The first image of Katherine Waterston has landed from ‘Alien: Covenant’, via Entertainment Weekly, and she gives off a serious Ripley vibe.
Waterston stars alongside Noomi Repace, James Franco, Danny McBride, Michael Fassbender, Demian Bichir, Alex England , Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez.
“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.”
We will also get to see a new type of Xenomorph, called a “Neomorph” in ‘Covenant’. The Neomorph were created by an infestation of a type of black goo on their planet that allowed the ecosystem to mutate. The creatures begin their lives in pods growing on trees, which infect their hosts via their ears and bursts out through their victims’ backs, a twist on the classic Facehuggers. Unlike the classic Xenomorphs, the Neomorphs are white. They are based on an unused concept from ‘Prometheus’.
‘Alien: Covenant’ will arrive in theaters nationwide on May 19, 2017 from director Ridley Scott.