20th Century Fox has released the official Alien: Covenant trailer.
Starting off a bit slower and more contemplative, the trailer has Katherine Waterson’s character Daniels assuring the crew that they’re all “making history here” as they explore a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. But, as the trailer says, “The path to paradise begins in hell.” What follows is a slew of classic Alien-esque scenes of terrifying creatures and a crew fighting for their lives. The tension builds as the cuts come faster and the landscape grows more horrific, with one final look at a xenomorph attacking the ship.
You can view the new trailer below.
Michael Fassbender returns as the synthetic David (with a dual role as a newer model named Walter) alongside Noomi Rapace, who played Prometheus protagonist Elizabeth Shaw. They’ll be joined by franchise newcomers Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco.
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.
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Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on May 19, 2017.