Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Has an Official Release Date and Synopsis!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-chief

Like a Xenomorph, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 transformed multiple times since its inception. What began as Prometheus 2 recently changed to Alien: Paradise Lost only to change one last time to Alien: Covenant.

Today 20th Century Fox announced that Scott’s Alien: Covenant will be unleashed on 10/6/2017.

Their official synopsis is as follows:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers 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.

Of note here is the fact that this next film is titled Alien rather than Prometheus as well as the promise that this new film “connects directly to Scott’s 1979 work of science fiction.” Anybody else tingling?

Many were critical of Prometheus upon its release due to its lack of direct connection to 1979’s Alien, but I really dug it. What the story may have lacked at times was more than offset by Scott’s most interesting looking film since Blade Runner. I’m excited to see him continue to bridge the gap between the world he established in Prometheus and the world of Alien.

Hopefully, Scott will carry over the swagger he’s earned with the Martian (his biggest hit to date) and really dazzle us with Alien: Covenant. 

What are your thoughts? Are you ready to board an M Class Starfreighter with Ridley Scott for another run?

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