Creepy First ALIEN: COVENANT Trailer Has Arrived December 25, 2016 Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. ALIEN: COVENANT – Irish release date is May 12, 2017. filmbuff2011 As a mega Alien fan, I’m looking forward to this as much as Star Wars: Episode VIII. I’m curious to see how Ridley Scott will join up the dots to Alien. I know that it got a bit of a rough ride from Alien fans, but I quite liked Prometheus. Apparently, there are two more films to go before we get to the crew of the Nostromo.