Alien: Covenant Recharges the Classic Series

Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant comes out May 19th, and according to actor Guy Pearce, it is sure to be a marvelous film that reminds fans of the franchise of the original film. In an Indiewire post written by Kate Erbland, Pearce is interviewed about the new Alien film. Pearce plays Peter Weyland, CEO of the Weyland Corporation, introduced in Prometheus in 2012. Pearce informs viewers that this newest installment in the Alien saga goes back to the Ridley Scott’s original film Alien (1979). Even though Pearce has a minor role in the film, he can tell that Ridley Scott is bringing back the heart of the series while still managing “to do it in an innovative way.” He claims, “It’s not going to feel dated or old.”

With so many installments in this major film franchise with several different directors behind the stories (David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Ridley Scott), the series has taken many turns in directions that have disappointed many fans of the original 1979 movie. Going back to the roots of the original story with the original director behind the camera lens will produce a film that is sure to please fans and create a gripping story. With Scott’s reputation for creativity and groundbreaking Hollywood cinema, he is not going to rehash the same 1979. He will push the boundaries like he always does while still giving the audience a sense of nostalgia and familiarity with the one that started it all, Alien.


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