Ridley Scott, coming off of his brilliant film, The Martian is all geared up for his next installment in his Alien franchise. He has already mapped out the franchise, stating that there will be two more films to bridge the gap from Prometheus to Alien. The first of which will be the upcoming Alien: Covenant.
A little while ago the plot for the upcoming Prometheus sequel was learned and basically follows the crew of the colony ship “The Covenant” headed for a remote planet, until they find a paradise planet solely occupied by David (Michael Fassbender) The survivor of the Prometheus expedition. Ridley Scott has now also revealed the expected MPAA rating that his next feature will be aiming for.
AVPGalaxy reports that the new Alien film will be rated R, or in Scott’s own words “I’m going to do a pretty Hard R, pretty tough.” This is not all that surprising considering all Alien films, aside from Alien vs Predator, have been rated R.
Scott shared this information and more in a backstage interview at the Golden Globes, where he had just won for his film The Martian.
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“I always remember walking down the edge in Saint Louis when we were previewing [Alien]. I couldn’t sit through the film one more time. I walked down the edge into the kitchen scene when John Hurt started to bring up his breakfast. That moment, I realized how pretty scary the film was… I felt a sense of responsibility that, “Had I gone too far?” because it was extreme. I’m going to try and do that again this year, but much worse.”
So Ridley Scott thinks he went too far with his iconic scene in the original, but now he wants go further? This makes us very excited. The good news is that Scott is not planning on selling his audience short by attempting to pander to a wider audience instead of serving his story.
Ridley Scott has had a resurgence of sorts with his stint behind the camera for The Martian, and while he may not have been nominated for best director at the Oscars he does still have a chance at Best Picture since he is also a producer. Who Knows, maybe Alien: Covenant will be the film that earns him a best director nod, it is set for release in October of 2017.
So what do you guys think of the concept behind Alien: Covenant? Do you like the idea of an R rating? Are you excited for Scott to return to the Alien franchise? Drop a comment and let us know what you think.