Alien: Covenant Movie

The path to paradise begins in hell.

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Who's Involved:

Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, Ridley Scott, Danny McBride, Tony Scott, Michael Green, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Alexander England, Noomi Rapace, Amy Seimetz, Jack Paglen, Nathaniel Dean, Benjamin Rigby, Jussie Smollet, Jussie Smollett

Release Date:

Friday, May 19, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 1 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Crew: Who's making Alien: Covenant

A look at the Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ridley Scott last directed All the Money in the World and The Martian. The film's writer Jack Paglen last wrote Transcendence.


Ridley Scott
Tony Scott

Production Company

Scott Free Productions

Production: What we know about Alien: Covenant

Key Facts

  1. "Plot details are being kept off-planet, but sources say the story once again sees a space crew facing the deadly chest-bursting, acid blood-spewing creatures" (Hollywood Reporter, 12/17/15).
  2. Per the, screenwriter Michael Green will aim to be much more "alien-y" in this sequel and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple ‘David' androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time.
  3. The film will serve as both a prequel to Ridely Scott’s 1979 classic Alien and a sequel to Alien prequel 2013 Prometheus.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 6, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about November 24, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about April 14, 2016, the film was in Production status.

On or about November 20, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Set to shoot in early 2016 in Australia.

On or about March 4, 2014, the film was in Development status.

In an October 2013 interview with Empire, Ridley Scott has revealed that the film's script is finished.

On or about June 18, 2013, the film was in Development status.

Jack Paglen attached to pen the script. First announced in August 2012.

On or about August 4, 2012, the film was in Development status.

Fox has confirmed there will be a Prometheus sequel. Likely 2014 or 2015 release date.

On or about December 9, 2010, the film was in Concept status.

On or about October 8, 2010, the film was in Development status.

On or about April 24, 2010, the film was in Concept status.

Alien: Covenant Release Date: When was it released?

Alien: Covenant was released in 2017 on Friday, May 19, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Everything, Everything, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Champion.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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