Where was Alien Covenant filmed?

Alien Covenant locations
The second episode of the Alien prequel trilogy, after 2012'Prometheus, takes place on the Engineers' homeworld. If in a house horror movie is always a bad idea to split the group to inspect the basement, in an Alien movie you should never stop your spacecraft to investigate a mysterious transmission from an unknown planet that was on the way.

Michael Fassbender plays a double role as the android David survivor from Prometheus, and the new Walter from the Covenant expedition. Showing similar manners as Lieutenant Ripley is Katherine Waterston as Daniels. We are accustomed to see actor Danny McBride in comedy movies (Your Highness, Pineapple Express), who this time joined the crew as the chief pilot of the ship.

Alien Covenant was filmed basically in New Zealand and Australia. Things got gory in the Fox Studios Australia of Moore Park, near Sydney:

Alien Covenant New Zealand
The most interesting filming location of Alien Covenant is one of New Zealand's South Island most famous tourist attractions: the landscape of Milford Sound. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Andy Maw

Alien Covenant film locations
A set of the spacecraft was built on the shore, with Mitre Peak and the Bowen falls in the background.
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Where was Alien Covenant shot
The natural scenery of Fiordland National Park was used for several shots when the crew is exploring the planet.
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Alien Covenant shooting location
The spacecraft flies over gorgeous Kiwi landscapes, between Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound. Lake Quill (also located in the Fiordland), has the famous Sutherland Falls flowing from the lower larger lake.
Thanks a lot to Bruce Nilsson for helping locating this one! - Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Bo Stern

Where was Alien Covenant set
The amazing Dreadnought set was built from scratch in the Fox Studios near Sydney. Also the Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden (England) were used for minor reshoots in post-production. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Where did they filmed Alien Covenant
The set of a destroyed Engineer city and this one pictured, with gigantic trees, were built in a quarry in Potts Hill, a suburb of Sydney. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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For further information we recommend the book The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant, including behind-the-scenes shots from the set, artwork of key locations and much more about the creatures, technology, vehicles...

Also it is available The Official Collector's Edition, packed with stunning photography, concept art, interviews with cast members, etc:


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