Following the muted and somewhat confused reaction to Prometheus, 20th Century Fox has been keen to show the follow-up will be something more familiar. The Alien name has returned, the promise has been made that the better known elements of the franchise will be back, and now the first trailer is here to back that up.
There’s a bit of gore, chestbursters, eggs, people being terrified in spaceships, and, of course, the aliens themselves.
Here’s the brief synopsis: ‘Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.’
The movie will be in cinemas next May.