Alien: Covenant is creeping up on us. In less than three months, director Ridley Scott will take us back into space and (hopefully) scare the bejeezus out of us. We got an in-depth look at the crew of the spaceship Covenant recently in an extended prologue that reminded people a lot of the original Alien.
It’s clear that this film is leaning pretty heavily on the first film. That could be because Ridley Scott is almost taking back the series from what the franchise became. Well, another new poster will certainly make you think of the original Alien. Feast your peepers on this:
Looks like these early posters have a theme going. However, it’s clear that these version of the alien aren’t exactly what we’re used to. There are small deviations in the design that allude to the xenomorph’s continuing evolution. Exactly what kind of steps we’ll see it take forward will be one of Alien: Covenant‘s biggest selling points.
But, there is some skepticism here. Prometheus received quite the mixed reception, and Alien: Covenant looks like another film that is deeply indebted to the original film. Fans want to see something that surprises them. If the series continue to rely so closely on Alien, we might experience a little burnout.
Still, I’m pretty stoked for this. I like how unabashedly trashy and exploitation-y it feels. Seeing Scott get down and dirty with the kind of violent glee you find in a Quentin Tarantino movie is fun. If Alien: Covenant ends up as nothing more than an expensive piece of grindhouse filmmaking, I’ll be a happy little space camper.
Alien: Covenant will implant itself into your body on May 19. Now might be a good time to go back and watch Alien. Looks like you’ll be seeing echoes of it A LOT in this flick.