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Will we be getting a CGI Ellen Ripley?

April 18th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Could Sigourney Weaver be reintroduced into the Alien universe thanks to CGI de-aging?

According to Ridley Scott, he and his creative team are currently working on a number of movies that will eventually connect the dots to his original 1979 film.

When asked if we could see something like what was used to bring Princess Leia into Rogue One for example, the director said simply “you could do that“.

Work, meanwhile, is already underway on a sequel to the forthcoming Alien: Covenant. “Right now we’ve got a ten-page synopsis,” he said.  “John Logan’s doing it. And we know where we’re going with it.”

The interview came from Empire Magazine which has revealed a new image on its front cover (see below)

Also, a new set of promos that utilise the intimate images of a GoPro camera to participate in the daily happenings of the Covenant, have appeared online. Daniels (Katherine Waterston) and Oram (Billy Crudup) appear in the found footage clips.

Alien: Covenant is released on May 19.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….