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.
They’re joined by Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett and Amy Seimetz for the new film, which is the second in Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel trilogy. Alien: Covenant hits theaters on August 4, 2017.