added: Tue, Feb 28th '17
Sure, in space, no one can hear you scream. But they can certainly see you tremble in fear.
Check out a new official trailer for "Alien: Covenant," director Ridley Scott's much-anticipated sequel to "Prometheus," and the latest entry in the beloved "Alien" franchise.
"Fantastic Beasts" actress Katherine Waterston, comedian Danny McBride (in a rare dramatic role), Billy Crudup, and Michael Fassbender star as crew members of a colony ship called "Covenant," whose mission is to explore and prepare a distant planet for colonization.
The thing is: much of the territory, although suitable for human life (there's wheat!), is already inhabited by a mysterious predatory species, known in the "Alien" universe as xenomorphs -- you know, those creepy long-tailed monsters with a hard exoskeleton and acid for blood.
Also among the cast are Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Amy Seimetz (TV's The Killing), Jussie Smollett (TV's Empire), and James Franco as the captain of the 'Covenant' ship. Meanwhile, Fassbender is playing dual android roles, David from the Prometheus crew, and the new and improved model, Walter, from the Covenant team.
Written by three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Spectre, Gladiator) and filmmaker Dante Harper from a story by Jack Paglen and Michael Green, "Alien: Covenant" will be hitting theaters May 19th.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. 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.
directed by Ridley Scott
starring Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Demian Bichir, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Jussie Smollett, Uli Latukefu, James Franco
release date May 19, 2017