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Ben Rigby Boards Alien Covenant

This just in: Relative newcomer Ben Rigby (pictured below) has been added to the ever-expanding cast of Alien: Covenant. The actor will join previously announced cast members Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Demián Bichir, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, and Danny McBride. The Prometheus sequel is slated to begin filming this April in Sydney, Australia.

The film will be helmed by Ridley Scott. The director will be working from a script penned Michael Green, John Logan, and Jack Paglen.

The official plot synopsis reads: “Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with AlienCovenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus–and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world—whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” 

According to a recent update to the studio’s release calendar, the film will now see release August 4, 2017. This feels like a Summer movie and the change makes sense. It has blockbuster potential and will very likely perform better in that timeframe.

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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