The first official Alien: Covenant trailer has been released and we couldn’t help but notice how intense it is. There’s also a lot of gore and violence.
Katherine Waterston, who plays an engineer in Alien: Covenant, recently spoke about the film’s violence and that, although it’s there, it’s nothing that fans of the franchise can’t handle.
“It’s freaky. It’s definitely scary. I think people can handle it but it’s going to be a thrill. I don’t think it’s going to destroy anybody’s lives or anything but it is definitely scary. There’s levity in it, too, and wonderful interpersonal dynamics and stuff. That was something that was so great about the original film. You really felt you knew these people and that they were specific and lovely and sad to see them go.”
In Alien: Covenant, Waterston is joined by Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, and James Franco, among others.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Ridley Scott directs Alien: Covenant, which is out in theaters May 19, 2017.