Watch: New Trailer for ‘Alien: Covenant’ Features Terrifying Xenomorph Attack

Fox has released a horrifying new trailer for Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant,” featuring an attack from its trademark acid-dripping monsters.

The trailer begins idyllically as the titular spaceship Covenant winds up on a planet that looks perfect for colonization by human. But the crew realizes that something’s amiss when they find wheat growing.

“What are the odds of finding human vegetation this far from Earth?” one asks.

The crew figures out that humans have been to the planet before. That’s followed by several scenes of merciless xenomorphs killing crew members with the film’s tagline, “The path to paradise begins in hell.”


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Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce are reprising their roles from “Prometheus,” along with newcomers Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, James Franco, and Danny McBride.

Scott is directing from a script by Jack Paglen, Michael Green, and John Logan.

The film arrives in theaters on May 19, 2017. Fox originally planned to release the movie in August, but decided several months ago to move it forward three months.

“Alien: Covenant” is a sequel to “Prometheus,” which was set in the late 21st century and about 30 years before the events in Scott’s 1979 movie “Alien.” “Prometheus,” which generated $403.3 million at the worldwide box office, followed scientists aboard the titular spaceship who discovered the remains of an advanced civilization developing weapons that could wipe out the human race.

The original “Alien,” starring Sigourney Weaver, was followed by three sequels in 1986, 1992, and 1997.

Watch the new trailer here or above.

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  2. MiddleMan says:

    Terrifying? No, not in the slightest. I’m sorry but what are the odds of them landing within walking distance of an Alien ship on a planet that large? Even the colonists in Aliens didn’t know about the ship that was only a couple kilometers away until Burke told them exactly where to find it, yet somehow this bunch of homesteaders just happen across one that is buried in what looks like a deep jungle?
    Yeah, ok.

  3. netgrits says:

    Unfortunately, while this movie might be a stellar achievement, it’s time has run. It’s an old story. Too old.

  4. Terrifying? I think not. Laughable. That CG alien is an abomination. It moves like a cartoon character and doesn’t look at all like it belongs in the same frame as a real, human character. It’s a crying shame that Ridley and co. felt they needed to turn Alien: Covenant into a video game.

    The characters and acting look top-notch, though. Waterston looks fantastic. But that Alien is truly awful in every way.

  5. RKF says:

    Noomi Rapace? That completely spoils the movie for me. She does not measure up to Sigourney Weaver.

  6. I didn’t see Noomi in that trailer. I believe you’re mistaking Katherine Waterston for Noomi. From what has been said so far, Noomi doesn’t have a large presence in the film. More of a cameo, if that. And from what I’m seeing in the trailers, I’m very impressed with what Waterston brings to the franchise. The trailer has weaknesses, but none of them are her.

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