New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Clip Gets Up Close & Personal with a Facehugger

20th Century Fox has unveiled a horrifying new clip for their upcoming Ridley Scott film Alien: Covenant. The Prometheus follow-up follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant as its bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. Thought to be an uncharted paradise, the crew soon discovers a dark and dangerous world that holds a threat beyond their imagination.

It’s well known that this project had a rough beginning. It was a Prometheus sequel, then it wasn’t, then it was, then it wasn’t. Ultimately, director Ridley Scott landed on the right decision, bringing this franchise back to its roots, rather than try to fire up the engines once again with something that it just wasn’t. And it seems to have worked. Not only have the trailers been surprisingly intriguing, but early reviews say the movie takes the strong points of Prometheus and builds upon them, just with a much bigger Alien feel.

As for myself, I’m happy with what I’ve seen from the sequel thus far. Although I personally wanted to see where the conclusion of Prometheus went, I also don’t mind the completely new direction they’re taking it, especially since they’re taking a much more horror approach to it. I’ll be heading to the theater to watch it as soon as possible, which is something I didn’t think I would say in the beginning stages of this movie.

Watch the new clip below and after doing so, let me know your feelings on Alien: Covenant in the comments. Are you looking forward to it? Do you like the new direction? Don’t forget to look out for our spoiler and non-spoiler reviews once the movie opens! Scott’s Alien: Covenant opens this weekend on May 19th, 2017.

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.

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