Run. Or maybe you’d like to sit down and watch the first full-length trailer for “Alien: Covenant”, which was released on Christmas day.
Last year, director Ridley Scott indicated there were still a lot of story left to uncover in the “Alien” franchise. As such, “Alien: Covenant” hopes to bridge the gap, serving as both the sequel to 2012’s “Prometheus” and a prequel to the original “Alien” film in 1979.
Previously, 20th Century Fox unveiled the first “Alien: Covenant” poster, which has a very simple tagline, “run”. The poster also features a Xenomorph cloaked in shadow, but visible enough to send shivers down your spine. Horror fans were unsurprisingly, excited.
The plot of the movie reads:
“The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.”
Newcomer to the franchise and star of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, Katherine Waterston, recently sat down with Screen Rant to talk about the connection between “Prometheus” and “Alien”.
“I think it has elements of both films. Like, it’s got some aspects that are similar to ‘Prometheus’ and then (it) does feel, in many ways, like a return to the original. But again, it’s its own thing, too, and sometimes I think describing things in those terms limits it in a way and gives the audience information it’s better for them not to have,” said the actress.
“When I first saw the original ‘Alien’, I didn’t even know what I was about to see, I had never seen a trailer or anything. My friend’s older brother put it on to traumatise us — which it did – and I think that will be the most fun way to watch this movie too — with fresh eyes. So I don’t like to give too much away about that. But obviously you look at IMDB, you know Michael Fassbender’s in it, so there is going to be a connection from ‘Prometheus’,” she added.
Most of the crew weren’t so lucky in making out of Prometheus alive. True enough, the upcoming entry will see Fassbender returning to not only reprise his role as David, but also a new android named Walter. There are speculations that David will be vital in the creation of the new Xenomorphs.
The new trailer gives a glimpse at what appears to be the first Neomorph emerging from a man’s back. The clip also explores the relationships between the Covenant crew members and an exploration on a new planet (rumour has it that this is where the “Covenant” crew members will discover Fassbender’s android).
“Alien: Covenant” will open in theatres on 19th May 2017.