Prometheus may have resulted in some grumbling from critics and audiences, but it was certainly a success at the box office, grossing more than $400 million. It meant that Fox wanted another movie, but they also wanted a few changes, so while Michael Fassbender got to stay, most of the other elements have been jettisoned in favour of what’s said will be a more ‘traditional’ alien movie.
A new cast & crew pic has arrived, which gives us a fresh look at Fassbender, the new lead, Katherine Waterston, as well as our first official view of James Franco in the film, who is rumoured to be playing Ellen Ripley’s father.
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.