‘Alien: Covenant’ Release Moved Up; Poster Revealed

The Summer movie season of 2017 is being reshaped a bit. Up until this month, every month of the summer saw the major release of a franchise film. But now Alien: Covenant has been plucked from August and rescheduled to hit theaters on May 19, 2017. The announcement from Fox comes via the film’s first official poster which features the classic Xenomorph and the tagline “RUN”.

Produced by 20th Century Fox, Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterson, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Guy Pearce. Written by Michael Green, John Logan, and Jack Palgen. Directed by Ridley Scott.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.