Although a sequel to the fairly well-received Prometheus (2012), a peek into Alien: Covenant‘s trailer looks sinister enough to take you back to the stark horror of the original Alien of 1979.
For the statistical minded, it is the second in the Alien prequel series, an overall sixth in the entire Alien franchise, and the third in the series directed by Ridley Scott.
The plot of the series is based on the colony space ship Covenant on its expedition to a remote and distant planet in the far reaches of the galaxy – an unchartered planet that promises to be a paradise in space – the perfect utopia.
But it is not to be, as the crew soon realizes that the new world they are venturing into is exactly the opposite of paradise – a dark, foreboding place in space earlier discovered by the Prometheus crew.
The sole inhabitant of this new world is the android, David, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, a survivor of the doomed Prometheus mission.
The release of the film’s first footage and the subsequent release of new images of Alien: Covenant has captured the fascination of fans of this genre of films.
Here are the credits of Alien: Covenant
Produced by: 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Written By: Jack Paglen, Michael Green, and John Logan
Music by: Jed Kurzel
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: May 19, 2017 (United States)
Michael Fassbender – as David and Walter – David was the synthetic Android crew member of the Prometheus expedition which ends in disaster while Walter is the advanced version of the synthetic android.
Katherine Waterston – as Daniels: A crew member of the spacecraft Covenant
Billy Crudup – plays the Captain of the Covenant
Danny McBride – as the pilot of Covenant
Noomi Rapace – as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw: another surviving crew member of the tragic Prometheus mission
Guy Pearce – as Peter Weyland: The billionaire founder and CEO of Weyland Corp, who dies in the prequel Prometheus.
Other actors in the Alien: Covenant cast are: Demián Bichir, James Franco, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Uli Latukefu, Tess Haubrich, Goran D. Kleut, and Matt Scaletti.
Watch the trailer here: