06 Mar 2017 11:52 AM +00:00 UTC

Alien: Covenant Will Be The Goriest Alien Movie Yet

Ridley Scott's Alien franchise has been known for its bloody and brutual visuals, and with recent financial success of R-rated films like Deadpool and The Revenant, it's likely that that Alien: Covenant's rating won't isolate it, and that's why they're not holding back. It turns out that the film is the bloodiest Alien film yet, according to IGN's report.

"We're trying to make it as realistic as possible because that's what Ridley wants. He wants the shock factor," Special Visual Effects Supervisor Neil Corbould told IGN. "We're going all out for that. From the stuff I've seen, it looks fantastic. I think it's going to have a similar impact of what the original 'Alien' did, because that was quite shocking when everyone saw that. It's a true horror movie and I think that's what this is going to be like."

"It does take a lot more to shock people," he added, "particularly thanks to video games. But they are games and this is real. This is a film and Ridley, he loves to do things in camera, so the more we can do ... He doesn't like CG blood. He doesn't like CG effects. He likes it to complement the work that we do and to do set extensions, but he loves realism. He wants a real alien running around the spaceship and stuff like that."


The film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco.

Check out the new photos from the film here.

Alien: Covenant will be released in theaters on May 19. Watch the intense new trailer here.