Michael Fassbender says that Alien: Covenant will be “much scarier” than Prometheus. The Academy Award-nominated 12 Years a Slave and Steve Jobs star got candid about the Ridley Scott science fiction film.
Asked about the eagerly-anticipated entry in the long-running Alien franchise, Fassbender said that both he and his cast mates were looking forward to watching the movie when it comes out. Although he claimed that Covenant is scarier than Prometheus, he added that it had a similar sense of “scope” as that film as well as the impending “disaster feel” of the original Alien. Wrapping up his remarks about the project, he concluded that Covenant will “bring chills to the cinema”:
Michael Fassbender (reprising his Prometheus role) stars in the film along with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Jussie Smolett (Empire), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), and Billy Crudup (Watchmen). Noomi Rapace is also expected to reprise her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.
Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew 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.
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