Alien: Covenant is an upcoming science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Michael Green, John Logan, and Jack Paglen. It is the sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, the second installment in the Alien prequel series, and sixth installment overall in the Alien film series. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce, returning in their roles from Prometheus, with newcomers Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and Billy Crudup. The film is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise. What the crew discover is a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.