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As the saying goes, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings, and the ‘fat lady’ in this case looks to be director Ridley Scott… Just on the heels of the first Blade Runner 2049 teaser debut (on which Scott is an executive producer), the German FSK have rated the first trailer for Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant – the next instalment in the Alien prequel franchise kickstarted by 2012’s Prometheus.
The trailer (reportedly soundtracked by a trailer-ised David Bowie cover – way to jump onto that trend) has been screened to press by Fox at various showcase events over the last few weeks, and looks to be the final big-name trailer release of 2016. Word from these events is that, while it’s not playing theatrically with Assassin’s Creed in the U.S. this week, we could be seeing the trailer sometime this weekend – and if the new daily release of stills accompanied by mysterious number series is to go by, we are definitely getting close.
In any case, we will update if we hear anything official confirming the trailer launch time and date, and have the trailer here as soon as it’s released.
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, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
With an ensemble cast featuring Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, with Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace reprising their Prometheus roles, and James Franco in a rumoured part, Alien: Covenant is released May 19, 2017.