"Prometheus 2" kicks off with the crew of a colony ship, known as Covenant, leaving Earth for a remote planet on the far side of a galaxy. However, the final shot in the trailer of a couple making out in a shower only for the alien to attack them is so taken from many monster movies. There are even some familiar shots and situations that harken back to the first Alien movie-which I intend as a high compliment, of course.
Since Katherine Waterston wasn't in the initial clips, we got a quick splash reel of her character Daniels in action, basically holding and shooting guns but with no actual aliens in that footage. The things that are reminiscent of PROMETHEUS don't get me too excited, but the imagery that looks like classic ALIEN stuff does get me hyped to see director Ridley Scott working with Xenomorphs again.
The Alien: Covenant red band movie trailer features a scene where the "backburster" had spines coming out of the host's back.
Chinese carrier makes waves with South China Sea passage
China's air force also conducted long-range drills this month above the East and South China Seas that rattled Japan and Taiwan. Earlier in the month the Liaoning led large-scale exercises in the Bohai Sea that included live ammunition for the first time.
Michael Fassbender stars as a synthetic android and lone survivor of the Prometheus expedition in Alien: Covenant.
After initially being slated for August, Alien: Covenant has been bumped up to a May 19, 2017, release.
Alien: Covenant is a sequel to Ridley Scott's 2012 movie Prometheus and the sixth addition to the Alien series.
The trailer - which dropped at midnight on Christmas day like some sort of horrifying chest-bursting Santa - opens with a woman running down a dark spaceship hallway. When the threat is discovered, they quickly try to escape.