Producer-director Ridley Scott was at the SXSW in Austin, Texas to introduce 15 minutes of footage from Alien: Convenant.
The sixth installment of the eagerly awaited Fox tentpole, which is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) opens on May 19.
“My mantra has always been to scare the living sh-t out of you,” Scott told the packed house.
That wasn’t an empty promise. Judging from the Austin crowd–a rather accurate bellwether for box office success.
Alien Covenant is now expected to be one of the biggest hits of the summer. The reaction among the fanswas uniformly enthusiastic, with screams and hoots erupting in the theater.
Waterston didn’t know what part she would play: “You kind of have to not think of how awesome it is when you’re shooting or you wouldn’t be able to function,” she said.
A director friend would send her email reminders that Daisy Ridley from “Star Wars” had a strong sprint. “I was really obsessed with my run. I still think I look like a Fraggle. But I f–king tried.”
Michael Fassbender, who has also appeared in Prometheus, plays an android in the new movie. He joked that he was able to pull off the robot due to the fact that “I’m half German.”