With filming now underway on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus follow-up Alien: Covenant, we’ve been eagerly awaiting our first glimpse of the film. Now, we finally have it in the form if this image of Katherine Waterson’s character, Daniels, thanks to the official Twitter account:
— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) May 26, 2016
Granted, it’s not a huge amount to go on, although there are definite shades of Sigourney Weaver and Noomi Rapace’s characters from previous instalments present here, and this image would appear to peg Waterston at the film’s main character – no compaints here, as she’s been terrific in pretty much everything she’s starred in.
We’re also liking the look of the oh-so claustrophobic corridors. Very Nostromo. And coupled with the ominous ‘Nowhere to run’ tweet, it looks like the ship will play home to more than its fair share of peril, which especially considering the title, some breed of Xenomorph are probably behind.
For those of you who are unfamiliar (or have forgotten), the synopsis is as follows: “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.” In other words, expect the sinister android to fighting firmly against the side of the angels once again.
This far the cast includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Callie Hernandez and Alexander England. Ridley Scott is directing a script penned by Michael Green, Jack Paglen and John Logan, with Mark Huffam, Walter Hill, David Giler and Michael Schaefer on producing duties.
Alien: Covenant will be released on 6 October 2017. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.