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New on-set pic from Alien: Covenant

June 22nd, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Ser Rid keeps dropping bombs about Alien Covenant, having kept most of the pre-production under wraps so tight even George Lucas would be jealous.

With Deadline having announced yesterday (21 June) that Noomi Rapace will be part of the cast after all, honestly, Fox has released another on-set photo. This one shows Ridley Scott directing Danny “oh hell we didn’t realise it was him” McBride on the bridge set of the movie’s new ship:

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The set is clearly a lot more Alien than Prometheus, potentially indicating that the movie is set at some point in the 22nd Century instead of the late 21st, when 70s retro switching and bits of old Vulcan bomber are in fashion in starship design. Of course at this point that’s all speculation, but who knows what’s happening on set? Certainly the amount of conflicting information on this one would keep the NSA busy for a month trying to figure out what’s true. But of course we’ll let you know what we know once we know it.

I think I just confused myself with that…

Alien: Covenant is slated for release on 4 August 2017.

Source: Geek Nation

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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