doesn't want mankind to know about Paradise and wants to live in peace their with the Space Jockeys, IE; Engineers. It even had an Adam and Eve like-thing going on, which is part of Paradise Lost. In Harvest it was between 2 men, which caused a lot of problems but many people speculated at the time that script appeared that it could easily be changed to an android and a women and still make sense.
IN the meantime, INTERLACED with that story (on PARADISE with the two slaves) there was a second story about a team of explorers on their way somewhere, unknown. They had another android who was identical in looks to the slave on the planet (much like the two Fassbenders in Covenant) on board with them, and they encounter the Juggernaut in space orbiting around a planet. Circumstance cause them only to shoot it down on what we assume is LV426. We later realize the two timelines link and the ship the crew encounters is the one in question in the other story line taking place on Paradise.
Also of note is that the crew on board that ship included a female character who is worried about time dilation causing her to miss her kid's childhood.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jun 30, 2016, 01:10:09 AM
Hmm. Those parallels are a little spooky, actually.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 30, 2016, 04:56:52 AM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jun 30, 2016, 01:10:09 AM
Hmm. Those parallels are a little spooky, actually.

There are a lot of ridiculous things too, like Karate kicking a giant cat alien.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 30, 2016, 09:00:37 AM
https://indiegroundfilms.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/alien-harvest.pdf

If you're interested.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jun 30, 2016, 10:35:19 AM
Quote from: CainsSon on Jun 30, 2016, 04:56:52 AM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jun 30, 2016, 01:10:09 AM
Hmm. Those parallels are a little spooky, actually.

There are a lot of ridiculous things too, like Karate kicking a giant cat alien.
Just you wait until that scene sequence shows up in Covenant....just you wait  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 30, 2016, 11:32:28 AM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jun 30, 2016, 10:35:19 AM
Quote from: CainsSon on Jun 30, 2016, 04:56:52 AM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jun 30, 2016, 01:10:09 AM
Hmm. Those parallels are a little spooky, actually.

There are a lot of ridiculous things too, like Karate kicking a giant cat alien.
Just you wait until that scene sequence shows up in Covenant....just you wait  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

So thats what Danny McBride is doing in the film lmao  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 30, 2016, 02:11:33 PM
QuoteSecret squirrel on the Alien Covenant set.
Can't wait to see the final edit, could go either way.
When you walk onto that ship there is so much that goes through your mind. So much you could possibly process.
Incredible design and set building.
How it looks in ones eyes, right up close and personal.
Amazing.
That was amazing.

Secret squirrel in my taiko tabi's on Ridley Scott's Alien universe set.
It's funny, you kinda look at everything with the eyes of a child, like when you were 8/9 years old when you first saw the film.
Everything just maps out in your brain without having to look at every single detail.
It all falls perfectly into place and so....
I can't wait to see the final edit.
That crystal clear.

Same person from yesterday.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jun 30, 2016, 02:12:49 PM
Holy sh*t! I remember reading that script! LOL @ the karate kicking alien ants.However, CainsSon brings up a very compelling parallel between HARVEST and COVENANT (possibly).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jun 30, 2016, 02:21:34 PM
I'm almost more excited to see the ship than I am the aliens.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jun 30, 2016, 02:55:42 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jun 30, 2016, 02:21:34 PM
I'm almost more excited to see the ship than I am the aliens.

Really? Jesus 😩
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 30, 2016, 06:10:58 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jun 30, 2016, 02:12:49 PM
Holy sh*t! I remember reading that script! LOL @ the karate kicking alien ants.However, CainsSon brings up a very compelling parallel between HARVEST and COVENANT (possibly).

I re-read the script last night. Its a good read. A bit strange because most of the ideas in it are great but then there are these glaring things that need to be changed like Karate Kicking ants aliens and the over emphasis on the love story. My favorite thing about the script is the way it shows us what happens to the Space Jockey as it crashes on LV426 and all the neat details with the Ultramorph-like giant alien that grows from it. I especially love the part where it is eating the ants eggs. Cool image. There is even something like a star-map that the crew of the ship uses to track the Derelict before they shoot it down.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 01, 2016, 07:11:09 PM
https://twitter.com/lukescottfilms

Luke Scott has a spoof account now.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Jul 01, 2016, 08:54:03 PM
How completely redundant. And so far tasteless.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 02, 2016, 01:52:31 AM

From Scified.
QuoteAustralia based plasterer currently working on Alien: Covenant, Ashleigh Jane Crombie just shared a potentially very exciting photo to her Instagram account.
Previously, Ashleigh was the one responsible for sharing the extremely cool Alien: Covenant crew sweaters and T-shirts, which sported the Weyland-Yutani"Building Better Worlds" tagline we mentioned last week.

Just moments ago however, Ashleigh shared a new photo - a resin mold of an Alien Xenomorph head... she tagged the photo #AlienCovenant and #gift.

I've asked her if in fact this is at all indicative of the film's new Alien design or if it was made for fun

As expected, the cast was a gift from Fox, not a hobby project. Ashleigh got back to me on I Instagram and added she could not confirm or deny if the mold is a reflection of the new Alien design.




(https://www.scified.com/articles/new-alien-covenant-xenomorph-head-design-revealed-14.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fu%2FIMG_20160701_205303.jpg&hash=f9f999e4fc2fb11a4608787c3ffa3e65b8adef75)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Jul 02, 2016, 03:25:07 AM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Jul 02, 2016, 01:52:31 AM

From Scified.
QuoteAustralia based plasterer currently working on Alien: Covenant, Ashleigh Jane Crombie just shared a potentially very exciting photo to her Instagram account.
Previously, Ashleigh was the one responsible for sharing the extremely cool Alien: Covenant crew sweaters and T-shirts, which sported the Weyland-Yutani"Building Better Worlds" tagline we mentioned last week.

Just moments ago however, Ashleigh shared a new photo - a resin mold of an Alien Xenomorph head... she tagged the photo #AlienCovenant and #gift.

I've asked her if in fact this is at all indicative of the film's new Alien design or if it was made for fun

As expected, the cast was a gift from Fox, not a hobby project. Ashleigh got back to me on I Instagram and added she could not confirm or deny if the mold is a reflection of the new Alien design.




(https://www.scified.com/articles/new-alien-covenant-xenomorph-head-design-revealed-14.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fu%2FIMG_20160701_205303.jpg&hash=f9f999e4fc2fb11a4608787c3ffa3e65b8adef75)

Looks similar to the Alien 3 design.  I like it, but I was hoping a return of the Giger original.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jul 02, 2016, 05:06:39 AM
Quote
Looks similar to the Alien 3 design.  I like it, but I was hoping a return of the Giger original.

After closer inspection I'm pretty sure it is the Alien 3 Alien!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 02, 2016, 05:51:42 AM
But the ridges? Seems like Aliens.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: El Diablo on Jul 02, 2016, 07:45:22 AM
It is not a new design, but a recast from the ALIEN 3 Halcyon model kit minus the dome. I used to own that kit years ago and I remember the head and neck were two halves that needed glueing down the center before putting the translucent dome over the top.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-YLmlpfGOjJw%2FVF4ACFmJxCI%2FAAAAAAAAAi8%2FVnZXaJMv4ds%2Fs1600%2FDSC00042.JPG&hash=91a446b9de899b8028895e403c4627d0906bbed5)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 02, 2016, 08:03:47 AM
I know she said it wasn't a recast but that doesn't stop it being based entirely on the design. It looks too much like the Alien 3 (sans dome). I don't think she'd release it on her Instagram if it was based on the Alien - they've been pretty Internet security savvy.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Jul 02, 2016, 08:45:01 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 02, 2016, 08:03:47 AMI don't think she'd release it on her Instagram if it was based on the Alien

She'd doubtless be breaking NDA if she did also also risking:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-KLc7Rr_EayU%2FVQeRmPDhC5I%2FAAAAAAAARDQ%2FKVCuPigmCxo%2Fs1600%2Fash-alien.jpg&hash=a7efba2a48bd9d7559dd51bca835d0a03717d771)

"A clause specifically states in your contract that you may not publicly reveal any content under penalty of total forfeiture of all shares. No money."

-Windebieste.







Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 02, 2016, 08:48:58 AM
Exactly. The shirts were cool but don't reveal anything. I don't think this is a representation of the Alien in the film.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Jul 02, 2016, 09:15:34 AM
I seriously doubt it.  It looks more like a profile relief fiberglass wall hanging based on the Dog Alien head to me. 

It's got nothing to do with the content of the movie in production

-Windebieste
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: El Diablo on Jul 02, 2016, 09:21:49 AM


Here's video of the ALIEN 3 kit. It seems likely that it originated from this.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi58.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg247%2Fbughunter79%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fimage_zpshmmarfqs.jpeg&hash=0adf23a2a065453276e8388f442ba44670f739ed)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi58.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg247%2Fbughunter79%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fimage_zpslkjgy2q3.jpeg&hash=45feb7093debe22d1a50522e640a28ec55a95a5a)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: locusta on Jul 02, 2016, 11:41:51 AM
Not new Design, but recast of the 23 year old Halcyon Alien 3 model kit!

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Jul 02, 2016, 12:21:49 PM
Ah, yes.  Clearly it's based on the 'ALIEN 3' Halcyon kit.  So it can't be very big - unless the item in Ashleigh's photo has been scaled up somewhat.

That creature kit actually looks pretty good in that review, too.  it's a damned sight better looking than Halcyon's first 'ALIEN' kit, their model of the Big Chap.  Which is too much LOL and facepalm in equal measure. 

-Windebieste.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 02, 2016, 02:17:07 PM
It has to be real.. i mean what would be the purpose of giving her something from Alien 3, and i don't think they need to hide the alien design. 8) 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jul 02, 2016, 02:49:21 PM
No way it's for covenant, it is the alien 3 head.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 02, 2016, 05:36:53 PM
Quote from: windebieste on Jul 02, 2016, 08:45:01 AM
She'd doubtless be breaking NDA if she did also also risking:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-KLc7Rr_EayU%2FVQeRmPDhC5I%2FAAAAAAAARDQ%2FKVCuPigmCxo%2Fs1600%2Fash-alien.jpg&hash=a7efba2a48bd9d7559dd51bca835d0a03717d771)

"A clause specifically states in your contract that you may not publicly reveal any content under penalty of total forfeiture of all shares. No money."

-Windebieste.

She doesn't wanna hear about it, she just wants to go home and party!

Quote from: 426Buddy on Jul 02, 2016, 02:49:21 PM
No way it's for covenant, it is the alien 3 head.

While it's not unreasonable to assume that a colony ship might have livestock aboard, I doubt they would use the exact same design from Alien 3 again.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 02, 2016, 05:42:35 PM
I'd be surprised - but pleasantly so - to see another hybrid. From what we can infer from Tristan Jone's earlier tweets, I think we're more likely to see a more Giger-esque Alien.


A link to the original: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHVgNhrgets/?taken-by=ashleighjanecrombiehttps://www.instagram.com/p/BHVgNhrgets/?taken-by=ashleighjanecrombie
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 04, 2016, 01:24:24 PM
Translated post of a set decorator.

QuoteIn the meantime still at fox on "Alien Covenant" and it's damage of not being able to share pictures but that's going to be creepy crazy!!!


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13561725_122778144816689_590556313_n.jpg)

On the other side of the Covenant set wall.


Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2016, 07:26:36 AM
A tweet led me to these other Covenant actors:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13320131_1800651416833133_506483365_n.jpg)


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3746071/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1089483/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5937328/

No other details.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jul 05, 2016, 12:13:59 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2016, 07:26:36 AM
I've gave it a go.


A tweet led me to these other Covenant actors:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13320131_1800651416833133_506483365_n.jpg)


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3746071/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1089483/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5937328/

No other details.

Dr. Manhattan gets all the ladies ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2016, 12:35:14 PM
Blue penis for everyone!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 05, 2016, 02:20:35 PM
Oh Papa Smurf put it away!  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Jul 05, 2016, 02:36:24 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2016, 07:26:36 AM
A tweet led me to these other Covenant actors:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13320131_1800651416833133_506483365_n.jpg)


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3746071/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1089483/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5937328/

No other details.

Is that Tess Haubrich on the left? 

Some attractive ladies in this.  Always a plus (as long as they're not too fake looking).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2016, 02:45:26 PM
Quote from: Scorpio on Jul 05, 2016, 02:36:24 PM
Is that Tess Haubrich on the left? 

I think so.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 05, 2016, 04:12:24 PM
Billy Crudup! Finally. Love that guy. Apparently he plays a powerful, rich, Donald Trump-like character.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 05, 2016, 04:43:21 PM
Can you tell us anything about the characters the other actors play? Better use spoiler tags though if you're certain about your source.

IIRC, Bichir plays the head of security on the Covenant, and Waterston possibly Ripley's mother (rumoured). Fassbender will of course play David(s) again and Noomi will no doubt play Shaw again and I think that's all we really know for now.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 05, 2016, 05:20:44 PM
That's all I know at the moment, but I will post more when I get some. McBride, I'm guessing, is playing one of the two comedic techie roles present. Smollett I'd wager is playing the other.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 05, 2016, 06:00:12 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 05, 2016, 05:20:44 PM
That's all I know at the moment, but I will post more when I get some. McBride, I'm guessing, is playing one of the two comedic techie roles present. Smollett I'd wager is playing the other.

And who is Ripley's father??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 05, 2016, 07:07:03 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Jul 05, 2016, 06:00:12 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 05, 2016, 05:20:44 PM
That's all I know at the moment, but I will post more when I get some. McBride, I'm guessing, is playing one of the two comedic techie roles present. Smollett I'd wager is playing the other.

And who is Ripley's father??

Darth Vader
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 06, 2016, 07:04:44 AM
QuoteThe quality of sets on Covenant is phenomenal.. hats off to everyone who designed them, built them, painted them.. State of the bad ass art!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/750580772738854913
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 06, 2016, 09:17:19 AM
I'd expect nothing less from Ridley. Also cheers. For keeping us all up to date on all these little tidbits of information, Hicks. It's great that pretty much everyday or every other day there is at least something to tide us alll over. August 2017 is gonna be a long wait
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 06, 2016, 09:27:57 AM
No worries, Bonesaw. Tis my job after all.  :) Well, I'd like it to be an actual job.  :laugh: It's gotten quieter lately. I feel like we're due something a bit bigger soon.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 06, 2016, 11:50:58 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 05, 2016, 04:12:24 PM
Billy Crudup! Finally. Love that guy. Apparently he plays a powerful, rich, Donald Trump-like character.
So a Weyland type figure then?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jul 06, 2016, 12:02:33 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2016, 12:35:14 PM
Blue penis for everyone!

Well now we know who Ripley's dad is  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 06, 2016, 01:06:16 PM
As predicted.  :P

https://www.facebook.com/alienanthology/videos/10154215618491605/?video_source=pages_finch_main_video

Doing a news post though so we will discuss over there.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Ultramorph on Jul 06, 2016, 01:18:28 PM
I knew we'd be seeing something monster-related soon!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: locusta on Jul 06, 2016, 01:35:17 PM
Please Lord, let that not be the ALIEN 's hand. Please!!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 06, 2016, 03:31:37 PM
Quote from: BonesawT101 on Jul 06, 2016, 09:17:19 AM
I'd expect nothing less from Ridley. Also cheers. For keeping us all up to date on all these little tidbits of information, Hicks. It's great that pretty much everyday or every other day there is at least something to tide us alll over. August 2017 is gonna be a long wait

^This!! 8) 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 07, 2016, 07:26:03 AM
As promised, the script for "Prometheus 2". I'm pretty certain it's a fake though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Jul 07, 2016, 09:25:39 AM
Only a couple of pages in but yeah, this reads as a fan script.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 07, 2016, 10:51:29 AM
Read most of the first page. It reads terribly. So on the nose. Has to be fake, not going to bother reading anymore.
Anything interesting happen in there though?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 07, 2016, 10:51:59 AM
Nah, it's really bad.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Jul 07, 2016, 10:53:31 AM
First paragraph: no.

First page: bail.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Jul 07, 2016, 10:58:00 AM
Skimmed about 30 pages.

It's not good. Clearly a fan script.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 07, 2016, 11:07:06 AM
The Alien Harvest guy needs to come back and save us all!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Imbrie on Jul 07, 2016, 12:32:04 PM
Hello all. First post - Corporal, thanks for posting 'Prometheus 2'. I've skimmed through it and it is awful. Absolutely a fake and contains nothing of interest so steer clear folks! It's a stinker.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 07, 2016, 12:35:57 PM
The meta data says it was created by PDF Merge too. I expect this was someone else's fanfic that someone slapped the Palgen title page on.

Quote from: imbrie on Jul 07, 2016, 12:32:04 PM
Hello all. First post - Corporal, thanks for posting 'Prometheus 2'. I've skimmed through it and it is awful. Absolutely a fake and contains nothing of interest so steer clear folks! It's a stinker.

Welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 07, 2016, 01:09:30 PM
A very fan scripty vibe.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 07, 2016, 01:22:34 PM
Ridley would never approve this bullocks shlock. >:(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 07, 2016, 01:30:29 PM
This thing reads like a poor buddy cop comedy...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Imbrie on Jul 07, 2016, 01:54:41 PM
Mind boggling when you considered it must have taken somebody a reasonable amount of time to type it up. Some of the dialogue is wince inducingly horrendous. Anyway, at least me know a genuine script hasn't leaked as yet.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 07, 2016, 02:00:31 PM
Yes, somebody actually took the time to learn how to write scripts and then, this...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Giger Beast on Jul 07, 2016, 02:58:19 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 07, 2016, 11:07:06 AM
The Alien Harvest guy needs to come back and save us all!

Yes, please!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 07, 2016, 04:57:00 PM
This looks like David 8 in this gif, can't be from the film as i got it from here.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Falfa.gifs-planet.com%2Fnew%2F2075.gif&hash=80bd59e3a84e7eaaa47537092d9fc9d06e34f242)

http://gifs-planet.com/prometheus.php (http://gifs-planet.com/prometheus.php)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 07, 2016, 05:03:38 PM
That's from one of the faux David 8 commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgJs7uluwlU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgJs7uluwlU)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 07, 2016, 05:07:00 PM
Ahh i forgot about those vids, i hope we get some of those for Covenant marketing. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 07, 2016, 06:15:41 PM
Me too. I really hope we get another awesome viral camapign.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jul 08, 2016, 12:05:31 PM
With the faux David 8 ads, are they on the Prometheus Blu-ray? thought id ask as i havent got around to watching the Blu-ray yet lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 08, 2016, 02:20:26 PM
I'm pretty sure they are on the Blu Ray but not 100% positive. I was actually going to re-watch it today...the virals are most likely on YouTube also.

When you get the Blu Ray, check out all the special files, there's a really good tie-in to another series :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jul 08, 2016, 04:26:21 PM
It's on the blu-ray. I should clarify there's only one David 8 advert... the other three clips are Shaw's appeal to Weyland, Weyland's TED talk, and the Prometheus transmission.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jul 09, 2016, 11:52:24 AM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jul 08, 2016, 04:26:21 PM
It's on the blu-ray. I should clarify there's only one David 8 advert... the other three clips are Shaw's appeal to Weyland, Weyland's TED talk, and the Prometheus transmission.

Ah okay thats cool. So the ad above is that one then cool
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 09, 2016, 05:50:21 PM
Someone noticed the Hammerpede artwork in the background, and something is etched onto wood stand but hard to make out.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fu%2Fxeno_hand.png&hash=561a6a49f2d73efae8b36c2f26b1015acc7f4e71)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 09, 2016, 05:58:43 PM
Carved word is NOB synonym word is dignitary  ;D !!!!
Before the word there is a number 1...

I thought you already discussed about this, but I was obviously wrong.


I think (KNOW) we ll see completely new creature (a race superior to Engineers?)! ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2016, 01:17:21 AM
Covenant wrap party last night..  great to let our hair down.. I was hoping to see a few face huggers in the crowd but alas it wasn't to be!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/751945464480542720
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 10, 2016, 01:22:05 AM
Wayne seems like a good guy. The crew seem to keep mentioning the facehugger stage of the creatures life cycle. Seems we absolutely will be seeing some face hugging going on. I guess wen Ridley said "we'll have them all, egg, facehugger, chestburster, then the big boy" he really meant it. I have a feeling the creatures will be redesigned to make them terrifying for a new generation of filmgoers. Hopefully the designs are fantastic
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 10, 2016, 02:06:28 AM
It's funny because Ridley said he always felt the facehugger design was silly.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jul 10, 2016, 05:36:48 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 10, 2016, 02:06:28 AM
It's funny because Ridley said he always felt the facehugger design was silly.

Which one? There were multiple proposals, originally, weren't there?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 10, 2016, 06:20:19 AM
The original Alien facehugger that made it into the final film. He told one of the creature designers on Prometheus this. Pretty sure it was Carlos.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2016, 10:13:32 AM
Quote from: BonesawT101 on Jul 10, 2016, 01:22:05 AM
Wayne seems like a good guy.

Yeah, he does. Always seems happy to answer any annoying fans on Twitter.  :P

Nothing exciting at all but some pics of the band that played at the wrap party.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13557060_1662493804075751_2066553534_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13642881_1618187005159836_172065810_n.jpg)



QuoteTesting out the photobooth before jumping on stage for the Alien: Covenant Movie Wrap Party at @gpogrand

Filming hasn't quite finished yet though. "Not yet, next week and filming should be done" and the official wrap is "Tuesday week I think. Most of the Art Dept is done however.."
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2016, 07:29:39 AM
QuoteI think you'll be really happy :)

https://twitter.com/ulilatukefu/status/752330221966094336

From Uli Latukefu.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/13642976_1190153927671292_1898530361_n.jpg)

QuoteI would like to say a big thank you to @odd_studio for giving myself and Zeb the opportunity to work on Alien, we've loved it, working with and learning from amazing local and international artists, seeing everyones talent and what goes on on such a big production. I'll take away a lot of good memories and friends from this time.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 11, 2016, 01:03:31 PM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/752404800973660160 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/752404800973660160)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2016, 01:15:27 PM
QuoteThere is artwork created for Covenant that will blow your f**king mind!

That's all I'll say about that..

Dems some big words! I really can't wait to see what Wayne's talking about!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2016, 02:35:18 PM
https://www.facebook.com/eunice.song.96/videos/10154567227090995/

Dane Hallet and Eunice Song memento from the wrap party.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 11, 2016, 02:51:13 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2016, 01:15:27 PM
QuoteThere is artwork created for Covenant that will blow your f**king mind!

That's all I'll say about that..

Dems some big words! I really can't wait to see what Wayne's talking about!
Well there was artwork (unused) created for Prometheus that blew our minds.

Lets hope the best stuff has actually made it in this time.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 03:48:27 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 11, 2016, 02:51:13 PM
Well there was artwork (unused) created for Prometheus that blew our minds.

Ha, ha, I was just about to say that myself.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2016, 10:13:32 AM
Filming hasn't quite finished yet though. "Not yet, next week and filming should be done" and the official wrap is "Tuesday week I think. Most of the Art Dept is done however.."

Do you know if they are finishing on schedule, ahead of schedule or behind schedule?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 11, 2016, 04:10:01 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 03:48:27 PM
Do you know if they are finishing on schedule, ahead of schedule or behind schedule?

I belive they will finish all the work (+ post-production) as planned.
Everything on schedule, thats Ridley.

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/751966458603646976 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/751966458603646976)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2016, 06:24:22 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 03:48:27 PM
Do you know if they are finishing on schedule, ahead of schedule or behind schedule?

I think they're on time. I heard mid-July as being the end of filming a month or so back so seems to be on track.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 11, 2016, 06:50:02 PM
I'm already nostalgic ;D 
No delay for shooting, it was expected that it ends before the start of filming of Blade Runner Sequel.

Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 11, 2016, 02:51:13 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2016, 01:15:27 PM
QuoteThere is artwork created for Covenant that will blow your f**king mind!

That's all I'll say about that..

Dems some big words! I really can't wait to see what Wayne's talking about!
Well there was artwork (unused) created for Prometheus that blew our minds.

Lets hope the best stuff has actually made it in this time.

Which?
Prometheus hard to criticize on this point, they made choices, but the film is visually stunning. There are also magnificent artwork in Alien that I have liked to see in the movie, but you can't have everything ...

We live in a time when science fiction creative art is virtually absent, fortunately Ridley Scott returned with good intentions.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 08:43:49 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Jul 11, 2016, 06:50:02 PM
Which?
Prometheus hard to criticize on this point, they made choices, but the film is visually stunning. There are also magnificent artwork in Alien that I have liked to see in the movie, but you can't have everything ...

We live in a time when science fiction creative art is virtually absent, fortunately Ridley Scott returned with good intentions.

Just a few samples from Steven Messing. Epic scale, biomechanical elements, dark moody atmosphere. There's a lot more out there:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iamag.co%2Ffeatures%2Fitsart%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F06%2Fsteven-Messing-32.jpg&hash=625562e3256e9f2a8972c024b881f610c08af249)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iamag.co%2Ffeatures%2Fitsart%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F06%2Fsteven-Messing-39.jpg&hash=c951662762181f2960bf823970010957f8e9d087)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iamag.co%2Ffeatures%2Fitsart%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F06%2Fsteven-Messing-19.jpg&hash=bfb13c0b8ac5184c20a8bbfedf4ab839ff7305ee)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iamag.co%2Ffeatures%2Fitsart%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F06%2Fsteven-Messing-53.jpg&hash=42fa3d30b264c11d0bc3a8a7b341e5e7ea6e2b1f)

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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jul 11, 2016, 08:48:36 PM
Man, I love that over-under corridor thing. Sets the imagination on fire.  :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 09:14:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2016, 06:24:22 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 03:48:27 PM
Do you know if they are finishing on schedule, ahead of schedule or behind schedule?

I think they're on time. I heard mid-July as being the end of filming a month or so back so seems to be on track.

Quote from: Stolen on Jul 11, 2016, 06:50:02 PM
No delay for shooting, it was expected that it ends before the start of filming of Blade Runner Sequel.

Quote from: Enoch on Jul 11, 2016, 04:10:01 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 03:48:27 PM
Do you know if they are finishing on schedule, ahead of schedule or behind schedule?

I belive they will finish all the work (+ post-production) as planned.
Everything on schedule, thats Ridley.

QuoteEverything on schedule, thats Ridley.

Quotethats Ridley.

:laugh: That my friend is sadly not the Alien or Blade Runner Ridley who was responsible for setting a new benchmark for science fiction films. On Alien and Blade Runner, Ridley was way behind schedule and over budget. He had completion bond guarantors on set shouting at him, telling him to hurry-up or cut this or cut that. A week after finally wrapping on Blade Runner, Ridley was officially fired from the production. But he just said; "f*ck it" and continued to work on the picture despite that minor little technicality. Those were the days when he did on average 15 to 20 takes after taking about 5 hours to set up the shot. He was a relentless perfectionist. He created science-fiction art films that defined the genre.

Fast forward to the present day when he does everything in 2 takes, 3 tops. An oiled movie production conveyor belt designed to churn-out movies virtually effortlessly and with minimum drama. But I can't really blame him, a director who's always over schedule and over budget is not going to last long in this business.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 11, 2016, 10:11:57 PM
Yes, you are right; but there are some advantages when you do only few takes!
He filmed Alien that way, and the best reactions are often spontaneous, not rehearsed ones.
Its not only because studios are demanding faster pace that Ridley decided to do lees takes, but
because there are a greater chances to create more real situations in that way. Blame lame actors and
illogical scripts... becuause those two are the main reason Ridley has failed in few of his previous movies,
not because he is doing only few takes. He is not the only great director doing that! His main problems now
are bad choices of scriptwriters and too many ideas in his head that he wants to put in one movie, and the other problem
is the presence of unconvincing actors. Not all of them, but only two are needed to ruin the movie! ;D

P.S. I saw those illustrations long ago, I have all of them on HDD. Amazing work and its a great
shame they did not make to be in the movie. One positive thing is: now there are greater chances we ll see
such scenes in Covenant. Afte rall Prometheus was Ridleys firts SF movie after a long time. I strongly believe
he finaly learned what his mistakes are!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 11, 2016, 10:15:55 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 08:43:49 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Jul 11, 2016, 06:50:02 PM
Which?
Prometheus hard to criticize on this point, they made choices, but the film is visually stunning. There are also magnificent artwork in Alien that I have liked to see in the movie, but you can't have everything ...

We live in a time when science fiction creative art is virtually absent, fortunately Ridley Scott returned with good intentions.

Just a few samples from Steven Messing. Epic scale, biomechanical elements, dark moody atmosphere. There's a lot more out there:

Wonderful  ;D
As I say they make choices, but the end result is excellent. Little different, but great.

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Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 09:14:47 PM
:laugh: That my friend is sadly not the Alien or Blade Runner Ridley who was responsible for setting a new benchmark for science fiction films. On Alien and Blade Runner, Ridley was way behind schedule and over budget. He had completion bond guarantors on set shouting at him, telling him to hurry-up or cut this or cut that. A week after finally wrapping on Blade Runner, Ridley was officially fired from the production. But he just said; "f*ck it" and continued to work on the picture despite that minor little technicality. Those were the days when he did on average 15 to 20 takes after taking about 5 hours to set up the shot. He was a relentless perfectionist. He created science-fiction art films that defined the genre.

Fast forward to the present day when he does everything in 2 takes, 3 tops. An oiled movie production conveyor belt designed to churn-out movies virtually effortlessly and with minimum drama. But I can't really blame him, a director who's always over schedule and over budget is not going to last long in this business.

Not the same time..  :(
Now many things are done after shooting (CGI)

Ridley is still perfectionist, but he is much experienced now. He knows that time is money, so he turns with 4, 5 or 7 cameras simultaneously. The first/two takes are always the best.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Jul 11, 2016, 10:36:54 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 09:14:47 PM
:laugh: That my friend is sadly not the Alien or Blade Runner Ridley who was responsible for setting a new benchmark for science fiction films. On Alien and Blade Runner, Ridley was way behind schedule and over budget. He had completion bond guarantors on set shouting at him, telling him to hurry-up or cut this or cut that. A week after finally wrapping on Blade Runner, Ridley was officially fired from the production. But he just said; "f*ck it" and continued to work on the picture despite that minor little technicality. Those were the days when he did on average 15 to 20 takes after taking about 5 hours to set up the shot. He was a relentless perfectionist. He created science-fiction art films that defined the genre.

Fast forward to the present day when he does everything in 2 takes, 3 tops. An oiled movie production conveyor belt designed to churn-out movies virtually effortlessly and with minimum drama. But I can't really blame him, a director who's always over schedule and over budget is not going to last long in this business.
You're comparing someone in his 30s working on his first two major studio films to someone in his 70s working on his 25th-ish. His productions are quicker because 1) The dude has learned over 30 years and B) He's now Sir Ridley Scott, Hey Look Guys, It's Ridley Scott Making a Movie. He has clout. Instead of people constantly telling him he can't he's surrounded by people saying "Yes, sir, absolutely, sir, whatever you want, sir."
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jul 11, 2016, 11:52:04 PM
"Yes, guv." :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 12, 2016, 12:55:07 AM
Lol setting a benchmark...Prometheus and The Martian are just as good as Alien and Blade Runner. Many view the past with rose-tinted glasses.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 12, 2016, 01:02:31 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 12, 2016, 12:55:07 AM
Lol setting a benchmark...Prometheus and The Martian are just as good as Alien and Blade Runner. Many view the past with rose-tinted glasses.

I agree.  Prometheus and Martian are fantastic.  Even Prom's blunders don't detract from it being an epic, awesome film (too much).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jul 12, 2016, 02:23:39 AM
Just rewatched Prometheus last night and damn, is it a fine movie. I'm also slowly coming to the conclusion that Ridley Scott was spot on in making the scientist dumbasses. You can already see it today; perfectly fine individuals making boneheaded decisions one after another.

The movie is also intelligent. It teases while introducing an expanded universe where there is a reason where man must be exterminated. Also the universe is cold and unwelcoming. None of this good fortune bullshit. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 12, 2016, 07:12:30 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 08:43:49 PM
Just a few samples from Steven Messing. Epic scale, biomechanical elements, dark moody atmosphere. There's a lot more out there.

As beautiful as Prometheus was, there's so much concept art that would have looked just as, if not more, impressive than what we ended up with on screen.

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2016, 09:14:47 PM
Fast forward to the present day when he does everything in 2 takes, 3 tops. An oiled movie production conveyor belt designed to churn-out movies virtually effortlessly and with minimum drama. But I can't really blame him, a director who's always over schedule and over budget is not going to last long in this business.

He plays the Hollywood game very well. Can't fault him for it - it's a business, after all and if he's capable of playing that game while making the films he wants to, go for it. Just hoping that the film he wants is what we also want this time around.

Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jul 12, 2016, 01:02:31 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 12, 2016, 12:55:07 AM
Lol setting a benchmark...Prometheus and The Martian are just as good as Alien and Blade Runner. Many view the past with rose-tinted glasses.

I agree.  Prometheus and Martian are fantastic.  Even Prom's blunders don't detract from it being an epic, awesome film (too much).

Alien and Blade Runner (more so Alien) did set benchmarks. Alien was so influential on the genre. Prometheus isn't as good as Alien or Blade Runner. It may look pretty but it wont have the same sort of impact than Alien or Blade Runner had on future films. Not in a million years. The Martian is awesome though. It proved to us that Scott was still capable of making great films.


Quote from: SiL on Jul 11, 2016, 10:36:54 PM
Instead of people constantly telling him he can't he's surrounded by people saying "Yes, sir, absolutely, sir, whatever you want, sir."

And that is the real problem.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 12, 2016, 08:36:17 AM
From an actress (I think) sharing this photo:

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https://www.facebook.com/PrometheusMovies/photos/a.112785492151850.19023.111092022321197/1021526084611115/?type=3

QuoteI wasn't really thinking too much as I walked onto the ship but the detailing does embed in ones mind, on a grand scale.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 12, 2016, 02:06:06 PM
Ohhhh nice!

So you think there will be another derelict/juggernaut or some sort of Engineer craft?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 12, 2016, 02:21:44 PM
I reckon we'll be getting some Engineer or Jockey facility/ship. I did hear that there was a ship model seen on location at the quarry but nothing concrete.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 12, 2016, 03:52:51 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Jul 11, 2016, 10:11:57 PM
Yes, you are right; but there are some advantages when you do only few takes!
He filmed Alien that way, and the best reactions are often spontaneous, not rehearsed ones.

It was on Alien that he first developed his reputation for endless takes. Sure, there are a few genuine reaction shots (Kane's last supper) but those weren't the norm.

QuoteIts not only because studios are demanding faster pace that Ridley decided to do lees takes, but
because there are a greater chances to create more real situations in that way. Blame lame actors and
illogical scripts... becuause those two are the main reason Ridley has failed in few of his previous movies,
not because he is doing only few takes.

If you're filming something like District 9 with a documentary feel while working with improv actors like Sharlto Copley, then sure, one or two takes are all you need. But it's not Ridley Scott's style of film-making.

Quoteand the other problem
is the presence of unconvincing actors.

Ridley Scott works with the best actors in the business. Did Robin Hood suck because Russell Crow and Cate Blanchett are unconvincing actors?

Quote from: Stolen on Jul 11, 2016, 10:15:55 PM
Ridley is still perfectionist, but he is much experienced now. He knows that time is money, so he turns with 4, 5 or 7 cameras simultaneously. The first/two takes are always the best.

Unfortunately multiple cameras don't allow you to get a better performance from an actor. You still get the same performance, just from a different angle.

Quote from: SiL on Jul 11, 2016, 10:36:54 PM
You're comparing someone in his 30s working on his first two major studio films to someone in his 70s working on his 25th-ish.

I'm comparing someone in his prime (40's) with a shit-tonne of previous experience in commercials to someone in his 70's who's getting on a bit.

QuoteHe's now Sir Ridley Scott, Hey Look Guys, It's Ridley Scott Making a Movie. He has clout. Instead of people constantly telling him he can't he's surrounded by people saying "Yes, sir, absolutely, sir, whatever you want, sir."

Which is probably a bad thing as no-one dares to stand-up to him anymore and tell him when he has come-up with a genuine bad idea. Same story with George Lucas.

The bottom line is, he's simply not that into making genre defining classics as he was in his 40's.

Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 12, 2016, 12:55:07 AM
Lol setting a benchmark...Prometheus and The Martian are just as good as Alien and Blade Runner. Many view the past with rose-tinted glasses.

Seriously dude...


Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 12, 2016, 06:34:48 PM
Why did robin hood suck? It told the pre story of what set the robin hood events in place.  A prequel if you will. It also seemed more factual. I liked it. It just lacked a climax is all.

Ïf a lack of competition and abundance in complacency is the reason why people are not performing as of old then how do you remedy that?

I am asking because I have no idea. Maybe testosterone injections? LOL!

   
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 12, 2016, 06:47:56 PM
QuoteI reckon we'll be getting some Engineer or Jockey facility/ship. I did hear that there was a ship model seen on location at the quarry but nothing concrete.

That's great news, this movie is sounding better and better. Seems like he got the ring rust off with Prometheus and is ready to go full throttle back to Alien.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 12, 2016, 07:29:01 PM
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/letter-to-ridley-scott/

Quote:

His legacy is beyond reproach. Over the span of three decades he gave us a varied filmography that went fromAlientoBlade RunnertoThelma and LouisetoGladiator. That'samazing, and the man clearly has nothing left to prove, which is why it might be time for him to walk away from making movies for awhile.
Ridley Scott does not read his critics.

End quote

True?

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 12, 2016, 07:37:58 PM
About him not reading critics? Yeah. I've seen him say that somewhere before.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 12, 2016, 07:43:30 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 12, 2016, 07:37:58 PM
About him not reading critics? Yeah. I've seen him say that somewhere before.

Yes but also the whole tone of the article. I have read somewhere that Ridley says that everything has been done there is nothing new to explore. So won't movie making for him end up  being just about artfull expression rather than a movie complete in all respects?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 12, 2016, 09:16:55 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 12, 2016, 07:37:58 PM
About him not reading critics? Yeah. I've seen him say that somewhere before.

That's correct. He stopped giving a f*ck what critics think after Blade Runner. Can't say I blame him!  :laugh:

Quote from: oduodu on Jul 12, 2016, 07:29:01 PM
His legacy is beyond reproach. Over the span of three decades he gave us a varied filmography that went fromAlientoBlade RunnertoThelma and LouisetoGladiator. That'samazing, and the man clearly has nothing left to prove, which is why it might be time for him to walk away from making movies for awhile.

I think he's just making movies now because he enjoys making them. He likes to keep super busy. People who retire often pick up a hobby, stamp collecting, fishing, bowling... you name it. Ridley's hobby is making movies. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's just that he's not going to break his back* again to make another Blade Runner or Alien.


*though he might concede to breaking his hand in the service of making another Alien film.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 12, 2016, 10:10:23 PM
I am glad he enjoys it. I think he may have more time this time around to edit the movie. Perhaps he has more material to play with than Prometheus. He can probably do all the things he never could when he made alien and bladerunner.

Has principal photography now finished? How long will editing take?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 12, 2016, 10:13:03 PM
Post production starts next week...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 13, 2016, 07:04:34 AM
Quote from: oduodu on Jul 12, 2016, 10:10:23 PM
I am glad he enjoys it. I think he may have more time this time around to edit the movie. Perhaps he has more material to play with than Prometheus. He can probably do all the things he never could when he made alien and bladerunner.

Has principal photography now finished? How long will editing take?

Was due to finish this week.


Sounds like it is done.

QuoteAnd so it ends...

From one of the makeup crew with the Covenant crew patch posted.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 13, 2016, 10:57:19 AM
Some more from Wayne Haag

QuoteThe Covenant Art Dept feels like a house with all the children gone.. Almost done..

Quote@kamihkamih The sets of the ships, as I've said before, are awesome. The Production Design by Chris Seagers is brilliant!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/753103291945451520

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 13, 2016, 01:32:27 PM
Wonder when we'll get our first teaser.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 13, 2016, 01:34:33 PM
Do they usually destroy the sets afterward?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 13, 2016, 01:36:09 PM
Yeah. They usually "strike" the sets and dismantle them. We got a few of our old Prometheus leaks during this period, where sets and props where just being thrown in the skip.

Quote from: BonesawT101 on Jul 13, 2016, 01:32:27 PM
Wonder when we'll get our first teaser.

I'm half expecting to see something posted online while SDCC is taking place.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 13, 2016, 01:49:50 PM
Is that an inkling or have you heard anything through the grapevine, man? I'd love to see a teaser at this point, so far everything i've heard recently from the likes of McBride etc has really gotten me excited to see some sort of footage.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 13, 2016, 01:51:29 PM
Just an inkling. Not based on anything other than my own speculation.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 13, 2016, 01:55:49 PM
I'm sort of half expecting a teaser of some kind before the end of august, simply because it seems to be the norm these days to release the first trailer a year before the film lands.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 13, 2016, 01:59:21 PM
Perhaps not a teaser trailer but something like the SDCC Prometheus footage.



I know Fox aren't going to be there showing their own new titles but I wouldn't be surprised if they released footage at the same time online.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 13, 2016, 02:51:20 PM
Quote from: oduodu on Jul 12, 2016, 10:10:23 PM
How long will editing take?

Editing should probably take between 4 to 12 weeks. Though editing is a lot faster these days with everything being digital now. Ridley also had an editor on-set cutting as they went along so he would probably already have a pretty good idea of what he's going to use.

So he'll then do a first assembly cut, likely followed by a director's first and then a director's fine. Fox might then show it to a test audience and then Ridley would have to cut out a lot of the violence, dumb it down, speed-up the pace and add a happy ending. Then eventually they'll have the theatrical cut.

Quote from: Enoch on Jul 12, 2016, 10:13:03 PM
Post production starts next week...

Apparently they've already started working on some of the CGI elements while still filming as is common these days.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 13, 2016, 10:57:19 AM
QuoteThe Covenant Art Dept feels like a house with all the children gone.. Almost done..

He's probably just picking up all the pencil shavings from the floor at this point.  :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 13, 2016, 03:05:26 PM
Was there a test audience for Prometheus and if so when and how many times were they shown Prometheus? Is it like a jury who must be representative of the whole civilisation? 
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 13, 2016, 03:12:15 PM
Oduodu, I think there was at least one test screening in Santa Rosa, California if I remember correctly. The Corporal might know more about that.

Unfortunately a test audience can severely f**k-up a picture. A lot of gore was cut from Alien because people were puking in the aisles. Blade Runner got a voice-over and happy ending tacked-on because of test audience's failure to understand the picture. 
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 13, 2016, 03:15:02 PM
They had at least one. There was a thread on it in the forums somewhere where a fella had claimed he was going to one. I can't really remember though. It'll be in the Prometheus board somewhere. I'll try and find it.


http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=41772.0
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 13, 2016, 03:19:28 PM
Thank you

Reading the thread right now.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 13, 2016, 04:47:23 PM
QuoteYeah. They usually "strike" the sets and dismantle them. We got a few of our old Prometheus leaks during this period, where sets and props where just being thrown in the skip.

Cool! Maybe we'll get lucky again with some good pics, I remember seeing the ones from Prometheus on here...I freaked at the pyramid interior stuff.

QuoteA lot of gore was cut from Alien because people were puking in the aisles.

I remember my parents telling me about this but I always thought they were exaggerating about the barf bags. That really happened??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 12:42:39 AM
things i have heard/seen from people close to production:

david has his own room full of art and culture / is dissecting things, studying things -- i think he goes insane or power hungry

sets involve a massive head much like prometheus - i think theyre on the engineers home planet

full-size replica of Michelangelo's david

marines getting facehugged

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 06:15:38 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13694662_219232441805338_1362248110_n.jpg)

QuoteKenny Powers, aka Danny McBride, hanging with some of the Alien Covenant Creature Crew.

There's a glimpse at the crew jacket in there too.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jul 14, 2016, 06:36:12 AM
Hey can you notice the xenomorph on that bloke's cap? It's embedded in the logo, dead centre. Looks eerily reminiscent of the AvP pose. Can we get a higher res version of that photo?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 14, 2016, 06:38:26 AM
Quote from: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 12:42:39 AM
things i have heard/seen from people close to production:

david has his own room full of art and culture / is dissecting things, studying things -- i think he goes insane or power hungry

sets involve a massive head much like prometheus - i think theyre on the engineers home planet

full-size replica of Michelangelo's david

marines getting facehugged

So David gets his head re attached. By who I wonder? If Shaw then when ? After they land?

Originally the engineers were based on Elvis Pressley - the statue of liberty and the David statue if memory serves.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 07:13:24 AM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on Jul 14, 2016, 06:36:12 AM
Hey can you notice the xenomorph on that bloke's cap? It's embedded in the logo, dead centre. Looks eerily reminiscent of the AvP pose. Can we get a higher res version of that photo?

Nice catch! Highest res available from the looks of it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 07:19:48 AM
Here's a closer look at the crew jacket

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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 07:23:24 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13741249_1421933854490076_822554209_n.jpg)

QuoteIt's a wrap!!! I never would have guessed this time last year as I was having the time of my life in Switzerland at the HR Giger museum I would return home to paint the exact sets that he envisioned so long ago!, it has been an amazing experience, I've learnt so much and made some very talented new friends, I also got to share all of this with my dearest Nikko.
Over and out Alien Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 07:31:00 AM
ok i tried to keep her face out of it but either way
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 07:35:12 AM
It's posted on social media, tagged Alien: Covenant. I'm sure she doesn't mind being seen.  :) Nice to hear about that Giger comment though!  ;D Hope it's a truer Giger aesthetic this time around. Really cool that they went to the museum. I still hope to go there soon.

Quote from: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 12:42:39 AM
things i have heard/seen from people close to production:

Was this on social media or do you personally know folk close to the film?


And another one from the lady above:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13726770_10154581154766756_7861129160255563855_n.jpg?oh=645a448444c05472adac8f6f7a23c983&oe=582EF37B)

Looks like the film crew members are getting a lovely golden tinted patch.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2016, 03:15:15 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 07:35:12 AM
Nice to hear about that Giger comment though!  ;D Hope it's a truer Giger aesthetic this time around. Really cool that they went to the museum. I still hope to go there soon.

Yeah, I wonder if this means the bio-mechanical aesthetic is back? Do you think you could get her to spill some beans?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 03:26:29 PM
I've asked her on Instagram.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 14, 2016, 03:42:54 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 07:35:12 AM
It's posted on social media, tagged Alien: Covenant. I'm sure she doesn't mind being seen.  :) Nice to hear about that Giger comment though!  ;D Hope it's a truer Giger aesthetic this time around. Really cool that they went to the museum. I still hope to go there soon.

Quote from: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 12:42:39 AM
things i have heard/seen from people close to production:

Was this on social media or do you personally know folk close to the film?


And another one from the lady above:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13726770_10154581154766756_7861129160255563855_n.jpg?oh=645a448444c05472adac8f6f7a23c983&oe=582EF37B)

Looks like the film crew members are getting a lovely golden tinted patch.

Looking through this thread, I don't see the Giger comment.  Can someone repost?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2016, 04:05:26 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jul 14, 2016, 03:42:54 PM
Looking through this thread, I don't see the Giger comment.  Can someone repost?

Two posts up from the one you quoted.

Quote from: Denton Smalls on Jul 13, 2016, 04:47:23 PM
QuoteA lot of gore was cut from Alien because people were puking in the aisles.

I remember my parents telling me about this but I always thought they were exaggerating about the barf bags. That really happened??

From Ivor Powell (Alien - Producer) on what happened during the second test screening of Alien:

QuotePeople jumped up, some actually ran, there was spewing in the loo," laughs Powell. Myth may have embellished truth, but stories run wild of ushers keeling over; someone actually tripping and breaking their arm; audience members fighting to find seats further back, not to be so close anymore; those who made it to the toilets stuffing towels in the speakers to drown out the screams. Fox supremo Alan Ladd Jr. had taken his wife, and claims to this day that she is still traumatised by that evening

Were your parents at the test screening?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 14, 2016, 05:11:46 PM
Wow that's nuts! They saw it at a friends house when it came to HBO and said that people in the house kept getting up and stepping outside due to the intensity.

I think the theater puking story was just something they heard or read about at the time.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jul 14, 2016, 07:47:12 PM
I can't speak for Alien but people getting sick watching Aliens is a fact. Rodger Ebert summed it up in his review. After about an hour in it is nothing but monsters on the attack. Even for a movie from the 1980's it was intense as f**k and scary.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 10:55:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 07:35:12 AM
Was this on social media or do you personally know folk close to the film?

i know folks working on the film. they shot on the set with the burned bodies last night, about fifty K's west of Sydney. if you ask me, it looks like a fence that's shut on them, and the bodies were people trying to get out.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 14, 2016, 11:35:00 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 14, 2016, 06:15:38 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13694662_219232441805338_1362248110_n.jpg)

QuoteKenny Powers, aka Danny McBride, hanging with some of the Alien Covenant Creature Crew.

There's a glimpse at the crew jacket in there too.


Is Danny McBride's character's name visible on his badge just above where it say's Covenant?
I can't quite make it out due to the resolution!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 07:00:13 AM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 14, 2016, 11:35:00 PM
Is Danny McBride's character's name visible on his badge just above where it say's Covenant?
I can't quite make it out due to the resolution!

Looks more like USCSS to me.

Quote from: acov8888 on Jul 14, 2016, 10:55:38 PM
i know folks working on the film. they shot on the set with the burned bodies last night, about fifty K's west of Sydney. if you ask me, it looks like a fence that's shut on them, and the bodies were people trying to get out.

That's awesome! We haven't heard about the quarry for a while. They shot last night? Guess they're not done filming yet.


And that's it! They're done filming now.

QuoteThat's a wrap on Alien: Covenant! What a fantastic gig, a dream one. A great collaboration between Odd Studio & Creatures Inc Ltd.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/13671299_1568716666763240_578838606_n.jpg)




(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13696840_272727059750105_2016127361_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a wrap on #aliencovenant!



The steady cam operator on Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 15, 2016, 11:14:08 AM
This might be from Covenant?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGaA49ig8Er/?taken-by=ajcam (https://www.instagram.com/p/BGaA49ig8Er/?taken-by=ajcam)

Quarry!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BG3rfhNA8Na/?taken-by=ajcam (https://www.instagram.com/p/BG3rfhNA8Na/?taken-by=ajcam)

Milford Sound
https://www.instagram.com/p/BD-ddgZg8Gs/?taken-by=ajcam (https://www.instagram.com/p/BD-ddgZg8Gs/?taken-by=ajcam)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 11:24:28 AM
I posted the Milford Sound one a bit ago but I think you're right about the #Waterworld one. You can see crates in the background too. Good shout.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 15, 2016, 11:31:49 AM
Not only crates, there are props (sculptueres) too.
I strongly belive that this video with the stunt guy is also from Covenant!!!

Definetely from Covenant if you ask me:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGbc9B_A8L8/?taken-by=ajcam (https://www.instagram.com/p/BGbc9B_A8L8/?taken-by=ajcam)

Matrix moves :D
There is some prop behind the stunt that looks similar to those statues and walls we saw in the quarry.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 11:40:31 AM
It's impossible to be certain but they look tan coloured like the ruins we've seen. It's definitely possible.

Quote from: Enoch on Jul 15, 2016, 11:31:49 AM
I strongly belive that this video with the stunt guy is also from Covenant!!!

I wouldn't say from. Perhaps for. They're just testing the setup out. We'll find out soon enough though!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 15, 2016, 11:41:42 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 11:40:31 AM
I wouldn't say from. Perhaps for. They're just testing the setup out. We'll find out soon enough though!

Agree. :) Its obviously a test footage.
But we ll see some nice sequences if this is from Covenant.


I belive that the stunt guy from the videos is in fact
one of Michael Fassbenders doubles (David from Covenant):

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2114907/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr111 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2114907/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr111)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 15, 2016, 01:20:16 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 11:40:31 AM
It's impossible to be certain but they look tan coloured like the ruins we've seen. It's definitely possible.

Quote from: Enoch on Jul 15, 2016, 11:31:49 AM
I strongly belive that this video with the stunt guy is also from Covenant!!!

I wouldn't say from. Perhaps for. They're just testing the setup out. We'll find out soon enough though!

That tan Colored thing is the external framework of some sort of interior set.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 02:09:25 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13707316_155143261560638_2049794829_n.jpg)

QuoteATTN! - Nikko is sorry (but not sorry) she has been MIA: Missing in ALIEN! 👽👽👽 As some of you lovelies know, for the past 6 months I've been lucky enough to work at Fox studios on the new Ridley movie, Alien: Covenant and I've been pretty damn stoked on life! Not only have I been able to work with my lovely head @laceymalice everyday but I've seen some of the most amazingly rad things you could never imagine, met butt loads of hardworking, talented, creative and inspiring people, learnt a bunch of new skills and gave my body a beating through good ol fashioned hard work. There's something super satisfying and enjoyable about being part of a major team and bringing to life the extraordinary and unreal, seeing someone's vision and helping to bring it to the masses. It's only fuelled my creative fires and getting my hands dirty again was something I've been craving so I'm super happy to have quenched that thirsty thirst I've had for quite some time and walk away inspired and excited. I'll sure miss it but will enjoy the memories until I get to work on the next movie in October, and I can't wait until all you angels and aliens can see our handy work when it comes out next year! Love and miss you all so let's hang out now that I'm free! XOXO HUGS AND SMOOCHES.

From one of the other decorators, I believe.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Giger Beast on Jul 15, 2016, 04:53:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 02:09:25 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13707316_155143261560638_2049794829_n.jpg)

QuoteATTN! - Nikko is sorry (but not sorry) she has been MIA: Missing in ALIEN! 👽👽👽 As some of you lovelies know, for the past 6 months I've been lucky enough to work at Fox studios on the new Ridley movie, Alien: Covenant and I've been pretty damn stoked on life! Not only have I been able to work with my lovely head @laceymalice everyday but I've seen some of the most amazingly rad things you could never imagine, met butt loads of hardworking, talented, creative and inspiring people, learnt a bunch of new skills and gave my body a beating through good ol fashioned hard work. There's something super satisfying and enjoyable about being part of a major team and bringing to life the extraordinary and unreal, seeing someone's vision and helping to bring it to the masses. It's only fuelled my creative fires and getting my hands dirty again was something I've been craving so I'm super happy to have quenched that thirsty thirst I've had for quite some time and walk away inspired and excited. I'll sure miss it but will enjoy the memories until I get to work on the next movie in October, and I can't wait until all you angels and aliens can see our handy work when it comes out next year! Love and miss you all so let's hang out now that I'm free! XOXO HUGS AND SMOOCHES.

From one of the other decorators, I believe.

By "the next movie", does she mean the next Alien movie?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 15, 2016, 05:19:37 PM
Quote from: Giger Beast on Jul 15, 2016, 04:53:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2016, 02:09:25 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13707316_155143261560638_2049794829_n.jpg)

QuoteATTN! - Nikko is sorry (but not sorry) she has been MIA: Missing in ALIEN! 👽👽👽 As some of you lovelies know, for the past 6 months I've been lucky enough to work at Fox studios on the new Ridley movie, Alien: Covenant and I've been pretty damn stoked on life! Not only have I been able to work with my lovely head @laceymalice everyday but I've seen some of the most amazingly rad things you could never imagine, met butt loads of hardworking, talented, creative and inspiring people, learnt a bunch of new skills and gave my body a beating through good ol fashioned hard work. There's something super satisfying and enjoyable about being part of a major team and bringing to life the extraordinary and unreal, seeing someone's vision and helping to bring it to the masses. It's only fuelled my creative fires and getting my hands dirty again was something I've been craving so I'm super happy to have quenched that thirsty thirst I've had for quite some time and walk away inspired and excited. I'll sure miss it but will enjoy the memories until I get to work on the next movie in October, and I can't wait until all you angels and aliens can see our handy work when it comes out next year! Love and miss you all so let's hang out now that I'm free! XOXO HUGS AND SMOOCHES.

From one of the other decorators, I believe.

By "the next movie", does she mean the next Alien movie?

The reference to Angels and Aliens was curious.  Just what are we in for??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 15, 2016, 05:59:51 PM
Ridley havent finished his story of God obviously...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 16, 2016, 12:56:51 PM
Couple more tweets from Wayne today.

Quote@avpgalaxy Myself and Steve Burg both working remote. He's been the man responsible for all ship designs!

@avpgalaxy My strength is lighting/mood which naturally works for environment, did a lot interior / exterior frames.

@avpgalaxy .. I take the set designs and turn them into photographic reality.. so I set the lighting, mood, colour palette, details etc etc

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/754267305052209152


From the steady cam operator.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13724447_1799052573714576_463890434_n.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jul 16, 2016, 01:50:05 PM
 One thing is for sure, this movie is going to look amazing.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Jul 16, 2016, 01:55:30 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 16, 2016, 12:56:51 PM

From the steady cam operator.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13724447_1799052573714576_463890434_n.jpg)

The WY logo from Alien.   ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 16, 2016, 04:40:33 PM
Instragram - hellin3d
QuoteRepost from @odd_studio, Danny Mcbride came to visit the Odd Creatures crew in the Aliens Covenant creatures workshop this week, he said hi and had a look around at the weird and wonderfull things the crew have created. What a trip it has been working on this film... The artists I'm among are celebrities in my eyes, creators. Unbelievable, to have had this opportunity... unbelievable
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jul 17, 2016, 07:03:55 AM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/754504265557614593

Delicious long sleeve crew tee shot from Wayne!

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 17, 2016, 07:35:28 PM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on Jul 17, 2016, 07:03:55 AM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/754504265557614593

Delicious long sleeve crew tee shot from Wayne!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CniJnyJUsAAy99J.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CniJn15UMAEBDii.jpg)

Nice to see so much of the Aliens on the crew clothing.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jul 17, 2016, 08:21:27 PM
I love how the dots on the head resemble the Kenner toy.

Wonder if the green on that shirt glows in the dark!  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 18, 2016, 07:12:41 AM
Seems like it should.  :laugh:

Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jul 17, 2016, 08:21:27 PM
Wonder if the green on that shirt glows in the dark!  8)

It really does, doesn't it. I'm loving all the crew clothing we've seen so far!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 18, 2016, 09:26:19 AM
I wonder if we'll see anything new today. 30th anniversary and all.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12445891_1552544041711924_1625372064_n.jpg)

Photo from Milford Sound by one of the Art Directors. Looks great!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 18, 2016, 01:35:19 PM
QuoteIn a note to me, "We made a special one" - Ridley Scott. I believe him.

https://twitter.com/ulilatukefu/status/755032686943571968
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 18, 2016, 01:40:29 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 18, 2016, 09:26:19 AM
I wonder if we'll see anything new today. 30th anniversary and all.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12445891_1552544041711924_1625372064_n.jpg)

Photo from Milford Sound by one of the Art Directors. Looks great!

Looks gorgeous!


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 18, 2016, 01:35:19 PM
QuoteIn a note to me, "We made a special one" - Ridley Scott. I believe him.

https://twitter.com/ulilatukefu/status/755032686943571968

Hicks, who does that Twitter account belong to? I don't remember seeing him tied to the Covenant production or actor crews?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 18, 2016, 01:44:05 PM
He's one of the actors. I think I posted about him a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 18, 2016, 03:49:04 PM
Seems he deleted it. Nice find though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 18, 2016, 07:50:41 PM
Comic Con 23 July
Aliens: 30th Anniversary


QuoteTo toast to the 30th anniversary of James Cameron's game-changing sequel to Ridley Scott's classic horror, Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd and cast members Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn and Paul Reiser will share stories from the making of the blockbuster. The chat is sure to be entertaining, but more exciting is the very strong likelihood that the conversation will veer towards Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott's sequel to Prometheus, which opens next summer, plus Neill Blomkamp's first stab at the franchise, set to star Weaver. 20th Century Fox has remain tight-lipped on whether footage from Covenant will screen; with an August 2017 release, it's highly likely. Don't rule out Cameron from also dishing on his four (!) upcoming sequels to Avatar.

http://www.richardhartley.com/2016/07/comic-con-2016-the-film-panels-to-look-out-for-at-the-san-diego-event/ (http://www.richardhartley.com/2016/07/comic-con-2016-the-film-panels-to-look-out-for-at-the-san-diego-event/)

Hope ?  ;D

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 18, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
Now I'll be really disappointed if we DON'T see some footage!  ::) haha
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 18, 2016, 08:26:58 PM
Hmm "highly likely"...not too sure about that. But I hope so.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 18, 2016, 08:31:50 PM
Even if there IS footage it might not even be released to the public until a later date.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 19, 2016, 07:18:21 AM
I still think there's a possibility we'll get something posted on social media during SDCC. With them actually live streaming the Q&A, hopefully we will get to see anything new they show (if they don't cut away).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 19, 2016, 11:26:02 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13706885_624397684402513_1015746567_n.jpg)

QuoteAlien: Covenant. Odd Creature crew sticker by James Woodley.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 19, 2016, 12:10:04 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 19, 2016, 11:26:02 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13706885_624397684402513_1015746567_n.jpg)

QuoteAlien: Covenant. Odd Creature crew sticker by James Woodley.


Despite the fact that the creature in the logo is theirs, it has pretty much cemented the idea in my head that a branch of Engineers created the Aliens to fight the "devil" and it aaaaaaallllllll backfired!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 19, 2016, 06:41:11 PM
(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13769468_10154249012016605_1793470858910380356_n.jpg?oh=878c9cc017f08bb3e004b8db28edc849&oe=58212DFA)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 19, 2016, 06:48:24 PM
It's already on the front page............
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 19, 2016, 06:51:45 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 19, 2016, 06:48:24 PM
It's already on the front page............

I have not found the topic on the forum, evil eye!  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Ultramorph on Jul 19, 2016, 07:32:19 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 19, 2016, 11:26:02 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13706885_624397684402513_1015746567_n.jpg)

QuoteAlien: Covenant. Odd Creature crew sticker by James Woodley.



I sure hope that means we'll be seeing the race the Engineers are in conflict with!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Jul 19, 2016, 08:35:16 PM
That devil figure is just the Odd Studio logo.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 20, 2016, 07:26:24 AM
Quote from: Stolen on Jul 19, 2016, 06:51:45 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 19, 2016, 06:48:24 PM
It's already on the front page............

I have not found the topic on the forum, evil eye!  ;D

Twas in the Wrapped topic. If you click the article on the front page, at the bottom of the article is a link to Forum Topic and that'll take you were you need to go.

Quote from: Gazz on Jul 19, 2016, 08:35:16 PM
That devil figure is just the Odd Studio logo.

Indeed. I wouldn't read anything into it. It's just a fun little Alien variation on the Odd Studio logo.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 20, 2016, 03:34:45 PM
QuoteFinished my run on Alien : Covenant and I must admit that working with Ridley Scott and the plethora of talented friends around me made a dream job all the more special and surreal. Can't wait til Aug next year, it's gonna blow your mind!!!
Special thanks to Eunice Song Hallett and all my mates/family for tolerating my complete absence for the past 8 months, missing phone calls and ignoring emails. I basically had no days off and did an insurmountable load of late nights/all nighters, but from all accounts it was totally worth it!
Cheers all!

(https://j.gifs.com/pYDWOm.gif)

From Dane Hallet. Sounds like a lot of hard work went into this! Everyone I have spoken to has talked about all the long hours.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 20, 2016, 04:13:37 PM
Everything is very classic xenomorph centric. I bet we're going to get a few Big Chaps.

I also bet it's going to be a Giger world with the Avatar scope. Blow our minds? I've no doubt.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 20, 2016, 04:23:38 PM
I presume that Demián Bichir's head will end up being smashed.  ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 20, 2016, 06:01:19 PM
Did the guy who posted that latest tweet also post that gif? Never seen that gif before is it new?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 20, 2016, 07:10:07 PM
Quote from: BonesawT101 on Jul 20, 2016, 06:01:19 PM
Did the guy who posted that latest tweet also post that gif? Never seen that gif before is it new?
Man, if that is any inkling on how dark the new movie will be... count me in! The alien looks HUGE next to the human.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 20, 2016, 07:17:38 PM
I'm not sure. I don't think it will be. But I think Dane drew and animated it. Am checking though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 20, 2016, 07:20:16 PM
I have a nearly legit confirmation that someones head will be smashed ;D

Spoiler
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/100316_03.jpg)
[close]
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jul 20, 2016, 07:33:20 PM
That is an awesome Gif lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Jul 20, 2016, 09:04:25 PM
The gif is hard to make out.  What is in the xeno hand that is being squashed?

It almost looks like it could be the head and torso of an engineer.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jul 20, 2016, 09:25:31 PM
Wait if the guy that made the gif was also working on the movie... is that the alien that will be in the movie? The thing looks kind of snobby but totally awesome. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Jul 20, 2016, 09:42:17 PM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Jul 20, 2016, 09:25:31 PM
Wait if the guy that made the gif was also working on the movie... is that the alien that will be in the movie? The thing looks kind of snobby but totally awesome. :P

There is a clause in the Non Disclosure Agreement which specifically states any external or public discussion or revelation of the contents of the movie in any way must be discouraged.  On penalty of total forfeiture of shares. No money.

You got that?

-Windebieste
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 20, 2016, 10:58:39 PM
(https://j.gifs.com/pYDWOm.gif)

Yep, that's the Xeno.... Remember i called it. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Jul 20, 2016, 11:27:04 PM
Possibly - but unlikely.  You've never signed an NDA before, have you?  If this is the design of the creature, you can expect Fox to pull a take down order for that .gif real fast.

I'll be happy to see a call back to Giger's original design but I don't think this is it.

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Jul 21, 2016, 12:46:34 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 20, 2016, 03:34:45 PM
QuoteFinished my run on Alien : Covenant and I must admit that working with Ridley Scott and the plethora of talented friends around me made a dream job all the more special and surreal. Can't wait til Aug next year, it's gonna blow your mind!!!
Special thanks to Eunice Song Hallett and all my mates/family for tolerating my complete absence for the past 8 months, missing phone calls and ignoring emails. I basically had no days off and did an insurmountable load of late nights/all nighters, but from all accounts it was totally worth it!
Cheers all!

(https://j.gifs.com/pYDWOm.gif)

From Dane Hallet. Sounds like a lot of hard work went into this! Everyone I have spoken to has talked about all the long hours.

Corporal

That looks a lot like the beluga alien I thin it was called. That was the Fifield transformation from the concept art for Spaihts's Script.

Is there a chance then we might see more of the unused creature designs from Prometheus(or at least the pre Lindelof concept art) in Covenant?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 07:31:10 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13712621_229308114134500_1209487645_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a wrap on #aliencovenant. Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.

From Danny McBride's Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIGPK4mj1TW/

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13712573_1579820825648250_482506829_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a #Wrap #AlienCovenant #WrapParty Had a great time working on this great film! Can't wait for you all to see it! #behindthescenes #setlife #featurefilm #Alien #onset #1stAD #facehugger

One of the producers, maybe? https://www.instagram.com/p/BIGbI4hgQCn/

And some new crew shirts from Odd Studios, designed by Dane Hallet. https://www.instagram.com/odd_studio/

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13652086_301575156858943_1015860239_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13704205_543140749221347_1706501575_n.jpg)


Quote from: oduodu on Jul 21, 2016, 12:46:34 AM
Corporal

That looks a lot like the beluga alien I thin it was called. That was the Fifield transformation from the concept art for Spaihts's Script.

Is there a chance then we might see more of the unused creature designs from Prometheus(or at least the pre Lindelof concept art) in Covenant?

I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with Covenant or Prometheus outside of being created by a fella working on Covvie. Dane wasn't involved with Prometheus.


Quote👽⚡️DREAM TEAM ⚡️👽 All wrapped up on Alien Covenant! What a crazy start to the year! Has been an absolute honour to have worked on this film with such fantastic, talented and like minded people! Hope to do it all again soon. Miss you guys!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13718603_10153645250961937_6425539765851370596_n.jpg?oh=c9bae00d73f0bf5a4dab1eca49fa4cf1&oe=58190787)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 21, 2016, 10:37:46 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 07:31:10 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13712621_229308114134500_1209487645_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a wrap on #aliencovenant. Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.

From Danny McBride's Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIGPK4mj1TW/


I cannnot make heads or tails of the Danny McBride picture. Kind of looks like a real NASA space interior.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 10:43:33 AM
Yeah, I can't decide what it is. Shuttle cockpit set? Looks like the quarry location outside. Is just a crane?


Some of those shitty pap shots we love so much and in such wonderful quality. Fassbender and Scott out for dinner. Doesn't look like Fassy dyed his hair blond. I wonder if he wore a wig?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn4lO3FWIAAEuOW.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn4lQjVW8AAyu-h.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn4lRn-WIAAJI_Z.jpg)

https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/756082779377561600
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jul 21, 2016, 11:49:10 AM
So much talent working on this film, and it feels like they're being a bit more secretive this time around.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 21, 2016, 12:03:03 PM
Scott and Fassbender already working on the sequel  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 21, 2016, 12:35:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 10:43:33 AM
Yeah, I can't decide what it is. Shuttle cockpit set? Looks like the quarry location outside. Is just a crane?


Some of those shitty pap shots we love so much and in such wonderful quality. Fassbender and Scott out for dinner. Doesn't look like Fassy died his hair blond. I wonder if he wore a wig?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn4lO3FWIAAEuOW.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn4lQjVW8AAyu-h.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn4lRn-WIAAJI_Z.jpg)

https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/756082779377561600

Regarding Fassbender's hair color, I would consider T.S. Lawrence and how deeply he became entrenched in Arabian society.  Perhaps David has become so deeply entrenched in Engineer tech that he doesn't even have hair.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 21, 2016, 03:03:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 07:31:10 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13712621_229308114134500_1209487645_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a wrap on #aliencovenant. Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.

From Danny McBride's Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIGPK4mj1TW/

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13712573_1579820825648250_482506829_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a #Wrap #AlienCovenant #WrapParty Had a great time working on this great film! Can't wait for you all to see it! #behindthescenes #setlife #featurefilm #Alien #onset #1stAD #facehugger

One of the producers, maybe? https://www.instagram.com/p/BIGbI4hgQCn/

And some new crew shirts from Odd Studios, designed by Dane Hallet. https://www.instagram.com/odd_studio/

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13652086_301575156858943_1015860239_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13704205_543140749221347_1706501575_n.jpg)


Quote from: oduodu on Jul 21, 2016, 12:46:34 AM
Corporal

That looks a lot like the beluga alien I thin it was called. That was the Fifield transformation from the concept art for Spaihts's Script.

Is there a chance then we might see more of the unused creature designs from Prometheus(or at least the pre Lindelof concept art) in Covenant?

I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with Covenant or Prometheus outside of being created by a fella working on Covvie. Dane wasn't involved with Prometheus.


Quote👽⚡️DREAM TEAM ⚡️👽 All wrapped up on Alien Covenant! What a crazy start to the year! Has been an absolute honour to have worked on this film with such fantastic, talented and like minded people! Hope to do it all again soon. Miss you guys!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13718603_10153645250961937_6425539765851370596_n.jpg?oh=c9bae00d73f0bf5a4dab1eca49fa4cf1&oe=58190787)

To the right of the crew on the #dreamteam picture it looks like some Giger-ish structure, kind of like the derelict ship...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 03:10:05 PM
I can kind of see it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 21, 2016, 05:14:06 PM
Maybe one of the heads within the gigeresque Engineer structure...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Jul 21, 2016, 05:36:11 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jul 21, 2016, 03:03:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 07:31:10 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13712621_229308114134500_1209487645_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a wrap on #aliencovenant. Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.

From Danny McBride's Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIGPK4mj1TW/

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13712573_1579820825648250_482506829_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a #Wrap #AlienCovenant #WrapParty Had a great time working on this great film! Can't wait for you all to see it! #behindthescenes #setlife #featurefilm #Alien #onset #1stAD #facehugger

One of the producers, maybe? https://www.instagram.com/p/BIGbI4hgQCn/

And some new crew shirts from Odd Studios, designed by Dane Hallet. https://www.instagram.com/odd_studio/

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13652086_301575156858943_1015860239_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13704205_543140749221347_1706501575_n.jpg)


Quote from: oduodu on Jul 21, 2016, 12:46:34 AM
Corporal

That looks a lot like the beluga alien I thin it was called. That was the Fifield transformation from the concept art for Spaihts's Script.

Is there a chance then we might see more of the unused creature designs from Prometheus(or at least the pre Lindelof concept art) in Covenant?

I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with Covenant or Prometheus outside of being created by a fella working on Covvie. Dane wasn't involved with Prometheus.


Quote👽⚡️DREAM TEAM ⚡️👽 All wrapped up on Alien Covenant! What a crazy start to the year! Has been an absolute honour to have worked on this film with such fantastic, talented and like minded people! Hope to do it all again soon. Miss you guys!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13718603_10153645250961937_6425539765851370596_n.jpg?oh=c9bae00d73f0bf5a4dab1eca49fa4cf1&oe=58190787)

To the right of the crew on the #dreamteam picture it looks like some Giger-ish structure, kind of like the derelict ship...

Is no one going to mention the Slug-like thing on the T-shirt? It looks like you can see various stages of it. As if the T-shirt depicts the evolution of the Facehugger.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 05:38:41 PM
Pretty sure that's just intended to be the proboscis that gets shoved down the lucky fella's throat.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 21, 2016, 07:30:40 PM
Speaking of Fassbender... I am really curious as to how David gets his head re-attached... He doesn't appear blonde in ANY of the pictures — which is alright considering he dyed it blonde at the beginning of Prometheus. Also, the only indication of his character is the David onboard the Covenant ship in that promotional picture with Ridley. I'm even considering that he doesn't get it re-attached, but that he somehow binds with the Engineer technology (kind of like how Fifield and Holloway became *something more* thanks to having introduced it into their bodies). Maybe Scott and co. will go the biomechanical angle this time around and have the black goo definitively act as a sort of technology instead of it being an ambiguous bio-weapon.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 21, 2016, 08:45:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 05:38:41 PM
Danny McBride shares photo from set of Alien: Covenant. Earlier this morning the captain of the Covenant, Danny McBride, shared a photo from the set of Alien: Covenant via his Instagram. This image has since been shared by the official Alien Instagram.

It's a little hard to tell exactly what is going on but it would appear to be a cockpit of some variety. Given the apparently small size, it maybe the cockpit of a shuttle?

As tmjhur mentioned, this looks like the interior of a real space going vessel, almost like a re-entry module. Maybe Ridley got The Martian's set decorators to do the space craft interiors again. There's even the old style steam gauge dials on that panel!

You sure this isn't a selfie he took at the Seattle Science museum?  :P

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jul 21, 2016, 08:46:35 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Jul 21, 2016, 07:30:40 PMHe doesn't appear blonde in ANY of the pictures — which is alright considering he dyed it blonde at the beginning of Prometheus.

Does android hair grow?

Anyway, cool ideas. A David head attached to some biomechanical thing could be pretty unnerving.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Jul 21, 2016, 10:31:36 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 21, 2016, 08:45:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 05:38:41 PM
Danny McBride shares photo from set of Alien: Covenant. Earlier this morning the captain of the Covenant, Danny McBride, shared a photo from the set of Alien: Covenant via his Instagram. This image has since been shared by the official Alien Instagram.

It's a little hard to tell exactly what is going on but it would appear to be a cockpit of some variety. Given the apparently small size, it maybe the cockpit of a shuttle?

As tmjhur mentioned, this looks like the interior of a real space going vessel, almost like a re-entry module. Maybe Ridley got The Martian's set decorators to do the space craft interiors again. There's even the old style steam gauge dials on that panel!

You sure this isn't a selfie he took at the Seattle Science museum?  :P

This goes well with my theory that the Covenant is old tech :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 21, 2016, 10:55:21 PM
QuoteDoes android hair grow?

I thought the same thing when they show David re-dying his roots blonde in the beginning of Prometheus. If the roots were darker, maybe his "natural" hair color is what we'll see in Covenant?

I always thought David would have a bald Engineer head in this but I guess not unless they do a bald cap like they did for Sigourney on Alien 3 reshoots.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: XENOMORPHOSIS on Jul 21, 2016, 11:27:47 PM
Quick question, who here think they'll include a sequence where the artificial gravity goes haywire causing the crew members and aliens to float through the ship unhinged by gravity allowing them smooth rabid motion through the ship, leading to memorable kills with blood and guy spilling but still afloat in the air? Such an effect would be costly but great to see pulled off on the big screen.


Hopefully it takes sooner than another 5 years  ::)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Jul 21, 2016, 11:40:47 PM
Well, reduction in the ship's gravity - and a rational explanation for its lowered presence is already factored into these movies - is  is one of the key components of explaining how the egg(s) get aboard the Sulaco, so why not?

It's about time we saw some null gravity action in this series either way. 

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Jul 22, 2016, 12:06:00 AM
Quote from: Denton Smalls on Jul 21, 2016, 10:55:21 PM
QuoteDoes android hair grow?

I thought the same thing when they show David re-dying his roots blonde in the beginning of Prometheus. If the roots were darker, maybe his "natural" hair color is what we'll see in Covenant?

I always thought David would have a bald Engineer head in this but I guess not unless they do a bald cap like they did for Sigourney on Alien 3 reshoots.

Or is this the other David that we've seen?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 22, 2016, 01:15:21 AM
Quote from: NickisSmart on Jul 21, 2016, 11:49:10 AM
So much talent working on this film, and it feels like they're being a bit more secretive this time around.

I think you are right :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 22, 2016, 07:28:32 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 21, 2016, 08:45:38 PM
As tmjhur mentioned, this looks like the interior of a real space going vessel, almost like a re-entry module. Maybe Ridley got The Martian's set decorators to do the space craft interiors again. There's even the old style steam gauge dials on that panel!

I am loving the aesthetic we've seen so far. Glad to see him taking it down a notch from being all smooth and holographic.

QuoteYou sure this isn't a selfie he took at the Seattle Science museum?  :P

Haha! Who knows?  :P

Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jul 21, 2016, 08:46:35 PM
Does android hair grow?

That's a fair point. I wouldn't have thought it did but considering the point made about dying his roots...

QuoteA David head attached to some biomechanical thing could be pretty unnerving.

That is exactly what I hope to see for Prommy's David!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 22, 2016, 08:02:31 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13827353_503663159832375_1403124591_n.jpg)

QuoteCrew shirt for working under @odd_studio and @creaturesincltd, a badge of honour for me to wear proudly!

This'll be my last Alien post (maybe), it's a big deal to me to have had this experience.

Life has been grand. *there's a typo on this shirt that has since been corrected, I kinda like the typo though.




(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13729036_10153601012991861_6630101162764730508_n.jpg?oh=c0a12a8bdc367cd1c50706c644714218&oe=57EEDF09)

QuoteAs we wrap, we're reminded of the enormity of the project.
For me, the past 9 months have been amazing, grueling, satisfying, exhausting, thrilling, emotional, all consuming and utterly rewarding.

Personally, co-supervising the creature effects on a Ridley Scott Alien film has been an absolute dream job. I'm so honoured and grateful for this opportunity. My 14yr old self would've lost his mind on a daily basis.
It's been quite the ride Conor!

The great collaboration between Odd Studio & Creatures Inc Ltd has given us the opportunity to have met and worked with a bunch of new friends & colleagues, while catching up with old ones.

This image is featured on the back of Alien Creature Effects crew t-shirt I designed, using one of Dane Hallett's beautiful sketches.
It lists our amazing crew.
Thanks again creature team, you all rock!! xx

From the co-founder of Odd Studios.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: szkoki on Jul 22, 2016, 09:18:49 AM
could someone pls edit Danny's photo? it makes me dizzy by looking at it for more than 1 sec
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 22, 2016, 09:32:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBbyy6P7vUk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBbyy6P7vUk)

OMG AMPOULES !  ;D


(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F416641Sanstitre.png&hash=73992e5771a3b72b468f84661e81e623b5dd76b5)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 22, 2016, 09:41:19 AM
Awesome. Making a new news post.


News post and new thread made for this topic. Please move any conversation over there. http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54976.0
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 22, 2016, 12:12:10 PM
A couple of snaps of the creature fx crew from Odd Studios, sporting those snazy jackets.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13775393_642517069251527_2773743980414203594_n.jpg?oh=0799c543698b5d2f709a7b851f1e9247&oe=582382EA)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13769460_642517079251526_234108631448453815_n.jpg?oh=317378d8289a0e8d782ce576cc6cddb9&oe=5819CDAB)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 22, 2016, 03:29:40 PM
Quote from: Mustangjeff on Jul 21, 2016, 10:31:36 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 21, 2016, 08:45:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 21, 2016, 05:38:41 PM
Danny McBride shares photo from set of Alien: Covenant. Earlier this morning the captain of the Covenant, Danny McBride, shared a photo from the set of Alien: Covenant via his Instagram. This image has since been shared by the official Alien Instagram.

It's a little hard to tell exactly what is going on but it would appear to be a cockpit of some variety. Given the apparently small size, it maybe the cockpit of a shuttle?

As tmjhur mentioned, this looks like the interior of a real space going vessel, almost like a re-entry module. Maybe Ridley got The Martian's set decorators to do the space craft interiors again. There's even the old style steam gauge dials on that panel!

You sure this isn't a selfie he took at the Seattle Science museum?  :P

This goes well with my theory that the Covenant is old tech :)

Yeah, but with this level of tech it looks like the Covenant already left earth sometime between the late 90's and early 2000's.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 22, 2016, 07:28:32 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 21, 2016, 08:45:38 PM
As tmjhur mentioned, this looks like the interior of a real space going vessel, almost like a re-entry module. Maybe Ridley got The Martian's set decorators to do the space craft interiors again. There's even the old style steam gauge dials on that panel!

I am loving the aesthetic we've seen so far. Glad to see him taking it down a notch from being all smooth and holographic.

QuoteYou sure this isn't a selfie he took at the Seattle Science museum?  :P

Haha! Who knows?  :P

I suspect he might be trolling us Corporal.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 22, 2016, 12:12:10 PM
A couple of snaps of the creature fx crew from Odd Studios, sporting those snazy jackets.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13775393_642517069251527_2773743980414203594_n.jpg?oh=0799c543698b5d2f709a7b851f1e9247&oe=582382EA)

mmm... those three on the right. Do you by any chance know if they're currently hiring?

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 22, 2016, 04:51:48 PM
Sorry it's a package deal you have to take all or nothing. ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 22, 2016, 06:45:05 PM
Man there are some cute girls working in Odd Creature!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 22, 2016, 06:56:30 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 22, 2016, 06:45:05 PM
Man there are some cute girls working in Odd Creature!
For sure! I have an odd creature...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 22, 2016, 07:02:00 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F388180Sanstitre.png&hash=39f0cac3a44f542f02f8c793f085d36ced1ee65b)

...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jul 22, 2016, 07:20:10 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 22, 2016, 06:45:05 PM
Man there are some cute girls working in Odd Creature!

My thoughts, exactly! :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 22, 2016, 09:12:04 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Jul 22, 2016, 04:51:48 PM
Sorry it's a package deal you have to take all or nothing. ;)

I'll take it but they'll definitely have to drop the dude.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 22, 2016, 09:17:25 PM
Sure, sure.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Kronnang_Dunn on Jul 23, 2016, 06:06:41 AM
McBride's character has a hat? interesting... he looks like a space cowboy. If he is the captain of the Covenant, he could be another Dallas...  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 23, 2016, 06:31:07 AM
Quote from: Kronnang_Dunn on Jul 23, 2016, 06:06:41 AM
McBride's character has a hat? interesting... he looks like a space cowboy.
So you could in fact say that he is a Space.......Jockey.....
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 23, 2016, 03:26:01 PM
Quote from: Kronnang_Dunn on Jul 23, 2016, 06:06:41 AM
McBride's character has a hat? interesting... he looks like a space cowboy.

They should have gotten Clint Eastwood for that role...

But with regards to that puzzling McBride pic, here's my theory. Ridley got access to several of NASA's facilities during the filming of The Martian. The Martian was of course also a great success and a terrific advertisement for NASA.

So it might be possible that Ridley asked one of his contacts there if McBride could make use of one of their simulators to better prepare him for the role of a space pilot. This would likely have been documented as well for the DVD extras, therefore accounting for the presence of the cameras.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 06:56:31 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 23, 2016, 06:31:07 AM
Quote from: Kronnang_Dunn on Jul 23, 2016, 06:06:41 AM
McBride's character has a hat? interesting... he looks like a space cowboy.
So you could in fact say that he is a Space.......Jockey.....

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcaptionsearch.com%2Fpix%2Fpijobf4e8h.jpg&hash=195dc3d00348def520e357fda4ca2252ee6940e3)

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 23, 2016, 03:26:01 PM
But with regards to that puzzling McBride pic, here's my theory. Ridley got access to several of NASA's facilities during the filming of The Martian. The Martian was of course also a great success and a terrific advertisement for NASA.

So it might be possible that Ridley asked one of his contacts there if McBride could make use of one of their simulators to better prepare him for the role of a space pilot. This would likely have been documented as well for the DVD extras, therefore accounting for the presence of the cameras.

Or they could be the film cameras? Not convinced it's an actual set?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 09:11:28 PM
So are going to get anything in the next hour or so? That's the burning question.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 23, 2016, 09:17:18 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 06:56:31 PM
Quote from: tmjhur on Jul 23, 2016, 06:31:07 AM
Quote from: Kronnang_Dunn on Jul 23, 2016, 06:06:41 AM
McBride's character has a hat? interesting... he looks like a space cowboy.
So you could in fact say that he is a Space.......Jockey.....

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcaptionsearch.com%2Fpix%2Fpijobf4e8h.jpg&hash=195dc3d00348def520e357fda4ca2252ee6940e3)

That hurts Hicks.....that hurts...... :'(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 09:19:47 PM
Imagine a cheeky playful grin.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 23, 2016, 09:24:58 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 09:19:47 PM
Imagine a cheeky playful grin.  :P
:-X
Didn't Fox say they weren't going to Comic Con this year?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jul 23, 2016, 09:26:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 09:11:28 PM
So are going to get anything in the next hour or so? That's the burning question.

What's the significance?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 09:27:39 PM
It's the Aliens 30th anniversary panel at SDCC. They're not there specifically showing off Covenant or anything but *shrugs* who knows.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jul 23, 2016, 09:28:45 PM
Ah, gotcha. I picked the right time to drop in!  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 09:29:12 PM
Actually, might be another hour or so before it starts.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 23, 2016, 09:40:08 PM
You know something Corporal.....What is it??? :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 23, 2016, 09:42:00 PM
30 minutes away. Hopefully there's significant stuff about Covenant and Alienkamp.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 09:42:53 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Jul 23, 2016, 09:40:08 PM
You know something Corporal.....What is it??? :)

Lol I wish I did. No, I've no idea if we'll be seeing anything. I didn't think it was outside the realms of possibly for them to share something on social media this weekend, perhaps a behind the scenes featurette.

I know the panel is supposed to be Aliens related but there's also a tiny chance Alien 3.2 or Covenant will get brought up.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 23, 2016, 09:51:20 PM
I hear ya. Maybe we'll get a new poster. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 23, 2016, 10:04:56 PM
I hope a videoconference with Ridley and the first teaser!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 23, 2016, 10:12:14 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Jul 23, 2016, 10:04:56 PM
I hope a videoconference with Ridley and the first teaser!

Yes.. That too. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 23, 2016, 10:19:07 PM
The world awaits.... on edge..... keep it tight people...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 23, 2016, 10:42:57 PM
Check those updates. Check those updates.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 23, 2016, 10:59:03 PM
"There is nothing in the desert"
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 23, 2016, 11:08:50 PM
"and no man needs nothing."
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 11:30:14 PM
Nothing during the panel, I'm afraid. Best we can hope for now is something on social media before the weekend is out.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 23, 2016, 11:31:59 PM
It's over.

We'll have to wait late December!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 23, 2016, 11:41:45 PM
Unacceptable.....

(https://media1.giphy.com/media/EHM0738ajKFyw/200.gif)

  :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2016, 11:46:54 PM
I've no doubt we'll continue to get small teases until the actual trailer release.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 23, 2016, 11:49:50 PM
I know i'm just fooling around. 8) 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 01:35:37 PM
Gotta be quick as I'm heading home now but been told to expect footage. Will say more later.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Jul 24, 2016, 01:57:47 PM
What?!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 02:10:51 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 01:35:37 PM
Gotta be quick as I'm heading home now but been told to experience footage. Will say more later.

Post asap.. Don't keep us in suspence! 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 02:39:48 PM
Well, Fox did say that they weren't going to show off any of their new films at SDC this year. Can't blame them for sticking to their word.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 01:35:37 PM
Gotta be quick as I'm heading home now but been told to experience footage. Will say more later.

I want to know more of this footage you've been told to experience.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 02:43:42 PM
Expect. f**king autocorrect. There's a scene that's been cut from the movie that is apparently going to be recycled for viral campaign. It's supposed to go up this weekend during SDCC. Not much longer left for that to appear.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jul 24, 2016, 02:57:39 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 02:43:42 PM
Expect. f**king autocorrect. There's a scene that's been cut from the movie that is apparently going to be recycled for viral campaign. It's supposed to go up this weekend during SDCC. Not much longer left for that to appear.

Are you saying "never before seen footage from Aliens"?  The Aliens??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 02:58:09 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 02:43:42 PM
Expect. f**king autocorrect. There's a scene that's been cut from the movie that is apparently going to be recycled for viral campaign. It's supposed to go up this weekend during SDCC. Not much longer left for that to appear.

From Covenant??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 03:02:45 PM
From Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 03:05:59 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 03:02:45 PM
From Covenant.

NIICE. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 03:12:36 PM
Now...

when...

can...

we...

expect...

to experience...

this footage?

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Jul 24, 2016, 03:17:28 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvignette3.wikia.nocookie.net%2Fepicrapbattlesofhistory%2Fimages%2F6%2F69%2F11-my-body-is-ready.gif%2Frevision%2Flatest%3Fcb%3D20140826182012&hash=031bdc5e1e11d1eb897a51fe314b5a745195d50d)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jul 24, 2016, 03:18:02 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 01:35:37 PM
Gotta be quick as I'm heading home now but been told to expect footage. Will say more later.

Yessssssssssssssss
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 24, 2016, 03:23:59 PM
Yeeeeees.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 24, 2016, 03:32:32 PM
I just screamed with excitement! Although No one will have heard me in space, mind.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 24, 2016, 03:41:01 PM
Yassssss  ;D

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jul 24, 2016, 04:10:18 PM
Bring it on!

Blom-who?  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jul 24, 2016, 04:13:31 PM
We need this now
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Giger Beast on Jul 24, 2016, 04:18:13 PM
Oohhhhhh yeeeahhh, I'm ready, bring it on.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 24, 2016, 05:11:19 PM
I WAIT  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 05:18:13 PM
No one eat or take bathroom breaks... If you have to go do it in your pants.  :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 05:24:20 PM
^ The Corporal better have a very good explanation ready if this turns out to be a damp squib.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 05:37:09 PM
Just relaying information. I take no blame!

At least I'm not running around, posting news about my theories on releases.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 05:39:30 PM
We'll need a scapegoat though.

Can we blame Sci-fied again?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 05:42:30 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 05:39:30 PM
We'll need a scapegoat though.

Can we blame Sci-fied again?

Yes yes let's do that. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 05:43:48 PM
Lol. No need to blame anyone.  :P They'll only just be waking up in San Diego so still plenty of time left in Sunday.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 06:04:39 PM
But what could have been cut??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 06:07:47 PM
We'll find out hopefully!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 24, 2016, 06:14:59 PM
I'm guessing, and hoping, it features CRUDUP!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 24, 2016, 06:18:13 PM
But this source is sure?  :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 06:19:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 05:43:48 PM
Lol. No need to blame anyone.  :P They'll only just be waking up in San Diego so still plenty of time left in Sunday.

Well, it's gone viral on twitter now... they'll be baying for your blood.  :laugh:

https://twitter.com/The_Mince/status/757255334973075457 (https://twitter.com/The_Mince/status/757255334973075457)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 06:21:48 PM
Uh Oh!!  :'(   please don't shut site down... Please. :-[
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 06:23:34 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Jul 24, 2016, 06:18:13 PM
But this source is sure?  :)

Just that it was supposed to be. Like I said, we've still got a day so who knows.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 24, 2016, 06:24:24 PM
It'll probably feature Billy Crudup who'll appear in old man make up in the finished film.......
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 06:24:36 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 06:19:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 05:43:48 PM
Lol. No need to blame anyone.  :P They'll only just be waking up in San Diego so still plenty of time left in Sunday.

Well, it's gone viral on twitter now... they'll be baying for your blood.  :laugh:

https://twitter.com/The_Mince/status/757255334973075457 (https://twitter.com/The_Mince/status/757255334973075457)

Lol! Just realized that's Gazz!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 06:31:25 PM
The f**kest Upest?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Jul 24, 2016, 06:32:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 06:24:36 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 06:19:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 05:43:48 PM
Lol. No need to blame anyone.  :P They'll only just be waking up in San Diego so still plenty of time left in Sunday.

Well, it's gone viral on twitter now... they'll be baying for your blood.  :laugh:

https://twitter.com/The_Mince/status/757255334973075457 (https://twitter.com/The_Mince/status/757255334973075457)

Lol! Just realized that's Gazz!

Hah, sorry folks!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: aliens13 on Jul 24, 2016, 08:15:19 PM
Nothing yet?  :-[
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 24, 2016, 08:25:10 PM
It's only 1.30pm in San Diego.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 08:50:11 PM
So this may be something like what they did for Prometheus.. Like a video with a crew member intro type like what they did with David 8??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 24, 2016, 08:52:36 PM
There's a chance that the rest of us may not get to see it. Unless it's officially released online.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 24, 2016, 09:16:04 PM
A description would suffice for me.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 09:55:31 PM
Are there any further Fox panels or presentations lined up for today?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 24, 2016, 10:22:19 PM
Well another hope has been dashed..

(https://media1.giphy.com/media/9Y5BbDSkSTiY8/200.gif)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Jul 24, 2016, 10:24:02 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 24, 2016, 09:55:31 PM
Are there any further Fox panels or presentations lined up for today?

I don't think...
The last day is normally very quiet , no revelation .

Nothing happens today, maybe next week.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 25, 2016, 05:40:36 AM
Sorry lads and ladettes, looks like they opted not to release.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 25, 2016, 08:37:15 AM
No big deal hicks, the good thing we can take from this is that we probably will end up seeing something sooner rather than later  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 25, 2016, 09:48:09 AM
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/ztHbdze4wTw/SiriusXM+Entertainment+Weekly+Radio+Channel/ENICZKSbbpf/Katherine+Waterston

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww3.pictures.zimbio.com%2Fgi%2FSiriusXM%2BEntertainment%2BWeekly%2BRadio%2BChannel%2BENICZKSbbpfl.jpg&hash=99f02362bc69e5dea556d4ae33087ef1ae905abd)

Looks like a certain leading lady was chatting at the weekend. Trying to find the interview.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Jul 25, 2016, 11:14:18 AM
...man she's cute. ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 25, 2016, 12:07:25 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 25, 2016, 05:40:36 AM
Sorry lads and ladettes, looks like they opted not to release.

Yeah its OK we definently will get something and as they say everything comes to those who wait, and we all have been waiting a very long time for Scott to continue his story. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Jul 25, 2016, 01:09:55 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on Jul 25, 2016, 11:14:18 AM
...man she's cute. ;D

Agreed.  I saw Manhattan Romance the other day, which is an ok indie drama, but she's great in it.  Very charismatic.  I like her more than Sigourney Weaver tbh.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 25, 2016, 01:46:24 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 25, 2016, 05:40:36 AM
Sorry lads and ladettes, looks like they opted not to release.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Frapgenius%2F1377303517_tumblr_lgpfc1DfU01qeweuno1_500.jpg&hash=9a472899c445da46a7c09de65407a1cbb3d43816)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 25, 2016, 01:57:29 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.classic-monsters.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F12%2FGhost-of-Frankenstein-The_19.jpg&hash=a70dae07d2d1bc370fafcfb08043ccd31a60e3f9)

Keep back!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 25, 2016, 09:47:20 PM
You're a monster Hicks, getting us all exited for nothing.

You could at least have appeased us by posting a few more pictures of those cute Odd Studio employees.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 26, 2016, 04:13:49 AM
Apparently Crudup's character bought all the enterprises of Peter Weyland...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 26, 2016, 06:35:16 AM
If that's true, that wouldn't surprise me at all, I've been thinking all along he'll be playing a sort of company man. How'd you hear that?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 26, 2016, 06:43:18 AM
From an acquaintance here in LA. Yeah, he'd be fitting. This acquaintance also has the ORIGINAL Paradise Lost draft that I'm dying to get my hands on.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 26, 2016, 07:29:45 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jul 26, 2016, 06:43:18 AM
From an acquaintance here in LA. Yeah, he'd be fitting. This acquaintance also has the ORIGINAL Paradise Lost draft that I'm dying to get my hands on.

You're not the only one!  :P

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 25, 2016, 09:47:20 PM
You're a monster Hicks, getting us all exited for nothing.

I know, I know.  :'( Hopefully they've just delayed it to get away from SDCC. They didn't want to show footage there for a reason, makes sense they wouldn't want to release any during the event.

QuoteYou could at least have appeased us by posting a few more pictures of those cute Odd Studio employees.  :P

Perv.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 26, 2016, 02:31:02 PM
Fassy is gonna be on the Jimmy Fallon show tonight. Anyone watch it?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 26, 2016, 02:43:39 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 26, 2016, 07:29:45 AM
QuoteYou could at least have appeased us by posting a few more pictures of those cute Odd Studio employees.  :P

Perv.  :P

Nerd.  :P

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 26, 2016, 07:29:45 AM
Hopefully they've just delayed it to get away from SDCC. They didn't want to show footage there for a reason, makes sense they wouldn't want to release any during the event.

Probably, and there's so much going on over the SDCC weekend it's likely to get swamped by all the other stuff being released. Sounds like this deleted scene that is now going to be used for viral marketing is definitely a sure thing? It's just a matter of Fox deciding not to release it yet?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 27, 2016, 02:00:33 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 26, 2016, 02:31:02 PM
Fassy is gonna be on the Jimmy Fallon show tonight. Anyone watch it?



Did anyone catch the whole episode?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 27, 2016, 02:21:28 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13726719_10153583909966861_8331709766319333270_n.jpg?oh=959030ed6fb6ee4798c910b0279a0473&oe=582BE71D)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 27, 2016, 02:35:01 PM
So can we expect something major next week around the one year mark???
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: AlienGenocide on Jul 28, 2016, 03:26:50 AM
I wonder if Hicks and Newt will be in the follow-up Aliens Sequels ?



Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 28, 2016, 07:23:55 AM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Jul 27, 2016, 02:35:01 PM
So can we expect something major next week around the one year mark???

Maybe. Would seem like a nice time to do post something.

Quote from: AlienGenocide on Jul 28, 2016, 03:26:50 AM
I wonder if Hicks and Newt will be in the follow-up Aliens Sequels ?

We won't be seeing any Hicks or Newt in Ridley's prequels. They wont be born yet. Unless they space the other 2 out over a larger time period, I guess. Even then that's Blomkamp's jam.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13744276_1060391837363875_1773772222_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIY7HThBUql/?tagged=aliencovenant

Danny McBride eggmorph fanart. Normally don't share the fanart stuff but I liked this one.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Jul 28, 2016, 10:51:44 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 28, 2016, 09:25:51 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13744276_1060391837363875_1773772222_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIY7HThBUql/?tagged=aliencovenant

Danny McBride eggmorph fanart. Normally don't share the fanart stuff but I liked this one.
Needs more alien slime. :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 29, 2016, 02:23:59 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13721129_1740508512872719_1384027282_n.jpg)

QuoteThat's a wrap on my last day of Alien: Covenant. An absolutely incredible 8 months working in the Creature Department with so much talent, knowledge, experience and friendship in one room. Big cheers to everyone and in particular all at @odd_studio and UK mates @creaturesincltd 👽👽👽 #alien #aliencovenant #oddstudio #creatures

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Jul 29, 2016, 06:39:18 PM
Seems like they had all had a great time working on this movie which is nice to see. I get a feeling that with the disappointment of Prometheus there is probably a more easy-going work environment that allows them (the creature/art departments) to just create crazy shit without having to fit into any studio demands as it seems they just want a good "ALIEN" movie.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 29, 2016, 10:56:56 PM
Take a look at @TelevisaTVmx's Tweet: https://twitter.com/TelevisaTVmx/status/759141494238408704?s=09

Any Spanish (I think it's Spanish) speakers? If the link actually works for others.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jul 29, 2016, 11:11:04 PM
Can't open it hicks, what does it say? Never mind, I can see it now! Yea I don't speak Spanish, no idea what he's saying haha
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: aliens13 on Jul 29, 2016, 11:53:47 PM
It says: Demian Bichir it's satisfied with his work in Alien Covenant.


There is a video but I can't watch it, it's no allowed in my country.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Jul 30, 2016, 02:00:34 AM
If anyone has got a working link, I will translate it.

Found a working video. Demian Bichir expresses his immense satisfaction with the film. He goes on to say that a production of this magnitude usually carries with it some stress, especially with regard to premieres and press junkets, but otherwise he is very satisfied with the film despite his inability to say anything more about it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Jul 30, 2016, 09:24:55 AM
"despite his inability to say anything more about it."

Hehe, nice try Hicks.  ;D

PS> I think someone's getting eggmorphed in this movie! Love that art pic you put up.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 31, 2016, 01:14:01 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13694559_277509265941273_1662064344_n.jpg)



Quote from: lv_226 on Jul 30, 2016, 02:00:34 AM
If anyone has got a working link, I will translate it.

Found a working video. Demian Bichir expresses his immense satisfaction with the film. He goes on to say that a production of this magnitude usually carries with it some stress, especially with regard to premieres and press junkets, but otherwise he is very satisfied with the film despite his inability to say anything more about it.

Thanks! Shame he didn't say anything new.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Jul 31, 2016, 06:00:55 PM
Michael Fassbender. What a hero.

Think we'll see something this week, 365 days to release and all.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 31, 2016, 06:47:46 PM
I don't think "we're exactly one year away, so let's throw a trailer out there!" is how it works. More bits of info like the ones we've been getting, sure...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Jul 31, 2016, 08:49:55 PM
If I remember correctly with Prometheus, which came out in June in the US, the full trailer came out in December.

There was a one minute teaser that came out sometime before that though...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Jul 31, 2016, 08:55:05 PM

Prometheus - Official Teaser Trailer 22/12/2011


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luIM6xaIck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luIM6xaIck)


So if they follow suit we should get the same marketing type strategy!!





Is the official Covenant related??

https://twitter.com/avpgalaxy/status/759817761988018176 (https://twitter.com/avpgalaxy/status/759817761988018176)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Jul 31, 2016, 11:05:04 PM
That art is fantastic. Great looking alien pic!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 01, 2016, 07:20:52 AM
Quote from: Denton Smalls on Jul 31, 2016, 08:49:55 PM
If I remember correctly with Prometheus, which came out in June in the US, the full trailer came out in December.

There was a one minute teaser that came out sometime before that though...

There was a behind the scenes featurette that was shown at SDCC but we're past that now. It'd be nice if we got something but if we do, I don't think it'll be big.

Quote from: Himmelblau on Jul 31, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
Is the official Covenant related??

No mate, just fan art.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 01, 2016, 03:27:00 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Jul 31, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
Is the official Covenant related??

The Corporal needs those clicks mate. Ad revenue you see, which is why he hashtags it #AlienCovenant  ;)  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 01, 2016, 03:32:39 PM
Occasionally I do something disgusting like tag some fan art #AlienCovenant to garner interest.  :P It makes me shudder when I do it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 01, 2016, 03:43:47 PM
Reminds me of how Blomkamp used to abuse those hashtags on his instagram account. He'd post a pic of his Hummer or gun collection or something and then hashtag it #CuteKitten, #Sushi, #Happy, #Pizza or some shit. Shameless!   :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 01, 2016, 03:45:53 PM
Lol. Really?  :laugh: That's taking it too far.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 02, 2016, 01:56:10 PM
Some clearer pictures of the clapper. This particular piece was given away as a gift. It's a replica, none production used.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=53507.0;attach=6247;image)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=53507.0;attach=6245;image)


QuoteWell, I can now publicly announce my internship that I did on Ridley Scott's 'Alien Covenant'. It was a blast working with the talented people at Fox Studio's Sydney, especially with the amazing art department crew who were very generous and supporting of a newbie like me! A big thanks to Screen Australia's Indigenous Department who made this all possible!

Jonathan Saunders who interned in the art department. http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/newsroom/news/2016/mr-160801-indigenous-department-celebrates-attachm#.V6CDnQvCDWw.facebook
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Aug 02, 2016, 03:12:59 PM
If the alien in the movie looks anything like that we're in for a treat!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 02, 2016, 10:20:23 PM
I'm less thrilled about this alien design than I am about the fact that this idea pays tribute to Giger.  With the eyes in front it looks like any old monster.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 02, 2016, 10:51:37 PM
You two do realise that's one of the Necronomicon paintings the original Alien was based on, not concept art for this movie, right ... ?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 02, 2016, 11:35:35 PM
Oh yes.  Of course.  I saw this a quarter century ago.  But I think the actual Alien came out better than this.  I'd appreciate seeing this as a tribute, but it wouldn't be better than what we have.  Inferior actually.  We'll see.  I'm at least optimistic that this is making a reference to Giger.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acrediblesource on Aug 03, 2016, 12:26:10 AM
inferior? the original design is by far scarier than what the costume came to be. In fact they tried variations trying to get the original designs look with the transparency/translucent version which never came to be.  I would say Alien was less than what was originally imagined, and now that we have the technology, it will come out even more truer than ever.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Aug 03, 2016, 12:41:33 AM
Giger's designs for Alien, while brilliant, is nothing compared to the Necronomicon on which it was based.  The alien is clearly based on a man in a suit.  The Necronomicon is truly 'alien' - a nighmarish, erotic fusion of biology and technology.  The original Alien came closest to the Necronomicon but it was still a sanitised version.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 03, 2016, 01:24:34 AM
Isn't it called Necronom IV?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 03, 2016, 02:40:24 AM
The finished version was a much more plausible, cohesive thing than either of the Necromonicon paintings it was based on. One of them had leggings and the other had no legs. Let's be reasonable here.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Aug 03, 2016, 02:54:16 AM
I think the original alien design is perfect even if the actual suit wasn't. It is a terrific realization of gigers art.

The alien3 creature design is also great, I  love the puppet and the way it moved.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 03, 2016, 11:03:48 AM
QuoteCrushed the juggernaut today. Did lots of damage and took none. #setlife

That tweet comes in relation to striking the sets.

QuoteToday was crazy but we finished the biggest interior set I've ever seen. Down to the wire. Everyone helping. Good times.

QuoteGot a lot of hands on my spaceship today and we're showing it off tomorrow. Wish I could show y'all a picture.

QuoteLooks like I drew 6 months of trig. #setlife #humanships
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: oduodu on Aug 03, 2016, 11:39:56 AM
So we know there's at least one juggernaut in there,
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 03, 2016, 11:45:23 AM
Didn't I mention that already? I spoke to someone who works near the quarry location and they said they saw the Juggernaut. Not sure if they meant sets ala the below image or a miniature though. Wasn't able to clarify.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/prometheus/behind/behind0632.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/prometheus/behind/behind0742.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 03, 2016, 11:49:56 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 03, 2016, 11:45:23 AM
Didn't I mention that already?

Nope! Very remiss of you.

QuoteNot sure if they meant sets ala the below image or a miniature though. Wasn't able to clarify.

Probably safe to assume it wasn't a full-scale 1:1 Jugger. Most likely just a small section of the ship like those from Prometheus above.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 03, 2016, 11:56:13 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 03, 2016, 11:49:56 AM
Probably safe to assume it wasn't a full-scale 1:1 Jugger. Most likely just a small section of the ship like those from Prometheus above.

I did say a miniature!!  :laugh:

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 03, 2016, 11:49:56 AM
Nope! Very remiss of you.

I could have sworn I had. My apologies gents!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 03, 2016, 12:03:00 PM
Could well be a miniature if that person was able to identify it as a Juggernaut. Otherwise he probably would just have said he saw a giant vagina or a huge piece of shrapnel or something.

Now, if that person who works near the quarry could see the Juggernaut, couldn't they have taken a picture as well? Even if it was just a pic from a phone camera?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 03, 2016, 12:10:28 PM
No such luck unfortunately. To be honest, I wasn't massively sold on him being sure of what he saw. Perhaps that's why I didn't mention it in the end.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Denton Smalls on Aug 04, 2016, 03:51:32 PM
Is that an Engineer from Covenant or an old Prometheus pic?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 04, 2016, 03:58:05 PM
Prometheus.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 04, 2016, 04:03:39 PM
https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/761230261585666048


New Covenant Gif. I'm currently indeposed so D should have it up whenever
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 04, 2016, 04:16:05 PM
So they Hypersleep differently than in Prometheus... Niice!!! 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Aug 04, 2016, 04:34:14 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 04, 2016, 04:03:39 PM
https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/761230261585666048


New Covenant Gif. I'm currently indeposed so D should have it up whenever

That's pretty awesome, I like the bandages continuing the Ancient Egypt references like a mummy lying in a sarcophagus.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Aug 04, 2016, 04:34:51 PM
Cool. Whose the actress?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Aug 04, 2016, 04:54:21 PM
Nice! It looks like Waterston, I think. Loving these little teases they've been releasing.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Aug 04, 2016, 05:05:35 PM
All aboard the HYPE TRAIN!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 04, 2016, 05:47:59 PM
One word - PERFECTION.

Quote...Ancient Egypt references like a mummy lying in a sarcophagus.

Thats it. More symbols and metaphors.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 04, 2016, 06:23:20 PM
At first, I thought it looked like Shaw...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Godzillakuj94 on Aug 04, 2016, 06:47:47 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Aug 04, 2016, 06:23:20 PM
At first, I thought it looked like Shaw...
That's what I thought.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 04, 2016, 07:49:36 PM
On second thought, that still looks like Shaw.

Maybe she was Engineer-damaged?  But that usually just means dead..  She could be in an autodoc.  It doesn't seem to me that the cryogenic tech would require such wrapping effects.  I mean, people didn't need to be wrapped in Prometheus, and then they didn't need to be wrapped in Aliens.  This movie fits in the years between those films...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Aug 04, 2016, 07:57:39 PM
The cyrotube looks Submarine-like. Which I something I liked very much about Alien. The whole submarine vibe. That in combination with the very sterile environment INSIDE the chamber gives this a very CLASSIC feel. The art direction looks top-notch here. Scott is still bringing his A-game here. I'm thinking that after THE MARTIAN and PROMETHEUS we are in for something really special. This is quite an image. My biggest concern here is length. I feel PROMETHEUS was hurt by cutting it for 2 hours and giving it a pacing modern audiences like. Alien's dread has a lot to do with the time it takes. The build up and the immersion into it's sets.
I specifically think of the scene in the Ampule Chamber in comparison to the scene in the Pilot's Chamber in Alien. The pace of the editing hurts PROMETHEUS in that scene. They need to slow it down and linger. It adds to the creep factor.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 04, 2016, 08:02:09 PM
Quote from: CainsSon on Aug 04, 2016, 07:57:39 PM
The cyrotube looks Submarine-like. Which I something I liked very much about Alien. The whole submarine vibe. That in combination with the very sterile environment INSIDE the chamber gives this a very CLASSIC feel. The art direction looks top-notch here. Scott is still bringing his A-game here. I'm thinking that after THE MARTIAN and PROMETHEUS we are in for something really special. This is quite an image. My biggest concern here is length. I feel PROMETHEUS was hurt by cutting it for 2 hours and giving it a pacing modern audiences like. Alien's dread has a lot to do with the time it takes. The build up and the immersion into it's sets.
I specifically think of the scene in the Ampule Chamber in comparison to the scene in the Pilot's Chamber in Alien. The pace of the editing hurts PROMETHEUS in that scene. They need to slow it down and linger. It adds to the creep factor.

This.  ^

I completely agree.  Slow the pace down.  Stop the camera somewhere for a bit.  I mean, give it the sort of pacing we see in Kubrik''s Shining.  But it will never happen....
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 04, 2016, 08:05:31 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Aug 04, 2016, 07:49:36 PM
On second thought, that still looks like Shaw.

Maybe she was Engineer-damaged?  But that usually just means dead..  She could be in an autodoc.  It doesn't seem to me that the cryogenic tech would require such wrapping effects.  I mean, people didn't need to be wrapped in Prometheus, and then they didn't need to be wrapped in Aliens.  This movie fits in the years between those films...

This is a different ship. This is a new movie. Let's try out different things for each entry. Maybe this is this colony's way of doing cryosleep. Maybe it isn't even cryosleep. It's fun to bring out a new bag of tricks each time and add to the mythology.


Quote from: CainsSon on Aug 04, 2016, 07:57:39 PM
The cyrotube looks Submarine-like. Which I something I liked very much about Alien. The whole submarine vibe. That in combination with the very sterile environment INSIDE the chamber gives this a very CLASSIC feel. The art direction looks top-notch here. Scott is still bringing his A-game here. I'm thinking that after THE MARTIAN and PROMETHEUS we are in for something really special. This is quite an image. My biggest concern here is length. I feel PROMETHEUS was hurt by cutting it for 2 hours and giving it a pacing modern audiences like. Alien's dread has a lot to do with the time it takes. The build up and the immersion into it's sets.
I specifically think of the scene in the Ampule Chamber in comparison to the scene in the Pilot's Chamber in Alien. The pace of the editing hurts PROMETHEUS in that scene. They need to slow it down and linger. It adds to the creep factor.

From what we can infer from the info thus far, don't expect a patient, lingering movie. This'll likely be an action-horror film that kicks off fast.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 04, 2016, 08:31:24 PM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Aug 04, 2016, 08:05:31 PM
From what we can infer from the info thus far, don't expect a patient, lingering movie. This'll likely be an action-horror film that kicks off fast.

Indeed, from recent Fassbender interview:

Quote from: Michael FassbenderOnce it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn't let up.



The Cryopod/Medpod reminds me of:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/27/11/b4/2711b4bd4b46df1ec53f555054ce8185.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Aug 04, 2016, 09:00:08 PM
I'm 95% sure that's Waterston in there. How anonymous we become when our hair is covered and our eyes and mouths are closed!  :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 04, 2016, 09:03:11 PM
A lot of sites are saying its Waterston.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Aug 04, 2016, 09:11:03 PM
I honestly can't tell but it's either Noomi or Waterston.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Aug 04, 2016, 09:43:28 PM
Looks like waterston. But there is a likeness to Noomi for sure
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 04, 2016, 10:14:44 PM
Thats 100% Waterston ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SpreadEagleBeagle on Aug 05, 2016, 12:56:07 AM
That picture makes me happy! So far so good, Riddles  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: XENOMORPHOSIS on Aug 05, 2016, 02:23:00 AM
Hope they're still not intending to do that thing of having Ripley's Mother.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Aug 05, 2016, 02:41:43 AM
I might be seeing things, but it looks like there is a reflection of a Xeno in the glass.  Like it's watching her.

Just to the left of her head I can make out the lower teeth and the smooth shiny head.

Anyone else?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 05, 2016, 03:11:25 AM
Lol no, not a xeno.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Aug 05, 2016, 03:47:59 AM
Eyes playing tricks on me
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Xeno_from_Chino on Aug 05, 2016, 04:29:15 AM
@Mustangjeff. I actually see what you're saying about the reflection of the Xeno. I see it too. Not sure that's what it actually is, but I definitely see what you're talking about.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 05, 2016, 05:59:16 AM
Apparently you saw an alien once... 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 05, 2016, 07:45:31 AM
I can see what you mean, but still, no.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 05, 2016, 09:58:13 AM
Quote from: Mustangjeff on Aug 05, 2016, 03:47:59 AM
Eyes playing tricks on me
It's funny but that smudge does move...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Aug 05, 2016, 10:19:03 AM
I can see what you mean as well, but no its not a Xeno. Just looks like some shiny equipment.

Well guess we know that Waterston doesnt sleep with that Gunbelt
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 05, 2016, 11:39:03 AM
Quote from: Mustangjeff on Aug 05, 2016, 02:41:43 AM
I might be seeing things, but it looks like there is a reflection of a Xeno in the glass.  Like it's watching her.

Just to the left of her head I can make out the lower teeth and the smooth shiny head.

Anyone else?

You're right there is an image there it might be part of a scene or just a tease from Riddles, but yes it is a xeno. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 05, 2016, 12:40:45 PM
An Alien with one row of teeth.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Aug 05, 2016, 01:29:19 PM
Quote from: SiL on Aug 05, 2016, 12:40:45 PM
An Alien with one row of teeth.

My thought is that it looked like the reflection of a Xeno head that is bent downwards.  It's not in attack/threaten mode so the mouth is either slightly open and the "gums" are covering the top row of teeth, or the mouth is completely shut and I was actually seeing both rows of teeth together.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvignette4.wikia.nocookie.net%2Favp%2Fimages%2F7%2F75%2FThe_Alien_reaching_for_Dallas.jpg%2Frevision%2Flatest%2Fscale-to-width-down%2F640%3Fcb%3D20141004042231&hash=d5c95fd9c25b3a24117b295a484968d8e7fcb557)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Aug 05, 2016, 01:31:08 PM
Looks like a scratch on the glass.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 05, 2016, 01:42:03 PM
Yeah you can certainly see the head of the xeno...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Aug 05, 2016, 02:06:55 PM
I don't think its an alien, just our brains wanting to see it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 02:22:24 PM
Budget for Covenant is around 210 million dollars!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Aug 05, 2016, 02:24:08 PM
It could be an Alien reflection, but most probably not, I can see what you mean though, about it looking like an Alien grin. First thing that came to my mind is Ridley wants the ship and stuff inside to look retro, used, like on the Nostromo.

Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Aug 05, 2016, 05:59:16 AM
Apparently you saw an alien once... 8)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Aug 05, 2016, 02:44:07 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 02:22:24 PM
Budget for Covenant is around 210 million dollars!

NICE!

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 05, 2016, 04:06:07 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 02:22:24 PM
Budget for Covenant is around 210 million dollars!

Sorry Sir, but you're talking bollocks until you can substantiate it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 04:10:54 PM
You ll hear it soon... So you can substantiate it by yourself, my dear sir. ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 05, 2016, 04:12:08 PM
Yeah, we'll see...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Aug 05, 2016, 04:20:35 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 04:10:54 PM
You ll hear it soon... So you can substantiate it by yourself, my dear sir. ;D


Is  this actual news or just something you've heard?

Link?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 04:24:07 PM
That's what i heard...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Aug 05, 2016, 04:29:54 PM
Just impossible ! Or Covenant will be a PG movie  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 04:31:40 PM
I believe they have a new idea regarding that matter ...

Who Dares Wins :)

It will be scarry but dont expect slasher horror!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 05, 2016, 04:46:24 PM
They must have such confidence in the project, and are expecting Deadpool numbers. Which wouldn't be outside the circumference of possibility.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 05, 2016, 04:54:08 PM
Look at it this way, if Prometheus had cost that much to make it would have been considered a box office bomb today.

And there was a lot more hype and expectation surrounding Prometheus than what we currently have for Alien: Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Rayden02 on Aug 05, 2016, 05:00:04 PM
You can found on Wiki page (right side ,bottom)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Covenant
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 05, 2016, 05:49:29 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 05, 2016, 04:54:08 PM
Look at it this way, if Prometheus had cost that much to make it would have been considered a box office bomb today.

And there was a lot more hype and expectation surrounding Prometheus than what we currently have for Alien: Covenant.

Because of what Prometheus ended up grossing. Not because of what it cost.

And the amount of hype each one has at the same time is not proportionate to the final gross.


Quote from: Rayden02 on Aug 05, 2016, 05:00:04 PM
You can found on Wiki page (right side ,bottom)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Covenant

Lol.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 05, 2016, 09:43:00 PM
Quote from: Rayden02 on Aug 05, 2016, 05:00:04 PM
You can found on Wiki page (right side ,bottom)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Covenant

Anyone can edit wikipedia and there's no source/link provided.

Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Aug 05, 2016, 05:49:29 PM
Because of what Prometheus ended up grossing. Not because of what it cost.

wut
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Aug 05, 2016, 11:39:04 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 05, 2016, 04:06:07 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Aug 05, 2016, 02:22:24 PM
Budget for Covenant is around 210 million dollars!

Sorry Sir, but you're talking bollocks until you can substantiate it.

Quoted for truth. There's no way on earth this is a $210 million picture 😂
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 06, 2016, 12:16:28 AM
Maybe with advertising.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Aug 06, 2016, 01:07:19 AM
Quote from: Stolen on Aug 05, 2016, 04:29:54 PM
Just impossible ! Or Covenant will be a PG movie  ;D

'Jaws' was originally released as a PG movie.  Sure, that was back in 1975.  Nonetheless, Rating has no bearing on Quality.  'Jaws' was the first movie to gross $100m takings at the box office.  On a PG Rating.

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 06, 2016, 01:16:30 AM
They've said repeatedly this is a gory horror film. Jaws only got a PG because Spielberg and the producer gave some bullshit testimony about the violence being unrepeatable by impressionable youths.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Aug 06, 2016, 01:26:26 AM
For sure.  'Jaws' was still a quality horror movie with a PG rating.  That's the point I'm making.  'AvP-R' by comparison was uncompromisingly hyped for being an R rated movie.  I'm just saying that Ratings and Quality are not the same thing.

I'll sit and watch another PG rated movie if it's the quality of 'Jaws'; and if 'ALIEN: Covenant' ends up being like 'AvP-R', I'll be very disappointed.

Mind you, I do expect to get the best of both worlds out of Scott and his team on this movie.  A solid R rated movie that's worth rewatching 40 years from now.  Wow... what an expectation!  lol.

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 06, 2016, 01:55:46 AM
210 million sounds out of left field for an R-rated movie even if that includes the marketing budget and yes, even if it is alien. Then again, maybe fox decided to put up instead of shut-up.

Quote from: windebieste on Aug 06, 2016, 01:26:26 AM
For sure.  'Jaws' was still a quality horror movie with a PG rating.  That's the point I'm making.  'AvP-R' by comparison was uncompromisingly hyped for being an R rated movie.  I'm just saying that Ratings and Quality are not the same thing.

I'll sit and watch another PG rated movie if it's the quality of 'Jaws'; and if 'ALIEN: Covenant' ends up being like 'AvP-R', I'll be very disappointed.

Mind you, I do expect to get the best of both worlds out of Scott and his team on this movie.  A solid R rated movie that's worth rewatching 40 years from now.  Wow... what an expectation!  lol.

-Windebieste.
This is Ridley Scott... not two inexperienced special effects artist trying to direct a feature length film. Least to mention the years of experience in all the production camps. Plus I don't see Ridley going out of his way to earn an R-rating; I expect the movie to earn it because it is necessary to the story. It's a grown up, dark movie which is filled with gods and monsters. Both nature and evolution creates horrible things.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Aug 06, 2016, 02:18:56 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Aug 06, 2016, 01:55:46 AMI don't see Ridley going out of his way to earn an R-rating; I expect the movie to earn it because it is necessary to the story. It's a grown up, dark movie which is filled with gods and monsters. Both nature and evolution creates horrible things.

Absolutely. 

'ALIEN: Covenant' is shaping up to be a mature horror movie experience aimed at an adult audience.  I'm hoping the R-rating will be governed out of necessity as provided by the narrative rather than being dictated by gratuitous sensationalism alone.  Yeah.  This is beginning to look like the real deal.

Bring it, I say. 

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Aug 06, 2016, 02:58:57 AM
Production budget is no way $210m.

I imagine were looking at the $150m range before tax insentives.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Aug 06, 2016, 05:03:59 AM
Yeah I doubt very much that the budget is over 200 million. The Martian by comparison was apparently 110 million, prometheus 130 million or there abouts. Wasn't there a rumour a while back that the budget was somewhere in the region of 130-175 million? I'm sure I read that somewhere. Can't remember where now though. Any who, loving the new Gif, it's got a real classic 70s sci fi feel to it in terms of design imo.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 06, 2016, 06:39:32 AM
With marketing and advertising 210 isn't unreasonable.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 06, 2016, 07:28:38 AM
Quote from: SiL on Aug 06, 2016, 06:39:32 AM
With marketing and advertising 210 isn't unreasonable.
After thinking about it for a second, if we're debating over another 20-25 million... it actually isn't that far off. Although in the range of 185, maybe 190 sounds more plausible.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 06, 2016, 09:02:19 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13734505_1742180936035547_76888639_n.jpg)

QuoteMy #cool new #ALIEN #COVENANT #hoody from recently working on #RidleyScott 's new #movie set at #foxstudios #sydney. Oh and it GLOWS IN THE DARK!!
#glowinthedark #movieset #filmset #aliencovenant #sculptor #artist #propmaker #construction #crew
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 06, 2016, 03:27:30 PM
Usually, the higher the production budget the higher the marketing budget.

But once you go past $150 million dollars for an R-rated film you start getting diminishing returns no matter how much you advertise. You simply start running out of cinema-goers. The only way past that hurdle is to lower your rating and get the kids (with all their disposable income and free time) in.

Quote from: SiL on Aug 06, 2016, 12:16:28 AM
Maybe with advertising.

I'd also buy it then. But the officially-released budget for studio films usually exclude marketing.

Quote from: SiL on Aug 06, 2016, 01:16:30 AM
They've said repeatedly this is a gory horror film.

Indeed, Scott himself said he would be pushing for a "hard R".

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2016/01/14/ridley-scott-says-hard-r-rating-alien-covenant/ (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2016/01/14/ridley-scott-says-hard-r-rating-alien-covenant/)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Aug 06, 2016, 05:52:12 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 06, 2016, 09:02:19 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13734505_1742180936035547_76888639_n.jpg)

QuoteMy #cool new #ALIEN #COVENANT #hoody from recently working on #RidleyScott 's new #movie set at #foxstudios #sydney. Oh and it GLOWS IN THE DARK!!
#glowinthedark #movieset #filmset #aliencovenant #sculptor #artist #propmaker #construction #crew

Sure are a lot of attractive people working on it hehe, I want a glow in the dark hoody!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Rayden02 on Aug 06, 2016, 06:42:24 PM
New image is out
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpMDLxkXgAAACbG.jpg ;D


edit: damn, this is from the Aliens, my bad xD
I never see this colored version before! :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Aug 06, 2016, 09:34:13 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on Aug 06, 2016, 05:52:12 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 06, 2016, 09:02:19 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13734505_1742180936035547_76888639_n.jpg)

QuoteMy #cool new #ALIEN #COVENANT #hoody from recently working on #RidleyScott 's new #movie set at #foxstudios #sydney. Oh and it GLOWS IN THE DARK!!
#glowinthedark #movieset #filmset #aliencovenant #sculptor #artist #propmaker #construction #crew

Sure are a lot of attractive people working on it hehe, I want a glow in the dark hoody!

I was gonna say, does the girl come with the shirt? :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Aug 06, 2016, 10:57:08 PM
It would seem that the days of the Creepy-Crawly departments being staffed solely by pimply guys with Coke-bottle glasses have come to an end.

Also, it's so cool that the letters glow in the dark. I'd wear that sucker everywhere.  :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Aug 06, 2016, 11:03:30 PM
Quote from: SiL on Aug 06, 2016, 06:39:32 AM
With marketing and advertising 210 isn't unreasonable.

Maybe, give or take. But production budget, definitely not.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 07, 2016, 04:02:52 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Aug 06, 2016, 10:57:08 PM
It would seem that the days of the Creepy-Crawly departments being staffed solely by pimply guys with Coke-bottle glasses have come to an end.

Or maybe Odd Studio is just the odd one out.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 09, 2016, 07:20:08 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F66.media.tumblr.com%2Fc011852038c50886cf46b77fe5fc7a9c%2Ftumblr_obm1uu1Abx1sroz4fo1_1280.jpg&hash=52c9debc0f6f6d30b16fd1233aa0193573047f28)

Tumblr reckons this is from Covvie but I'm pretty sure it's just the end of Shaw's dream sequence. That looks like the tracksuit Ridley wears in a lot of the bts shots.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Aug 09, 2016, 09:35:38 AM
Yea, I agree looks like Shaws dream sequence from prometheus
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Aug 09, 2016, 11:11:47 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 04, 2016, 04:03:39 PM
https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/761230261585666048


New Covenant Gif. I'm currently indeposed so D should have it up whenever
Guys! Just had a crazy thought about this that I haven't seen posted anywhere. Are we sure that this is actually a cryopod?

Is it possible that it's actually an android ignition chamber similar to the one saw with David in the prometheus viral marketing? Maybe Daniels is a line produced military robot?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 09, 2016, 12:26:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 09, 2016, 07:20:08 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F66.media.tumblr.com%2Fc011852038c50886cf46b77fe5fc7a9c%2Ftumblr_obm1uu1Abx1sroz4fo1_1280.jpg&hash=52c9debc0f6f6d30b16fd1233aa0193573047f28)

Tumblr reckons this is from Covvie but I'm pretty sure it's just the end of Shaw's dream sequence. That looks like the tracksuit Ridley wears in a lot of the bts shots.

You are right.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 09, 2016, 03:25:34 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Aug 09, 2016, 11:11:47 AM
Guys! Just had a crazy thought about this that I haven't seen posted anywhere. Are we sure that this is actually a cryopod?

Is it possible that it's actually an android ignition chamber similar to the one saw with David in the prometheus viral marketing? Maybe Daniels is a line produced military robot?

This one you mean?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Falfa.gifs-planet.com%2Fnew%2F2075.gif&hash=80bd59e3a84e7eaaa47537092d9fc9d06e34f242)

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 09, 2016, 07:20:08 AM
Tumblr reckons this is from Covvie but I'm pretty sure it's just the end of Shaw's dream sequence. That looks like the tracksuit Ridley wears in a lot of the bts shots.

Yeah, definitely from Prometheus with blonde Fassbender and all.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Aug 09, 2016, 04:13:09 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 09, 2016, 03:25:34 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Aug 09, 2016, 11:11:47 AM
Guys! Just had a crazy thought about this that I haven't seen posted anywhere. Are we sure that this is actually a cryopod?

Is it possible that it's actually an android ignition chamber similar to the one saw with David in the prometheus viral marketing? Maybe Daniels is a line produced military robot?

This one you mean?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Falfa.gifs-planet.com%2Fnew%2F2075.gif&hash=80bd59e3a84e7eaaa47537092d9fc9d06e34f242)


Yeah that's the one. I wonder if it's just a sort of more advanced update on that kind of thing?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CrimzonNinja on Aug 10, 2016, 10:49:42 PM
going to be really exciting! i just hope FOX doesn't change the release date....again.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mister Skeezler on Aug 11, 2016, 01:41:39 PM
Why was Fassbender on set during that scene in costume? Not saying it isn't from Prometheus, just confused about the overlap.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 11, 2016, 01:53:09 PM
He's at the very end of the scene where Shaw looks up and sees him. It is from Prometheus, I found the original still in our behind the scenes gallery.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/prometheus/behind/behind0282.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acrediblesource on Aug 11, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
A wild guess would be everyone was filming in new zealand or where ever this place is and MF just happened to be in costume goofing around. In my recollection, he wasn't in any of those scenes and neither was noomy. Maybe they were going to film one and decided not too?

Quote from: Mister Skeezler on Aug 11, 2016, 01:41:39 PM
Why was Fassbender on set during that scene in costume? Not saying it isn't from Prometheus, just confused about the overlap.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Aug 11, 2016, 10:19:47 PM
Quote from: acrediblesource on Aug 11, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
A wild guess would be everyone was filming in new zealand or where ever this place is and MF just happened to be in costume goofing around. In my recollection, he wasn't in any of those scenes and neither was noomy. Maybe they were going to film one and decided not too?

Quote from: Mister Skeezler on Aug 11, 2016, 01:41:39 PM
Why was Fassbender on set during that scene in costume? Not saying it isn't from Prometheus, just confused about the overlap.

No, he's there. Little Elizabeth looks right at him. It's the conclusion of the dream.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Aug 11, 2016, 10:34:31 PM
For God's sake, this scene is 100% from Prometheus!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acrediblesource on Aug 11, 2016, 10:38:12 PM
He was barely in that scene! Like for a 3 seconds of footage that looked digitally screen toned! This is outrageous!  and he was wearing the dream helmet. That could have been any body!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Aug 11, 2016, 10:52:26 PM
It's possible he might've taken the helmet off when not on camera.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mister Skeezler on Aug 11, 2016, 10:58:29 PM
Enoch, I wasn't saying he's not in the scene, I just didn't remember it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acrediblesource on Aug 11, 2016, 11:57:09 PM
i think Ridley's expression says it all. "Why the f*** did we fly Michael all the way here just so that he could film 3 seconds of him in a helmet?"
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PsyKore on Aug 12, 2016, 05:36:09 AM
Maybe considering David was watching Shaw's dreams, they might have thought it good for Fassbender to witness the filming of it so he has first hand experience with how the dream plays out. Might be better for him rather than just reading it in a script. I'm just guessing though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 12, 2016, 06:58:08 AM
Quote from: acrediblesource on Aug 11, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
A wild guess would be everyone was filming in new zealand or where ever this place is and MF just happened to be in costume goofing around. In my recollection, he wasn't in any of those scenes and neither was noomy. Maybe they were going to film one and decided not too?

Quote from: Mister Skeezler on Aug 11, 2016, 01:41:39 PM
Why was Fassbender on set during that scene in costume? Not saying it isn't from Prometheus, just confused about the overlap.

No, it's 100% from Prometheus. That still I just posted above is from our Prometheus gallery. Someone just cropped it and tried to pass it off as from Covenant.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BI_S0IxA1Na/ (via JM at Perfect Organism)

(https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13739485_1181058955289992_152209142_n.jpg)

QuoteWhen you watch the upcoming #aliens #film look for the #seaweed I made that #aliencovenant #ridleyscottfilm #showbiz #hazmat
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Aug 12, 2016, 07:09:03 AM
Seaweed? Interesting. Perhaps underwater scene speculation was right then.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 12, 2016, 07:48:36 AM
I'm thinking it'll be dressing for the sequences shot at Milford Sound.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 12, 2016, 04:35:28 PM
Or maybe for Sushi?  :P



Or maybe since Scott is now using old discarded ideas from Alien for Prometheus and Alien: Covenant:

Quote from: Ridley Scott"I would have liked to see it [The Nostromo] covered with space barnacles or space seaweed, all clogged and choked up"
https://alienseries.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/crew-logs-ron-cobb/ (https://alienseries.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/crew-logs-ron-cobb/)

:laugh:



Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 12, 2016, 08:45:06 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 12, 2016, 06:58:08 AM
Quote from: acrediblesource on Aug 11, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
A wild guess would be everyone was filming in new zealand or where ever this place is and MF just happened to be in costume goofing around. In my recollection, he wasn't in any of those scenes and neither was noomy. Maybe they were going to film one and decided not too?

Quote from: Mister Skeezler on Aug 11, 2016, 01:41:39 PM
Why was Fassbender on set during that scene in costume? Not saying it isn't from Prometheus, just confused about the overlap.

No, it's 100% from Prometheus. That still I just posted above is from our Prometheus gallery. Someone just cropped it and tried to pass it off as from Covenant.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BI_S0IxA1Na/ (via JM at Perfect Organism)

(https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13739485_1181058955289992_152209142_n.jpg)

QuoteWhen you watch the upcoming #aliens #film look for the #seaweed I made that #aliencovenant #ridleyscottfilm #showbiz #hazmat

You sure that's seaweed? Looks like the alien skin when it sheds.  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 12, 2016, 08:46:44 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Aug 12, 2016, 08:45:06 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 12, 2016, 06:58:08 AM
Quote from: acrediblesource on Aug 11, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
A wild guess would be everyone was filming in new zealand or where ever this place is and MF just happened to be in costume goofing around. In my recollection, he wasn't in any of those scenes and neither was noomy. Maybe they were going to film one and decided not too?

Quote from: Mister Skeezler on Aug 11, 2016, 01:41:39 PM
Why was Fassbender on set during that scene in costume? Not saying it isn't from Prometheus, just confused about the overlap.

No, it's 100% from Prometheus. That still I just posted above is from our Prometheus gallery. Someone just cropped it and tried to pass it off as from Covenant.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BI_S0IxA1Na/ (via JM at Perfect Organism)

(https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13739485_1181058955289992_152209142_n.jpg)

QuoteWhen you watch the upcoming #aliens #film look for the #seaweed I made that #aliencovenant #ridleyscottfilm #showbiz #hazmat

You sure that's seaweed? Looks like the alien skin when it sheds.  8)
That's what I thought it was... so now it's just sea-weed. That's a bummer. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acrediblesource on Aug 13, 2016, 04:50:59 PM
You know what would be boss is if they actually filmed a scene where David 8  placed himself in Shaw's dream and investigated the location and watched more than just her but everyone and everything else. Maybe it would make a great 10 minute short film.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PsyKore on Aug 15, 2016, 03:28:54 AM
I never really liked the dream thing. Not only is it lazy writing, but technology like that doesn't feel like it fits in the Alienverse - it went too far into Star Trek territory for my liking.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 15, 2016, 07:13:43 AM
It's kind of been in Alien since the very beginning. Albeit, it didn't make it onto the screen but ADF has a whole thing at the very start of the Alien novelizations about professional dreamers who had their dreams recorded for entertainment purposes.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 15, 2016, 04:16:00 PM
I think we're due some new stuffs soon??? Its been awhile.  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Aug 15, 2016, 04:35:34 PM
Lol not really, frankly I don't want to see much more until the teaser arrives, I'm fine with what they've teased thus far, more vague set photos would be ok though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 15, 2016, 05:37:28 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on Aug 15, 2016, 04:35:34 PM
Lol not really, frankly I don't want to see much more until the teaser arrives, I'm fine with what they've teased thus far, more vague set photos would be ok though.

Come on Necronomicon II, you know you want it.  That's why you're here.  What did the Borg say about resistance?   ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Aug 16, 2016, 04:42:17 AM
hahaha, yeah it will be hard to resist, they've been doing well however not to have any major spoilers leaked early, yet lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 16, 2016, 07:14:34 AM
I'm starting to get withdrawal.  :P I think we're due another official tease of some variety by the end of the month.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Aug 16, 2016, 07:45:26 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 16, 2016, 07:14:34 AM
I'm starting to get withdrawal.  :P I think we're due another official tease of some variety by the end of the month.

You could literally hear a pin drop!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Aug 16, 2016, 07:57:52 AM
Haha sounds like you know something hicks
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 16, 2016, 08:07:52 AM
No, no. Just one of those feelings.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 16, 2016, 09:24:48 AM
It isn't heart burn is it? If so you may want to get something a little stronger than pepto bismol; maybe an abortion. :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PsyKore on Aug 16, 2016, 09:33:21 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 15, 2016, 07:13:43 AM
It's kind of been in Alien since the very beginning. Albeit, it didn't make it onto the screen but ADF has a whole thing at the very start of the Alien novelizations about professional dreamers who had their dreams recorded for entertainment purposes.

I don't know much outside of the movies. The idea still doesn't sit very well with me.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 16, 2016, 01:56:30 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Aug 15, 2016, 04:16:00 PM
I think we're due some new stuffs soon??? Its been awhile.  8)

Dunno if it'll tide you over  :laugh: but Scified have just picked up on something from last month and are posting it everywhere: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54863.msg2128323#msg2128323


Quote from: PsyKore on Aug 16, 2016, 09:33:21 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 15, 2016, 07:13:43 AM
It's kind of been in Alien since the very beginning. Albeit, it didn't make it onto the screen but ADF has a whole thing at the very start of the Alien novelizations about professional dreamers who had their dreams recorded for entertainment purposes.

I don't know much outside of the movies. The idea still doesn't sit very well with me.

That's fair enough. It's a little outside the realms of the "realism" the movies present. Fun tidbit though!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 18, 2016, 02:40:27 PM
Don't know if this an indication of something but...

Ben Rigby has posted this pic to his twitter.

https://twitter.com/brigbyphoto/status/765608325698367488 (https://twitter.com/brigbyphoto/status/765608325698367488)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Aug 18, 2016, 02:47:46 PM
Thats awesome!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 18, 2016, 03:12:28 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Aug 18, 2016, 02:40:27 PM
Don't know if this an indication of something but...

Ben Rigby has posted this pic to his twitter.

https://twitter.com/brigbyphoto/status/765608325698367488 (https://twitter.com/brigbyphoto/status/765608325698367488)

Lol. It's quite an old meme (though never gets old  :laugh:). I wouldn't read into it too much.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 19, 2016, 04:39:55 PM
So what happened to all the Alien: Covenant news, leaks and teasers?

Has the Corporal grown fat and lazy? Has Stolen been kidnapped?

Or was I correct in predicting that we'd be seeing a lot less stuff after filming wrapped?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Aug 19, 2016, 06:33:22 PM
Maybe they want to hold their cards close to their chest. But even Alien had promo material back in the day. Not sure if they ever mentioned the creature though, prior to the movie's release. Here, though, it's not much of a surprise, unless Scott tweaks or fiddles with the traditional alien forms. It wasn't a surprise in Aliens, either, with the exception of the queen. I'm feeling a similar feeling here. I know what's coming but it's going to be bigger. Shotguns, aliens (plural), dark-and-unrelenting. Express elevator to hell, goin' down (again)!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Aug 19, 2016, 07:47:20 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 19, 2016, 04:39:55 PM
So what happened to all the Alien: Covenant news, leaks and teasers?

Has the Corporal grown fat and lazy? Has Stolen been kidnapped?

Or was I correct in predicting that we'd be seeing a lot less stuff after filming wrapped?

One thing is for sure, we need to get August out the way. It's a barren month. I suspect October/November will be rife
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Aug 19, 2016, 11:14:18 PM
Currently, it would appear Scott is adopting a similar strategy for this movie as he did in 1978/79.  No one was allowed on set.  No one knew what the creature looked like.  We saw a slow trickle of content in the form of magazine articles and photos.  Images of the Alien were not released prior to the release of the movie (not to my knowledge, anyway.).

We did see images of the Nostromo crew and of the ship itself, both interiors and exteriors.  We saw images of the derelict and the Space Jockey.  These were gradually released over time in magazine articles and reviews.  Specialist periodicals such as 'Starlog', 'Fantastic Films' and 'Starburst' were the main source of such content. 

The amount of secrecy hasn't changed but the real achievement here is how Scott has managed to keep leaks down to almost nothing in an age where the whole World knows what's going on in an instant something gets released.   That level of secrecy is an achievement on its own.

More or less, though, 'ALIEN: Covenant' is mimicking the promotional strategy of the first movie.  We'll start seeing images of the crew very soon.  Maybe a few spacecraft interiors and exteriors along with them.  The Creatures(s) will come later. That's my theory, anyway.

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Aug 20, 2016, 03:11:23 AM
Leaks are a thing of the past at this point. Now that they're in post and everything's going on behind closed doors, no one in the production's gonna risk their neck leaking anything. It'll all be official from here on in.

Suits me! I kind of feel like I've seen too much already...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PsyKore on Aug 20, 2016, 03:44:58 AM
However, it would be a shame if they did so well to hide all the crucial stuff before release only for Fox to later spoil it all in the trailers.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Aug 20, 2016, 03:50:18 AM
Quote from: PsyKore on Aug 20, 2016, 03:44:58 AM
However, it would be a shame if they did so well to hide all the crucial stuff before release only for Fox to later spoil it all in the trailers.

I really hope this doesn't happen again. I might even avoid all the trailers for fear of it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: irn on Aug 21, 2016, 01:01:29 PM
Quote from: PsyKore on Aug 20, 2016, 03:44:58 AM
However, it would be a shame if they did so well to hide all the crucial stuff before release only for Fox to later spoil it all in the trailers.

Yeah I think I'm going to avoid the trailers after in the initial teaser. They give away a lot now in the teaser for a trailer for 20 TV spots that are prior to the teaser for an international trailer.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 21, 2016, 07:33:34 PM
NECA in response to asking if they'd seen the Covenant creatures: "Yes we are sculpting them currently. I can say no more"

And then again in response to asking if he liked them: "Yes."

https://twitter.com/lordnyalas/status/767441781407543296

https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status/767437156214333444
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mister Skeezler on Aug 21, 2016, 07:35:11 PM
Awesome. I'm so glad they have the license.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Aug 21, 2016, 08:50:53 PM
Nice.  Looking forward to seeing these get released. 

I guess it was a safe bet NECA landed the licence. 

As for the trailer and any promos.  Bring it!  Spoil me rotten!!!  lol.

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Aug 21, 2016, 09:38:05 PM
Quote from: windebieste on Aug 19, 2016, 11:14:18 PM
Currently, it would appear Scott is adopting a similar strategy for this movie as he did in 1978/79.  No one was allowed on set.  No one knew what the creature looked like.  We saw a slow trickle of content in the form of magazine articles and photos.  Images of the Alien were not released prior to the release of the movie (not to my knowledge, anyway.).

We did see images of the Nostromo crew and of the ship itself, both interiors and exteriors.  We saw images of the derelict and the Space Jockey.  These were gradually released over time in magazine articles and reviews.  Specialist periodicals such as 'Starlog', 'Fantastic Films' and 'Starburst' were the main source of such content. 

The amount of secrecy hasn't changed but the real achievement here is how Scott has managed to keep leaks down to almost nothing in an age where the whole World knows what's going on in an instant something gets released.   That level of secrecy is an achievement on its own.

More or less, though, 'ALIEN: Covenant' is mimicking the promotional strategy of the first movie.  We'll start seeing images of the crew very soon.  Maybe a few spacecraft interiors and exteriors along with them.  The Creatures(s) will come later. That's my theory, anyway.

-Windebieste.

I'd say it's a sound one.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 22, 2016, 04:29:52 AM
Goddamn it Ridley, why can't we get a teaser or something. For ole times sake.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 22, 2016, 07:32:21 AM
Quote from: windebieste on Aug 21, 2016, 08:50:53 PM
Nice.  Looking forward to seeing these get released. 

I guess it was a safe bet NECA landed the licence. 

As for the trailer and any promos.  Bring it!  Spoil me rotten!!!  lol.

They've said a few times over the year that they'd be doing it, just nothing else they can really say yet. I'm sure it'll be buried in here somewhere.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 23, 2016, 02:30:27 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 22, 2016, 07:32:21 AM
Quote from: windebieste on Aug 21, 2016, 08:50:53 PM
Nice.  Looking forward to seeing these get released. 

I guess it was a safe bet NECA landed the licence. 

As for the trailer and any promos.  Bring it!  Spoil me rotten!!!  lol.

They've said a few times over the year that they'd be doing it, just nothing else they can really say yet. I'm sure it'll be buried in here somewhere.

Yep.
http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54967.msg2128705#msg2128705 (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54967.msg2128705#msg2128705)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 26, 2016, 03:37:46 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.makeagif.com%2Fmedia%2F10-18-2015%2F5CGkOb.gif&hash=78afec9821c08f629e4ef0b0b17b0f2e465c21e9)

:(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 26, 2016, 03:43:35 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 26, 2016, 03:37:46 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.makeagif.com%2Fmedia%2F10-18-2015%2F5CGkOb.gif&hash=78afec9821c08f629e4ef0b0b17b0f2e465c21e9)

:(

Tell me about it. :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Aug 26, 2016, 04:32:18 PM
lol
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 26, 2016, 03:37:46 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.makeagif.com%2Fmedia%2F10-18-2015%2F5CGkOb.gif&hash=78afec9821c08f629e4ef0b0b17b0f2e465c21e9)

:(
Nice Close Up View  :P
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdastornews.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F09%2Ftumbleweed_licnsed_2.jpg&hash=0451ba2dae42c5ac69cbf7ec8b8b6b010d33ac91)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 26, 2016, 04:45:11 PM
What's interesting about tumbleweed is that they are actually dead but they carry the spores or seeds of the original plant, so in a way they not only become fully mobile plants, but in fact zombie versions thereof.  It is a plant that has long since died but it continues to do its job of carrying its seeds around.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Aug 26, 2016, 08:36:05 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Aug 26, 2016, 04:45:11 PM
What's interesting about tumbleweed is that they are actually dead but they carry the spores or seeds of the original plant, so in a way they not only become fully mobile plants, but in fact zombie versions thereof.  It is a plant that has long since died but it continues to do its job of carrying its seeds around.

Sort of like the black goo....?  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Aug 26, 2016, 08:50:00 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Aug 26, 2016, 04:45:11 PM
What's interesting about tumbleweed is that they are actually dead but they carry the spores or seeds of the original plant, so in a way they not only become fully mobile plants, but in fact zombie versions thereof.  It is a plant that has long since died but it continues to do its job of carrying its seeds around.

That's funny man. Thanks for the info too lol.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Aug 26, 2016, 08:54:49 PM
August is crap ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Kelgaard on Aug 27, 2016, 12:54:20 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.crackedcdn.com%2Fphpimages%2Fphotoshop%2F6%2F6%2F8%2F569668_v1.jpg&hash=0c850052bcbb1c25bb7746541b0df46bc9a316a7)

Seems legit lol.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PVTDukeMorrison on Aug 27, 2016, 01:03:21 AM
That is some grade A photoshop
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 27, 2016, 02:07:57 AM
That post is quality, I like it. I like that.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PVTDukeMorrison on Aug 27, 2016, 02:42:41 AM
What is that anyway? Pumpkin head?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Aug 27, 2016, 02:55:52 AM
Hmm, that's not Pumpinhead.  It looks similar to the Alien: Resurrection Newborn, but, it isn't..  I don't know what that is..
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Kelgaard on Aug 27, 2016, 09:05:31 AM
It's the result of Shaw's one night stand with an Engineer.  The Stillborn.

QuoteIt looks similar to the Alien: Resurrection Newborn, but, it isn't..

It is, actually.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 27, 2016, 09:39:51 AM
Holy shit, for a second I thought that was legit.  :o
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Aug 27, 2016, 02:28:36 PM
Newborn head, Engineer body.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 27, 2016, 02:37:52 PM
Let's have more and more pages fill up about some random photoshop job.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Ultramorph on Aug 27, 2016, 07:48:25 PM
That got a laugh out of me!  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Aug 28, 2016, 08:40:35 PM
...and to think: Right now, there is probably a 3-hour long (rough, producer's) cut of Alien: Covenant out there, somewhere.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Aug 28, 2016, 08:50:37 PM
Has it been five weeks since they finished filming?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Aug 28, 2016, 09:01:22 PM
Somebody wake up Hicks!! 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Aug 28, 2016, 09:03:06 PM
Quote from: CainsSon on Aug 28, 2016, 08:40:35 PM
...and to think: Right now, there is probably a 3-hour long (rough, producer's) cut of Alien: Covenant out there, somewhere.

...with large chunks of incomplete footage where all the SFX is yet to be added.  Footage that is currently comprised of placeholder images of concept art and Ridleygrams.

It would be great to see.

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 29, 2016, 06:01:17 PM
That's already been posted.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 29, 2016, 10:01:45 PM
It is just the actual interview that a previous article sourced from.

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2016/07/25/michael-fassbender-says-alien-covenant-much-scarier-prometheus/

Got all excited about new news.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Aug 30, 2016, 01:11:16 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/st1y8slfIUOZi/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Aug 30, 2016, 01:16:16 AM
That is even funnier and more substantial the second time.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Aug 30, 2016, 01:33:11 AM
Then it should be absolutely killer a third time round!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/qwJMG80aUfVKM/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: acrediblesource on Aug 30, 2016, 01:49:15 AM
i can smell that tumble weed. I can taste it's scent in my mouth. Lingering in this dry august news month.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 30, 2016, 02:15:16 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-JTE7W2meYqI%2FUlOUxgsHvNI%2FAAAAAAAAEEs%2FqtzZuxAOZes%2Fs1600%2Fcritterballgottaeat.gif&hash=23e2bbce8e84690fe76ad928732522a51c2ca5fb)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 30, 2016, 07:46:06 AM
In all fairness, I haven't done any stalking for a few weeks anyway. I'll try and get some done later.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 30, 2016, 07:54:57 PM
Give the man who renamed the thread a medal.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 01:26:48 AM
Verified info! Finally! ;D :D

There will be documentary on movie titled 'The Making of Fear'.
Thats only thing I know at this moment. They plan extensive marketing campaign!

One of Ridley sons maybe did some viral material for Covenant!
This is just a strong hint.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Sep 01, 2016, 01:36:31 AM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6OJMFntoxjA/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 01, 2016, 02:18:00 AM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 01:26:48 AM
Verified info! Finally! ;D :D

There will be documentary on movie titled 'The Making of Fear'.
Thats only thing I know at this moment. They plan extensive marketing campaign!

One of Ridley sons maybe did some viral material for Covenant!
This is just a strong hint.

On-topic, substantial info? How refreshing, sadly.

Thanks for that. Sounds cool.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Sep 01, 2016, 02:43:27 AM
A documentary, that does sound cool. More content for the Blu-Ray/DVD hopefully.

The making of fear! Nice name to it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Sep 01, 2016, 07:31:56 AM
Great. Info about another movie we have to wait even longer for. :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 07:41:56 AM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 01:26:48 AM
Verified info! Finally! ;D :D

There will be documentary on movie titled 'The Making of Fear'.
Thats only thing I know at this moment. They plan extensive marketing campaign!

Do you know who is doing the documentary?

QuoteOne of Ridley sons maybe did some viral material for Covenant!
This is just a strong hint.


This I can confirm. Remember that still of Waterston in the corridor? It's apparently not from the film but from a viral short directed by Luke. He directed all the viral footage and I believe there were about 6 or so promo shorts shot.

I don't know what's happening with that sequence we were supposed to have got at Comic Con but that was originally from the movie.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 09:52:58 AM
https://www.instagram.com/aliencovenantofficial/

No idea if it's legit or not but it's not following all the Scified accounts.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: g2vd on Sep 01, 2016, 09:58:46 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 09:52:58 AM
https://www.instagram.com/aliencovenantofficial/

No idea if it's legit or not but it's not following all the Scified accounts.  :laugh:
Ah, Scified their reporting on Godzilla (2014) was...Legendary they bought every single rumor and Youtube comment I still remember the gems like Mothra Leading A Army Of MUTOS.

Possibly the best one outside of that one was when a member of TK sent them a screenshot of a poster that said "It's Godzilla Meets Pacific Rim" (Which was actually the back cover of Mega Shark Vs. MechaShark) and they bought it hook line and sinker "Is this real people?" "Has it finally happened!?"
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 10:45:17 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 07:41:56 AM
Do you know who is doing the documentary?


Unfortunately I dont know. I myslef would like to see Charles de Lauzirika
as a director of documentary, but dont know if it is probable this time.

Speaking of viral, as I said, they plan extensive campaign.
One more thing, there are rumors that the next movie will be in
theatres around 2019. I heard some information about preparation for the next one...
but they are still vague. Dont be suprised if a new director comes on board!

Thats all I know.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 10:56:30 AM
Is that from your same source as last time?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 11:06:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 10:56:30 AM
Is that from your same source as last time?

Yes ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 01:37:20 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 11:06:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 10:56:30 AM
Is that from your same source as last time?

Yes ;D

Cool, cool.  :)

https://filmink.com.au/2016/the-films-that-changed-my-life-connor-van-vuuren/

Podcast featuring one of Fassbender's stunt doubles from Covenant. No idea if they talk Covvie in it though - literally just found it.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 02:06:26 PM
They just mentioned he worked as a Fassbender's
stunt on Covenant.

Van Vuuren also added that the alien world is so
immersive and rich, he even compared it to
Lord of the Rings, saying that everything is
very detailed and carefully crafted!

Of course he complimented set designs!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 01, 2016, 02:39:28 PM
That's news.  I can see the headlines:  Aliens world - as rich and detailed as Middle Earth.

How I wish...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 01, 2016, 02:59:07 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 10:45:17 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 07:41:56 AM
Do you know who is doing the documentary?


Unfortunately I dont know. I myslef would like to see Charles de Lauzirika
as a director of documentary, but dont know if it is probable this time.

Speaking of viral, as I said, they plan extensive campaign.
One more thing, there are rumors that the next movie will be in
theatres around 2019. I heard some information about preparation for the next one...
but they are still vague. Dont be suprised if a new director comes on board!

Thats all I know.

Niice, i want these films to roll out quickly the perfect time for his son to try his hand at it, and i see the marketing will start soon. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 03:37:20 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 02:06:26 PM
They just mentioned he worked as a Fassbender's
stunt on Covenant.

Van Vuuren also added that the alien world is so
immersive and rich, he even compared it to
Lord of the Rings, saying that everything is
very detailed and carefully crafted!

Of course he complimented set designs!

When about does Covenant come up?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 03:53:37 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 03:37:20 PM
When about does Covenant come up?

At the beginning he spoke about his
involvement (just few words), and then
interviwer asked him more around 10:20.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 01, 2016, 03:59:08 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 03:53:37 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 03:37:20 PM
When about does Covenant come up?

At the beginning he spoke about his
involvement (just few words), and then
interviwer asked him more around 10:20.

When about do you think the marketing will start??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Gazz on Sep 01, 2016, 04:05:32 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Sep 01, 2016, 02:39:28 PM
That's news.  I can see the headlines:  Aliens world - as rich and detailed as Middle Earth.

How I wish...

Don't give scified ideas!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 01, 2016, 05:26:28 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 01, 2016, 10:45:17 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 07:41:56 AM
Do you know who is doing the documentary?


Unfortunately I dont know. I myslef would like to see Charles de Lauzirika
as a director of documentary, but dont know if it is probable this time.

He was still in LA when they were shooting Covenant so probably not. Unless of course he sent someone else to do the filming while he's only doing the editing and producing.

Most likely an Aussie outfit who ended-up documenting it.

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 07:41:56 AM
This I can confirm. Remember that still of Waterston in the corridor? It's apparently not from the film but from a viral short directed by Luke. He directed all the viral footage and I believe there were about 6 or so promo shorts shot.

I don't know what's happening with that sequence we were supposed to have got at Comic Con but that was originally from the movie.


Maybe it was that bit of Waterston in hypersleep?

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2016, 09:52:58 AM
https://www.instagram.com/aliencovenantofficial/

No idea if it's legit or not but it's not following all the Scified accounts.  :laugh:

If it says it's "official" then it's probably not.  :laugh:

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 07:14:30 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 01, 2016, 05:26:28 PM
He was still in LA when they were shooting Covenant so probably not. Unless of course he sent someone else to do the filming while he's only doing the editing and producing.

Most likely an Aussie outfit who ended-up documenting it.

Indeed. That was my own thinking too. Who did the Mad Max blu-ray?

Quote
If it says it's "official" then it's probably not.  :laugh:

I dunno. It's the vague sites with the mention of not being affiliated with the actual company or film in miniscule writing that are the ones trying to trick you.  :P

Look what Wayne Haag tweeted to us earlier.  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrT8h0fVYAILWGx.jpg:large)

A little friend of mine dropped by to say hello.. Says he digs your site!

Twas this thread too.


QuoteIt's a little 3D printed xeno we used in the art dept for placing in miniatures to get scale ref.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Bad Replicant on Sep 02, 2016, 08:51:56 AM
Fan and custom figure sculptor extraordinaire Dayton Allen posted these on Facebook a few hours ago, seems he got his hands on some prop/makeup department swag.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14141944_1246153938741643_3673362413146517627_n.jpg?oh=685c48e3d922d50c176c386226105e8b&oe=584EEDA3)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14207747_1246153812074989_2584633842770818266_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14188371_1246153882074982_6228717038487614884_o.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 09:39:24 AM
Nice. The CB is a hoodie with this little gem on the front.

And welcome back Bad Replicant. Came across your name the other week when I was transcribing the old Trev interview.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Sep 02, 2016, 10:03:15 AM
That is awesome! Loving all the crew clothing! And the fact they keep referencing the classic alien designs. It feels like this is possibly going to be pretty much a straight up prequel to Alien. I can't wait. Can't wait to see Wayne's art for the film too, I love concept art books and I'm sure if they bring one out for Covenant I'll defo be snapping it up.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Bad Replicant on Sep 02, 2016, 10:16:08 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 09:39:24 AM
Nice. The CB is a hoodie with this little gem on the front.

And welcome back Bad Replicant. Came across your name the other week when I was transcribing the old Trev interview.

Thank you sir! I'm around, just more of a lurker alien these days. Also just started listening to more of the AVPG podcast. Good stuff.  8)

Quote from: BonesawT101 on Sep 02, 2016, 10:03:15 AM
That is awesome! Loving all the crew clothing! And the fact they keep referencing the classic alien designs. It feels like this is possibly going to be pretty much a straight up prequel to Alien.

One would hope. Fingers crossed that it may bode well for some of the original designs, at least.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Sep 02, 2016, 11:22:16 AM
Quote from: BonesawT101 on Sep 02, 2016, 10:03:15 AM
That is awesome! Loving all the crew clothing! And the fact they keep referencing the classic alien designs. It feels like this is possibly going to be pretty much a straight up prequel to Alien. I can't wait. Can't wait to see Wayne's art for the film too, I love concept art books and I'm sure if they bring one out for Covenant I'll defo be snapping it up.

Yeah I hope so I've definitely got my hopes set up now for a crushing fall if there's no original Alien designs in there. Everything indicates it's in straight up prequel territory
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: John Doe on Sep 02, 2016, 12:54:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 07:14:30 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 01, 2016, 05:26:28 PM
He was still in LA when they were shooting Covenant so probably not. Unless of course he sent someone else to do the filming while he's only doing the editing and producing.

Most likely an Aussie outfit who ended-up documenting it.

Indeed. That was my own thinking too. Who did the Mad Max blu-ray?

Quote
If it says it's "official" then it's probably not.  :laugh:

I dunno. It's the vague sites with the mention of not being affiliated with the actual company or film in miniscule writing that are the ones trying to trick you.  :P

Look what Wayne Haag tweeted to us earlier.  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrT8h0fVYAILWGx.jpg:large)

A little friend of mine dropped by to say hello.. Says he digs your site!

Twas this thread too.


QuoteIt's a little 3D printed xeno we used in the art dept for placing in miniatures to get scale ref.

Looks like Aliens have Velociraptor legs, like Isolation. I hope the real creature has normal legs like the first one.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 12:59:01 PM
I'm a fan of the digigrade legs myself - especially after I saw how Stompy moved with them - so I'm happy either way.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Sep 02, 2016, 01:22:05 PM
Quote from: Kapital on Sep 02, 2016, 12:54:49 PM
Looks like Aliens have Velociraptor legs, like Isolation. I hope the real creature has normal legs like the first one.

I was just gonna say exactly this. Dang.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mister Skeezler on Sep 02, 2016, 01:36:42 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 12:59:01 PM
I'm a fan of the digigrade legs myself - especially after I saw how Stompy moved with them - so I'm happy either way.

Agreed. I hated them until I played Isolation. Now I realize it's just about being thoughtful in their movements.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 01:38:32 PM
Quote from: Bad Replicant on Sep 02, 2016, 10:16:08 AM
Thank you sir! I'm around, just more of a lurker alien these days. Also just started listening to more of the AVPG podcast. Good stuff.  8)

Thanks! It always makes me smile when I find out people do listen to the podcasts. lol Glad you're enjoying.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: John Doe on Sep 02, 2016, 02:31:21 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 01:38:32 PM
Quote from: Bad Replicant on Sep 02, 2016, 10:16:08 AM
Thank you sir! I'm around, just more of a lurker alien these days. Also just started listening to more of the AVPG podcast. Good stuff.  8)

Thanks! It always makes me smile when I find out people do listen to the podcasts. lol Glad you're enjoying.

Im making a serie of vídeos on Youtube about Alíen Covenant (News)... but In spanish.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Sep 02, 2016, 02:37:37 PM
I have no problem with the digigrade legs, stompy was perfect.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: NickisSmart on Sep 02, 2016, 03:37:45 PM
He's scarier than most of the creatures or xenos in the series.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 02, 2016, 03:51:01 PM
Entertainment Weekly

QuoteHer dance background, I would think, also contributed to the success of Ex Machina.

FASSBENDER: In Ex Machina [2015], it's all over that. Her specificity and attention to detail is extraordinary. I played a robot [in 2012's Prometheus], and I thought I was a good robot, but then I saw her and I said, "There is a very good robot.'

VIKANDER: Oh, thank you.

FASSBENDER: But I just finished the sequel [next year's Alien: Covenant], and I got to steal all of Alicia's moves. I'll steal everything. She makes me a better robot.

;D ;D

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/02/michael-fassbender-alicia-vikander-light-between-oceans (http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/02/michael-fassbender-alicia-vikander-light-between-oceans)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 02, 2016, 04:12:23 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 02, 2016, 07:14:30 AM
Look what Wayne Haag tweeted to us earlier.  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrT8h0fVYAILWGx.jpg:large)

A little friend of mine dropped by to say hello.. Says he digs your site!

Twas this thread too.

ahahaha... nice of you to drop by Wayne. I do believe Wayne was also the progenitor of this mega-thread.

I tried clicking on that "Alien Covenant" and "concept art" folder on his desktop but alas, no luck!  :laugh:

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 03, 2016, 04:58:08 PM
Some cool posters that i hope will happen for this film!! 8)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fomegaunderground.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F02%2FALIEN-COVENANT_DAVID_PARADISE_ENGINEERS_XENOMORPHS_FOX_AUGUST_2017_RIDLEY-SCOTT_FASSBENDER_WATERSTON_.jpg&hash=f9c5b37fc5a1e5e2d0b8af1b11e029c681cd4d2a)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FMUP2ETa.png&hash=fa7733ed12faff0f73f105c5ff3f384fff777cf2)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Forig02.deviantart.net%2F6dd5%2Ff%2F2016%2F152%2Fa%2Fe%2Falien_covenant_poster_alt_by_messypandas-da4kdyt.png&hash=0ca67f97679139463e1d66c4184f0d75ece9ae69)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg10.deviantart.net%2Fbe28%2Fi%2F2016%2F177%2F0%2F8%2Falien_covenant___poster_by_noplanes-da7optd.jpg&hash=85fd6097b0a1de788453ab47600e341cb1728695)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 03, 2016, 05:44:43 PM
Amazing posters. David has the potential to become as iconic as Ripley for this series.

I assume and hope he'll be in many more Alien films.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SpreadEagleBeagle on Sep 03, 2016, 09:25:35 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Sep 02, 2016, 02:37:37 PM
I have no problem with the digigrade legs, stompy was perfect.

Everything except the lack of "condom lips".
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: 426Buddy on Sep 04, 2016, 12:37:08 AM
Quote from: SpreadEagleBeagle on Sep 03, 2016, 09:25:35 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Sep 02, 2016, 02:37:37 PM
I have no problem with the digigrade legs, stompy was perfect.

Everything except the lack of "condom lips".

Touché
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 04, 2016, 12:58:06 AM
I'm fine with digitigrade legs, though they could be toned back a little.  Den Beauvais did a great job in drawing the aliens with basically normal legs but in digitigrade position.  If you look at Aliens: Book Two (Aliens: Nightmare Asylum for some) you will see how he basically keeps the basic legs but positions them like animals with great effect.  So basically, somewhere between Stompy and Kane's Son there is a sweet spot which IMO the alien legs should be at..  My 2 cents...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: aliens13 on Sep 04, 2016, 01:50:01 AM
Why everyone are calling the Alien Isolation's alien Stompy? Looks like a children's character from a cartoon.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 04, 2016, 01:52:11 AM
Because you can hear him running around the station.  It was supposed to be something that frightens you, but in effect it gives you warning.  The Alien in the Alien movie could barely be heard.  But Stompy on the other hand...

We loves you Stompy..
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Sep 04, 2016, 05:11:06 AM
I think if the alien didn't make noise then the game would be impossibly hard. 
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 04, 2016, 05:37:24 AM
That's true.  But he still deserves the nickname.  Stompy is a cool handle.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: fiveways on Sep 04, 2016, 05:28:01 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Sep 04, 2016, 05:37:24 AM
That's true.  But he still deserves the nickname.  Stompy is a cool handle.

Beats my nickname for him:

"MOTHER f**kER!"
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Giger Beast on Sep 04, 2016, 07:25:55 PM
Quote from: fiveways on Sep 04, 2016, 05:28:01 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Sep 04, 2016, 05:37:24 AM
That's true.  But he still deserves the nickname.  Stompy is a cool handle.

Beats my nickname for him:

"MOTHER f**kER!"

Hahahahahahaha

I call him that too.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SpreadEagleBeagle on Sep 04, 2016, 09:15:53 PM
Actually my favorite Alien design, or more like Alien posture and body shape design are the Aliens drawn by Killian Plunkett. They're slender, gracile, have really long, fine  but strong limbs and are digitrade just like the Runner/Dragon (A3), but with the torso and head and the silver grayish black biomechanoid carapace of the original Alien (Giger). If you'd ask me that's the ideal Xenomorph design hands down. It looks incredibly dangerous yet very beautiful; it looks very elegant and delicate yet very strong and tough - both at the same time. It it's humanoid without looking humanoid at all.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2Fconvkey%2F21a8%2Fqxckuysioc1zdkzfg.jpg%3Fsize_id%3Db&hash=44d86aa55181412fa91f67de3470ae912dbd9f46)
(https://www.lambiek.net/artists/image/p/plunkett_kilian/plunkett_kilian_aliens.jpg)


...Just noticed that Killian's Aliens don't have the same hind-leg foot design as the Runner/Dragon/Dog Alien. I kind of prefer the latter as they are more elegant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: PsyKore on Sep 05, 2016, 02:55:09 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Sep 04, 2016, 05:11:06 AM
I think if the alien didn't make noise then the game would be impossibly hard.

That's why the motion tracker is there. Anyway, there was a build of the game where he didn't stomp his feet and it looked perfectly playable. Stomping around like he does is such a generic movie monster thing that just killed the tension for me.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: proto leech on Sep 05, 2016, 05:25:50 AM
Quote from: SpreadEagleBeagle on Sep 04, 2016, 09:15:53 PM
Actually my favorite Alien design, or more like Alien posture and body shape design are the Aliens drawn by Killian Plunkett. They're slender, gracile, have really long, fine  but strong limbs and are digitrade just like the Runner/Dragon (A3), but with the torso and head and the silver grayish black biomechanoid carapace of the original Alien (Giger). If you'd ask me that's the ideal Xenomorph design hands down. It looks incredibly dangerous yet very beautiful; it looks very elegant and delicate yet very strong and tough - both at the same time. It it's humanoid without looking humanoid at all.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2Fconvkey%2F21a8%2Fqxckuysioc1zdkzfg.jpg%3Fsize_id%3Db&hash=44d86aa55181412fa91f67de3470ae912dbd9f46)
(https://www.lambiek.net/artists/image/p/plunkett_kilian/plunkett_kilian_aliens.jpg)


...Just noticed that Killian's Aliens don't have the same hind-leg foot design as the Runner/Dragon/Dog Alien. I kind of prefer the latter as they are more elegant.

Hear, hear. A slimmed down semi-spindly biomechanoid with digitigrade legs is what i'd love to see. It would be a breath of fresh air after so many years of flipper handed fleshy bug raptors.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 05, 2016, 07:47:02 AM
Quote from: King geedorah on Sep 05, 2016, 05:25:50 AM
Quote from: SpreadEagleBeagle on Sep 04, 2016, 09:15:53 PM
Actually my favorite Alien design, or more like Alien posture and body shape design are the Aliens drawn by Killian Plunkett. They're slender, gracile, have really long, fine  but strong limbs and are digitrade just like the Runner/Dragon (A3), but with the torso and head and the silver grayish black biomechanoid carapace of the original Alien (Giger). If you'd ask me that's the ideal Xenomorph design hands down. It looks incredibly dangerous yet very beautiful; it looks very elegant and delicate yet very strong and tough - both at the same time. It it's humanoid without looking humanoid at all.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2Fconvkey%2F21a8%2Fqxckuysioc1zdkzfg.jpg%3Fsize_id%3Db&hash=44d86aa55181412fa91f67de3470ae912dbd9f46)
(https://www.lambiek.net/artists/image/p/plunkett_kilian/plunkett_kilian_aliens.jpg)


...Just noticed that Killian's Aliens don't have the same hind-leg foot design as the Runner/Dragon/Dog Alien. I kind of prefer the latter as they are more elegant.

Hear, hear. A slimmed down semi-spindly biomechanoid with digitigrade legs is what i'd love to see. It would be a breath of fresh air after so many years of flipper handed fleshy bug raptors.

I wouldn't argue with that. Killian's Aliens are some of the best put into the comics. I definitely hope we get some sort of graceful creature.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 05, 2016, 10:13:34 PM
I could now confirm some memorable aerial scenes :D :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 05, 2016, 11:28:10 PM
 Yeah that was an exemplary interpretation of the alien.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 06, 2016, 08:39:40 AM
Wayne is hard at work.

QuotePainting Alien Covenant and listening to the American Graffiti soundtrack.. #WolfmanJack

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/773076555253686273


Came across this on my searches.  :laugh:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14051554_10154280053996413_7512163007275133452_n.jpg?oh=28540ac999a2b11a319fc21c42e6d6eb&oe=58854017)

QuoteNew leaked stills from "Alien: Covenant" reveal a new co-star...

(photography by Shanea Gaiger)


:P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 06, 2016, 02:36:19 PM
http://www.sexenio.com.mx/puebla/articulo.php?id=60405

Page 11. Anyone read Spanish (?) ?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 06, 2016, 03:45:44 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 05, 2016, 10:13:34 PM
I could now confirm some memorable aerial scenes :D :)

No surprises there.

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54241.0 (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54241.0)

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 06, 2016, 02:36:19 PM
http://www.sexenio.com.mx/puebla/articulo.php?id=60405
Page 11. Anyone read Spanish (?) ?

Try google translate.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Master on Sep 06, 2016, 04:09:45 PM
Quote from: SpreadEagleBeagle on Sep 04, 2016, 09:15:53 PM
Actually my favorite Alien design, or more like Alien posture and body shape design are the Aliens drawn by Killian Plunkett. They're slender, gracile, have really long, fine  but strong limbs and are digitrade just like the Runner/Dragon (A3), but with the torso and head and the silver grayish black biomechanoid carapace of the original Alien (Giger). If you'd ask me that's the ideal Xenomorph design hands down. It looks incredibly dangerous yet very beautiful; it looks very elegant and delicate yet very strong and tough - both at the same time. It it's humanoid without looking humanoid at all.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2Fconvkey%2F21a8%2Fqxckuysioc1zdkzfg.jpg%3Fsize_id%3Db&hash=44d86aa55181412fa91f67de3470ae912dbd9f46)
(https://www.lambiek.net/artists/image/p/plunkett_kilian/plunkett_kilian_aliens.jpg)


...Just noticed that Killian's Aliens don't have the same hind-leg foot design as the Runner/Dragon/Dog Alien. I kind of prefer the latter as they are more elegant.

It looks allot like Stompy.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: aliens13 on Sep 06, 2016, 05:46:50 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 06, 2016, 02:36:19 PM
http://www.sexenio.com.mx/puebla/articulo.php?id=60405

Page 11. Anyone read Spanish (?) ?
Nothing new, the same things that Fassbender said the last time, I can translate for you guys but there is nothing interesting.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 06, 2016, 06:36:20 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 06, 2016, 08:39:40 AM
Wayne is hard at work.

QuotePainting Alien Covenant and listening to the American Graffiti soundtrack.. #WolfmanJack

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/773076555253686273


Came across this on my searches.  :laugh:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14051554_10154280053996413_7512163007275133452_n.jpg?oh=28540ac999a2b11a319fc21c42e6d6eb&oe=58854017)

QuoteNew leaked stills from "Alien: Covenant" reveal a new co-star...

(photography by Shanea Gaiger)


:P
2 Q's for you Hicks!

1) Is the painting work that Wayne Haag is doing for digital backdrops? The modern equivalent to matte paintings?

and

2) Is that actually the Xeno design for the movie or where is that from?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Sep 06, 2016, 09:44:49 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 06, 2016, 06:36:20 PMIs that actually the Xeno design for the movie or where is that from?

Yeah, its hands are pretty funny for a cosplay. Those guys always try to get things as screen-accurate as possible.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 07, 2016, 07:22:36 AM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 06, 2016, 06:36:20 PM
1) Is the painting work that Wayne Haag is doing for digital backdrops? The modern equivalent to matte paintings?

Unknown.

Quote2) Is that actually the Xeno design for the movie or where is that from?

Nah, just a silly picture I saw during my rounds.  :)

Another tweet from Wayne when asked by 8th Passenger (I think?) about the originality in the film.

QuoteIt's all new, yet familiar.. that's all I can say!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/773266241943248896
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 07, 2016, 03:19:15 PM
I wonder by the familiarity he mentions if we will be getting that original Alien design that has been seen on the clapper boards?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 07, 2016, 03:26:49 PM
Visualy familliar... its that Alien world,
but the story behind it all is totaly new. Thats what I want to see. :)
You think you know something about the Xeno, then Ridley appears and
says: You know nothing, Jon Snow. ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 07, 2016, 03:39:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 07, 2016, 07:22:36 AM
Another tweet from Wayne when asked by 8th Passenger (I think?) about the originality in the film.

QuoteIt's all new, yet familiar.. that's all I can say!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/773266241943248896

It's just me  ;D
Wayne will hate us, but it's hard to wait!
His description is pretty interesting.

More of originality / Less of fan service

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 07, 2016, 03:44:55 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 07, 2016, 03:39:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 07, 2016, 07:22:36 AM
Another tweet from Wayne when asked by 8th Passenger (I think?) about the originality in the film.

QuoteIt's all new, yet familiar.. that's all I can say!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/773266241943248896

It's just me  ;D
Wayne will hate us, but it's hard to wait!
His description is pretty interesting.

More of originality / Less of fan service

I asked Wayne hundreds of questions. He has gone crazy because of me.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2016, 03:53:58 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 07, 2016, 03:39:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 07, 2016, 07:22:36 AM
Another tweet from Wayne when asked by 8th Passenger (I think?) about the originality in the film.

It's just me  ;D
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aveleyman.com%2FGallery%2FActorsO%2F13162-1925.jpg&hash=c78b358a50e763bfdb64816f6ba3b7ea02943f97)

He say you Brade Runnah!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 07, 2016, 04:26:45 PM
I think more probing questions need to be asked next time.  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 07, 2016, 04:40:59 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 07, 2016, 04:26:45 PM
I think more probing questions need to be asked next time.  8)

I just asked him this:
https://twitter.com/Eminence333/status/773560801298972672 (https://twitter.com/Eminence333/status/773560801298972672)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:16 PM
I'm sure he loves the attention, I bet he gets a kick out of beating around the bush as well, but I must say he's a champ for putting up with all our probing.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:40 PM
Enoch, asking all the tough questions.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 07, 2016, 04:46:41 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:40 PM
Enoch, asking all the tough questions.

Thats me ;D :D

By the way, I must agree with Necronomicon II.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 07, 2016, 05:03:35 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 07, 2016, 04:46:41 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:40 PM
Enoch, asking all the tough questions.

Thats me ;D :D

By the way, I must agree with Necronomicon II.

8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2016, 09:39:42 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:16 PM
I'm sure he loves the attention, I bet he gets a kick out of beating around the bush as well, but I must say he's a champ for putting up with all our probing.

But seriously guys, please don't incessantly bombard Wayne with questions. He's obviously a very nice guy for responding to you all but he has signed a Non-Disclosure-Agreement which means he can't really say much about the film anyway. In fact, one slip of the tongue (or keyboard if you will) and he could even get fired. Not to mention the fact that he is also super-busy right now.

The Corporal could always ask him if he'd be willing to do an Q&A here after the film has been released provided he's keen and not too busy then.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 07, 2016, 09:41:32 PM
That is a fine idea!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 07, 2016, 10:01:53 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2016, 09:39:42 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:16 PM
I'm sure he loves the attention, I bet he gets a kick out of beating around the bush as well, but I must say he's a champ for putting up with all our probing.

But seriously guys, please don't incessantly bombard Wayne with questions. He's obviously a very nice guy for responding to you all but he has signed a Non-Disclosure-Agreement which means he can't really say much about the film anyway. In fact, one slip of the tongue (or keyboard if you will) and he could even get fired. Not to mention the fact that he is also super-busy right now.

The Corporal could always ask him if he'd be willing to do an Q&A here after the film has been released provided he's keen and not too busy then.

Seriously. Not to mention most of the questions are f**king stupid. And you ask the guy a question and a bunch of nutters favorite your question and his responses, so you're constantly getting notifications!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 08, 2016, 08:39:28 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2016, 03:53:58 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 07, 2016, 03:39:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 07, 2016, 07:22:36 AM
Another tweet from Wayne when asked by 8th Passenger (I think?) about the originality in the film.

It's just me  ;D
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aveleyman.com%2FGallery%2FActorsO%2F13162-1925.jpg&hash=c78b358a50e763bfdb64816f6ba3b7ea02943f97)

He say you Brade Runnah!

:laugh: Sorry, I try to keep track of who is who but sometimes struggle. I can't miss BishopShouldGo's super coy account though.  :laugh:

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2016, 09:39:42 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:16 PM
I'm sure he loves the attention, I bet he gets a kick out of beating around the bush as well, but I must say he's a champ for putting up with all our probing.

But seriously guys, please don't incessantly bombard Wayne with questions. He's obviously a very nice guy for responding to you all but he has signed a Non-Disclosure-Agreement which means he can't really say much about the film anyway. In fact, one slip of the tongue (or keyboard if you will) and he could even get fired. Not to mention the fact that he is also super-busy right now.

The Corporal could always ask him if he'd be willing to do an Q&A here after the film has been released provided he's keen and not too busy then.

I can't stress this enough. It's great that he's here answering some questions as best he can but don't overdo it. There's very little he'll be able to say outside of oblique responses. I will definitely be asking him if he would fancy having a chat after the film's release. I've already got a couple who agreed to this.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 08, 2016, 11:32:25 AM
QuoteAn exciting new prospect came in this morning about working as a matte painter on the new films Alien:Covenant, Ghost in the Shell and Wonder Woman. Being super busy already, it looks like I may be even super busier.

So it's possible Wayne may also be doing some mattes at the minute.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 08, 2016, 12:24:03 PM
So did  Wayne just drop the name of the planet in a tweet?
He posted this after saying he was painting listen to American Graffiti OST so obviously he slipped it in using the DJ from the movie.

Wolfman - You callin from LV427?
Dude - Yeah, way out on the frontier..


Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Sep 08, 2016, 02:53:40 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 08, 2016, 08:39:28 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2016, 03:53:58 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 07, 2016, 03:39:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 07, 2016, 07:22:36 AM
Another tweet from Wayne when asked by 8th Passenger (I think?) about the originality in the film.

It's just me  ;D
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aveleyman.com%2FGallery%2FActorsO%2F13162-1925.jpg&hash=c78b358a50e763bfdb64816f6ba3b7ea02943f97)

He say you Brade Runnah!

:laugh: Sorry, I try to keep track of who is who but sometimes struggle. I can't miss BishopShouldGo's super coy account though.  :laugh:

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2016, 09:39:42 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on Sep 07, 2016, 04:44:16 PM
I'm sure he loves the attention, I bet he gets a kick out of beating around the bush as well, but I must say he's a champ for putting up with all our probing.

But seriously guys, please don't incessantly bombard Wayne with questions. He's obviously a very nice guy for responding to you all but he has signed a Non-Disclosure-Agreement which means he can't really say much about the film anyway. In fact, one slip of the tongue (or keyboard if you will) and he could even get fired. Not to mention the fact that he is also super-busy right now.

The Corporal could always ask him if he'd be willing to do an Q&A here after the film has been released provided he's keen and not too busy then.

I can't stress this enough. It's great that he's here answering some questions as best he can but don't overdo it. There's very little he'll be able to say outside of oblique responses. I will definitely be asking him if he would fancy having a chat after the film's release. I've already got a couple who agreed to this.

Agreed, incessant probing really isn't productive, plus I want to go in knowing as little as possible.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Sep 08, 2016, 03:37:02 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 08, 2016, 12:24:03 PM
So did  Wayne just drop the name of the planet in a tweet?
He posted this after saying he was painting listen to American Graffiti OST so obviously he slipped it in using the DJ from the movie.

Wolfman - You callin from LV427?
Dude - Yeah, way out on the frontier..


Probably joking.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Sep 10, 2016, 03:21:08 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Sep 08, 2016, 03:37:02 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 08, 2016, 12:24:03 PM
So did  Wayne just drop the name of the planet in a tweet?
He posted this after saying he was painting listen to American Graffiti OST so obviously he slipped it in using the DJ from the movie.

Wolfman - You callin from LV427?
Dude - Yeah, way out on the frontier..


Probably joking.

If LV427 is a 'PARADISE' and no one mentioned it in the other films, that's just dumb-city.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 12, 2016, 03:52:31 PM
Still nothing new???  :-[
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 12, 2016, 03:54:40 PM
It better not be LV-427.  That implies on some level that the planet is very close to LV-426.  In which case how would it not have been discovered if a colony was built on L V426?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 12, 2016, 04:15:28 PM
QuoteThe crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
UNCHARTED! I believe that word is pretty much self-explanatory,
therefore I think Paradise isnt located nowhere near Zeta Reticuli.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 12, 2016, 07:49:08 PM
I feel like it's going to be nowhere near LV-426.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 12, 2016, 08:33:27 PM
Hicks, you feel just like I feel..
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Sep 12, 2016, 09:01:21 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Sep 12, 2016, 08:33:27 PM
Hicks, you feel just like I feel..

Lol..

Are you guys talking about the Engineer home planet or the name of the 3rd moon. I don't think the Engineer planet is near by... It feels like it's somewhere much further..

Would it make sense to have all that armament next to your own planet?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 12, 2016, 09:07:44 PM
We're talking about the Engineer home planet, if that is indeed what that is in Covenant.  It would be ridiculous if it were adjacent LV-426, and also too much of a coincidence if LV-426 and LV-427 were nowhere near each other but had such similar numbers.  Anyone who plays the lottery would know.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 12, 2016, 09:22:04 PM
No LV-something for this new planet.
Paradise is perfect name.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mustangjeff on Sep 14, 2016, 11:40:04 PM
I find the lack of spoilers, leaks, and newsworthy tidbits...  Disturbing...

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Sep 14, 2016, 11:58:11 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 12, 2016, 09:22:04 PM
No LV-something for this new planet.
Paradise is perfect name.

LV-Paradise   :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: motherfather on Sep 15, 2016, 02:09:50 PM
Im not so sure. In terms of the cosmos, I think the engineers are fairly closeby e.g. same galaxy. The fact that they have hypersleep pods doesnt suggest they have unlocked the secrets to rapid or instantaneous intergalactic travel speeds and also points to their mortality and ability to age.

I would expect that since earthlings were their creations, that engineers roam within a certain radius to check on progress and observe their creations/experiments.

The homeworld could be dozens of stars away from lv426, but I couldnt imagine they are thousands of star distances away, also taking into account the human crew lifetimes of the covenant and whatever speeds they travel at.

Astrophysicists think other solar systems also have  kuiper belts and oort clouds and planet-9 equivalents, so theres a lot of variety just in a single solar system.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: aliens13 on Sep 16, 2016, 12:23:39 PM
6 hours, 1 minute ascension. Right 14° declination 22 minutes... no news of Alien Covenant.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.sidereel.com%2Fepisodes%2F17543%2Ffeatured%2F55568.jpg&hash=2435cdf8ae22d894f6569fc6e6abfcc188dbcb06)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 04:22:18 PM
https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598 (https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Sep 16, 2016, 04:31:22 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 04:22:18 PM
https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598 (https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett)

Cool. 10 1/2 months left
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 04:35:09 PM
I can not wait! :D ;D


https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776824041894096896 (https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776824041894096896)

He added a little more info after I asked him
to share more details.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 16, 2016, 04:49:40 PM
Nothing new. Alien Covenant will be the New Testament.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 04:52:12 PM
New Testament is about Christs life as far as I know?
What do you mean specifficaly?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 16, 2016, 05:00:32 PM
It is a joke sorry.  Not comic relief  ;D

David is certainly the villain! Poor Shaw!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 05:05:17 PM
I dont know yet... there is more to it!
David is still a mystery to me.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 16, 2016, 05:26:30 PM
I think David will be a subtle villain . Ridley gave us a big clue by mentioning 'Paradise Lost' !!
You remember the story of good guys and bad guys ?
Put in the context of Covenant : imagine the relationship between David of Promethee and David of Covenant ! The first is free, the second is just an android.
How is the new David react by discovering this?

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 05:33:16 PM
I think you might be right.

David from Prometheus is free and adventurous... but what
can we expect from the new one?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 16, 2016, 06:10:43 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 04:35:09 PM
I can not wait! :D ;D


https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776824041894096896 (https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776824041894096896)

He added a little more info after I asked him
to share more details.

It's Shaw.. She's run amok trying to defend her brood from Covenant extermination crew.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Sep 16, 2016, 06:30:12 PM
Optimism rising... ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 06:47:33 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 16, 2016, 06:10:43 PM
It's Shaw.. She's run amok trying to defend her brood from Covenant extermination crew.

My thoughts too. I think she ll be desperate to find answers and attempting that she ll
be the one to open the grand Pandoras box!

David might simply guide her...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Sep 16, 2016, 06:54:29 PM
I strongly doubt it's Shaw, he's got to be referring to Fassbender, for he wasn't explicitly a villain per se in Prometheus; he exploited programming loop-holes I guess with his response to Holloway's "Anything and everything", but he was following orders after all, but now that he has been "free" for a decade - on a planet full of bio-mechanical delights no less - well...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 06:57:14 PM
Then he ll be a subtle villain... Very persuasive and "calm"!
He is not damaged like Ash, not in that way at least.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 16, 2016, 06:59:36 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 05:33:16 PM
I think you might be right.

David from Prometheus is free and adventurous... but what
can we expect from the new one?

Everything

I think he will develop a sense of jealousy.
David from Prometheus will stir all the curiosity and interest of the new crew. He played alone in his world for years and has certainly discovered things about him and humanity.
David from Covenant could be obsolete by comparison. Completely in shadow. And I think that his meeting with the old David can wake him.
Obviously this is a simplistic summary, but we know that Ridley Scott is a genius on the development of androids. (Ash, Blade Runner and David).

Michael Fassbender will shine, no doubt!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 07:05:39 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 16, 2016, 06:59:36 PM

Michael Fassbender will shine, no doubt!

In that I am sure. Ridley and Michael are pretty collaborative and
Fassbender understands Ridleys way of filmmaking!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 16, 2016, 09:40:08 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 04:22:18 PM
https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598 (https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett)

Do you know who this Robert Meyer Burnett fella is? Is he a reliable source of info?


[EDIT] Nevermind, just read his wiki. Probably ok.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Sep 17, 2016, 08:23:47 AM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 16, 2016, 06:59:36 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 05:33:16 PM
I think you might be right.

David from Prometheus is free and adventurous... but what
can we expect from the new one?

Everything

I think he will develop a sense of jealousy.
David from Prometheus will stir all the curiosity and interest of the new crew. He played alone in his world for years and has certainly discovered things about him and humanity.
David from Covenant could be obsolete by comparison. Completely in shadow. And I think that his meeting with the old David can wake him.
Obviously this is a simplistic summary, but we know that Ridley Scott is a genius on the development of androids. (Ash, Blade Runner and David).

Michael Fassbender will shine, no doubt!

I expect David to be strange toward him because he is his only equal. And/or I expect David to experiment on him, feeling he is a god and the new David is not. So either they team up or David uses him conflictedly.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 19, 2016, 08:00:36 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 16, 2016, 09:40:08 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 16, 2016, 04:22:18 PM
https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598 (https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/776633105461358598)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Meyer_Burnett)

Do you know who this Robert Meyer Burnett fella is? Is he a reliable source of info?


[EDIT] Nevermind, just read his wiki. Probably ok.

This is just me speculating but Burnett directed Prelude to Axanar and I'm pretty certain CdL is involved in that production in some fashion...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 19, 2016, 03:47:59 PM
You think Charles might have tipped him off?

But how would Charles know if he's evidently not involved with Covenant? Or do you think Charles might be trying to hoodwink us into thinking he's not involved?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 19, 2016, 05:28:45 PM
UGH!! Will this news drought ever let up??  :-\
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 19, 2016, 07:02:55 PM
Patience my Alien friend.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: DorkiDori on Sep 19, 2016, 09:34:54 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 19, 2016, 05:28:45 PM
UGH!! Will this news drought ever let up??  :-\

here here!

(https://scontent.flas1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11215098_10206974473392015_5394450017910256734_n.jpg?oh=c27e60f6d6c1f688aaa47b694cfdcef7&oe=5878D389)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Sep 19, 2016, 10:43:58 PM
The guy said a "certain character" is a terrific villain; obviously he means the alien.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 20, 2016, 07:23:51 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 19, 2016, 03:47:59 PM
You think Charles might have tipped him off?

But how would Charles know if he's evidently not involved with Covenant? Or do you think Charles might be trying to hoodwink us into thinking he's not involved?

I've no idea. Was just a connecting the dots thought.

This is from a chain of Tweets between a a film blogger/podcaster and someone:

QuoteTest screening next week in Irvine has me curious...Big sci-fi blockbuster from the looks of it...And on a Sunday? Interesting...

- they speculate on what it could be.

@pj_campbell Can't be GOTG, maybe Alien: Covenant?

@DeLuxODonnell92 We have a winner...Because I'm pretty positive it's the latter...

https://twitter.com/pj_campbell/status/777950730745290756

Might be too early for a test screening though.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Sep 20, 2016, 07:24:29 AM
Hell no that's not going to be Covenant. Unless they want to test with no effects shots.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 20, 2016, 07:25:53 AM
Only thing I can really think of is they're wanting some opinions on the story for some potential reshoots.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Sep 20, 2016, 07:39:55 AM
Why are they so sure it can't be Guardians of the Galaxy?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 20, 2016, 07:46:01 AM
Doesn't sound like he knows. There's quite a few sci-fis coming out that it could be.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 20, 2016, 10:49:58 AM
The USCSS COVENANT departs in T-MINUS  318 days!! 8)

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBhYaHR0cDovL3d3dy5jaW5lbWF0b2dyYXBoZS5pdC93cC1jb250ZW50L3VwbG9hZHMvMjAxNi8wOC9BbGllbi1Db3ZlbmFudC1EYW5ueS1NY0JyaWRlLmpwZxSAFBS6ChwUhAYUlAMAABYAEgA&s=Tsngvx1D-kJMrGmLN25ylR8WdG9rvXlA5mLGj_MjJ94)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: TimmyTurnersDad on Sep 20, 2016, 02:50:20 PM
Quote from: SiL on Sep 20, 2016, 07:24:29 AM
Hell no that's not going to be Covenant. Unless they want to test with no effects shots.

George Miller did that with Mad Max: Fury Road roughly a whole year before its theatrical release. So while it might seem unlikely, it is possible.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 20, 2016, 02:50:52 PM
Quote from: SiL on Sep 20, 2016, 07:24:29 AM
Hell no that's not going to be Covenant. Unless they want to test with no effects shots.

It's probably for Passengers.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Sep 20, 2016, 03:39:24 PM
@PrometheusFilms reckon they know when the trailer is going to arrive  ::)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 20, 2016, 04:01:19 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 20, 2016, 07:23:51 AM
I've no idea. Was just a connecting the dots thought.

Well if that bit about the script being "incredible" is indeed first hand information from Charles then we're probably onto a winner.

QuoteMight be too early for a test screening though.

Quote from: SiL on Sep 20, 2016, 07:24:29 AM
Hell no that's not going to be Covenant. Unless they want to test with no effects shots.

He seems pretty certain it's for Covvie, mentioned some kind of relation to The Martian and Prometheus as well:

Quote@pj_campbell Can't be GOTG, maybe Alien: Covenant?

@DeLuxODonnell92 We have a winner...Because I'm pretty positive it's the latter...

I'm curious that it has The Martian and Prometheus listed. Makes me wonder...

Personally I'd reckon from January onward would be more realistic. Prometheus' first test screening was in late February for a June release.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Sep 20, 2016, 04:16:15 PM
I hope they test screen early. Fans are do a really solid Alien film. And honestly the odds are kinda in our favor at this point. I hope to hear they got this right and made a good thriller. Otherwise someone is gonna tap on JJ Abrahms shoulder at some point.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 20, 2016, 04:27:20 PM
I'd prefer they don't test screen at all. While test screenings can help to make the film more commercially viable it rarely does the film itself any favours. In fact, test screenings are responsible for really messing-up Blade Runner and Alien 3's original theatrical versions.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 20, 2016, 04:31:11 PM
Test screening are bullshit ! Best way to destroy an audacious movie
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: fiveways on Sep 20, 2016, 06:45:45 PM
Test Screenings do not often reflect the core group that is going to see a film like this.  It's like the members of the MPAA ratings board.

The second point I would like to make is they will hold said screening in the USA, as they always hold them in the USA.  Prometheus did not do well domestically and was way better accepted internationally, so do you hold said screening in the US or abroad?  Do you do both or do you just let North America decide and possibly alienate the larger market for your film?

Knowing Fox they will go the easy route and just test it in the USA.  I am shocked if they would already be doing a test screening.  That will be a lot of half done elements unless production is way further along than any of us assumed it to be.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 20, 2016, 11:36:00 PM
Matt Damon, Sigourney Weaver, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston and Kristen Wiig  to Toast Ridley Scott at American Cinematheque Awards.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-damon-sigourney-weaver-toast-931102 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-damon-sigourney-weaver-toast-931102)

What a perfect time to show some footage. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Sep 21, 2016, 03:54:05 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 20, 2016, 04:27:20 PM
I'd prefer they don't test screen at all. While test screenings can help to make the film more commercially viable it rarely does the film itself any favours. In fact, test screenings are responsible for really messing-up Blade Runner and Alien 3's original theatrical versions.

Good point. Never underestimate the power of stupid people en mass. I redact my original statement.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Bad Replicant on Sep 21, 2016, 06:44:13 AM
Sorry if this has been brought up already, but could this t-shirt be a clue to CdL's latest project?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn8NHpRUAAAmaKF.jpg:large)
From a twitter post in July. I would miss his touch on the extras for an Alien film. :(

(Unless he's got crew covering that as well.)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 21, 2016, 07:40:31 AM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 20, 2016, 11:36:00 PM
Matt Damon, Sigourney Weaver, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston and Kristen Wiig  to Toast Ridley Scott at American Cinematheque Awards.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-damon-sigourney-weaver-toast-931102 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-damon-sigourney-weaver-toast-931102)

What a perfect time to show some footage. 8)

We should keep an eye on that. Seems like a great opportunity to show something off.

Quote from: Bad Replicant on Sep 21, 2016, 06:44:13 AM
Sorry if this has been brought up already, but could this t-shirt be a clue to CdL's latest project?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn8NHpRUAAAmaKF.jpg:large)
From a twitter post in July. I would miss his touch on the extras for an Alien film. :(

(Unless he's got crew covering that as well.)

He's set a standard that I think would be hard to live up to. If he is working on Star Wars that'd be another dream gig for him. IIRC he's a huge Star Wars fan.


Keep an eye on this: http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live/videos

Jussie Smollett was on yesterday but the episode isn't up. Not that I can watch it anyway, it's location locked.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Bad Replicant on Sep 21, 2016, 05:34:27 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 21, 2016, 07:40:31 AM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 20, 2016, 11:36:00 PM
Matt Damon, Sigourney Weaver, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston and Kristen Wiig  to Toast Ridley Scott at American Cinematheque Awards.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-damon-sigourney-weaver-toast-931102 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-damon-sigourney-weaver-toast-931102)

What a perfect time to show some footage. 8)

We should keep an eye on that. Seems like a great opportunity to show something off.

Quote from: Bad Replicant on Sep 21, 2016, 06:44:13 AM
Sorry if this has been brought up already, but could this t-shirt be a clue to CdL's latest project?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cn8NHpRUAAAmaKF.jpg:large)
From a twitter post in July. I would miss his touch on the extras for an Alien film. :(

(Unless he's got crew covering that as well.)

He's set a standard that I think would be hard to live up to. If he is working on Star Wars that'd be another dream gig for him. IIRC he's a huge Star Wars fan.

I'll admit, the prospect of him doing behind the scenes coverage for Star Wars is quite appealing. Still, at the end of the day I'd hope for his involvement with Covenant above all. I honestly think The Furious Gods was one of the coolest things to come out of the entire Prometheus production, and it would be nice to at least have another doc of that calibre regardless of how this one turns out. ;D

Who knows though. Whatever he's been up to I'd say it's still possible he could've had someone on site shooting for him.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:21:45 AM
Quote from: Bad Replicant on Sep 21, 2016, 05:34:27 PM
I'll admit, the prospect of him doing behind the scenes coverage for Star Wars is quite appealing. Still, at the end of the day I'd hope for his involvement with Covenant above all. I honestly think The Furious Gods was one of the coolest things to come out of the entire Prometheus production, and it would be nice to at least have another doc of that calibre regardless of how this one turns out. ;D

No doubt. I would rather have CdL working on Alien: Covenant (I don't care enough about SW for that). His work on the Quadrilogy essentially spoiled all other DVD releases for me. And that's not an exaggeration. I expect that kind of quality now. If not, I'm disappointed.

QuoteWho knows though. Whatever he's been up to I'd say it's still possible he could've had someone on site shooting for him.

Hopefully. I was trying to find out who was doing it but haven't gotten anywhere with this.




A tweet from Wayne in regards to Ridley saying Edward Hopper's Nighthawks as being an influence for Blade Runner:

QuoteRidley has all sorts of homages in his films.. A few in Covenant so far. From well known material to the most obscure!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/778748015938981889


QuoteBeen almost 2 months since I got my head shaven for a small part as an extra in the movie Alien: Covenant. I've let my hair grow out and today I've gotten it cut back into its original shape. Never again will I want to get my head shaved, but you gotta do what you gotta do to achieve your goals

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14355610_1310178572382243_4152626270548470711_n.jpg?oh=f18d5d32d23bb5b7ea190ebc0161007e&oe=5839371D)




And this fellow is playing an Engineer. ^^


I was trying to ask how many other Engineer extras there were and he said:
QuoteThere was around 30-50 extras

I'm not sure if he meant Engineers so I left another message saying that's a lot of blue guys and he liked the reply.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 22, 2016, 10:46:53 AM
A member named musicians son over on imdb posted a leaked info regarding covenant... It was taken down so guess it was real i was able to find out some of what he said and i will post it here:

Spoiler
QuoteJungle Setting, Backburster Aliens & Black Goo returns..

Some random guy gets infected by the Black Goo through his Ear. Then his spinecord explodes to reveal a never before seen creature which immediately attacks.
[close]
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 11:02:20 AM
From the looks of it he claimed to be Harry Gregson-Williams' son.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/board/flat/261579764?p=1

As always though, take anything from IMDB with a grain of salt (though it's mostly the Predator boards that are full of shit). The jungle thing can obviously be inferred from the leaked pictures and Milford Sound. We knew the black goo is back. The

Spoiler
backbuster would be new though.
[close]
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Sep 22, 2016, 11:32:53 AM
A
Spoiler
backburster
[close]
would be a cool idea because a facehugger looks like a spine and a ribcage:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.skeletonsandmore.com%2Fsecurecart%2Fimages%2FSM-AGE300D.jpg&hash=3990d53ddef01094440ec64e450325011b9c31fb)

I can imagine a scenario where the black goo transforms someone's spine/ribcage into a facehugger and it bursts out in a gory sequence (like the spine rip in Predator almost).  Then it runs off to facehug an unfortunate victim.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: windebieste on Sep 22, 2016, 11:38:04 AM
I have no idea what it is you're smoking but could you please share and pass it around? 

That would be terrific! 

Thank you.   :D

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 01:31:18 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:21:45 AM
Quote from: Bad Replicant on Sep 21, 2016, 05:34:27 PM
I'll admit, the prospect of him doing behind the scenes coverage for Star Wars is quite appealing. Still, at the end of the day I'd hope for his involvement with Covenant above all. I honestly think The Furious Gods was one of the coolest things to come out of the entire Prometheus production, and it would be nice to at least have another doc of that calibre regardless of how this one turns out. ;D

No doubt. I would rather have CdL working on Alien: Covenant (I don't care enough about SW for that). His work on the Quadrilogy essentially spoiled all other DVD releases for me. And that's not an exaggeration. I expect that kind of quality now. If not, I'm disappointed.

QuoteWho knows though. Whatever he's been up to I'd say it's still possible he could've had someone on site shooting for him.

Hopefully. I was trying to find out who was doing it but haven't gotten anywhere with this.




A tweet from Wayne in regards to Ridley saying Edward Hopper's Nighthawks as being an influence for Blade Runner:

QuoteRidley has all sorts of homages in his films.. A few in Covenant so far. From well known material to the most obscure!

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/778748015938981889


QuoteBeen almost 2 months since I got my head shaven for a small part as an extra in the movie Alien: Covenant. I've let my hair grow out and today I've gotten it cut back into its original shape. Never again will I want to get my head shaved, but you gotta do what you gotta do to achieve your goals

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14355610_1310178572382243_4152626270548470711_n.jpg?oh=f18d5d32d23bb5b7ea190ebc0161007e&oe=5839371D)




And this fellow is playing an Engineer. ^^


I was trying to ask how many other Engineer extras there were and he said:
QuoteThere was around 30-50 extras

I'm not sure if he meant Engineers so I left another message saying that's a lot of blue guys and he liked the reply.

I'm thinking that the Engineer massacre scene then relied on both actors and models (as seen in the pictures of the massacre).
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Sep 22, 2016, 01:55:39 PM
Quote from: windebieste on Sep 22, 2016, 11:38:04 AM
I have no idea what it is you're smoking but could you please share and pass it around? 

That would be terrific! 

Thank you.   :D

-Windebieste.

ROFL, that must have been some super shit to see a lung cage with spinal cord as a facehugger, backburster LOL.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 04:23:05 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:21:45 AM
A tweet from Wayne in regards to Ridley saying Edward Hopper's Nighthawks as being an influence for Blade Runner:
Agreed with Wayne, classical and sometimes more contemporary paintings are often a big influence on Scott's films. Perhaps the most famous:

Spoiler
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Jean-Leon_Gerome_Pollice_Verso.jpg)
Jean-Léon Gérôme's (1872) painting that inspired the look of Ridley Scott's Gladiator.
[close]

QuoteAnd this fellow is playing an Engineer.

He looks like a bodybuilder. Guess they aren't going with prosthetics this time around? Probably be too much of a job to do such extensive make-up on 30-50 dudes?

Quote from: windebieste on Sep 22, 2016, 11:38:04 AM
I have no idea what it is you're smoking but could you please share and pass it around? 

Nimbin cannabis



Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 11:02:20 AM
(though it's mostly the Predator boards that are full of shit).

Is that a comment on Predator fans in general?  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 22, 2016, 04:57:26 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 22, 2016, 10:46:53 AM
A member named musicians son over on imdb posted a leaked info regarding covenant... It was taken down so guess it was real i was able to find out some of what he said and i will post it here:

Spoiler
QuoteJungle Setting, Backburster Aliens & Black Goo returns..

Some random guy gets infected by the Black Goo through his Ear. Then his spinecord explodes to reveal a never before seen creature which immediately attacks.
[close]

I doubt Harry himself has seen any of the movie.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 06:57:15 PM
Harry Gregson-Willams is in the process of finishing the
original soundtrack for the Covenant. ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 22, 2016, 07:03:36 PM
Nah, I don't believe so.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:08:48 PM
I believe he said something to that effect on Facebook recently.


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 04:23:05 PM
Is that a comment on Predator fans in general?  :laugh:

Not at all. Just the inhabitants of the IMDB boards.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 07:14:06 PM
Believe me or not, that is a fact.

Who is the guy that plays one of the Engineers?


Regarding the subject of Ridleys homage:

remember already mentioned Arnold Böcklin, I adore this painting of his:
Quote(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Arnold_B%C3%B6cklin_-_Heiliger_Hain.jpg)
The Sacred Wood by Arnold Bocklin

This one is also very good
Quote(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.the-athenaeum.org%2Fart%2Fdisplay_image.php%3Fid%3D447021&hash=af5db24e4618b114f8ea7607ed111663065c641f)
Tombstone, Arnold Böcklin

P.S. I prefer this name for new type of Alien - "spineburster".


Curious. Someone I know said they have some plans to change realise date,
but I thought they ll move it furhter into the August.

(https://i.imgur.com/yE89Rz7.png)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:07:38 PM
What's the source on the soundtrack nearing completion?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 08:09:43 PM
I m the source. ;D ;) :D 8)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reactiongifs.us%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F08%2Fknocks_breaking_bad.gif&hash=534c6b2f6709552c1db04925a73abf5ad58b608b)

P.S. Just kidding, mate, but I cant tell you how I know that. Its truth!
By the way, do you believe its plausable we ll see Covenant in march?
All the big SF are schelued to realise later that year, maybe because of that they
hurried the production of Covenant and its eventual realise. I heard stories! ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 22, 2016, 08:11:15 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:08:48 PM
I believe he said something to that effect on Facebook recently.


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 04:23:05 PM
Is that a comment on Predator fans in general?  :laugh:

Not at all. Just the inhabitants of the IMDB boards.  :laugh:

Ah. Sounds good.


Quote from: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:07:38 PM
What's the source on the soundtrack nearing completion?

Harry Gregson-Williams' facebook.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:18:54 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 08:09:43 PM
I m the source. ;D ;) :D 8)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reactiongifs.us%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F08%2Fknocks_breaking_bad.gif&hash=534c6b2f6709552c1db04925a73abf5ad58b608b)

P.S. Just kidding, mate, but I cant tell you how I know that. Its truth!
By the way, do you believe its plausable we ll see Covenant in march?
All the big SF are schelued to realise later that year, maybe because of that they
hurried the production of Covenant and its eventual realise. I heard stories! ;)

I think it is always a possibility, but I would think that an announcement would be made regarding same and not be left in the realm of speculation. From the gentleman's post (the extra), I don't get the impression that he knows all that much about the film's release and may have just been throwing out something he heard second-hand. Anyway, anything is possible.


Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Sep 22, 2016, 08:11:15 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:08:48 PM
I believe he said something to that effect on Facebook recently.


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 04:23:05 PM
Is that a comment on Predator fans in general?  :laugh:

Not at all. Just the inhabitants of the IMDB boards.  :laugh:

Would you happen to have a link to his page?

Ah. Sounds good.


Quote from: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:07:38 PM
What's the source on the soundtrack nearing completion?

Harry Gregson-Williams' facebook.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 08:22:43 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:18:54 PM

I think it is always a possibility, but I would think that an announcement would be made regarding same and not be left in the realm of speculation. From the gentleman's post (the extra), I don't get the impression that he knows all that much about the film's release and may have just been throwing out something he heard second-hand. Anyway, anything is possible.


I havent said that he knows anything. I ve said its curious he said that, because I heard reliable stories regarding date realise ;) They ll push the realise date, but we still dont know the exact date (maybe earlier in july, maybe in may or even march). This is confirmed news! ;) ;D Maybe they ll announceit realise date change with first teaser trailer late this year.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:25:55 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 08:22:43 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:18:54 PM

I think it is always a possibility, but I would think that an announcement would be made regarding same and not be left in the realm of speculation. From the gentleman's post (the extra), I don't get the impression that he knows all that much about the film's release and may have just been throwing out something he heard second-hand. Anyway, anything is possible.


I havent said that he knows anything. I said its curious he said that, because I heard reliable stories regarding date realise ;) They ll push the realise date, but we still dont know the exact date (maybe earlier in july, maybe in may or even march). This is confirmed news! ;) ;D

I don't recall assuming that you said that he, in reference to the extra, knew anything...

Anyway, I thought the film was already confirmed for release on August 4, 2017?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 08:27:45 PM
We ll wait and see.
I would like to see movie in March. Its ideal time
for scarry movies. ;D :)

P.S.  August 4, 2017 is still official date of release .
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 09:28:18 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:08:48 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 04:23:05 PM
Is that a comment on Predator fans in general?  :laugh:

Not at all. Just the inhabitants of the IMDB boards.  :laugh:

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 09, 2016, 03:15:49 PM
Alright lads, we're not childish. Let's not turn this into a bash IMDB thread.

:laugh:

Quote from: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 08:27:45 PM
We ll wait and see.
I would like to see movie in March. Its ideal time
for scarry movies. ;D :)

As I mentioned in your Alien: Covenant Music thread, my guesstimate for earliest they could probably finish the film is March. Tight, but do-able.

But lets not get ahead of ourselves here, it's only an offhand remark by an extra. Nothing concrete yet.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 23, 2016, 03:58:05 PM
Found a new Actor added to the cast list...

Goran D. Kleut

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyNTc3NzAzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTc1NTA0MjE@._V1_UY317_CR20,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13)

Look at him... Wonder who or what he is playing??
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 04:01:03 PM
He ll probably play some kind of creature.

He played some strange creature in new Frankenstein movie.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNzczMzI1Nzg5Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzU3OTgyNjE@._V1_.jpg)

Plus this alien guy from Star Wars prequel
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F24vStAQ.jpg&hash=5e27a5fc29f488b89ceeb24fc540b285510a9f1f)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNzQwMjQyNDUwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTQ4NzAzMg@@._V1_.jpg)
Creepy ;D :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 23, 2016, 04:03:40 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 04:01:03 PM
He ll probably play some kind of creature.

He played some starnge creature in new Frankenstein movie.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNzczMzI1Nzg5Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzU3OTgyNjE@._V1_.jpg)

Plus this alien guy from Star Wars prequel
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aveleyman.com%2FGallery%2FActorsK%2F76994-25814.jpg&hash=f1425875e7c9156c9b1da2c602d774438ba23ea5)

8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 23, 2016, 04:06:57 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 23, 2016, 03:58:05 PM
Found a new Actor added to the cast list...

Goran D. Kleut

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyNTc3NzAzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTc1NTA0MjE@._V1_UY317_CR20,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13)

Look at him... Wonder who or what he is playing??

I saw him the other day and just shrugged it off as "I think I might have already seen this", until I stopped and looked at pictures of him and thought, "I wonder who he is playing"? I think the cast is around 16 (kind of similar to Prometheus); makes me wonder if the crew of the Covenant will encounter one last remaining Engineer (similar to the thinner, paler ones in the deleted scenes from Prometheus)? The guy certainly has an interesting appearance. Look at the character Lampay Fay that he played in Star Wars Episode III (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lampay_Fay), and Anubis in Gods of Egypt (I can't find a clear shot of the character alone and I haven't seen the film); seems like he has done work with prostheses and special effects.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 04:09:37 PM
This is a photo of Anubis from
Gods of Egypt:

(https://www.johndenugent.com/images/gods-egypt-anubis.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 23, 2016, 04:10:24 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 04:09:37 PM
This is a photo of Anubis from
Gods of Egypt:

(https://www.johndenugent.com/images/gods-egypt-anubis.jpg)

Ah, good find!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 04:14:12 PM
I dont want to be regular bulshit-teller, but I strongly believe
we ll see some totally new type of inteligent Alien in the Covenant.
Some kind of ultimate entity.


What do you think about this guy?
https://www.instagram.com/god.hates.shrimp/ (https://www.instagram.com/god.hates.shrimp/)

Who is he?


Quote(https://instagram.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/14145457_1806563392932814_1122565519_n.jpg?)
(https://instagram.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/14374497_1826856387551427_1038002833_n.jpg)
(https://instagram.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/12748170_1766819833548395_1600684415_n.jpg)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 23, 2016, 07:05:13 PM
Looks like a very-talented sculptor/designer. I don't see him listed in the Covenant effects or art department crew so probably nothing other than impressive artwork.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BonesawT101 on Sep 23, 2016, 07:06:35 PM
What's all these pics from? Wouldnt be production leaks would they?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 23, 2016, 08:55:08 PM
From twitter
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtD9o9eWAAAlzO_.jpg:large)

;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 09:34:48 PM
Wait, "...two films where I play two charachters"...

What am I missing here?
:o :o :o :o
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 23, 2016, 09:37:51 PM
Assassins Creed and Alien: Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 09:41:01 PM
Oh, yes... I forgot about Assassins Creed :P :laugh:
Great fan of that franchise also.

Justin Kurzel direcred it, so it could be good.
Game is great.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 23, 2016, 11:25:18 PM
Quote
QuoteBeen almost 2 months since I got my head shaven for a small part as an extra in the movie Alien: Covenant. I've let my hair grow out and today I've gotten it cut back into its original shape. Never again will I want to get my head shaved, but you gotta do what you gotta do to achieve your goals

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14355610_1310178572382243_4152626270548470711_n.jpg?oh=f18d5d32d23bb5b7ea190ebc0161007e&oe=5839371D)




And this fellow is playing an Engineer. ^^


I was trying to ask how many other Engineer extras there were and he said:
QuoteThere was around 30-50 extras

I'm not sure if he meant Engineers so I left another message saying that's a lot of blue guys and he liked the reply.

27 June on his Facebook

QuoteToday was my first and last day of shooting the film. I Had to be at the set at 5am and I was there 13 hours. It was freezing cold, It was tiring, I've had to shave my head for this role, along with me Some Other extras-have injuries from Reviews some of the scenes We Were shooting (I've hurt my foot) and I'm tired AF. Purpose gravement I can not complain. The experience was amazing, I had a lot of fun shooting the film

So I don't think we talk petrified body. Maybe they'll play (dead?) engineers.

I found the reactions of extras on this topic (same period)

Spoiler
QuoteSecret squirrel on the Alien Covenant set.
Can't wait to see the final edit, could go either way.
When you walk onto that ship there is so much that goes through your mind. So much you could possibly process.
Incredible design and set building.
How it looks in ones eyes, right up close and personal.
Amazing.
That was amazing.

Secret squirrel in my taiko tabi's on Ridley Scott's Alien universe set.
It's funny, you kinda look at everything with the eyes of a child, like when you were 8/9 years old when you first saw the film.
Everything just maps out in your brain without having to look at every single detail.
It all falls perfectly into place and so....
I can't wait to see the final edit.
That crystal clear.
[close]

Spoiler
QuoteThat really was one of the most immense incredible moments in my life. Walking on to the Alien Covenant set in my Japanese Tabi's. So f**king amazing.

In the ALIEN universe you really are working with the creme de le creme of design and engineering.

On the call sheets I love how cast names are all in full and Fassbender's reads
[close]

It was also the period when Noomi Rapace arrived on set.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: fiveways on Sep 24, 2016, 02:40:25 AM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 22, 2016, 08:22:43 PM
Quote from: lv_226 on Sep 22, 2016, 08:18:54 PM

I think it is always a possibility, but I would think that an announcement would be made regarding same and not be left in the realm of speculation. From the gentleman's post (the extra), I don't get the impression that he knows all that much about the film's release and may have just been throwing out something he heard second-hand. Anyway, anything is possible.


I havent said that he knows anything. I ve said its curious he said that, because I heard reliable stories regarding date realise ;) They ll push the realise date, but we still dont know the exact date (maybe earlier in july, maybe in may or even march). This is confirmed news! ;) ;D Maybe they ll announceit realise date change with first teaser trailer late this year.

Would Fox really want to release it and "Old Man Logan"/Wovlerine 3 in the same month?  That seems like 2 "a" list, possibly "R" rated movies in the same month.  April "Furious 8" or whatever sequel is coming out.  Actually unless major moves happen August is easily the best month to release it.  That summer is brutal and any earlier it might get lost in the shuffle (GotG 2, Spider-Man, War of the Planet of the Apes (also Fox), Transformers, Wonder Woman, etc).  If they could move it earlier, February seems logically like the best time, like late Feb.  All that is real competition to it that month is The Dark Tower (and Deadpool proved you can have a blockbuster "R" feb debut).  September would also work.

2017 is a nightmare, I hope this doesn't get lost in the summer blockbuster shuffle.


Quote from: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 04:14:12 PM
I dont want to be regular bulshit-teller, but I strongly believe
we ll see some totally new type of inteligent Alien in the Covenant.
Some kind of ultimate entity.


What do you think about this guy?
https://www.instagram.com/god.hates.shrimp/ (https://www.instagram.com/god.hates.shrimp/)

Who is he?


Quote(https://instagram.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/14145457_1806563392932814_1122565519_n.jpg?)
(https://instagram.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/14374497_1826856387551427_1038002833_n.jpg)
(https://instagram.fbeg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/12748170_1766819833548395_1600684415_n.jpg)

Second one reminds me of Ripley's facial structure.  Kinda like this image from Blomkamp without the nose bit (which could get added later):

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.srcdn.com%2Fslir%2Fw700-h350-q90-c700%3A350%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2FSigourney-Weaver-Talks-Alien-5.jpg&hash=dda613e1673701309941145f171ac93baf3547b7)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: whiterabbit on Sep 24, 2016, 06:05:16 AM
I don't know about any of you but all this "chatter" is giving me a hard-on.

Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 23, 2016, 03:58:05 PM
Found a new Actor added to the cast list...

Goran D. Kleut

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyNTc3NzAzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTc1NTA0MjE@._V1_UY317_CR20,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13)

Look at him... Wonder who or what he is playing??
He looks like the dude that installs my cabinets. Uncanny.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 24, 2016, 04:13:56 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 23, 2016, 11:25:18 PM
So I don't think we talk petrified body. Maybe they'll play (dead?) engineers.

They obviously had lots of action scenes which caused the numerous injuries he mentioned.

Quote from: Stolen on Sep 23, 2016, 11:25:18 PM
I found the reactions of extras on this topic (same period)

Spoiler
QuoteSecret squirrel on the Alien Covenant set.
Can't wait to see the final edit, could go either way.
When you walk onto that ship there is so much that goes through your mind. So much you could possibly process.
Incredible design and set building.
How it looks in ones eyes, right up close and personal.
Amazing.
That was amazing.

Secret squirrel in my taiko tabi's on Ridley Scott's Alien universe set.
It's funny, you kinda look at everything with the eyes of a child, like when you were 8/9 years old when you first saw the film.
Everything just maps out in your brain without having to look at every single detail.
It all falls perfectly into place and so....
I can't wait to see the final edit.
That crystal clear.
[close]

Spoiler
QuoteThat really was one of the most immense incredible moments in my life. Walking on to the Alien Covenant set in my Japanese Tabi's. So f**king amazing.

In the ALIEN universe you really are working with the creme de le creme of design and engineering.

On the call sheets I love how cast names are all in full and Fassbender's reads
[close]

Already been posted by The Corpo way back in this thread.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 24, 2016, 10:13:50 PM
To keep things going in this absence of news :P

Well, Raffael Dickreuter served as  VR Experience
Previs Lead on Alien: Covenant.


Its not much, but... better than nothing
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: motherfather on Sep 25, 2016, 10:58:03 AM
I don't believe we'll see that 3rd image (sketch) come to life in covenant. Its waaay too much for the movie execs, and takes it beyond AVP2 in terms of gruesome gore.

You can only disfigure or maim the human form so much to create monsters before it crosses a line on several levels - not least, taste. With an Alien monster you can get away with much more exactly because its alien and less resembling the human form.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: fiveways on Sep 25, 2016, 01:12:18 PM
Quote from: motherfather on Sep 25, 2016, 10:58:03 AM
I don't believe we'll see that 3rd image (sketch) come to life in covenant. Its waaay too much for the movie execs, and takes it beyond AVP2 in terms of gruesome gore.

You can only disfigure or maim the human form so much to create monsters before it crosses a line on several levels - not least, taste. With an Alien monster you can get away with much more exactly because its alien and less resembling the human form.

Does it really cross over that far?  Like beyond the possibly nudity, it really isn't that far removed from imagery used in "The Thing" or some of David Cronenberg's films.  I don't see it as all that extreme gore wise, more I just don't see it fitting the established rules of the series all that well.  Not that there is anything wrong with breaking rules and conventions when it comes to a film, but that would be a really weird direction to go it and would be an uphill battle having the fans accept it. 
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mister Skeezler on Sep 25, 2016, 01:21:32 PM
Agreed. I don't think it's something that goes too far at all, I just don't think it really fits.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Scorpio on Sep 25, 2016, 02:45:51 PM
Found this tidbit:

QuoteIn the last few years, we've seen exciting development in how we capture an image, from high-quality 4K digital cameras, stereo 3D and light field capture. An area I'm most excited about is high dynamic range capture & projection. I'm personally not interested in more resolution, I just want to see greater quality in the colours we see.

In rendering, we're seeing developments in unbiased rendering which gives you unparalleled photo-real quality. At Animal Logic we have our own unbiased renderer called Glimpse, which is simply amazing!   You'll see this software in our work for the upcoming LEGO®  films, and our work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant.

Real-time rendering is becoming a useful toolset. We can now block out a scene, capture the results and cut these 'moments' together like live action. This gives us greater freedom to tell a story.

http://www.ausfilm.com.au/what-we-do/campaigns/60-seconds/paul-butterworth/
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 26, 2016, 07:50:00 AM
The MPC Effects crew have been getting their patches -

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14374365_311170882580362_651010028668452864_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14374179_1076788559095556_3840167561144565760_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14334470_583280221857313_2344257076450033664_n.jpg)



Quote from: Enoch on Sep 24, 2016, 10:13:50 PM
To keep things going in this absence of news :P

Well, Raffael Dickreuter served as  VR Experience
Previs Lead on Alien: Covenant.


Its not much, but... better than nothing

Excellent! Gonna cross post this in the VR thread.


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 24, 2016, 04:13:56 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 23, 2016, 11:25:18 PM
I found the reactions of extras on this topic (same period)

Spoiler
QuoteSecret squirrel on the Alien Covenant set.
Can't wait to see the final edit, could go either way.
When you walk onto that ship there is so much that goes through your mind. So much you could possibly process.
Incredible design and set building.
How it looks in ones eyes, right up close and personal.
Amazing.
That was amazing.

Secret squirrel in my taiko tabi's on Ridley Scott's Alien universe set.
It's funny, you kinda look at everything with the eyes of a child, like when you were 8/9 years old when you first saw the film.
Everything just maps out in your brain without having to look at every single detail.
It all falls perfectly into place and so....
I can't wait to see the final edit.
That crystal clear.
[close]

Spoiler
QuoteThat really was one of the most immense incredible moments in my life. Walking on to the Alien Covenant set in my Japanese Tabi's. So f**king amazing.

In the ALIEN universe you really are working with the creme de le creme of design and engineering.

On the call sheets I love how cast names are all in full and Fassbender's reads
[close]

Already been posted by The Corpo way back in this thread.

Thought they sounded familiar!  :P


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 09:28:18 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2016, 07:08:48 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2016, 04:23:05 PM
Is that a comment on Predator fans in general?  :laugh:

Not at all. Just the inhabitants of the IMDB boards.  :laugh:

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 09, 2016, 03:15:49 PM
Alright lads, we're not childish. Let's not turn this into a bash IMDB thread.

:laugh:

I swear to the All Mighty Engineers your purpose here is to just dog me for stuff like this.  :laugh:


Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 23, 2016, 03:58:05 PM
Found a new Actor added to the cast list...

Goran D. Kleut

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyNTc3NzAzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTc1NTA0MjE@._V1_UY317_CR20,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377520/?ref_=tt_cl_t13)

Look at him... Wonder who or what he is playing??

Quote from: Enoch on Sep 23, 2016, 04:09:37 PM
This is a photo of Anubis from
Gods of Egypt:

(https://www.johndenugent.com/images/gods-egypt-anubis.jpg)

I imagine he'll have come across on recommendation from Odd Studios.  He's likely playing a creature as already theorised.


Late posting this one but Wayne last week:

QuoteIt's 2am Sydney time.. must sleep .. Bit of a push on Alien Covenant work tonight...

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/778989283281477633
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 26, 2016, 03:10:06 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 26, 2016, 08:32:36 AM
Late posting this one but Wayne last week:

QuoteIt's 2am Sydney time.. must sleep .. Bit of a push on Alien Covenant work tonight...

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/778989283281477633

An indication that possible release date change immenent.  8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: fiveways on Sep 26, 2016, 03:36:14 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 26, 2016, 03:10:06 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 26, 2016, 08:32:36 AM
Late posting this one but Wayne last week:

QuoteIt's 2am Sydney time.. must sleep .. Bit of a push on Alien Covenant work tonight...

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/778989283281477633

An indication that possible release date change immenent.  8)

Or it was for the rumoured test screening yesterday (did anyone hear a concrete report on what was actually screened yesterday).

The other possibility is they are doing a cut to see if any re-shoots are needed. 

I'm also still convinced moving the release date forward actually helps the movie at all,  No, I have zero insider information, just the knowledge of established release dates.  Personally i would love to see it earlier but only if it helps the film perform better at the box office while still being at the quality level we all want.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 26, 2016, 03:47:58 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 26, 2016, 07:50:00 AM
I swear to the All Mighty Engineers your purpose here is to just dog me for stuff like this.  :laugh:

Indeed, I get paid big bucks for doing this you know.

Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 26, 2016, 03:10:06 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 26, 2016, 08:32:36 AM
Late posting this one but Wayne last week:

QuoteIt's 2am Sydney time.. must sleep .. Bit of a push on Alien Covenant work tonight...

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/778989283281477633

An indication that possible release date change immenent.  8)

I hope they don't rush the film now just because of a release date change. I'd rather wait till August than get another rush-job at an earlier date.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 26, 2016, 04:59:03 PM
That would be so disappointing (if they rushed it)... quality always over anything else.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 26, 2016, 05:20:44 PM
Lol. People are getting this rushing thing from thin air. They're not rushing anything.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 29, 2016, 02:28:39 PM
From Facebook

We are recording soundtrack for new Ridley Scott's movie "Alien: Covenant"! WOOOHOOOO :)
/Composers: Stefan Behrish, Stephen Barton, Harry Gregson - Williams

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg4.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F73478414463023102108020582387191550718161146357457n.jpg&hash=e39c65d10401567cabe852c9bb10b05fcdec04a3)

OMG !
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 29, 2016, 02:52:30 PM
Couple more pictures:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14492570_10210802058998738_7163735441551794357_n.jpg?oh=a85e30f7efa96b6ecce9d39edd2df05e&oe=587D27C8)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14470657_10210802059598753_3712470445207860520_n.jpg?oh=83c58be023d8227827e9f596f27de691&oe=58607BDB)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14440657_10210802060158767_5765436164377956068_n.jpg?oh=80ca148f0750101a901ce7e3d98d53fc&oe=586A933B)

Freeze and enhance. Can anyone make out any titles on the music?  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Sep 29, 2016, 02:57:45 PM
Nice, really curious as to how this one will sound! I really liked the Prometheus one too by the way. Had some eerie and unique sounds..
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 29, 2016, 03:03:00 PM
That recording studio(?) looks very cavernous, almost Giger-esque in a way; or it may  just be the news drought playing with my already overactive imagination.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 03:14:11 PM
My God... this studio has very resonant ambience... :o :o :o

One thing is certain (by the looks of orchestra), the music
will have more Goldsmith and Horner elements this time! More ambience and strings, and some very obscure and ancient instruments are guaranteed!!! :laugh: :)


For those who want to know more,
thats the famous Alvernia Studios in Kraków, Poland.
Design is highly influenced by Giger!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvernia_Studios (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvernia_Studios)

Quote(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Alvernia_Studios_1.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmacos.ms%2Fblogpics%2FLR2013-LV-PL-kino-5.jpg&hash=b850692abe45165d8b53784fb0346aa46fe08057)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncubemagazine.com%2Fsixcms%2Fmedia.php%2F1323%2F4.2166729.jpg&hash=f5c07025ab5a0d21152c436e21bb4551b753ca7a)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F66.media.tumblr.com%2F880bc0d573322b7c86aff5e5fe06cd86%2Ftumblr_n4jo1m80ax1qlrljxo2_1280.jpg&hash=26cca2ec9d6a0fc1096c2a18b0ca0bef2136b8d6)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alvernia.com%2Fwp-content%2Fgalleries%2Finstrumenty%2Fkolberg-percussion-053.jpg&hash=4290cf59f1e3a4e40f1a688c0588cf86de0c2314)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 29, 2016, 03:26:08 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 03:14:11 PM
My God... this studio has very resonant ambience... :o :o :o

One thing is certain (by the looks of orchestra), the music
will have more Goldsmith and Horner elements this time! More ambience and strings, and some very obscure and ancient instruments are garanted!! :laugh: :)


For those who want to know more,
thats the famous Alvernia Studios in Kraków, Poland.
Design is highly influenced by Giger!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvernia_Studios (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvernia_Studios)

Quote(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Alvernia_Studios_1.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmacos.ms%2Fblogpics%2FLR2013-LV-PL-kino-5.jpg&hash=b850692abe45165d8b53784fb0346aa46fe08057)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncubemagazine.com%2Fsixcms%2Fmedia.php%2F1323%2F4.2166729.jpg&hash=f5c07025ab5a0d21152c436e21bb4551b753ca7a)
(https://www.google.rs/search?q=alvernia+studios+krak%C3%B3w&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=638&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjByPT077TPAhWEbRQKHR1qCDIQ_AUICCgB#imgrc=JI8QEbRshYoEeM%3A)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alvernia.com%2Fwp-content%2Fgalleries%2Finstrumenty%2Fkolberg-percussion-053.jpg&hash=4290cf59f1e3a4e40f1a688c0588cf86de0c2314)
(https://www.infomusic.pl/img/artykuly/zdjecia/MC45MzAyNjcwMCAxMzc0NDgxOTYy.jpg)

Very good little Enoch, very good indeed.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 03:35:16 PM
Pity... we cant see the brass section.
I want know, are we going to hear that famous
french horn again. ;D


P.S.
Those metalic reverb plates in studio will
pretty much enhance the creepy atmosphere!!!

(https://www.residentadvisor.net/images/features/2012/solaris-studios-in.jpg)

QuoteThis massive place which looks more like a spaceship from the Alien movies was a pure adventure to record in. The recording room is shaped as a dome which generates extremely good acoustics with some creepy vibe to it. The mixer was taken care of by engineer Piotr Witkowski.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 29, 2016, 03:40:33 PM
Facebook link to pics if anyone's got em. 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 03:43:34 PM
Quote from: Himmelblau on Sep 29, 2016, 03:40:33 PM
Facebook link to pics if anyone's got em. 8)

Look at this profile ;):
https://www.facebook.com/magdalena.urbanska.56?hc_ref=SEARCH (https://www.facebook.com/magdalena.urbanska.56?hc_ref=SEARCH)



Magda Urbańska from Multiplayer Ensemble;

they did soundtrack for Assassins Creed games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW8nrxUUxdY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW8nrxUUxdY)

Alvernia Studios in Kraków, Poland.  ASSASSINS CREED RECORDING SESSION!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Sep 29, 2016, 03:44:17 PM
My god, what a gorgeous facility.

As a guy who was pretty disappointed with all of Prometheus's bleeps and bloops, this sight warms my heart.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 03:52:50 PM
We are certainly going to hear sounds of waterphone and conch shell again! ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 29, 2016, 04:17:58 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 03:14:11 PM
Quote(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Alvernia_Studios_1.jpg)

Looks like some kind of hab for an off-world colony.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 04:19:18 PM
I don't about Gregson. His main themes are pretty good but he's one of those modern digital glitchy highly synthethic sounding composers. It all just sounds like crappy computer sounds.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Sep 29, 2016, 04:22:09 PM
Everything is progressing quickly good good soon we will have the first teaser, and a new release date!!

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fyoursmiles.org%2Fhsmile%2Falien%2Fh01117.gif&hash=0a6a2b0ebeea0868253705244252a10437409896)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 04:22:37 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 04:19:18 PM
I don't about Gregson. His main themes are pretty good but he's one of those modern digital glitchy highly synthethic sounding composers. It all just sounds like crappy computer sounds.

Oh, no my friend. He is primarily educated in orchestral and choral music.
Read about his background a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5Xkfz_MW8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5Xkfz_MW8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzI3AdpA9e4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzI3AdpA9e4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeiDFlJ5kU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeiDFlJ5kU)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFscsUs0NE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFscsUs0NE)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 29, 2016, 04:27:12 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 04:19:18 PM
I don't about Gregson. His main themes are pretty good but he's one of those modern digital glitchy highly synthethic sounding composers. It all just sounds like crappy computer sounds.

I liked The Martian's soundtrack. It gave a lot of texture to the visuals without calling attention to itself.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 04:29:02 PM
Ideed. He knows how to do orchestral and
electronic music as well. But synthesizer was something new
to him at the beginning of his movie music career. I watched several
clips with him, and he explained that!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 04:36:28 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 29, 2016, 04:27:12 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 04:19:18 PM
I don't about Gregson. His main themes are pretty good but he's one of those modern digital glitchy highly synthethic sounding composers. It all just sounds like crappy computer sounds.

I liked The Martian's soundtrack. It gave a lot of texture to the visuals without calling attention to itself.
I find all his music to be pretty bland and unremarkable. The orchestral stuff just sounds like generic modern blockbuster music that was written/demoed in whatever computer program they all use.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 04:43:55 PM
What do you think about Goldsmiths and Horners soundtracks,
or Goldenthals for that matter?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 05:13:05 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 04:43:55 PM
What do you think about Goldsmiths and Horners soundtracks,
or Goldenthals for that matter?
Was thinking about this even before you asked.

Goldenhal's - most interesting overall (sampled/environmental sound mixed with orchestra done right), some great musical themes.

Horner's - most effective and thrilling overall in the whole series. Most exciting, hypes up the action even more so while still being a classical orchestral Hollywood soundtrack.

Goldsmiths - when I go back and watch Alien I'm alway's surprised and intrigued by how mysterious and non horror soundtrack the music is. It's very thematically rich. It's a more traditional science fiction score than what you'd expect when you think of the horror of the movie. Also some great and hugely effective uses of minimalist electronics as well. Such as the heartbeat in the Brett sequence, the camera swing in the Space Jockey room.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 05:52:06 PM
Agree with everything you wrote, except
I want to be optimistic about Gregson-Williams :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 06:23:29 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 05:52:06 PM
Agree with everything you wrote, except
I want to be optimistic about Gregson-Williams :)
I think that unfortunately it'll be bland and non obtrusive at best. And inappropriate vibe wise at worst, I actually liked his melody in Prometheus but just thought it was completely inappropriate for the movie.

On a side note if Hollywood composers work so late in the process re: Rogue One change announced recently. Does that mean Covenant is near the end of the line? Surely it must have tons of effects work to do on it right?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 29, 2016, 06:30:23 PM
#TeamENOCH

I love Gregson Williams, especially when working with Scott. Soundtrack of Kingdom Of Heaven is perfect. The Martian is his best since a long time. And what he did on Prometheus is grandiose.

Generally the music recording is done when the editing is well advanced...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 06:32:17 PM
So we can presume that Alien: Covenant is almost
entirely finished? ???

Quote#TeamENOCH

We are rebellious team,
aka the Fallen Engineers.  ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 29, 2016, 06:40:55 PM
Wayne Haag will finish his work next week.

I think the main montage (but not last) is completed. Now music. After the sound work. And of course a lot of work on FX. There still for a few months. Then Screening test and work of final editing.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 06:47:50 PM
So there is strong possibility for release date change or not?
March, march!!!! ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 29, 2016, 06:57:13 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 06:47:50 PM
So there is strong possibility for release date change or not?
March, march!!!! ;D

Definitely it's a possibility. Problem: March is a month of big release. While August is misery, no competition, Alien Covenant should crush everything ($ 150M)

Then if it comes out in March, this means a teaser very very soon.
Luke Scott has confirmed shoot viral videos for Covenant.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 06:59:55 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 29, 2016, 06:40:55 PM
Wayne Haag will finish his work next week.

I think the main montage (but not last) is completed. Now music. After the sound work. And of course a lot of work on FX. There still for a few months. Then Screening test and work of final editing.
How do you know all this?

When you saw main montage do you mean opening credits?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 07:03:48 PM
I lost my patience. :-[ :P ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 29, 2016, 07:15:22 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 06:59:55 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Sep 29, 2016, 06:40:55 PM
Wayne Haag will finish his work next week.

I think the main montage (but not last) is completed. Now music. After the sound work. And of course a lot of work on FX. There still for a few months. Then Screening test and work of final editing.
How do you know all this?

When you saw main montage do you mean opening credits?

I've lurked on this board since Jesus, I remember the Planet AvP days, and one thing that I feel comes with the territory of fanbase communities like ours is a lot of gossip and fabrication. Personally, I take everything said along the lines of "x will be done tomorrow" with a airplane carrier sized grain of salt. Unless I see something in writing, I don't believe it. While advances have been made in editing and production, the silence we have been privy to with regard to any substantial news is indicative of the crew working hard on their assignments. Oh, not to mention the legal ramifications that come from actually spilling vital information about the film—there's always that.


Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 04:22:37 PM
Quote from: T Dog on Sep 29, 2016, 04:19:18 PM
I don't about Gregson. His main themes are pretty good but he's one of those modern digital glitchy highly synthethic sounding composers. It all just sounds like crappy computer sounds.

Oh, no my friend. He is primarily educated in orchestral and choral music.
Read about his background a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5Xkfz_MW8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5Xkfz_MW8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzI3AdpA9e4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzI3AdpA9e4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeiDFlJ5kU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeiDFlJ5kU)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFscsUs0NE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFscsUs0NE)

Thanks for this man, good stuff!

Also, HGW's work on the Metal Gear series is well orchestrated IMO.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Sep 29, 2016, 07:21:12 PM
Absolutely nothing official, but I know how Scott (+his team) works. And he works very fast (14 hours a day). The post production will last 6-7 months.
The first month he made a rough cut. It must be 3 hours.
Then it will easily cut 25 minutes.
This second editing will be refined with addition of music (sometimes temporary)  work sound mixing, VFX (not completed) ...
After that they can do test screenings, then they will work again mounting. May be reshoot some scenes.
And they will begin the final cut.

This is the same method of work for Prometheus, Counselor, Exodus, The Martian. And he will soon begin pre-production for his next film.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 10:35:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ELeK0MZ.png)

;D :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 30, 2016, 07:19:21 AM
QuoteToday was meant to be my last on Alien Covenant but looks like I'm going another week..

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781668803654590464

Someone (probably one of you lot) was pushing him to see if it'd be released earlier.

QuoteNo, long way to go. My role is almost done but there's tons of VFX yet to be finished..

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781670034208919557
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 30, 2016, 01:09:22 PM
Thats was me once again. ;D

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781673045240995840 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781673045240995840)

There is hope... :D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Sep 30, 2016, 02:14:00 PM
I'd much rather August than a rush job!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 30, 2016, 02:22:09 PM
Well, everything after January would not be a rush job at all... ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Sep 30, 2016, 02:30:34 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 30, 2016, 01:09:22 PM
Thats was me once again. ;D

:D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: fiveways on Sep 30, 2016, 05:26:18 PM
As beautiful as that studio is and as great as that room sounds, I'm probably the only person here disappointed in seeing photos of an orchestra.

I'm just bored of traditional instruments in soundtracks currently as it always ends up sounding way over the top.  I was hoping for something more pure digital/serialist.  Something really cold and removed feeling and sounds.  I really wanted a more inhuman/out there sound track for this one. 
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Sep 30, 2016, 05:44:15 PM
You can not see instrument producing such sounds in real life...
its all computer processing! ;D
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Oct 01, 2016, 07:43:22 PM
Quote from: fiveways on Sep 30, 2016, 05:26:18 PM
As beautiful as that studio is and as great as that room sounds, I'm probably the only person here disappointed in seeing photos of an orchestra.

I'm just bored of traditional instruments in soundtracks currently as it always ends up sounding way over the top.  I was hoping for something more pure digital/serialist.  Something really cold and removed feeling and sounds.  I really wanted a more inhuman/out there sound track for this one.

Just because they are writing and recording 'traditionally' doesnt mean they aren't digitally processing or adding effects. Also, while I love electronic scores, its 2016, a digital or electronic score is hardly anything new or groundbreaking. Especially in a Ridley Scott film.
You might be surprised, if you did some digging, just how much of the scores in Alien films were enhanced by digital filters, effect processed and even recorded backwards.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 01, 2016, 07:48:52 PM
Mine thoughts exactly! I would like some hybrid mix of orchestral and strange digital-electronic.
Return of ancient instruments like conch shell would be interesting, Goldsmith used such instruments (serpent with flutes,didjeridu...) perfectly!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Oct 01, 2016, 07:49:45 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 04:43:55 PM
What do you think about Goldsmiths and Horners soundtracks,
or Goldenthals for that matter?

They were all amazing. Goldenthal's score to ALIEN 3 is one of the best Ive ever heard and easily the best of the Alien franchise IMO.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 01, 2016, 07:51:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ7qnkmk7zA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ7qnkmk7zA)

My video-musical edit... ;D

P.S. As an avid listener of classical and movie music, I really respect Goldenthals work on Alien3,
his music is awe-inspiring, sinister yet profound , and certainly the best aspect of the whole movie. Totally agree with you.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: fiveways on Oct 02, 2016, 12:51:39 AM
Quote from: CainsSon on Oct 01, 2016, 07:43:22 PM
Quote from: fiveways on Sep 30, 2016, 05:26:18 PM
As beautiful as that studio is and as great as that room sounds, I'm probably the only person here disappointed in seeing photos of an orchestra.

I'm just bored of traditional instruments in soundtracks currently as it always ends up sounding way over the top.  I was hoping for something more pure digital/serialist.  Something really cold and removed feeling and sounds.  I really wanted a more inhuman/out there sound track for this one.

Just because they are writing and recording 'traditionally' doesnt mean they aren't digitally processing or adding effects. Also, while I love electronic scores, its 2016, a digital or electronic score is hardly anything new or groundbreaking. Especially in a Ridley Scott film.
You might be surprised, if you did some digging, just how much of the scores in Alien films were enhanced by digital filters, effect processed and even recorded backwards.

I'm a professional sound engineer with enough signal processing in this room to fill a large u-haul (I have a side business of renting out the rare pieces to local studios).  I understand what they are doing, I was just hoping they were going to go in a really really different direction.  I also understand the amount of processing and sculpting going on in most scores, just it isn't very interesting to me mostly because it isn't completely manipulated or it is weirdly combined with untreated instruments and causes a awkward juxtaposition of sounds that doesn't always work (in my mind and for me).

Suggesting I read up assumes I have zero knowledge, and that is as far from reality as possible.  Just because it is manipulated doesn't mean it is interesting (to me),

Maybe I'll be shocked and enjoy this score, but looking at the composers IMDB credits suggests otherwise. 

I just wish modern scores took a few more risks.  Compose an entire score in something like C-Sound. I also understand that would add a completely inhuman element to the picture, and the general audience wants things they can connect with easily.  I also understand my disappointment in this is the disappointment of a person really into a very specific niche market, and doesn't reflect anyone else on earth but myself.  I'd just love it if something in this genre took cues from say, the Solaris Soundtrack (the Eduard Artemiev 1972 version)  and took it even further (stripping away a lot of the normal elements of it).  I think that vibe would work perfectly for an ALIEN film.

Also, just to clarify I am only speaking for myself.  I understand the majority of people wouldn't be cool with these ideas.

I am also fully willing to admit i am totally f**king wrong on some things, I am actually relisting to the ALIEN 3 score.  It definitely has some really bad ass parts to it.  The Strings I am not huge on, but the drone elements are really nice and expansive.  I've added it to the list of films I need a physical copy of the score of.  There is definitely some really cool parts in there.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SiL on Oct 02, 2016, 08:37:34 AM
Most soundtracks are boring these days because A) They're all copies of each other and B) many Hollywood directors these days specifically request the soundtrack not be too noticeable.

Alien's soundtrack has a lot of wonderful unconventional instruments making unconventional noises that I've missed from the series ever since. Going full synth, though, I don't see how it'd be any better (or worse). Just different. There's plenty of shit synth stuff out there.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Oct 02, 2016, 09:15:33 AM
Agree with Sil, something a little more avant-garde would be most welcome, bring back the eerie and ambient!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Oct 02, 2016, 10:46:24 AM
Quote from: SiL on Oct 02, 2016, 08:37:34 AM
Most soundtracks are boring these days because A) They're all copies of each other and B) many Hollywood directors these days specifically request the soundtrack not be too noticeable.

Alien's soundtrack has a lot of wonderful unconventional instruments making unconventional noises that I've missed from the series ever since. Going full synth, though, I don't see how it'd be any better (or worse). Just different. There's plenty of shit synth stuff out there.
If folks haven't seen these videos they'll explain a lot of why modern soundtracks are terrible.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcXsH88XlKM&t=0s
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 02, 2016, 12:28:04 PM
Great analysis, and a very true one! I must admit that I very well remembered the tune of Life track from Prometheus, that french horn intro is very memorable, just saying... maybe thats the indication we ll hear some fine, fresher and bolder music in Covenant, but that doesnt only depend on composer...

P.S. Many people said that Harry Gregson-Williams did a good job on Prometheus (on those two tracks), but his music
was not so appropriate for particular scenes, that is in some extent true, but dont forget that he was not the chief composer on that move, he wasnt even credited... he just did an additional music, and that can be a reason for that music-scene partial mismatch...


I like that syntagm: creative unoriginality ;D It describes the current state of affairs in movie music :)


Speaking of that... isnt all the great movie music copied version of famous classical peaces:

Listen to this:
Sergei Rachmaninov - The Isle Of The Dead
https://youtu.be/VIpdYeexpX0?t=13m49s

and compare it with Harry Potter - John Wiliams
https://youtu.be/1Li0SWlwe34?t=2m48s

And the most ingenious example
One of the greatest soundtracks is also a copy work
Schindler's List Theme - by magnanimous John Williams


Mahler Symphony 8, 1st movement
https://youtu.be/-Wi1j-rpcEw?t=5m31s

;D


All is already written, and there is only repetition! ;D ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Oct 02, 2016, 03:36:59 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 10:35:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ELeK0MZ.png)

;D :)

Psychodelic?
Have you any idea what it could give in a movie like Covenant?
I have a feeling it will be something very special. As the film.



(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F91667714502803101546049538144332063194009443599234n.jpg&hash=5ddb2da1001e95557e377c034e26a20557c444be)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 02, 2016, 03:53:59 PM
That is indeed psychedelic.

Where did you find that photo?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Oct 02, 2016, 03:58:26 PM
Do you have an example of kind 'psychedelic' music ?  ;D



Jussie Smollet :
QuoteCan you talk a bit about your character in Alien: Covenant?
(laughs) No, I cannot because I literally signed a phonebook's worth of [non-disclosure agreements]. I think I have to give up my first-born. But what I can say is that he is a member of the covenant. It's awesome. Working with Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride. Such an excellent crew. I've been so blessed in these casts that we are actually cool with each other. I haven't run into any casts that I've worked with where it's been like, "God, I hate these people! I wanna go home!" It's always been cool. That was a great time. I don't know if that answers any of your questions about Alien. It's going to be dope. It comes out August, 4 2017, and it's pretty incredible. Kinda scary.

http://talknerdywithus.com/2016/10/01/an-interview-with-empire-star-jussie-smollett/ (http://talknerdywithus.com/2016/10/01/an-interview-with-empire-star-jussie-smollett/)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 02, 2016, 04:04:21 PM
Yes I have...

Perhaps you should hear Xenakis:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryiu2MYmmBY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryiu2MYmmBY)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFOUBHJp3Ms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFOUBHJp3Ms)

or Scelsi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaPblR7SE_0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaPblR7SE_0)

and of course great Penderecki, a very prominent composer from Poland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPtP2gGGBCw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPtP2gGGBCw)

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: T Dog on Oct 02, 2016, 04:12:11 PM
Quote from: Stolen on Oct 02, 2016, 03:36:59 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 29, 2016, 10:35:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ELeK0MZ.png)

;D :)

Psychodelic?
Have you any idea what it could give in a movie like Covenant?
I have a feeling it will be something very special. As the film.



(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.hostingpics.net%2Fpics%2F91667714502803101546049538144332063194009443599234n.jpg&hash=5ddb2da1001e95557e377c034e26a20557c444be)
Reading the directions on that score it looks as if it's gonna be weird and dischordant - HORROR!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 02, 2016, 06:45:49 PM
That score is abstract meaning that each player can play it differently with different notes but following the written tempos, dynamics  and such stuff. This score is for viola (creepiness guaranteed)... meaning that the music will sound pretty much like Goldsmiths and already mentioned Scelsi... psycho strings, mysterious flutes, some strange ambience and a bit of deep brass, plus digital elements... maybe something more.

One thing is completely certain, it will be very creepy. For what kind of scenes is this music composed?  :o
We can only imagine!


I believe the title for this track is LIBERTY... interesting, isnt it?

Liberty as a motif and theme is wildly explored in Miltons Paradise Lost:
http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/liberty-in-paradise

QuoteThe theological liberty expressed by John Milton in Paradise Lost manifests itself most clearly in the discussion of free will presented throughout the book. Milton had earlier in his career argued for greater religious tolerance in Britain through his publishing of Aeropagitica, and in   Paradise Lost extends that debate to argue that the idea of liberty is divinely placed within human consciousness. (What would happen when robot becomes free?)

In the story, God prevents neither Satan's descent into hell, nor the fall of humanity, and for both rebellious parties Paradise is lost. In the epic, God famously makes humans to be "sufficient to have stood, though free to fall" (Book III, line 99), and when an angel visits Adam and Eve in Eden, he declares them to be created good but with a will "ordained... by nature free, not overruled by Fate" (Book V, lines 526, 527). According to the author, that liberty to choose extends to the realms of the angels also, as their Edenic visitor also explains, saying, "Freely we serve, because we freely love, as in our will to love or not" (lines 538-540).


We choose :) Interesting thing in Alien franchise is that everyone know how dreadful that organism is (Company knows that. Instructions from Mother to Ash suggest that they knew even the anatomy of the creature, so they knew about organism in Aliens too; so someone will return from Covenant mission!!!) and humans/Weyland-Yutani still want to acquire it. The human nature is on the test, who is the monster, Xeno or humans? Ultimately who is the creator of such organism, I believe we ll have to guess at the end of this trilogy. Its all just a series of events of those with free will, but  bad things happen when there is too much LIBERTY!


QuoteElizabeth Shaw: What happens when Weyland is not around to program you anymore?
David: I suppose I'll be free.
Elizabeth Shaw: You want that?
David: "Want"? Not a concept I'm familiar with. That being said, doesn't everyone want their parents dead?/ their CREATORS :)
Elizabeth Shaw: I didn't.
But she left for Paradise, she wants answers from her creators/parents... And what kind of answers she
expects to get?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Oct 02, 2016, 08:50:28 PM
Thank You Enoch ! Fantastic job again.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SpreadEagleBeagle on Oct 02, 2016, 09:37:52 PM
Cool beans, Enoch! Always fun to read about your findings, so to speak.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Oct 02, 2016, 11:07:33 PM
Quote from: fiveways on Oct 02, 2016, 12:51:39 AM
Quote from: CainsSon on Oct 01, 2016, 07:43:22 PM
Quote from: fiveways on Sep 30, 2016, 05:26:18 PM
As beautiful as that studio is and as great as that room sounds, I'm probably the only person here disappointed in seeing photos of an orchestra.

I'm just bored of traditional instruments in soundtracks currently as it always ends up sounding way over the top.  I was hoping for something more pure digital/serialist.  Something really cold and removed feeling and sounds.  I really wanted a more inhuman/out there sound track for this one.

Just because they are writing and recording 'traditionally' doesnt mean they aren't digitally processing or adding effects. Also, while I love electronic scores, its 2016, a digital or electronic score is hardly anything new or groundbreaking. Especially in a Ridley Scott film.
You might be surprised, if you did some digging, just how much of the scores in Alien films were enhanced by digital filters, effect processed and even recorded backwards.

I'm a professional sound engineer with enough signal processing in this room to fill a large u-haul (I have a side business of renting out the rare pieces to local studios).  I understand what they are doing, I was just hoping they were going to go in a really really different direction.  I also understand the amount of processing and sculpting going on in most scores, just it isn't very interesting to me mostly because it isn't completely manipulated or it is weirdly combined with untreated instruments and causes a awkward juxtaposition of sounds that doesn't always work (in my mind and for me).

Suggesting I read up assumes I have zero knowledge, and that is as far from reality as possible.  Just because it is manipulated doesn't mean it is interesting (to me),

Maybe I'll be shocked and enjoy this score, but looking at the composers IMDB credits suggests otherwise. 

I just wish modern scores took a few more risks.  Compose an entire score in something like C-Sound. I also understand that would add a completely inhuman element to the picture, and the general audience wants things they can connect with easily.  I also understand my disappointment in this is the disappointment of a person really into a very specific niche market, and doesn't reflect anyone else on earth but myself.  I'd just love it if something in this genre took cues from say, the Solaris Soundtrack (the Eduard Artemiev 1972 version)  and took it even further (stripping away a lot of the normal elements of it).  I think that vibe would work perfectly for an ALIEN film.

Also, just to clarify I am only speaking for myself.  I understand the majority of people wouldn't be cool with these ideas.

I am also fully willing to admit i am totally f**king wrong on some things, I am actually relisting to the ALIEN 3 score.  It definitely has some really bad ass parts to it.  The Strings I am not huge on, but the drone elements are really nice and expansive.  I've added it to the list of films I need a physical copy of the score of.  There is definitely some really cool parts in there.
Ok man. Im glad to see the clarity here and actually agree with a lot of what you are saying regarding the lack of really avante garde stuff in scores but I think I based my response to you on what you wrote and what you wrote initially did not sound like what you just wrote here. I am an elecrtonic musician and I a professional camera operator. I have experience writing score for shorts Ive done and was personally very unhappy with the score to Prometheus but love the score to The Martian.
In truth what Id like to hear is more sampling used in scores all around,  its sometimes a hard sell to really get a film with a market this large to do things like you ask but i would argue that this seems more likely these days than ever before so i still disagree with your saying this is a symptom of this time in film. Weve had oscar nominated scores that were very electronic and people like clint mansel, trent reznor and atticus ross, cliff martinez and even mark mothersbaugh making quite a living being experimental with film score. If anything id say the issue is they dont wanna stray too far from whats come before in this series. But i agree that i would like to see them really switch it up.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 02, 2016, 11:34:15 PM
That ok, but the sound of Alien/Xenomorph can not be just electronic or ambiental or computerized for that matter.
It needs to have some primordial feel to it also, and how to get that without orchestra and some ancient instruments.
Xeno is primordial, ancient, mysterious... computer and synth can not describe the horror of such an organism.I want to hear some kind of elegant mix with more classical elements. Goldenthals soundtrack is the last evolution phase of Alien music. He created a perfect music for such Universe using Goldsmiths and Horners established music and introducing something new and more fitting to the themes of Alien movies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD3vlWcVhks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD3vlWcVhks)
This kind of music could very well be implemented in Alien soundtrack,
but I would like orchestral elements!!!!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 08:15:49 AM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 30, 2016, 01:09:22 PM
Thats was me once again. ;D

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781673045240995840 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781673045240995840)

There is hope... :D

So you're the one giving me shit about James Cameron on twitter?  :o

Nice find Stolen, Enoch!

The first screening of Covenant took place last week. Apparently it went well.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Oct 03, 2016, 08:46:20 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 08:15:49 AM
Quote from: Enoch on Sep 30, 2016, 01:09:22 PM
Thats was me once again. ;D

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781673045240995840 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/781673045240995840)

There is hope... :D

So you're the one giving me shit about James Cameron on twitter?  :o

Nice find Stolen, Enoch!

The first screening of Covenant took place last week. Apparently it went well.

Wow. Would love it if they dropped a production still or 2 on us or even a poster.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 08:49:51 AM
Some more score recording photos. Nothing revealing or anything -

QuoteRecording of orchestral textures and soundscapes by Stefan Behrisch for "Alien: Covenant", directed by Ridley Scott (composer: Harry Gregson-Williams).
To be released august 2017.

Orchestral recording sounds and textures for Stefan Behrisch next hits "Alien: Covenant" directed by Ridley Scott (composer: Harry Gregson-Williams).
Already in cinemas in August 2017

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14449900_1109152169171340_9098441186013536018_n.jpg?oh=7f157464cdfcdc07ec833835b037361c&oe=585F16EF)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/14517352_1109152325837991_6664965399061253831_n.jpg?oh=07d45d73660eca226c4c000f39440dcc&oe=5865530B)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14519926_1109152395837984_8470819909887206123_n.jpg?oh=5b2989225a6d33814f4675df30a81afc&oe=586A29BC)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14479708_1109152495837974_2566268624318914596_n.jpg?oh=a08cd009aef3ce54ecdb27f0ad58e7a7&oe=58A987B8)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14441187_1109152619171295_9074823601025615499_n.jpg?oh=504ca101e428381145cb502a0b2fdba9&oe=58AD0C4D)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14520575_1109152712504619_8826225404056275554_n.jpg?oh=46c18f21322ae810000376fca3e3b9c3&oe=58A9D338)



Quote from: SuicideDoors on Oct 03, 2016, 08:46:20 AM
Wow. Would love it if they dropped a production still or 2 on us or even a poster.

Would be nice. To be honest, I don't think we'll get the poster until the end of the year anyway. Maybe something at NYCC if we're lucky.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Oct 03, 2016, 10:46:00 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 08:15:49 AM
The first screening of Covenant took place last week. Apparently it went well.

Interesting!
Can you tell us more?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 10:55:29 AM
No more than that, I'm afraid. It was a screening for Fox.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 12:38:42 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14368980_300325943671952_798424533311684608_n.jpg)

Not strictly related to Covenant but - https://www.instagram.com/p/BLBcvLSDg4E/

QuoteNew poster for 20th Century Fox and the Alien franchise at Comic Con New York 2016.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Oct 03, 2016, 01:08:16 PM
Nice find! I suspect we may just get a Covenant poster at NYCC if FOX intend on promoting the franchise, fingers crossed!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Oct 03, 2016, 03:53:29 PM
It's definitely positive the franchise has got some prescence there. And Ridley obviously has that toast night coming up mid October where I suspect we'll hear some details. Maybe October won't be so barren!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Oct 03, 2016, 04:29:02 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 12:38:42 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14368980_300325943671952_798424533311684608_n.jpg)

Not strictly related to Covenant but - https://www.instagram.com/p/BLBcvLSDg4E/

QuoteNew poster for 20th Century Fox and the Alien franchise at Comic Con New York 2016.

I don't think its a coincidence that the alien franchise will be at NYCC!! Maybe possible teaser seeing as how a test screening was already done, or maybe that 'Making Fear' docu!!! 8)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 03, 2016, 11:49:52 PM
More questions from me and smart answers from Wayne :laugh:

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472)
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783086549416022016
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783086549416022016)
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783087004703531008
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783087004703531008)
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783088090311041025 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783088090311041025)

'The Forever War' draws my attention. I ll explore all possible relations with Covenant.
I now have something to do. :)

QuoteIn 2008 Ridley Scott picked up the rights with plans to direct a Forever War movie. David Peoples (Blade Runner), Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z), and Dante Harper all took turns at the script. But needless to say, Scott's plans never quite came together.

So he now wants to use ideas from Forever War in Covenant... that can be a very good thing!
I suspect Ridley will use time dilation effect in Covenant, we shall see in what way! Or maybe he ll describe the story of Engineers explaining in that way destiny of humanity and hinting the origin of Xeno... like Milton did whit Satan.   Joe Haldeman did the sam in his novel...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Chris!(($$))! on Oct 04, 2016, 02:58:23 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2016, 12:38:42 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14368980_300325943671952_798424533311684608_n.jpg)

Not strictly related to Covenant but - https://www.instagram.com/p/BLBcvLSDg4E/

QuoteNew poster for 20th Century Fox and the Alien franchise at Comic Con New York 2016.

I like that Xeno. It does a good job combining the Xeno designs over the year.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Oct 04, 2016, 05:22:25 AM
Quote from: Enoch on Oct 03, 2016, 11:49:52 PM
More questions from me and smart answers from Wayne :laugh:

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472)
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783086549416022016
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783086549416022016)
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783087004703531008
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783087004703531008)
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783088090311041025 (https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783088090311041025)

'The Forever War' draws my attention. I ll explore all possible relations with Covenant.
I now have something to do. :)

QuoteIn 2008 Ridley Scott picked up the rights with plans to direct a Forever War movie. David Peoples (Blade Runner), Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z), and Dante Harper all took turns at the script. But needless to say, Scott's plans never quite came together.

So he now wants to use ideas from Forever War in Covenant... that can be a very good thing!
I suspect Ridley will use time dilation effect in Covenant, we shall see in what way! Or maybe he ll describe the story of Engineers explaining in that way destiny of humanity and hinting the origin of Xeno... like Milton did whit Satan.   Joe Haldeman did the sam in his novel...

I remember an Alien script that used Time Dilation and other ideas from The Forever War....  ;)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 07:48:12 AM
I'm unsure if this is an authentic account (I'm checking with PR) but the Alien: Covenant Official Instagram account is claiming we'll be getting a trailer with Assasain's Creed: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHYkwiBiIK/

Quote"Pleased to announce the first official @aliencovenant teaser will debut along with the #assasinscreed film. #aliencovenant #alien #teaser #20thcenturyfox"

That said, it's when I expect we'll be seeing a trailer and it is a Fox film so it's not unlikely.


Quote from: Enoch on Oct 03, 2016, 11:49:52 PM
So he now wants to use ideas from Forever War in Covenant... that can be a very good thing!
I suspect Ridley will use time dilation effect in Covenant, we shall see in what way! Or maybe he ll describe the story of Engineers explaining in that way destiny of humanity and hinting the origin of Xeno... like Milton did whit Satan.   Joe Haldeman did the sam in his novel...

Time dilation seems too obvious, its the whole crux in which the character drama revolves around (great book!)...perhaps it's something more akin to not being able to understand the enemy?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Oct 04, 2016, 10:03:36 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 07:48:12 AM
I'm unsure if this is an authentic account (I'm checking with PR) but the Alien: Covenant Official Instagram account is claiming we'll be getting a trailer with Assasain's Creed: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHYkwiBiIK/

"Pleased to announce the first official @aliencovenant teaser will debut along with the #assasinscreed film. #aliencovenant #alien #teaser #20thcenturyfox"]

That said, it's when I expect we'll be seeing a trailer and it is a Fox film so it's not unlikely.

Nice find!! So December 21 is when Assassin's creed comes out. Anyone planning to go see that movie with Fassbender in it? I tried the first game, not really my type of game..One of you Predator assassins need to go on assignment and videotape the preview. :)

I think I will do it actually, I'll just pay for Star Wars and sneak in the beginning of Assassin's Creed..damn 2+ more months..getting there slowly.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Oct 04, 2016, 10:07:09 AM
I do like the idea of The Forever War being used. Its probably the most intriguing thing ive now heard about Covenant.

Could have something to do with David finding everything around him changing and dying while he stays the same
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 10:10:55 AM
Quote from: Nostromo on Oct 04, 2016, 10:03:36 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 07:48:12 AM
I'm unsure if this is an authentic account (I'm checking with PR) but the Alien: Covenant Official Instagram account is claiming we'll be getting a trailer with Assasain's Creed: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHYkwiBiIK/

Quote"Pleased to announce the first official @aliencovenant teaser will debut along with the #assasinscreed film. #aliencovenant #alien #teaser #20thcenturyfox"

That said, it's when I expect we'll be seeing a trailer and it is a Fox film so it's not unlikely.

Nice find!! So December 21 is when Assassin's creed comes out. Anyone planning to go see that movie with Fassbender in it? I tried the first game, not really my type of game..One of you Predator assassins need to go on assignment and videotape the preview. :)

I think I will do it actually, I'll just pay for Star Wars and sneak in the beginning of Assassin's Creed..damn 2+ more months..getting there slowly.

Don't bank on it just yet. I'm still trying to find out for sure if it's legit or not. I was planning on seeing Assassin's Creed anyway (man crush on Fassbender and unlimited film card) so it would be a nice bonus to see the trailer up on the big screen. I don't think I ever caught Prometheus' trailer on the cinema. I do remember catching AvP's before I Robot though.  :)

Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Oct 04, 2016, 10:07:09 AM
Could have something to do with David finding everything around him changing and dying while he stays the same

That could be an interesting take on it. But I don't feel that enough time will have passed for that to be an issue for David yet.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Oct 04, 2016, 10:14:33 AM
I checked their Instagram profile for fun, seems rather legit or a very dedicated person. I say it's real! :)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Oct 04, 2016, 10:15:29 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 10:10:55 AM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Oct 04, 2016, 10:07:09 AM
Could have something to do with David finding everything around him changing and dying while he stays the same

That could be an interesting take on it. But I don't feel that enough time will have passed for that to be an issue for David yet.

Depends really, consider how far he's grown past his original programming
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 10:16:00 AM
Quote from: Nostromo on Oct 04, 2016, 10:14:33 AM
I checked their Instagram profile for fun, seems rather legit or a very dedicated person. I say it's real! :)

There's only 2 pictures on their profile. Including the one that made this announcement.  :P Let's wait for Fox PR to get back to me or for them to make an announcement via the Alien social media profiles they've been using thus far.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Oct 04, 2016, 10:20:47 AM
Damn...have you seen how many Prometheus studio pictures they have on that account!! That is definitely real!  :o


What the heck was I just looking at lol...let me go back there and see.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 10:22:34 AM
I've got a feeling your looking at the location they tagged on the photo, not the actual account. This is the account. 2 photos.

Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Oct 04, 2016, 10:25:50 AM
Meh...was looking here :( #aliencovenant our guy is #aliencovenantofficial ...bah lol.

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/aliencovenant/

Yeah, I clicked on it thinking it was their twitter link. Never been on Instagram.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 10:39:27 AM
My head is currently being shaken.  :laugh:
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: g2vd on Oct 04, 2016, 10:54:38 AM
How have Scified's hilarious hijinks been so far?

Still as good as their Godzilla 2014 phase? lol
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 04, 2016, 11:18:16 AM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783211465192779776

No time effects! :) Wayne is around I guess, he wrote that tweet as if he had seen all the discussion here. ;D
Wayne is omnipresent! :laugh:


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 07:48:12 AM
Time dilation seems too obvious, its the whole crux in which the character drama revolves around (great book!)...perhaps it's something more akin to not being able to understand the enemy?

Maybe its that. Not understanding "the ways of god"... but its too vague. Its a small novel,
I ll read it and write my ideas. I think its something more specific! I didnt like the idea of time dilation,
that would be too obvious and too repetitive for sci fi movies (Interstellar)...

Or maybe this is the thing: humans were created only to serve as a mean of war, maybe clones...
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 11:33:05 AM
He does peruse this thread from time to time.  :P
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 04, 2016, 11:37:20 AM
(https://www.thmmy.gr/smf/Smileys/default_dither/suspicious.gif)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 11:41:24 AM
Don't you remember that picture he shared of the 3D printed Alien? The lil' guy was reading over this thread.  :P

In all seriousness though, I do recommend reading Forever War. Very interesting book. I might give it a re-read myself.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 04, 2016, 11:48:43 AM
I ve already acquired The Forever War;D
I ll read it today, tomorrow.


Found it, yeah, Wayne is omnipresent ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrT8h0fVYAILWGx.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Oct 04, 2016, 12:41:21 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 07:48:12 AM
I'm unsure if this is an authentic account (I'm checking with PR) but the Alien: Covenant Official Instagram account is claiming we'll be getting a trailer with Assasain's Creed: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHYkwiBiIK/

Quote"Pleased to announce the first official @aliencovenant teaser will debut along with the #assasinscreed film. #aliencovenant #alien #teaser #20thcenturyfox"

That said, it's when I expect we'll be seeing a trailer and it is a Fox film so it's not unlikely.


Quote from: Enoch on Oct 03, 2016, 11:49:52 PM
So he now wants to use ideas from Forever War in Covenant... that can be a very good thing!
I suspect Ridley will use time dilation effect in Covenant, we shall see in what way! Or maybe he ll describe the story of Engineers explaining in that way destiny of humanity and hinting the origin of Xeno... like Milton did whit Satan.   Joe Haldeman did the sam in his novel...

Time dilation seems too obvious, its the whole crux in which the character drama revolves around (great book!)...perhaps it's something more akin to not being able to understand the enemy?

I'm not convinced it's the legit Instagram account. I think they've just taken a punt on when the trailer will be released, albeit, an obvious one. Isn't that first picture a fan made poster? And why wouldn't they have broke any pictures or snippets like @alienanthology has?
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: lv_226 on Oct 04, 2016, 01:31:01 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Oct 04, 2016, 11:48:43 AM
I ve already acquired The Forever War;D
I ll read it today, tomorrow.


Found it, yeah, Wayne is omnipresent ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrT8h0fVYAILWGx.jpg:large)

Great book! Hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 01:55:23 PM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on Oct 04, 2016, 12:41:21 PM
I'm not convinced it's the legit Instagram account. I think they've just taken a punt on when the trailer will be released, albeit, an obvious one. Isn't that first picture a fan made poster? And why wouldn't they have broke any pictures or snippets like @alienanthology has?

Nah. I don't think it's going to be either but I'd rather be 100% sure. I like to check first. Just force of habit.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Necronomicon II on Oct 04, 2016, 02:06:34 PM
Wayne is a champ.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: SuicideDoors on Oct 04, 2016, 02:36:21 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 01:55:23 PM
Quote from: SuicideDoors on Oct 04, 2016, 12:41:21 PM
I'm not convinced it's the legit Instagram account. I think they've just taken a punt on when the trailer will be released, albeit, an obvious one. Isn't that first picture a fan made poster? And why wouldn't they have broke any pictures or snippets like @alienanthology has?

Nah. I don't think it's going to be either but I'd rather be 100% sure. I like to check first. Just force of habit.

Yeah definitely worth following up. You never know your PR link may say "oh actually the trailer is coming out in November" 🤗
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Pvt. Himmel on Oct 04, 2016, 03:39:58 PM
Oh but what a great Christmas gift that a would be.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.animatedimages.org%2Fdata%2Fmedia%2F300%2Fanimated-christmas-smiley-image-0115.gif&hash=7c80b685ed7bfb49d4348d272e39ed095664cc67)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Oct 04, 2016, 04:33:39 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Oct 03, 2016, 11:49:52 PM
More questions from me and smart answers from Wayne :laugh:

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472)

Quote@ankaris Hi, Wayne. You spoke about Covenant's many influences, will you be able to discuss the after release?

@Eminence333 Moebius was one..

Indeed.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/15062016_01.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClA5pTOVEAAps2C.jpg)

Quote from: SuicideDoors on Oct 04, 2016, 12:41:21 PM
I'm not convinced it's the legit Instagram account. I think they've just taken a punt on when the trailer will be released, albeit, an obvious one. Isn't that first picture a fan made poster? And why wouldn't they have broke any pictures or snippets like @alienanthology has?

It's as fake as a three dollar bill.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 06:07:16 PM
Heard back from Fox -

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffuriousfanboys.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FIts-a-Fake.jpg&hash=9820902982014f2f7c41fddde303232a56368151)
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 04, 2016, 06:16:38 PM
Well, ask them when can we expect teaser trailer or trailer OR those great virals.
What the hell are they doing... no official promos, posters, statements, nothing!!! >:(
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Nostromo on Oct 04, 2016, 06:18:03 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Infected on Oct 04, 2016, 06:48:09 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Oct 04, 2016, 04:33:39 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Oct 03, 2016, 11:49:52 PM
More questions from me and smart answers from Wayne :laugh:

https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472
(https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/783084911502569472)

Quote@ankaris Hi, Wayne. You spoke about Covenant's many influences, will you be able to discuss the after release?

@Eminence333 Moebius was one..

Indeed.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/15062016_01.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClA5pTOVEAAps2C.jpg)

Quote from: SuicideDoors on Oct 04, 2016, 12:41:21 PM
I'm not convinced it's the legit Instagram account. I think they've just taken a punt on when the trailer will be released, albeit, an obvious one. Isn't that first picture a fan made poster? And why wouldn't they have broke any pictures or snippets like @alienanthology has?

It's as fake as a three dollar bill.
Hey is that a good David android? so yes, will the evil David trick the good one into something,
that would be weird if one model tricked the other model.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: CainsSon on Oct 04, 2016, 07:04:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 06:07:16 PM
Heard back from Fox -

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffuriousfanboys.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FIts-a-Fake.jpg&hash=9820902982014f2f7c41fddde303232a56368151)

FAKE or not, it seems like an awfully big missed opportunity for FOX not to have, at the very least, a teaser floating around for theatres to trail onto STAR WARS in December.
I worked as an IMAX projectionist for years and the corporate theatre chains, like AMC or Regal for instance, are the ones who decide what trailers they attach, APART from the ones that come from the same studio as the feature you are seeing.
In other words, it may be that DISNEY publicly announces that a full length WRECK IT RALPH 2 trailer be attached to it's STAR WARS opening weekend, but it is up to the theatre chain to decide which trailers it will also include from other studios, in their STAR WARS playlist.
The studios know that. So it would be a huge missed opportunity for FOX to let the flagpole of something like the massive STAR WARS fanbase, not get to see an ALIEN COVENANT teaser.
For that reason. I'm almost willing to bet $ that there will be one by STAR WARS.

If we don't see it by then, I expect that FOX will be using secrecy as a PR angle, to generate hype, all the way up until the film's release.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Enoch on Oct 04, 2016, 07:11:32 PM
Assassins Creed is also a very good time to show Alien Covenant trailer.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 04, 2016, 07:17:03 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Oct 04, 2016, 06:16:38 PM
Well, ask them when can we expect teaser trailer or trailer OR those great virals.
What the hell are they doing... no official promos, posters, statements, nothing!!! >:(

Wont kick in until the new year. Still too much time left for them to get promotion going. I seriously expect to see a trailer in November/December.
Title: Re: News and Social Media posts regarding Alien: Covenant
Post by: Stolen on Oct 04, 2016, 07:19:19 PM
It's too early to know if there will be a teaser or trailer in December. Date is generally known a week in advance, sometimes less.

And Fox has not released trailer for none movie of 2017, I think. So wait trailer of Wolverine and War For The Planet Of The Apes before the Covenant gold teaser.