This evening a titan of the British Film industry returned to London for the world premiere of one of 2017’s biggest films. Ridley Scott has two cinematic revivals planned for this year. Today saw the launch of his prequel/sequel Alien Covenant (which he first revealed exclusively to us in 2015) in Leicester Square and he’ll be back in October for Blade Runner 2049.

The next film in the Alien saga comes on the dragging heels of the first Alien prequel, Prometheus. The film gave us a lot of questions, answered others that didn’t really need answering and yet was an intriguing look back at the earliest moments in the ongoing saga. That film holds up better than expected after a few years, however Alien Covenant appears to be a far more stripped-back affair, harking back to the first film, now almost forty years old.

Alien Premiere 1979 London
This photo is from the 1979 London premiere of RIdley Scott’s Alien, posted by Redditor Dyspathyy.

This evening’s premiere was attended by director Ridley Scott, actors Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny Mcbride, Demian Bichir, Ben Rigby, Tess Haubrich, Nathaniel Dean, Empire’s Jussie Smollett, Uli Latukefu, and producers Mark Huffam And Michael Shaefer. It was a crowded green carpet…

Alien Covenant is released in the UK on the 12th of May. And Ridley Scott already has plans for more Alien films, with another sequel written and already plans for many more.

David Sztypuljak and Scott Davis were there to interview the latest cannon fodder/crew members. Here’s how they got on…

Alien Covenant World Premiere Interviews


Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.