Michael Fassbender Continues To Tease “Old-School” Alien: Covenant Sets


If Ridley Scott engineered a sleek, bleeding-edge space vessel with 2012’s Prometheus, it looks certain that the esteemed filmmaker is circling back to the “old-school” design of the Nostromo in time for Alien: Covenant next year.

That’s according to Michael Fassbender, who continued to tease details relating to the sequel’s production in an interview with The Australia Herald Sun. Having already championed the sets as “fantastic” late last week, the X-Men: Apocalypse star went on to liken Covenant’s “battered” set design to some of the genre’s greats – Star Wars included.


Dancing around plot details for the 2017 sequel, Fassbender noted that Covenant boasts “an old-school element where things look used and battered, like the original ‘Star Wars’…” Given that Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic struck a chord with sci-fi fans thanks to its grubby haunted house in space – not to mention the blue-collar mining crew on board – news of the filmmaker harkening back to an old-school aesthetic is tantalizing.

When it comes to his headless synthetic David, Fassbender was coy, teasing that the android will be “back in a whole new way” when Alien: Covenant departs on its intergalactic voyage in 2017.

Here’s the official logline:

“Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”

Alien: Covenant shoots for the stars on August 4, 2017. Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Demian Bichir are among the cast of newcomers.