20th Century Fox has finally dropped the full-length trailer for Alien: Covenant, and it’s everything we ever hoped for and more.
Ridley Scott, the same guy who helmed the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien and gave birth to one of the most iconic characters in the annals of the sci-fi/horror genre, returns to direct the second chapter of the prequel trilogy that started with 2012’s Prometheus.
The story follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant on a mission to a distant planet positioned on the other side of the galaxy. What seems like an unexplored paradise at first turns out to be a terrifying world dwelled not only by Michael Fassbender’s android character David, the sole survivor of the ill-fated Prometheus expedition, but also a threat unlike anything they’ve ever encountered before.
Check out the frightening trailer below.
Aside from playing the blond-haired robot from Prometheus, Fassbender is also confirmed to play the role of another robot named Walter. Speaking to Coming Soon in a recent interview about the difference of the two synthetics, the two-time Oscar nominee actor said:
David was definitely a work-in-progress, somewhat of a prototype I suppose. The elements of him that were the human elements I think people found a little disturbing, so Walter’s more of a straightforward robot. Pretty logical, much more of a servant without the ego.
If all these epicness didn’t get you fired up for the sequel, then maybe the fact that Scott is aiming for a ‘pretty hard R’ rating for Covenant will. Or the fact that this follow-up connects directly to the very first Alien film. I don’t know about you but this is giving me some serious goosebumps right now. I am beyond thrilled to see some Xenomorph action again on the big screen once the film hits theaters next year.
Joining Fassbender on this epic journey are Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, and James Franco as the captain of the titular ship.
Alien: Covenant lands to US theaters on May 19, 2017.
Source: Coming Soon