‘Alien: Covenant’ Set Video Teases Scene and Marks One Year Until Release

By August 5, 2016

The behind-the-scenes updates, photos, and promotional videos that have been coming out of director Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant has been fairly consistent over the past several months. Set to be the second installment in Scott’s Prometheus prequel trilogy to Alien, not much is known about the film right now, including how closely connected to Prometheus it will be, or even Alien for that matter, though apparently it’s going to be a lot scarier than the 2012 film was. So at least there’s that.

With exactly one year left to go until the film’s release as well, the Alien Facebook Page has shared a new video last night from post-production on Alien: Covenant, which features a new, small look at Katherine Waterston’s character, celebrating just 365 days to go until the Alien franchise returns to the big screen.

Judging by her character’s look and the heavy amount of her included in the movie’s images and promotional material, it’s seeming more and more like Covenant is hoping to recapture a Ripley vibe with Waterston’s character, Daniels, the captain of the film’s titular ship, the Covenant. Whether or not they’ll be able to capture that same magic or not, will have to wait to be seen, but they couldn’t have picked a much better actress for the job right now than Waterston, who seems to be edging closer and closer to superstardom with each new project.

It’s hard to know exactly what’s happening in this small clip, which amounts to about 8 seconds worth of footage from the movie, though it certainly evokes a feeling similar to that of Scott’s original Alien. If the comments from the creative team involved in the movie are any indication though, it looks like that’s been their goal from the very beginning, and I don’t doubt that Scott can recapture the same look of the original movie, it’s that tense and terrifying magic that I’m more uncertain about.

Alien: Covenant is set to hit theatres on August 4th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable