The film follows the crew of a colony ship that lands on an uncharted planet. It is the sixth installment in the Alien franchise, as well as the third directed by Ridley Scott. It premiered in London on May 4, 2017, and was released on May 12 in the United Kingdom, and on May 19 in the U.S.
About Alien: Covenant in brief
Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed and produced by Ridley Scott. It is the sixth installment in the Alien franchise, as well as the third directed by Scott. The film features returning star Michael Fassbender, with Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir in supporting roles. It follows the crew of a colony ship that lands on an uncharted planet and makes a terrifying discovery. In 2012, prior to the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott discussed the prospects of a sequel and new trilogy, and the film was confirmed that August. Principal photography began on April 4, 2016, at Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, and wrapped on July 19, 2016. It premiered in London on May 4, 2017, and was released on May 12 in the United Kingdom, and on May 19 in the U.S. The film grossed a worldwide total of USD 240 million against a production budget of approximately USD 100 million, not including marketing costs. It received generally favorable reviews from critics but underperformed at the box office. A new form of Alien, the Xenomorph, later erupts from Oram and Shaw’s chest, killing him and the others in the search for his dissected corpse, used by David as material for his creature designs. The Xenomorph is later killed off by Oram, Shaw, and Oram’s fellow crew member, Ankor, in the film’s climactic battle for the survival of the crew.
In 2104, eleven years after the Prometheus expedition, the colonization ship Covenant is seven years from reaching planet Origae-6, with 2,000 colonists in stasis and 1,140 human embryos in cold storage. The ship is monitored by Walter, an advanced android model that physically resembles David, who reanimates his 14 human crewmates, themselves couples and colonists. Business magnate Peter Weyland speaks with his newly activated android, who chooses the name \”David\” after observing Michelangelo’s statue. Weylands states that one day they will search for mankind’s creator together. The crew manages to kill one before David appears and scares off the neomorph, leading the crew to a temple in a city full of dead humanoids. When the remaining crew storms the temple, David storms the temple and kills the remaining humanoids, and storms the remaining ship as well. In the film, Walter reveals that the Aliens are a result of his experimenting with the pathogen to produce new lifeforms. He lures Oram into being attacked by a Facehugger, later killing him, and lures the others to the temple to kill them as well, killing them all. In a deleted scene, Walter tells Oram that he is a dying creature and that humanity is unworthy of his designs and that his designs are a dying species, and that he will one day produce a new creature to produce his designs.