Director Ridley Scott Aiming To Make "Hard R" Alien: Covenant

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

After The Martian won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy on Sunday night, director Ridley Scott said, "I think I'm going to do a pretty hard" of the Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.

Ridley Scott are currently prepping Alien: Covenant at Fox Studios Australia (Sydney), which will begin filming in two months. While every Alien film except for Paul W.S. Anderson's Alien vs. Predator have been Rated R, Scott plans to go even further than the chestbusting scene from the original 1979 film.

"I always remember walking down the edge in Saint Louis when we were previewing [Alien]," Scott told reporters during the Golden Globes interview backstage (transcribed by Comingsoon.net). "I couldn't sit through the film one more time. I walked down the edge into the kitchen scene when John Hurt started to bring up his breakfast. That moment, I realized how pretty scary the film was… I felt a sense of responsibility that I had gone too far because it was extreme. I'm going to try and do that again this year, but much worse."

Alien: Covenant will be released in theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.