Logo for ALIEN: COVENANT, Synopsis Says It Links Directly to ALIEN
20th Century Fox has released the official logo and synopsis for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, and as you can see, this is going to be a real Alien film. I think it's very encouraging for Alien fans! As for the synopsis, it confirms a few things we've previously heard:
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.
There's one interesting thing about this synopsis that I noticed, and that's that Noomi Rapace and her character Elizabeth Shaw are nowhere to be found — David is the only inhabitant on this planet. Does that mean she won't be in the movie? I guess there's a chance she could have died after she left LV-223 with David in search for the Engineers. Since David is a synthetic, though, he would have been able to survive. I also like that it links directly to Scott's 1979 classic.
To read up on some recently rumored story details regarding two Xenomorph creatures that might be in the film, click here. Alien: Covenant is set to be released on October 6th, 2017.