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Michael Fassbender Talks Working with Ridley Scott at SXSW Festival

March 11, 2017

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Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and director Ridley Scott attended this year’s SXSW Festival on Friday, March 10 in Austin, Texas, to debut new footage for their upcoming ALIEN: COVENANT.

During the event, Fassbender talked about working on the prequel/sequel:

“To get the opportunity to work on this franchise, work with Ridley. As an actor and a dreamer, as a [risk taker] of the cinema and loving movies, the most important thing to me to have fun with this character. To really enjoy it and enjoy the experience of doing it. Coming back was a follow up to that really. To have the honor to work with Sir Ridley Scott. To work with these guys. The proof is in the pudding.”

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world– whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Ridley Scott directs once again from a screenplay by Jack Pagan and Michael Green.

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19.


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