The release date of Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” has been moved to an earlier date. Originally, the sequel to the 2012 chilling movie “Prometheus” was scheduled to hit theatres on Aug. 4, 2017. Now, the movie, previously titled “Prometheus 2,” will release on May 19, 2017.
20th Century Fox, the studio that produced the extra-terrestrial movie, also shared a poster along with the new release date. The eerie photo shows the alien’s menacing face and gives a very important advice: “Run.”
“Alien: Covenant” begins where “Prometheus” left off with Michael Fassbender’s synthetic David still living on the strange planet. He was one of the two characters to survive the voyage from the first movie.
The crew of a colony ship named Covenant travel to what they believe is a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. They believe that the planet is uninhabited but then they come across an android called David.
David won’t be the only robot in “Alien: Covenant.” Fassbender will also play an android known as Walter who is more advanced than David and assists the Covenant crew on their voyage to this distant planet.
Katherine Waterston stars as Daniels, a crew member of the ship. Danny McBride plays the role of the pilot of the ship and Noomi Rapace reprises her role as archeologist Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, the only human crew member who survived on the destroyed Prometheus ship. Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce and Jussie Smollett also star in this sequel.
Fassbender had told Collider back in July, “It’s [‘Alien: Covenant’ is] much scarier than ‘Prometheus’ but it’s got the same sort of scope of ‘Prometheus.’ It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that ‘Alien’ had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of ‘Prometheus’ … Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”
“Alien: Covenant” releases on May 19, 2017.