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JCB machines co-star in latest "Alien: Covenant" movie

JCB machines co-star in latest

Scott intends on making another Alien film, and I can only hope it's better and more inventive than this one.

The film shifts to the current day on the colonization ship Covenant, which is carrying 2000 colonists, a host of human embryos, plus the coupled-up crew, all in cryosleep, destined for the remote planet Origae-6, where they will populate the planet. Ricks is aboard with his wife, being the youngest couple on the ship. There's even a section in the middle of the movie where it stops to just kind of.explain the plot of Prometheus.

Action set-pieces are handled well, but the special effects are a tad hit and miss. It was overwhelming but it was wonderful.

But that's science fiction.

"When I chose to resurrect the story, I felt I couldn't let it go so dark so soon", he explains. That movie is freaky.

Check out what Katherine Waterston had to say in the video above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the Alien: Covenant synopsis and some images from the film.

MCBRIDE: "Yeah, I was 2 1/2 years old, I was in preschool".

And this being a sequel to Prometheus, there are hints of that movie's themes about human origins-but in John Logan, Dante Harper, Jack Paglen and Michael Green's script, the hints are so oblique that they tend to get lost in the shuffle of Scott's otherworldly atmospherics and all the mini-monster chest-hatchings.

However, considering his upcoming slate is already packed-projects include the now casting tale of the Getty kidnapping; however many Alien continuations he pursues after Covenant; and the just-announced adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1981 scifi novel Hello America, which he's producing for Netflix-it seems unlikely that Scott himself will be actually helming any of the TNT projects. It was not fake, that was real. Almost. Instead of the stealthy Xenomorphs you remember from Alien, these blood-starved Neomorphs think the exit route to freedom is through your spine and hunt like Velociraptors. Prometheus wasn't universally loved, but it threw a few new twists and quirks in the pot that made the final dish taste a little newer and original. It'll have an incredible cast like Chadwick Boseman and Kate Hudson.

"If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six", he told the Sydney Morning Herald (via the Telegraph). And the comedic relief you get from Danny McBride's character, Tennessee, makes the fear that much more palpable because you've got to swing between both emotions, which is why it makes sense to bring an actor like him, known primarily for comedic roles, into a film like this.

LT: Do you have any new projects in music any time soon?

I take it Sigourney Weaver doesn't make a cameo, then? Yet, despite lofty ideals, it's hard not to process these add-on Alien films as just perfunctory gross-thing-attacks-space-worker, over and over, but in slightly different settings.

JS: What's incredible about this time is that we're finally having another family we have to battle.


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