The development of #AlienCovenant has been a long, bumpy, and nail-biting ride. Fortunately for us, the Prometheus follow-up is finally coming together and is ready to gross us out and scare our pants off at the same time. Back in December, we got the very first trailer for it, which promised a pretty kick-ass movie:
Being less than three months away at this point, the marketing machine is going full throttle. Recently, we got a picture of the entire cast assembled and ready for their mission. Now, 20th Century Fox has released the prologue for the film.
The footage presents us with the crew of the Covenant, a group that's about to go on a space exploration to find (what they think is) a paradise. As you can imagine, things won't go as planned for our new adventurers. Take a look:
Right from the get-go, it's evident how Alien: Covenant is an effort to shift the franchise soft reboot that started with #Prometheus closer to the Alien saga. The prologue gives us a very similar atmosphere and vibe to the original Alien. The only difference is the crew's interaction with each other. Here, the team members are incredibly close and friendly, as it's stated in the video:
"I couldn't take a better bunch of jerks to get marooned on a distant planet with."
On the other hand, the team in the very first movie were always a hairsbreadth away from killing each other, a suspenseful dynamic that helped give the iconic movie such an eerie and desolate vibe.
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This different take is a plus for Covenant. It's paying homage to what came before but still putting its own spin on it. Presenting us with such a group of characters gives us a better connection with them - which in turn makes it all the more painful to know this is in their not too-distant future:
I believe I speak for all of us when I say, oh, HELL no. So, now that we know a lot of gut-wrenching, tear-inducing scenes await us, the only question remains, who will survive? Well, we'll find that out once Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, 2017.
How excited are you for 'Alien: Covenant'?
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