Ridley Scott’s sort-of Alien prequel Prometheus left most audiences cold (although it’s not without its defenders), but you can’t keep a (mostly) good franchise down. Enter Alien: Covenant, a film set to bridge the gap between the Alien films and Prometheus even more by going ahead and putting “alien” in the title. Android David (Michael Fassbender) and archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) are back, joined by Katherine Waterston (awesome!), Danny McBridge (unexpected!) and James Franco (why??). The first trailer for Alien: Covenant arrived today and gave us a glimpse of the outer-space terror to come. It looks…okay. Visually, it’s bleak and stunning, two things Scott can do in his sleep at this point. But the vibe this trailer throws off is more reminiscent of one of the countless Z-grade Resident Evil films, not Alien. At the very least, we get Katherine Waterston shouting “We don’t know what the fuck’s out there!” and also a xenomorph really harshing the buzz during some shower sex. Dig the trailer below, along with some images. Alien: Covenant opens May 19, 2017. Merry Christmas!
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.