Monday, 29 August 2016

New Alien: Covenant video shows Katherine Waterston in hypersleep

With just a year to go until Ridley Scott's Prometheus (2012) follow-up, Alien: Covenant, arrives on our screens, 20th Century Fox have recently released a short clip countdown clip to mark the films release date, featuring Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) in hypersleep.

The film finds the colony ship Covenant heading for a remote planet, a place that the crew initially thinks is an uncharted paradise but turns out to be dark and full of terrors. And the only inhabitant is synthetic life form David (Michael Fassbender), who claims to be the lone survivor of the Prometheus mission.

Waterston plays a character named Daniels and from the look of the image above, will at some point be kitted out in a way that is very reminiscent of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley. Which would certainly make sense considering Scott has reportedly said that he is heading towards the events of his original Alien (1979).

Noomi Rapace headed to the set a month or so before it finished filming, but we don't yet know whether she will be part of a flashback or actually show up to interact with the crew, which also includes Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Amy Seimetz (You're Next), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), Billy Crudup (Watchmen) and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down).

Alien: Covenant is out on 4 August next year.

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