Run, Hide or Pray in new Alien: Covenant TV Spots
20th Century Fox's promo team would have you believe that there are three ways of dealing with a xenomorph—you can run, you can pray, and you can hide. These are the titles for the three latest TV spots for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant, and like the trailers, teasers, featurettes and art that 20th Century Fox has shared thus far, they're a glimpse of what looks like a return to Alien form for the man who gave us one of the greatest monsters of all time. Yet while we know the xenomoprh is a nearly perfect killing machine, there is a fourth way to face them—you fight. That's what Sigourney Weaver's Ripley did, and that's what Noomi Rapace's Shaw did in Prometheus. Now, the crew of Covenant must do the same, as the paradise they were expecting to land on is, in fact, a living hell.
What we know thus far about Alien: Covenant is it takes place 10 years after the events in Prometheus. In those 10 years, Daniels (Katherine Waterston: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Inherent Vice) has been working on the farming equipment and machinery the Covenant crew needs for a successful transition to living on another planet, where the crew, made up of couples, will repopulate what is supposed to be an idyllic, peaceful planet. Whatever skill they had in planning this mission apparently broke down when it came to doing a deep dive on their chosen home. It is not, in fact, a paradise.
In the first spot, “Hide,” the notion that they’re alone is quickly erased:
In “Pray” we get a look at the Covenant, and, a much better look at a Xenomorph.
In “Run,” there’s a few seconds of peace as Daniels thanks the crew for their sacrifice, the history-making decision to leave Earth and help start a colony on another planet…until they meet their fist face hugger.
Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, 2017.