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Talking after the Golden Globes this Sunday, the director dropped some fresh intel about what he has planned for the franchise, promising that he’s aiming for “a pretty hard R” rating (essentially an 18, or possibly 15, depending on the violence) before adding that he’s got something “much worse” in store for us than the iconic chestburster scene from the original.
“I always remember walking down the edge in Saint Louis when we were previewing [Alien],” Scott told reporters. “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 I had gone too far because it was extreme. I’m going to try and do that again this year, but much worse.”
Other than Alien vs. Predator, every movie in the Alien franchise has been R-Rated, but this is still good news and yet another indication that this will be a return to form for the series.
With Michael Fassbender set to return, Alien: Covenant is scheduled for October 6th, 2017.