Alien: Covenant will be hitting the big screen sooner than expected.
Who here enjoyed Prometheus? Chances are, not many of you.
The 2012 release was met with pretty mediocre responses, mainly, in my very humble opinion, because it kinda sucked.
As a result, the guys and gals over at 20th Century Fox are desperate to right their wrongs and redeem the Alien franchise. Put simply: they really need Alien: Covenant to be a success.
Alien: Covenant tells the story of a colony ship and it’s crew, traveling to a distant region in the galaxy they believe to be uninhabited. I’ll give you a clue as to the rest: it’s habited.
The first poster release
And hype is already being built. Yesterday, Fox released the first Alien: Covenant poster across social media. It’s simple, elegant, and a little disturbing, which is basically exactly what an Alien poster should look like.
Last month Michael Fassbender revealed the main creatures are called Neomorphs. The one in the poster really just looks like a classic Xenomorph though, so either they’ve just received a name change or the Neomorphs are yet to be revealed.
The poster even includes some friendly advice, with the single word ‘Run’. Dun Dun Dun. While this is kinda lame, it’s also kinda not and I have to admit it did get my horror movie juices flowing.
A new release date
But the poster actually isn’t the most exciting part about the poster. (Does that make sense?). The bottom of it lists the date May 19. And here’s the good part. Alien: Covenant was originally primed for release on August 4, 2017. Now we’ve been rewarded with it being moved forward three months.
So we now only have six months to wait. Six months! Even impatient JBM can wait that long.
It also means that we should be catching the first trailer soon, and we’ll definitely keep you updated on that.
I have to admit though, while I will remain optimistic, I do think the franchise has taken this one a little too far. If Alien: Covenant is anything like Prometheus in quality, it will be a real disappointment.
The original series well and truly rocked. Can these prequels redeem themselves?