Alien: Covenant looks like it’s going to be a grindhouse return to form for the Alien series. The first red-band trailer felt like it was bridging the gap between Prometheus and Alien in terms of tone. Need a refresher? Check out the trailer, but remember, it is REALLY, REALLY NSFW.
We got glimpses of a few key players in that trailer, but the production wanted us to get a good look at the folks who will end up as eventual meatbags for the aliens. Take a look at all these fine folks and expect most of them to not make it.
Looks Like an Alien Movie
Fun fact: this photo came attached with the term “last supper,” so I’m going to wager that at least 99% of these poor fools won’t be popping up in the final reel. And it looks like James Franco is in the Jesus position. Expect him to die HARD. It’s clear that this is a reference to Alien‘s classic dining area. You know, the one where John Hurt famously had cinema’s worst case of heartburn? Alien: Covenant is going the Prometheus route and really banking of fans’ love of the original film. Hopefully, that will all be in service to a good movie. If it isn’t, people will be ready to pounce.
Personally, I’m looking forward to Alien: Covenant. Finding a better way to blend the philosophical questions of Prometheus and the exploitation nature of Alien sounds good to me. And Ridley Scott still knows how to make a movie you want to gawk at. The production design on these films is fantastic. For a sci-fi nerd like myself, that’s enough to get my butt in a theater seat. As an Alien fan, I’ll be there no matter what.
Alien: Covenant explodes out of your chest (or back) on May 19.