In the by now age-old tradition of Hollywood studios, we got just a little taste of Alien: Covenant this week before Fox went and dropped a full length trailer on us. And on Christmas Day too! Awwww.
So here we are once again, in the bowels of a dark and forbidding ship, where there are strange creatures hiding in the dark, waiting to kill us. All the familiar elements of the Alien franchise are there: a motley crew landing on an alien planet, superior technology that proves useless against a relentless foe and ohhh, those eggs.
We also get a whole new reason not to have sex in the shower. Also: is the chestburster now a backburster?
Besides the Prometheus trio of Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce, the cast also includes the ever-dependable Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston and um, James Franco.
Just as with Blade Runner 2049, I’m very doubtful about yet another sequel to a much-beloved science fiction franchise. All I can say is this: please don’t make another Prometheus, Sir Ridley Scott.
Alien: Covenant opens in Singapore on May 11.