Must Watch: Full Red Band Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant'

December 25, 2016
Source: YouTube

Alien: Covenant Trailer

"You sure about this, Captain?" 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for Alien: Covenant, the highly anticipated sci-fi follow-up to Prometheus, once again directed by Sir Ridley Scott. This is the latest movie in the Alien Anthology, bringing back the xenomorph alien as well as the R-rating, and it looks damn good. Dark and violent and scary. Michael Fassbender also returns as the android David, and Noomi Rapace is back somehow, along with Guy Pearce as Weyland. Katherine Waterston stars as Daniels. The thriller also co-stars Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, and Amy Seimetz. The final scene that this trailer ends on looks brutal. Wow.

Here's the first red band trailer (+ poster) for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, direct from YouTube:

Update! A fan re-edited this first trailer with the music and structure of the first Prometheus trailer:

Alien: Covenant

The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. Alien: Covenant is once again directed by veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott, of the original Alien from 1979 and Prometheus from 2012, as well as the films The Martian, Gladiator, Robin Hood, American Gangster, The Counselor, Matchstick Men, Blade Runner, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven and Legend previously. The screenplay is by Michael Green and Jack Paglen, with a rewrite by John Logan. Fox will release Alien: Covenant in 3D in theaters starting on May 19th, 2017 next summer. First impression?

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  • guilamu
    Shower sex = death ? Seriously, Ridley? Horro B movie oldest rope? Ain't you ashamed?
    • ErrorSapiens
      Not if the dude is the one donning the tail!
      • DAVIDPD
        Pretty sure his head/chest is a goner.
    • I just don't know where all the retards suddenly come from? Its an obvious homage to the genre. It looks well done. So why the fuck not?
      • Higgens
        Cliches from 80s horror movies should stay in 80s horror movies. Not in major releases from "top tier" directors.
        • guilamu
          Thanks Higgens, I was really tired of having to explain this to the "retards" who only love to see the same thing again and again.
        • I agree. We should have an alien movie without any alien.
      • They probably prefer to see a Shower taking a shower of people while being assassinated by a sadistic and possessed plumber
    • Foffee
      This is next level dumb
  • The aliens, I don't really care about anymore. But it looks pretty good. Interested to see what Kenny Powers will be like in space.
  • Lagoya
    I'm in! I suspect it will closely follow the ethos of the original, in the same way that 'The Force Awakens' aped 'A New Hope'.
  • qweqwu
    Must ass! This doesn't look like an alien movie, it's so cheap, what camera did they use ffs
    • How the fuck does this look cheap? Twit, clean your thick glasses.
      • qweqwu
        Just open your eyes dumbass, and you'll see, a lot of shots use a cheap ass camera filter
      • Foffee
        It looks underwhelming twit.
    • Altares
      Totally agree on the color side. But I felt the same when watching the very first trailer of Exodus. At the time, I couldn't believe my eyes how cheap it looked (far worse than this). Then, when the film came out, the colour was absolutely gorgeous and everything was forgotten. I may be wrong, but I strongly believe RS, in his recent films at least, doesn't do colour mastering until the very last stages of the montage. Just before the theatre release.
      • Exodus looked and was absolute garbage.
        • Foffee
          The movie might have been garbage but the look was stunning. Smoking crack on Christmas?
          • I'm a tea smoker. Any good dope? If you really think that Exodus looked good, then you have a serious issue bro(b).
          • Foffee
            If you think Exodus looked bad then you have a serious issue bro.
          • I have indeed a serious issue with bad cinematography. Exodus cinematography was soulless. Shiny and soulless. Shiny CGI isn't for me. Vfx serve the story and not the other way around. Sir Ridley was totally uninspired on this one I must say.
      • qweqwu
        I'm not sure about that, prometheus looked great from the first teaser, the image felt so clean, clear, expensive, it was beautiful, it's the same here in some shots, like the one over the lake or the one where fassbender looks at the big screen, but in some of them it looks awful, let's hope for the best !
  • Oriyan J. Ovadia
    I gotta say I didn't like the trailer at all. It's a must-watch for being an Alien movie indeed. But it looks like a cheesy horror movie. Prometheus on the other hand, handed a better trailer. I still gonna' watch this though. It's fucking Alien
    • Bart Beasly
      But Prometheus was crap.
      • Nope. It wasn't.
      • J.F. Sebastian
        True dat, retarded in some parts really, but some stunning visuals and cool ideas (Engineers) muddled by a half baked script and some character choices that made so little sense. Compared to the gritty realism and immersive world he created in the first movie, Prometheus was always going to come off as a step down. But whatever, I will go and see any sci-fi movie made by Ridley based on the 2 movies that defined the genre IMHO. Let's see what he delivers! PS. Prometheus: excellent trailer = crap movie, so maybe Covenent: crap trailer = you do the math.
      • Foffee
        But it's trailer wasn't...follow along please
  • naundob
  • Xerxexx
    Holy shit Danny McBride
    • Bart Beasly
      You know his character will die a horrible death.
      McBride in COVENANT and John C. Reilly in SKULL ISLAND are the performances to watch!~
      • Xerxexx
        Definitely agree
  • Terry Craig
    Yeah this doesn't look like it has anything to offer to the franchise besides a very good cast. If this weren't part of the franchise and some other alien, it would look like just about any other sci-fi horror out nowadays. But I'm still hoping it's just the trailer...
    Dat poster is IT.
    Of course the best trailer of 2016 comes a week before 2017!
    • Foffee
      Blade Runner?
      • DAVIDPD
        Teaser, bruh.
        • Foffee
          Which is a type of trailer. LOL
          • DAVIDPD
            But a full trailer it is not.
          • Foffee
            But a trailer it is. Sort of like how a midget is still a person.
  • shiboleth
    Some time ago, I read the basic synopsis somewhere for this and was pretty much disappointed about it. Yes, this has been done good but shows nothing new. Unfortunately, we will watch it only for aliens or someone interesting in it and not the story which is, as seen from this, incredibly shallow ...
  • I like it. Don't listen to them Ridley.
    • I loved Prometheus, so this will be fine too!
  • naundob
    Maybe it will have some depth beside all the horror cliches. If so this trailer does a fantastic job hiding it.
    • dan
      speaking of clichés - what is this "depth" you speak of?
  • Ricardo_PT
    Amazing trailer! Really love the aesthetics in this. Reminds me a lot of the Dead Space series (a part from Alien, of course). That being said, I really liked Prometheus as well. Can't wait!
  • Keithist
    Chick singing over ambient drone is the Inception Horn of 2016. Stop cutting trailers this way. You're better than that, Mr. Scott.
    • Foffee
  • Bart Beasly
    I hope this is better than Prometheus.
  • backwardsprogress
    So apparently these Alien Trilogy movies will answer the question of where the first alien came from when he burst out of that one guys body from the 1979 movie. Which means this trilogy is nothing more than a prequel of the original 3. That sucks.
    • It's always risky to deconstruct a mythology. But hey! It's better than any SW prequels. So a win win,
      • Foffee
        Rogue One is a Star Wars Prequel and it was 100x better than Prometheus
        • And you used your cranked brain to measure it of course. Not surprising coming from someone who thought that the prequels were superior to TFA... ;D
          • Foffee
            It's called an opinion and I've never shared my opinion of the prequels.
          • Oh you did young padawan. ;D
          • Foffee
            No I didn't.
  • For all the haters of Prometheus, i loved it and mythology was worked out fine. This has for me a more aliens feel to it, so going to be there next year...
    • shiboleth
      Hey Ari, I didn't hate Prometheus, I just thought it was unfinished and expected more. And what disappoints is that this one is not being its continuation. I found, after seeing the end of Prometheus, very exciting to see those characters (Elizabeth Shaw - Noomi Rapace and David - Michael Fassbender) going after and meet some kind of their 'makers'. But here, we have only the repeating of the same old thing with better effects. A bit underwhelming for me ...
      • Are you sure this sequel isn't the continuation of Prometheus shiboleth? Why then do we have Michael Fassbender in it? Isn't he playing the same character? I doubt they will end the Prometheus story on an unanswered cliffhanger.
        • shiboleth
          I so much hope you are right, tarek. But trailer does not show that. But then again, let me be wrong and may you be right ...
        • RAW_D
          David was a "synthetic". Duplicates aren't out of the question I'm thinking.
          • It could be the case indeed. But if we refer to the alien anthology, all synthetics weren't obviously recognized as synthetics at first sight. So I hope this is the same David. If not, then Prometheus would become a useless entry to the franchise. Or maybe this sequel is a original story. But will be connected to Prometheus by the end of the second act.
          • RAW_D
            It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. I hope it connects to Prometheus properly, and doesn't just shun the mythology.
      • Foffee
        This looks nothing like Prometheus so not sure how this is a repeat
        • shiboleth
          I was not thinking of repeating the Prometheus story but from the first Alien film. Prometheus is obviously some kind of prequel...
      • I get what you mean, but wich way they should go? We now know enough of the origin of the alien, so it will indeed be a aliens 2.0...
        • shiboleth
          Yes, we know enough about aliens' origin and therefore we need no more of repeating that. We just found out that there's someone behind that origin and wouldn't be just cool to know more about this guys? It poses a tricky and intriguing question about the life in the space in general. I think that was too big for mr. Ridley ...
    • Armitall
      Agree! Hopefuly we'll get a continuation of the Prometheus story line in there somewhere as that is the thing I'm most looking for. I need more engineers!
      • Yes the engineers where badass, so bring them back...
    • Бабак
      Prometheus was amazing.
  • Foffee
    Sorry but this is a horribly weak trailer. I'm a huge fan of Ridley and the Alien franchise including Prometheus but this just doesn't do anything to get me excited.
    • Бабак
      Agree! They could make more better than this.
  • Alien: Covenant in 3D? So no 2D version? While I enjoyed Prometheus in 3D, I would prefer to have the choice between the two versions.
    • Foffee
      They always show it in 2D as well. I saw Prometheus is both 2D and 3D at the theater....drrrrrrrr
      • Well...Not in my town. They only offered the 3 D version of Prometheus. They did the same with many other blockbuster titles. Probably to boost the box office. Very bad strategy, as I avoided them like plague. their loss.
    • grimjob
      I'll take 2D any day of the week.
      • Same here. Except for Avatar.
        • grimjob
          Good call. Missed it in 3D, and regret it.
  • 60 comments on the trailer so far. It's good.
  • Trevor
    Sad....not much of a sequel to Prometheus...what about the engineers?? Good job, Ridley....I wont see it.....just another Alien movie.
    • Foffee
      This is some next level dumb
      • Trevor
        Some of us liked Prometheus, and hoped for a continuation of that particular story. Feel free to go see it.
        • RAW_D
          What if it's both? What if it addresses Prometheus in the first half and the second half leads into an alien movie? Best of both worlds?
  • RAW_D
    I was a bit shocked at this trailer. I wasn't really expecting an Alien movie, I was expecting Prometheus 2, with Noomi Rapace and David exploring the home planet of the Engineers! To be honest, I was a bit disappointed, but at the same time intrigued. WTF are they doing here?!? Cast is solid, so it'll be interesting to see how it pans out. And my two cents on Prometheus: Heavily flawed with dumb decisions, but there were fascinating moments that raised many questions regarding the Xenomorph and Engineer mythology. I'd be fine to explore that further. Also that self abortion scene... EFFING CRAZY. Rant end.
    • The surgery scene was simply genius. When you see it you know Sir Ridley is still at the top of his game. I loved Noomi Rapace. she was the perfect Ripley alter ego.
  • shiboleth
    Thanks, but I don't want to see it. Let imagination works for a while, huh? And a happy new year in the interim ...




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