20th Century Fox closed out the festivities of yesterday’s ‘Alien Day’ with the first official photo release from Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant”. In typical teasing form, the picture is of a crew patch for the titular ship in the film.
Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, and Billy Crudup star in the film which is the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with “Prometheus” and connects directly with Scott’s original 1979 feature.
In the new film the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discover the planet’s sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. Jack Paglen and Michael Green penned the screenplay which Scott will once again direct. The film is in early production in Sydney Australia.