Chestburster or backburster? The red band trailer for Alien: Covenant just dropped and we’re pretty sure that Ridley Scott is flipping the Xenomorph birth on its head.
We were able to get our hands on three official images, one of which shows Scott directing Jussie Smollett; another has our new Ripley, Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters), exposed in a field and seemingly awaiting some sort of attack; the last shot has the wonderful Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”) freaking out as something is about to burst out of Goran D. Kleut’s (?) back (see above). Carmen Ejogo doesn’t appear to know just how bad things are about to get…
In ‘Alien Covenant’: 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.
Alien: Covenant is set for release on May 19, 2017.