It’s an early Christmas surprise as Fox has given birth to the official trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, the hotly anticipated sequel to Prometheus, which will eventually bridge directly into Alien. Judging by the tone set by this trailer the movie is nothing short of going for broke in returning to the horror, suspense, and tension of the original film.
Michael Fassbender returns as the android David, as well as Walter, while Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) heads the new crew with Demian Bichir and Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills). James Franco is also confirmed to be among them all.
Here’s a brief synopsis:
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 — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.