We all got an extra present on Christmas morning, waking up to find that 20th Century Fox released the first trailer for the upcoming Alien: Covenant, the sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, which brings itself into the Alien franchise’s lore.
With a scheduled release date of May 19th, 2017, this trailer deliver’s on so many levels. I personally wasn’t the biggest fan of Prometheus, so my excitement for this movie was borderline non-existent. I was wrong, and now this is easily one of, if not the most, anticipated film for me this year.
“The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.”
With nods to the original Alien movie and plenty of tense scenes including the first peek of the new Neomorph’s (around 1:33 in the trailer) as well as a great return to our screens for the Xenomorphs, this trailer does exactly what’s needed, and does it extremely well.
Michael Fassbender returns and is joined by a talented cast including Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, and Danny McBride to name just a few.
2017 is shaping up nicely for horror fans with plenty of great movies planned for release, Alien: Covenant could be the pick of the bunch.