In the movie Alien: Covenant there’s a shot of a dramatically illuminated rock on which tall, thin, poplar-like trees grow.
I took a picture of the scene. The movie was on TV tonight. When I saw the scene I immediately saw the connection. I love that painting. My girlfriend threw up her arms in despair.
The painting Death Island by Böcklin is almost identical to the imagery used in that scene (or vice-versa):
Is this just coincidence? I can't imagine it is, and Death Island fits the movie rather nicely. It’s a great movie.