Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Alien: Covenant is believed to be the first in a conceived trilogy of films that will link the events of Prometheus with the original Alien, and in case you missed it in our previous story about what the characters’ new spacesuits will look like, here’s some interesting information about the secretive project’s timeline. Read on for the latest.
Per Collider, costume designer Janty Yates has spilled the beans that the Prometheus sequel will take place ten years after the events of Scott’s 2012 film. That would mean that it’s set in the year 2103, thereby taking place just shy of 20 years before the events of the 1979 sci-fi classic.
Katherine Waterston will star alongside Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace.
Specific plot details for the new film are being closely guarded, but it is believed to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise but is, in fact, a dark, dangerous world, the only inhabitant of which is David (Fassbender), the “synthetic” and survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
The film is set for release on October 6th, 2017.