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Ridley Scott unveils gripping first trailer for Alien: Covenant — watch

on December 25, 2016, 12:12am


In space, no one can hear you scream, but at home, everyone can. So, pipe down some as you watch the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. As one might have expected, it’s filled with the type of extraterrestrial malaise that the director trademarked, oh, nearly 40 years ago. It’s exactly what everyone needs during a holiday season chock full of gooey eggnog and familial disdain.

The sequel to 2012’s confusing mess of an Alien prequel Prometheus, Covenant follows the titular colony ship as it lands on a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. The place looks like an uncharted paradise to everyone, but naturally, there are some nasty surprises in store, from icky little critters to one familiar face in the form of Michael Fassbender’s “synthetic” meanie David.

For this go-around, Scott’s assembled a firecracker cast of newcomers like Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, and James Franco alongside returning stars in Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce. Let’s not forget that Pearce played the now-deceased billionaire CEO Peter Weyland. So, his inclusion should be interesting.

Watch the trailer above and mark it: Alien: Covenant lands May 19, 2017.