Sir Ridley has started film production of Prometheus 2 in New Zealand, at Te Anu in the Milford sound. The area, which is known as, Fiordland,  is visually stunning.

Alien Covenant set on the lake

Alien Covenant set on the lake

Reputedly, David the synthetic (Michael Fassbender) is the sole survivor to make it to the “Garden Planet”. N.Z Film Boards and locals have been sworn to secrecy. But as they say, a picture is worth a 1000 words. The production will head back to Fox Studios fairly shortly for stage work. Wadi Rum, in Jordan, and parts of Iceland, stood in for alien landscapes in the first film. So, it looks like Peter Jackson’s universe, pictured in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings just expanded! Fiordland scenery will appear as “Paradise Lost” (the films original title). Apparently the Aliens in the third act will be terrifying, as Ridley attempts to resurrect the horror of the original 1979 classic Alien. One of the sound crew commented that  he was glad of  Ridleys age, as the production is shooting strict 10 hour days!

prod office

The mobile Production Office on location