Ridley Scott‘s follow up to Prometheus receives an official title, synopsis and new release date.
After months of speculation, we can now confirm that the next movie in the Alien franchise will be a Prometheus sequel officially titled Alien: Covenant. The prequel-sequel is set to start principal photography in early 2016 with a late 2017 release date.
Take a look at the official synopsis below:
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.
At this point all we know for sure is that Michael Fassbender is signed on to return as the cunning android David – one of the two survivors from the Prometheus crew, along with the now widowed scientist Elizabeth Shaw, played by Noomi Rapace who is yet to be confirmed for a return, although it is presumed she will.
Stay tuned for more on Prometheus 2!