20th Century Fox revealed Wednesday that the film -- the second in the Alien prequel series -- has been pushed up by almost three months. "Covenant" is now set to land in theaters on May 19 instead of Aug. 4. The news came with a bonus as well: a creepy teaser poster with the simple warning "Run."
"Covenant" could face stiff competition during its new opening weekend. The film will now open against the "Baywatch" reboot, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, among other movies. Nonetheless, "Covenant" has a lot of ingredients for success. The sci-fi flick bring back Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender as their respective "Prometheus" characters, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and the android David. Their galactic adventures will continue with newcomers Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, and Danny McBride.
Catch the Ridley Scott-helmed "Alien: Covenant" in theaters on May 19.
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Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival. Read More