An awesome poster debuted today for the anticipated Alien Covenant. Featuring our favorite Xenomorph, and a tagline that fits perfectly, “Run”. Alien Covenant is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott. Which is part of a prequel trilogy for the Alien franchise. The original film Alien released back in 1979.
Alien Covenant has been through a series of name changes and revamps. From the simple title of Prometheus 2, then Alien: Paradise Lost. Fox now confirms that the final and official title will be Alien Covenant, and confirmed the release date as May 19, 2017, which is nearly three months earlier than the initial release date of August 4, 2017. The movie is named after the Ship that will be introduced in the movie, like Prometheus, which was the name of the Ship that the crew arrived in. The official synopsis reads as follows:
Alien Covenant (2017)
The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Ridley Scott also mentioned that Alien Covenant will return more to its roots. It will have more of what made the original movie such a hit, and what made it so scary as well. Given that Prometheus released to mixed reviews, it has divided some fans of the franchise. Mainly because Prometheus is not an Alien movie per-say, it only hint at elements of the original movie. It even featured a creature like the original Xenomorph. Implying that this creature will eventually become the ferocious and hostile Alien we all love to fear.
Alien Covenant will feature Naomi Rapace, reprising her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw. Michael Fassbender, her Prometheus co-star will return as the synthetic David. Mr. Scott has mentioned that the prequel trilogy will eventually tie in directly to the original 1979 film. Furthermore, it may even expand to a fourth movie. What also needs to be mentioned is that Neill Blomkamp (Chappie) is also working on a separate Alien project that was greenlit by Fox. The movie takes place after James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens. This Neill Blomkamp project is being produced by Scott through his Scott Free production company.
There’s lots of Alien material coming our way. We are very excited here at The Exp Grind, and cannot wait. And we know you can’t wait either, but until then… “Run”.