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Michael Fassbender opens up about Alien: Covenant and promises it will be "much scarier than Prometheus"
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Michael Fassbender opens up about Alien: Covenant and promises it will be "much scarier than Prometheus"

Michael Fassbender has opened up about Alien: Covenant and has said it will be "much scarier than Prometheus". 

The movie will star Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, who return from Prometheus. They are joined by a newly cast Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby. 

Speaking to Collider, Fassbender said: "This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much scarier than Prometheus but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films."

He continued: "I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema." 

Alien: Covenant will be released on August 4th in 2017 and is now in post-production after filming wrapped last week. 

Prometheus was released in 2012 and served as a origin story to Alien, it also starred Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. 

A further sequel to Alien, this time directed by District 9's Neill Blomkamp, was in pre-production last year and was set to shoot in 2017, but has now been put on hold due to Scott's new plans. 

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