Digital Spy sat down with Alien: Covenant director Sir Ridley Scott to get the exclusive scoop on the evolution of his sci-fi/horror franchise, gaining new perspective on how he feels about Prometheus, following his recent revelation that he got the film ‘wrong’.
“Prometheus was the stepping stone to revitalise what was fundamentally the old dark house with the monster in it, because no-one went beyond that – and I kept watching saying, ‘Come on!’,” Scott told us.
Scott went on to discuss the challenges of scaring people in the modern movie industry, revealing which films terrified him when he was making Alien, and how he was disillusioned with the horror genre in 1979.
“Until I saw one,” he noted. “Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Damn! That’s a classic, it’s so good.”
Scott’s ambition was clearly to shock audiences with Alien: Covenant, but did he succeed? Find out in our review, which you can read here.
And for more from Scott (including his explanation of how the Xenomorph is like a cockroach) check out the video above, and stay tuned to Digital Spy for more exclusive Alien: Covenant interviews.
Alien: Covenant is released on May 12 in the UK and May 19 in the US.
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