We are a little over a week away from the return of the Alien franchise with the much anticipated Alien: Covenant and the world is beginning to take notice. The marketing campaign has been in full swing for weeks now with Fox Studios finding creative ways to get to reintroduce the property back into the mainstream.
We have gotten multiple trailers, featurettes, and even extra scenes that won’t be seen in the theatrical cut of the film. Last month, a clip was released that filled in the time line between Prometheus and the upcoming film, that features Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender’s experiences after the end of the last film. While Rapace’s involvement in Alien: Covenant is expected to be minimal, Fassbender is pivotal to the new chapter and will be playing two roles, as androids Walter and David. In case you missed it, here’s the prologue:
Director Ridley Scott is returning to the franchise that he birthed in 1979 and it looks like he has as good a grip on science fiction as ever. The future glimpsed in the clip, “She Won’t Go Quietly,” is grounded and a familiar extension of the science and technology seen in modern times, which gives an added layer of believability to the setting.
The newest clip, “My Face,” is what fans have been waiting for, as we get reintroduced to one of horror’s most iconic movie monsters, the Face Hugger. There have been countless scenes where the creatures have attacked throughout the years, however watching Scott reenter his own playground with all the available modern visual effects tricks and technology should be worth the price of admission. So hopefully this holds you over until next week, when we will have a lot more coverage on Alien: Covenant.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
Alien: Covenant opens on May 19th, 2017.