Note to self: if you land on an alien planet, and you find a field of wheat there, get the eff out immediately! That, I’m sure, is one of several pointed messages that will come out of the release of Alien: Covenant, the latest entry in the Alien saga, and the latest film from director Ridley Scott. In advance of its cinema debut this weekend with 20th Century Fox‘s new blockbuster, Logan, the new trailer for the film has been released online, and in case it wasn’t already clear, this new trailer assures that there’s going to be lots of xenomorph action as compared to Scott’s last ride in the Alien universe.
Not to be a Negative Nelly, but how is this film going to be different from every other Alien movie ever made? Crew finds alien eggs, crewman gets facehugged, a xenomorph chest-bursts, everyone’s killed, rinse and repeat. I’m sure everyone appreciates Scott taking a hard right turn back into Alien lore as opposed to where he might have been going with Prometheus, and he’s engendered a lot of good faith because of his last film, The Martian, so maybe he’s got a few surprises for us. What’s definitely not subtle though is this new Covenant poster.
The plot synopsis:
The path to paradise begins in hell. 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.
Alien: Covenant starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and James Franco will be in theatres everywhere on May 19.