Published On: Mon, Jul 25th, 2016

Michael Fassbender talks ‘Alien Covenant’ saying ‘it’s much scarier’ than ‘Prometheus’

Fans are excited about Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi film Alien: Covenant, a sequel to Prometheus and star Michael Fassbender talked with Collider about The Place Beyond the Pines, working with filmmaker Derek Cianfrance on the drama The Light Between Oceans.

"Alien: Covenant" wraps

“Alien: Covenant” wraps

Fassbender touched on Covenant, comparing it to Prometheus.

“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much scarier than Prometheus but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus….”

“It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”

Fassbender serves as the bridge between Prometheus and Alien: Covenant by reprising his role as David, the sole survivor whom a new exploration crew—of the aptly named “Covenant” ship—stumble upon when they arrive on the seemingly deserted planet.

Filming wrapped last week as Scott tweeted a photo from the set.

Filming has wrapped. The next phase begins. #AlienCovenantpic.twitter.com/tH19MTGjfB

— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016

Noomi Rapace is the only other character returning, but her appearance is likely very small, adding late to the casting lists. Joining Fassbender will be Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Uli Latukefu, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz and Callie Hernandez.

The Light Between Oceans opens in theaters on September 2nd.

Alien: Covenant arrives next year, August 4, 2017.  UPDATE: Now the film will arrive in MAY: MAY 19 to be precise


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