"Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in 'Alien' with 'Alien: Covenant,' the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with 'Prometheus' and connects directly to Scott's 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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."
On Twitter, 20th Century Fox also shared the film's release date for next year and new promotional artwork showing off the new title in classic 'Alien' font. "Ridley Scott returns to direct 'Alien: Covenant,' the next installment in the #Alien franchise. In theaters 10/6/17," they tweeted.
With "Alien: Covenant" now moving full steam ahead, another previously announced "Alien" film from "District 9" director Neil Blomkamp has seemingly been delayed to make way for Scott's new project.
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