The purpose of this edit is not only to streamline both runtimes of Prometheus & Alien: Covenant, greatly reducing some of the most heavy-handed moments and overused franchise tropes of each, but also to show a more gradual villainous turn for David 8 as well make the mode of infection in Prometheus more apparently a direct consequence of certain characters’ foolish, against-protocol behaviors rather than a result of sinister black goo meddling.
The exact modes of infection, by the way, are now implied to be both airborne and by the black goo from the urns in Prometheus and later illustrated in the airborne exposure sequence in Covenant. Also the only Engineer to show up throughout this cut is the lone survivor from the climax of Prometheus. So no panspermia scenes in Prometheus and no Engineer bombing scene in Covenant.
A workprint is complete
Runtime is 3hrs
File size is 20gb
(cut list is coming soon)