Surprisingly left out of the Best Director mix in the Oscar nominations announced yesterday, the silver lining for Ridley Scott is that there will be no distractions as he gears up to start production on “Alien: Covenant.” As he has been for a while now, he’s very confident about the “Prometheus” follow-up that will eventually connect to the first “Alien” movie, and says he won’t be holding anything back.
In fact, Scott revealed following the Golden Globes that he’ll be going for “a pretty hard R” rating for the movie, which perhaps isn’t such a big deal since “Alien vs. Predator” is the only movie in the franchise to have been released with a PG-13 stamp. But more than all of that, Scott is aiming to top the famous chestburster scene from “Alien.”
Reflecting on the first film, Scott says that during the previews of “Alien,” it was the chestburster scene that made him realize “how pretty scary the film was… I felt a sense of responsibility that I had gone too far because it was extreme.” He adds: “I’m going to try and do that again this year, but much worse.”
I dunno, I thought Noomi Rapace‘s robot abortion scene in “Prometheus” was pretty intense, so who knows what Scott’s cooking up now. We’ll find out on October 6, 2017. [ComingSoon]