Party with the Covenant crew before they have their last supper…
While we thought we were getting brand new footage from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant tonight, Twentieth Century Fox had some even better in mind. Yesterday they promised a new look at the crew during tonight’s episode of “Legion”, instead they dropped a link to an entire short film.
This prologue, titled “Last Supper”, was conceived by Ridley Scott and 3AM, directed by Luke Scott, and produced by RSA Films. It introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep.
Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter(!), enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep. It truly will be their last supper….
The footage features our first looks at Michael Fassbender as the other android, Walter, not to mention James Franco as the Captain, and jokester Danny McBride who kicks off the party. The scene, however, is actually one big nod to Scott’s Alien; the fun comes to an end when one of the crew members begins to choke. The sequence is reminiscent of the late John Hurt’s famous Alien scene in which audiences were first introduced to the chest burster. Katherine Waterston, in her insanely badass jacket, ends the short with an inspirational speech and a toast to the Covenant…
Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters), doing her best impersonation of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), stars with Michael Fassbender returning as Prometheus‘ android David (and Walter), with a crew that includes Demian Bichir and Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills). James Franco also has a role, which was confirmed in this fun crew photo.
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
Speaking of “Last Supper”, the red band Alien: Covenant trailer and Christmas share this interesting connection.
Scott had previously promised to answer questions that left Prometheus viewers confused: “Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why.”
Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.