“In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream.” That was the tagline for the movie Alien, Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece. And what good tag line it was. Of course, there was plenty of screaming in Ridley Scotts Alien and plenty of people heard it, but still, what a brilliantly conceived tagline – one that none of the subsequent alien sequels ever managed to re-encapsulate. Aliens “This Time It’s War” and Aliens 3 “It’s Back” didn’t quite hold the same ovation.
So, now, some 35+ years since Ridley Scott’s first Alien movie, have the tagline writers at FOX gotten any better? Just what words of horror will be emblazoned on Scott’s new brand new Xenomorph alien film? Let’s just say, none cardio enthusiasts will quiver in fear.
20th Century Fox’s Alien: Covenant wrapped back in July. Today, for some reason, FOX unveiled the film’s first poster. Not only does it reveal a look at the brand new Xenomorph alien but it comes tagged with one simple word…”Run”.
F*ck. The fatties are gonna be the first to go, I just know it. Running, it sucks!
Joking aside, that one word, “Run”, used in a horror context plays on the fear that something is chasing after you – that you’re being hunted. Queue up the flickering lights and that “BRRRRRRRAAAAAWWWWRWRRRMRMRMMRMRMMMMM!” sound from Inception…. terror, nipping at your heals. I’m breathing heavy already. Whoa.
Below the word “run” and the new face of Nike shoes, there is a release date marked May 19th. That is surprising news. That means Alien Covenant will be hitting theaters three months earlier than originally planned, in the summer of 2017.
Alien: Covenant centers on members of an intergalactic expedition, aboard the ship Covenant, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise. They soon find that this planet is a dark and dangerous place, whose only inhabitant is David (Michael Fassbender), the sole surviving member of the Prometheus expedition.
Alien: Covenant also stars Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride,Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez. Ridley Scott is directing from a script by Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan. It’s been suggested/assumed 20th Century Fox is planning on unveiling the first trailer soon, possibly attaching one to the video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed, which is set to hit theaters on December 21