Today is the 79th birthday of legendary director Ridley Scott. To celebrate, 20th Century Fox has released a new set photo featuring Scott directing a scene in what looks to be the interior of the spacecraft that crashed on LV-426, first seen in the original Alien. Behind Scott, the pilot’s chair can be seen, however. The pilot himself is mysteriously absent.
The Directors Guild of America announced that Scott has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction. DGA President Paris Barclay released a statement:
“Masterful in any genre, Ridley’s groundbreaking methods and peerless directing instincts have brought to life some of the most memorable films of our time, capturing the resilience of the human spirit and captivating the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. Stunning visuals, immersive worlds and powerful performances underpin his diverse body of work which ranges from Alien, Blade Runner and Thelma & Louise to Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, and, most recently, The Martian. Over the course of four decades, his trailblazing career has demonstrated the impact and importance of the director’s singular vision. For these reasons, and so many more, we are honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award in feature film to Ridley Scott.”
Happy Birthday Mr. Scott!
Produced by 20th Century Fox, Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterson, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Guy Pearce. Written by Michael Green, John Logan, and Jack Palgen. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.