Hopefully, all of you have been good little boys and girls, because 20th Century Fox has one last gift for you under the movie trailer tree. Today, the studio released the first trailer for Alien: Covenant. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is the follow-up to Prometheus, and centers on a crew bound for a remote planet across the far side of the galaxy where they discover that paradise is actually a dangerous place inhabited by David (Michael Fassbender), the sole surviving synthetic android of the doomed spaceship Prometheus.
Check out the red-band trailer here below.
Not going to lie, but this trailer does restore some of that lost confidence I had after watching Prometheus. While it is the sixth film of the Alien franchise, Covenant is the second chronologically. And it looks to stray away from the mistakes made in Prometheus and return to what made the original films great. But the ambiguity and vagueness is very intriguing factor, and it definitely leaves us wanting to know more about what happened in between the ending of Prometheus and the start of Covenant.
Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, DemiÃ¡n Bichir, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez.
Alien Covenant creeps into theaters on May 19, 2017.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS â€” and connects directly to Scottâ€™s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world â€” whose sole inhabitant is the â€œsyntheticâ€ David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.