We’re getting ever closer to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, and we seem to have reached the TV spot stage of promotion. However, these aren’t just chopped-down versions of the theatrical trailers. They show off little snippets of the new monster (known as the Neomorph) and tease the importance of Noomi Rapace’s Dr Elizabeth Shaw, whose continuing role in the story after Prometheus has been kept under wraps.
First off, here’s the “Take Me Home” TV spot, which features the sweet sounds of John Denver’s classic over shots of the landscape before it all kicks off.
It’s not particularly remarkable, but if you follow the #emohemekat hashtag on Instagram, it takes you to a longer version, which has two strong ties to Elizabeth Shaw.
Dog-tags and that Prometheus-style hologram, eh? What did she and David get up to?
Then there are the “Run” “Pray” and “Hide” TV spots, the latter of which features a good look at the Neomorph.
Well, it definitely looks different to anything we’ve seen before, although still in keeping with Prometheus‘ “sudden mouth full of sharp teeth.”
Alien: Covenant stars Michaael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and James Franco.
“Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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 (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”
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