Prometheus Spoiler

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April 8th, 2017 at 7:45:47 AM permalink
ams288
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I'm pretty sure it takes place after Prometheus as one of the TV spots hinted at Noomi Rapace's character's fate.

http://www.slashfilm.com/alien-covenant-tv-spot/#more-408036
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April 8th, 2017 at 11:36:09 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Alien: Covenant will bring back Director and three actors
Directed by Ridley Scott
Noomi Rapace ... Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender ... David
Guy Pearce ... Peter Weyland


Unless they do the time travel thing, it seems unlikely they can work in the character of Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) unless it takes place in a time after Prometheus. As Peter Weyland is a long lived character and David is an android, so they could easily be in a prequel.

Prometheus had a $130 million budget and a Domestic Total Gross: $126 million + Foreign $277 million. Which certainly makes a business case for a sequel, but Alien earned 7X it's production budget back in 1979. I think if "Alien: Covenant" is marketed as a sequel they are afraid it won't make as much money.
April 9th, 2017 at 7:33:41 AM permalink
Nareed
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I do hope this movie isn't just a scare show but advances the greater story a little and answers some of the many questions in the series, most of which Prometheus brings up.


But the whole series is just one big, scary monster movie.

You'd be wise to lower your expectations.
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April 9th, 2017 at 7:39:15 AM permalink
terapined
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But the whole series is just one big, scary monster movie.

You'd be wise to lower your expectations.

I am looking forward to this due to Ridley Scott.
Any other director, yawn
But Ridley
A master at his craft
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April 9th, 2017 at 7:53:17 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: terapined
I am looking forward to this due to Ridley Scott.
Any other director, yawn
But Ridley
A master at his craft


Agreed. No one does EFFINGLY BIG BUILDUP/microscopic payoff any better. Not in movies. Though the worst one at that genre is and may always remain Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Boring Kind."

BTW I believe Scott has never filmed a dry sidewalk in his life :)
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April 9th, 2017 at 4:26:50 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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But the whole series is just one big, scary monster movie.

As this is the 8th movie over 4 decades with 6 different directors I think they all had a somewhat unique angle. While the monster angle is always important, it's a very developed story. I haven't seen the 2007 movie.

1979 Alien Director/ Ridley Scott
1986 Aliens / Director: James Cameron
1992 Alien 3 / Director: David Fincher
1997 Alien: Resurrection / Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
2004 Alien vs. Predator / Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Directors: Colin & Greg Strause
2012 Prometheus / Director: Ridley Scott
2017 Alien: Covenant / Director: Ridley Scott
20XX Alien: Awakening / Director: Ridley Scott


2014 Alien: Isolation (Video game) / Director: Al Hope
April 9th, 2017 at 5:55:27 PM permalink
ams288
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I haven't seen the 2007 movie.


Don't bother. It was horrendous.
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April 9th, 2017 at 6:18:20 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
As this is the 8th movie over 4 decades with 6 different directors I think they all had a somewhat unique angle. While the monster angle is always important, it's a very developed story.


I didn't know the Predator/Alien movies were part of the series.

In any case, there may be some kind of flimsy story, but it's mostly just monster movies, with suspense tricks and stock elements.
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April 9th, 2017 at 7:04:26 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin
As this is the 8th movie over 4 decades with 6 different directors I think they all had a somewhat unique angle. While the monster angle is always important, it's a very developed story. I haven't seen the 2007 movie.

1979 Alien Director/ Ridley Scott
1986 Aliens / Director: James Cameron
1992 Alien 3 / Director: David Fincher
1997 Alien: Resurrection / Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
2004 Alien vs. Predator / Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Directors: Colin & Greg Strause
2012 Prometheus / Director: Ridley Scott
2017 Alien: Covenant / Director: Ridley Scott
20XX Alien: Awakening / Director: Ridley Scott


2014 Alien: Isolation (Video game) / Director: Al Hope

I consider cannon
1979
1986
1992
1997
2012
2017

Alien vs predator was a cheap hollywood gimmick

I really liked the last predator movie. Pretadors with Adrien Brody. That movie rocked just as 1st one. All the other predator movies sucked
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April 9th, 2017 at 8:44:52 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Alien vs predator was a cheap hollywood gimmick

Sigourney seems to agree with you.

Sigourney Weaver on 'Alien vs. Predator' movie endings: 'F--- that'
http://ew.com/article/2016/04/27/sigourney-weaver-alien-aliens-sequel/
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