The ‘Alien: Covenant’ Countdown Begins With a New Set Video
As of today, we have exactly 365 days to the release of Alien: Covenant, the new Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel from Ridley Scott. To celebrate the occasion, 20th Century Fox has released a new behind-the-scenes video featuring Katherine Waterston’s character, who appears to be enjoying a little hyper-sleep space-nap.
That countdown element seems to indicate that this is the first of many new sneak peeks that will be revealed over the next 12 months — likely to become increasingly revealing as we near the film’s 2017 release date. The video itself is not particularly revelatory, but it does offer a glimpse of Waterston taking one of the space-naps that’s become a familiar part of the Alien franchise:
Waterston stars as Daniels, the captain of a new derelict crew that stumbles upon a seemingly uncharted paradise only to make a startling discovery: The planet’s only inhabitant is the devious synthetic David. Michael Fassbender will reprise his role opposite Prometheus star Noomi Rapace, who was only recently confirmed to appear in Alien: Covenant following months of speculation.