So, a bit of a weird thing to release on Christmas Day to be honest, but today the first trailer for the upcoming Alien movie saw the light of day. Alien Covenant is a follow up to Prometheus and will act as a prequel to the Alien franchise. Confused? Well let me explain if you are not completely up to date with these movies.

In 2012 director Ridley Scott, the original director of the first Alien movie, released the movie Prometheus. The movie received very mixed reviews, as a lot of people had expected it to be a movie in the style of Alien. While Prometheus did take place in the same universe, and was most certainly a prequel to the Alien franchise, it was a whole different type of movie. It was a science fiction epic, that dealt more with mankinds first encounter with an alien race, than with the type of horror that made the Alien franchise so well known. As such there were quite a few fans that were disappointed by the film. I for one loved it. The cinematography of the movie was truly spectacular and I really liked the small details that were put into the film that referenced the original classic.

Alien Covenant, although being a sequel to Prometheus,will be a true Alien movie, and promises to be a truly horrific experience. Again directed by Ridley Scott, I hope this movie will become just as tense and scary as the first Alien film. This first trailer already has some very creepy moments. I do have to warn you when you watch this one: this is a red band trailer. That said it features some bloody scenes, and curse words. You have been warned! And remember…..in space no one can hear you scream…….

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