With Alien: Covenant shaping up toe be one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, 20th Century Fox has dropped a brand new promo video starring Michael Fassbender in his new role. If that wasn’t enough, Ridley Scott, the original mastermind behind the Alien universe confirms how long he is determined to make sequels to his terrifying world.
20th Century Fox originally uploaded a teaser for the longer video earlier this week in which we will “Meet Walter” on March 10th. The teaser was just a preview of a much larger video introducing Fassbender’s Walter in the same vein as the David promo they released before Prometheus back in 2012. The video confirms the inclusion of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, the company responsible for the missions depicted in the Alien series.
Check out the video below, which is eerily set to the song I Feel You (Eels Remix) by Melanie De Biasio, and get ready to Meet Walter:
The video description says: “Introducing Walter, the latest synthetic by Weyland-Yutani. Created to serve. Intelligence powered by AMD, Ryzen and Radeon,” which leads to a fully functioning website: meetwalter.com. The ad itself plays out like an advertisement for the new line of Androids and contains some intensely creepy, sterile settings. Given that 20th Century Fox released a prologue for the film before dropping the second Alien: Covenant trailer, you can be sure that this “meet Walter” promo is meant to illicit an understanding of the world of Ridley Scott’s Alien universe and will probably not be present in the movie itself.
In other news, director and franchise founder Ridley Scott stated that the next Alien movie is already written and that they are planning for a 2018 shoot. The director recently confirmed that he plans to continue to make Alien movies until he basically dies as his team plans on six more movies after Alien: Covenant:
“If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six. I’m not going to close it down again. No way.” The director added, “you’ve got to assume to a certain extent success and from that you’d better be ready,” Scott said. “You don’t want a two-year gap. So I’ll be ready to go again next year.”
Ridley Scott consistently is making high-concept, big-budget films which are released between one and three years apart from one another. When he says he is ready to go and could get started on a new film, let alone an Alien sequel, you best believe he can make it happened. At 79 years old, you’re looking at a seasoned pro of large budgeted movies and one whom the word “workaholic” definitely fits the bill.
Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) stars with Michael Fassbender returning as Prometheus‘ android David (and Walter), with a crew that includes Demian Bichir and Danny McBride, as well as Alex England, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez . James Franco was also confirmed for a role in the film.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition
Alien: Covenant opens in theaters and IMAX on May 19, 2017.
Images: 20th Century Fox
Source: Sidney Herald Times