15 Jun 2016 6:34 PM +00:00 UTC

Ridley Scott Spotlights New Alien: Covenant Behind-the-Scenes Image

While very little is known about Ridley Scott's much anticipated Alien: Covenant, we've seen enough cast interviews and set photos to know that it will be a much improved version of Prometheus.

Back in April, fans were treated to the very first photo from the set of the movie. Then, last month, some leaked set photos revealed some quite disturbing scenes of an alien purge and battle. A photo of Katherine Waterston's character seemingly stuck in a really dark area was also teased last month. Sigourney Weaver also described the sequel to be a "very satisfying" one, while Michael Fassbender teased quite a lot of chestburster scenes in the upcoming film.

Needless to say, Alien fans have interesting things to look forward to in Covenant.


Now, Alien's official Facebook page has shared a photo from the shoot that focuses on the movie's creator, Ridley Scott, while filming his creation, Alien:Covenant.

Take a look:

Looking at the photo closely, a classic Alien helmet is shown blurred in the background. There's also Michael Fassbender sporting a different hair from Prometheus. It looks like the crew is inside the starship Covenant.

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.

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on August 4, 2017. The movie stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, and Danny McBride.

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