Alien Covenant seemed hit or miss as to whether Ridley Scott would be directing again, or just hanging about for the producer reins a la Blade Runner 2049, but he’s back in the hot seat for the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus, which I loved in IMAX.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover 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.
With a script from Michael Green, John Logan and Jack Paglen, and a cast also including Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them), James Franco, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, plus returning stars Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce, and I hope we get a 1.90:1 digital 3D IMAX print as we did with the previous one from Scott, but time will tell. I also wish we could get that same version on 3D Blu-ray, but it’s only the 2.35:1 version that’s available.
Alien Covenant is released in the UK on May 19th 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version: