If aliens are your thing, watch out for ‘Alien: Covenant’ this May!

You know how much we love aliens and we’re pretty sure your curious millennial minds have explored the weird parts of the web with news about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) at least once in your life! After all, we love looking for answers about everything we don’t know. Anyway, here’s one thing we’re sure about: A new alien movie is on its way to theaters nationwide and the trailer’s action-packed enough for you to understand how things are going to play out.

The largest colonization mission takes off in Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi horror-thriller, Alien: Covenant, starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and Danny McBride.  

Scene from ‘Alien:Covenant’ (2017) from 20th Century Fox/ Warner Bros.

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 (played by Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

In recent interviews, Scott revealed that in Alien: Covenant, he explored the origins of the xenomorphs, and that the movie touches on mortality, immortality, and the higher power who created humans and the universe.

We did Prometheus – that heaved it off the ground, and Covenant is a follow-through to Prometheus. We now know who created this, and why, and the next one’s a joining up of the storyline,” says Scott. 

Michael Fassbender and Ridley Scott in ‘Alien: Covenant’, coming to theaters in May 2017.

Both Prometheus and Covenant are inspired by Scott’s personal beliefs about where we came from: “We’re not just a random biological accident, for you and I to be sitting here right now [by accident] would take trillions of correct decisions made randomly by nature, which of course is ridiculous. I think there’s some kind of decision being made. I believe in a higher force – if we want to call it God, then it’s God.”

Scott further revealed in his Vanity Fair interview about the opening scene in Alien: Covenant: “We start Covenant with a really clever prologue that settles—once and for all—who David really is.” Scott explains that the prologue reveals Guy Pearce’s Prometheus character, Peter Weyland, as a younger 40-year-old man whom the newly-born David calls “father”. Scott promises this sequence will “really get people going because it’s f*cking smart for a change.”

His point of view about these “higher forces” is quite clever, but if you’re more of a visual person, here’s the movie trailer for your reference:

 Alien: Covenant opens on May 10 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox, to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

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