Mouths dripping with acid. Strange and terrifying creatures seemingly from other planets. Screaming. And NO ESCAPE. Yes it’s Christmas with the family. But don’t worry, as the new Alien: Covenant trailer is finally here!
And it’s good! Though pretty much like previous Alien stuff, with lots of running down long industrial looking spaceship corridors, and things bursting out of people. There is, though, a saucy shower scene! Though unsurprisingly that does NOT end well. Film showers always end with either remarkably problem-free sex (as people find out as soon as they try to actually have sex in a shower), or a messily painful death. I’m glad that the most unpleasant thing that happens when I have a shower is stepping on a plastic Fireman Sam and some Lego. Actually you know what, I would probably swap that for a wet run-in with an xenomorph.
Anyway Alien: Covenant is not out til May so that means you’ve got five months to work out the canonical running order of ALL the Alien films including the upcoming Neill Blomkamp Alien 5/3/whatever, AND the Alien vs Predator crossovers. And then let me know as I’m REALLY confused now.
The new film’s stars include Katherine Waterston, who was so brilliant in Fantastic Beasts, and Michael Fassbender in two roles – as David, Android 1, last seen at the end of Prometheus suffering the indignity of having his detached head carried round in a man bag, and as Walter, a later android version who is travelling on the spaceship Covenant. Plus Noomi Rapace, who I loved in Prometheus but am rather hoping has been spending the intervening years of peace and solitude (ha) on the lush green planet working on her English accent.
I LOVE the Alien films (EVEN ALIEN3 – yes, mine is a lonely life) and I LOVE Prometheus (well someone’s got to) so I can’t wait for Alien: Covenant.