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Alien: Covenant won’t be happy just scaring you in the conventional way…

January 8th, 2017 by Jonathan Snelling Comments


Ridley Scott’s new Aliens prequel/sequel Alien: Covenant will have some new features that will make horror fans go wild.

The film, which is a sequel to Prometheus and prequel to the Aliens trilogy, is set to use virtual reality technologies to give audiences a new way of viewing and experiencing the horror franchise.

THR explains how: “viewers will discover the true meaning of terror as they navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death.”

It’s still not clear how exactly this will happen in the grand scale of things. Virtual reality is still in its early stages, mostly used for simple games or 360 degree video viewing it is unclear how this will link to the cinema. I’d be surprised if it only exists as a digital form when the film is released on DVD and Bluray. It is an innovative idea though and if successful could change how we view films and cinema for many years to come.

I do hope we don’t have to have a massive collection of glasses when going into the cinema though.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

Alien Covenant sees actors Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and actress Noomi Rapace reprising their roles from Prometheus. It also stars James Franco, Katherine Waterson, and Billy Crudup.

The film will be released on 19th May 2017.

If you wish to see more, the trailer for the film was released on Christmas Day.


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My name is Jonathan Snelling. I’ve been a movie fan for a long time now and last year completed a degree in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. It’s hard to choose a favourite film but I’ve always been a major fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. I’m really interested to see how Ben Affleck does in Dawn of Justice as it's set to be an incredible film. I’m usually willing to see any genre but naturally some more so than others.