March 2, 2017

New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer Shows the New Xenomorph

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Written by: Peter Towe
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Set 10 years after the events of Prometheus, Ridley Scott picks up right where he left off in the exploration of the Alien mythology with his newest feature- Alien: Covenant.  While there seems to be some slight variation to his groundbreaking 1979 original Alien, the premise seems relatively the same.  A crew (although larger) will be terrorized, by at least one angry Xenomorph.

Here’s the official synopsis for Alien: Covenant:

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.

And Here’s the new trailer:

As much as I would have loved to see Neill Blomkamp’s version of Alien, which he was once attached to direct and may still helm another sequel down the road, I’m still very excited to see what Ridley Scott has in store for us.  While it looks similar to the original, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Despite Scott’s hit-or-miss filmography (especially as of late), his films are always beautiful if nothing else.  But Alien: Covenant looks like it has something beyond its beautiful aesthetics.  While all speculation or guessing at this point, it seems like the film will answer some questions about the fate of Noomi Rapace’s character of Elizabeth Shaw.  We last saw Shaw at the end of Prometheus as she gathers the remains (really just his head) of the android David played by Michael Fassbender, as they set out to find the Engineers’ home world to find answers.

Did Shaw find her answers?  Will we find the answers we’re seeking in Alien: Covenant?  We will have to wait and see as May quickly approaches.

The cast is large and features Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.

Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on May 19th.

About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.



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