The Audi Lunar Quattro rover, designed by a group of real-world scientists, was made in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox’s Alien: Covenant. In the movie, it’s used to explore the abandoned “paradise” world, but what’s really interesting is that this rover will be going to the moon around our own planet.
The 30 kg rover, which is 3-D printed, solar-powered, and primarily made out of Aluminum, is looking to be deployed on the surface of the moon sometime in the near future. When asked for a comment on the little explorer, Audi’s Giovanni Perosino had the following to say:
“The Alien franchise is the best way for us to garner suitable attention for the Moon rover developed by Audi, and to showcase Audi’s intelligent technologies in a visionary environment.”
Furthermore, Twentieth Century Fox’s Zachary Eller added to the conversation and emphasized the importance of the partnership:
“Fox’s partnership with Audi on Alien: Covenant is an opportunity to bring to the forefront the innovative work Audi is doing in exploration. We’re happy to continue our long relationship with Audi that has allowed our filmmakers to incorporate authentic, leading-edge technology into their futuristic worlds.”
A short video showing the rover in action can be seen here:
Alien: Covenant arrives on May 19, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco.
‘Alien’ Films Ranked From Worst To Best
The Alien Franchise has become a massive success ever since the first film was released back in 1979. A small but intimate film that changed horror and sci-fi cinema. The Alien known as the Xenomorph has become a part of the cultural zeitgeist with as much popularity as the greatest horror and sci-fi characters. The Xenomorphs in these films are almost more popular than the films themselves so much so that they have been a part of crossovers with the Predator series as well. With the release of the trailer to Alien: Covenant it is the perfect time to look back at this franchise and see which ones remain the best out of all of them.
This list will not include the Alien Vs. Predator films seeing as they are their own separate crossover series. So without further ado here is are the Alien Films Ranked From Worst To Best!