Twentieth Century Fox just tweeted a new poster for the upcoming third installment in the Alien movie franchise, Alien: Covenant. The poster features a minimalist design with a dark background and a creepy drooling xenomorph that first made its appearance in the first film, Alien, back in 1979. The poster, with the released date written and will be on May 2017, also has an equally creepy tagline, “Run.”
Alien: Covenant reunites with the stars from The 2nd film Prometheus, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce along with the newcomers Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and Billy Crudup. The film is set in a paradise world on the far side of the galaxy, discovered by the Colony ship Covenant, but eventually finding out that the planet was dangerous with only the synthetic inhabitant named David.
May 2017 pic.twitter.com/kseBXC8Ecv
— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) November 23, 2016
The film, which will be a prequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, will hopefully give light to the connection between the first two films. The second film Prometheus divided the Alien fans because it only had the elements of the original film but didn’t have the iconic spine-chilling alien creatures fans have grown up with.
Although the fans were hopeful for a reboot as it has been more than 3 decades since the first film, Alien: Covenant promises that it will be telling the story of how the alien beasts have come to be. in one of the interviews with Ridley Scott, director of the first film Alien, said, “We’ll go back into the back door of the very first Alien [movie] I did 30 years ago.”
Second film of Alien, Prometheus, a flop?
Premetheus is one of the films with marketing done right. It may have only made $125 million, less than its $130 million budget, in the United States, the movie earned a staggering $310 million in domestic sales; surprising its critics who expected the movie to be a flop. Apparently, this success can be pointed back from the viral video of the film’s teaser which is about a TED Talk from the future featuring an older Guy Pearce; this video was of course first screened in a real TED conference. This film’s worldwide acceptance secured the possibility of next year’s third Alien film, Alien: Covenant.