From director Ridley Scott, 20th Century Fox has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming Alien: Covenant. While it was first thought, and expected, that Scott would continue the Prometheus storyline and follow Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender as they go after the engineer’s home world, ultimately, the director went in a complete different direction.
The film follows the crew of the ship Covenant, led by Katherine Waterston’s Daniels, as they travel to a dark and dangerous distant planet they think is an “uncharted paradise” with its only inhabitant being Fassbender’s David, survivor of the Prometheus mission.
Being a Ridley Scott film, I was expecting to see more footage than I wanted to going in, but surprisingly, that wasn’t the case. Not only did we see just a tease of what’s to come, but what we did see told us one thing, expect to be terrified. The trailer doesn’t give much as far as a story goes, but it features enough carnage from Scott’s new monsters to get us excited as all hell. Not to mention that those in the business have been raving about seeing an exclusive look a few weeks ago, where two scenes from the film showed the Neomorphs brutally tearing people to shreds, which is just as classic as we want it.
Check out the first trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Were you excited for the film before the trailer? Has the trailer changed your mind? Are you pumped for all the carnage? Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19th, 2017 and stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Demián Bichir.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’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 — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.