Finally, in the 2nd, far less graphic trailer for Alien: Covenant, the connection to Prometheus is made clear.
Though Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise in 2012, with the “Not an Alien Prequel” that was clearly a strange Alien Prequel, Prometheus, things are only now beginning to look a look a lot like 1979’s Alien! In this direct sequel to Prometheus, “Alien” triumphantly returns to the title, in time for a new series of films leading us into the original classic. The following trailer takes the elements and threads left from Prometheus and builds it into a horror film finally worthy to follow what I consider the scariest film of all time… Alien.
We got eggs and facehuggers! Creepy hallways and Xenomorphs! New to the equation are couples, at first a curiosity in the Prologue released last week, now established as being a necessity for a crew set on colonizing a new world. These more intense relationships will surely make the ability to let go and the pain of loss that follows all the worse. On this new world, the crew of the Covenant find plant-life from Earth… but no other living beings… animal or otherwise. What they do find is the ship that Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David’s head (Michael Fassbender) used to escape the deadly planet in Prometheus. And it looks like they brought a few horrors with them. How nice.
This trailer for Alien: Covenant shows me all the iconic imagery and tight corridor chills I want to see… along with a big fucking Alien! (For more… check out all these SCREENGRABS!)
May 19th can’t come soon enough!
On that day, you will here me scream… with joy! (And in terror…)