Alien: Covenant is definitely earning that R rating, as evidenced by the graphic first and second trailers. Add more evidence in the form of these three TV spots, which instruct us to run, hide, and pray. Considering those huge spoilers Ridley Scott dropped at CinemaCon (and also revealed at SXSW) about how the xenomorphs came to be, we suspect running, hiding, and praying won’t make much of a difference.
Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender (as two robots, and we didn’t realize how much we needed that until it happened), Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Nathaniel Dean, and Dave Franco’s brother, James.
Here is the official synopsis:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
Alien: Covenant bursts into theaters on May 19th.
(Via 20th Century Fox)